6:10 at 610 Artist Reception: "We Want Our View and Eat It Too" by Tammi Brazee
Ridgway’s new gallery, the 610 Arts Collective, features "We Want Our View and Eat It Toot" by artist Tammi Brazee throughout the month of June. To view the show and meet the artist, there will be a gallery reception on June 2 at 6:10 p.m.
Artist’s statement: We Want Our View and Eat It Too
In this series, I explore tourism in America. I investigate the roads we build, the parks we set aside, the objects we purchase, and the activities in which we participate. We simultaneously want a world filled with beautiful landscapes and a lifestyle with high rates of natural resource consumption. Unfortunately, this cripples precious ecosystems, which by association destroys the beautiful view. We want the best of both worlds; we want our view and to eat it too. My work satirically explores this paradox and the tension that exists when a society tries to reconcile competing desires.
About the Artist: While the hint of a Yankee accent reveals Maryland roots, Colorado has been Tammi Brazee’s home for nearly two decades. She is professional, working artist and science geek, holding two graduate degrees, one in environmental science and the other in visual art. This unusual combination of interests has had a profound influence on Brazee’s work, keeping it suspended somewhere between recognizable reality and imaginary narrative. When she’s not in the studio pondering the relationship between things and slinging paint, she can be found wandering along a mountain trail, guidebook, binoculars and lens in hand, talking to the creatures met along the way.
The 610 Arts Collective is located at 610 Clinton Street in Ridgway, Colorado. Gallery hours are M-F, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a viewing.