Native Stories: Bruce Cheever & Jeremy Winborg
July 15 - July 27, 2019, Open House: July 18, 6-8pm
Jackson, Wyoming
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Bruce Cheever
Antelope Camp, Green River Territory

oil on board
26h x 47w in
66.04h x 119.38w cm
$15,000

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Bruce Cheever
Calling the Buffalo Spirits

oil on board
42h x 26w in
106.68h x 66.04w cm
$13,500

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Bruce Cheever
Crow Charm

oil on board
15h x 11w in
38.10h x 27.94w cm
$4,000

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Bruce Cheever
Shattered Light

oil on board
19h x 29w in
48.26h x 73.66w cm
$8,500

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Bruce Cheever
Tatanka

oil on board
20h x 16w in
50.80h x 40.64w cm
$6,000

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Bruce Cheever
The Encounter

oil on board
24h x 30w in
60.96h x 76.20w cm
$11,000

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Bruce Cheever
Traditions

oil on board
20h x 19w in
50.80h x 48.26w cm
$6,800

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Bruce Cheever
Waning Light-SOLD

oil on board
28h x 24w in
71.12h x 60.96w cm
SOLD

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Jeremy Winborg
After a Long Journey

oil on panel
20h x 30w in
50.80h x 76.20w cm
$8,400

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Jeremy Winborg
Dry Bones Along The Mesa-SOLD

oil on panel
36h x 24w in
91.44h x 60.96w cm
SOLD

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Jeremy Winborg
Spark of the Sacred Flame-SOLD

oil on panel
40h x 20w in
101.60h x 50.80w cm
SOLD

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Jeremy Winborg
Sure Shot-SOLD

oil on panel
24h x 12w in
60.96h x 30.48w cm
SOLD

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Jeremy Winborg
The Gift-SOLD

oil on panel
16h x 16w in
40.64h x 40.64w cm
SOLD

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Jeremy Winborg
Under The Desert Sun-SOLD

oil on panel
36h x 18w in
91.44h x 45.72w cm
SOLD

Press release

Trailside Galleries is pleased to announce Native Stories: Preserving Tradition, a two man show featuring Utah based artists Bruce Cheever and Jeremy Winborg.  Each artist has produced a new body of work with an emphasis on Native American culture. 

Born in 1958, Bruce Cheever credits his education at Brigham Young University and a professional career as an illustrator as prime training ground in both observation and discipline. Cheever’s newest body of work exemplifies his affinity for tonalism and luminism.  Regardless of subject matter, he strives to evoke emotion in the sense of place and endeavors to convey a rich feeling of nostalgia. Of his latest studio works, he observes, “I have always been profoundly intrigued by the cultures and traditions of Native American people and have loved learning about their history.  Ever since I was small, I loved going to rendezvous and pow wows, as well as traveling the wide-open spaces where much of their history has been created.  One of my first drawings as a child was of an Indian hunter chasing a buffalo, drawn on a slab of sandstone.  From the Plains Indians to the Pueblo people, their art and culture is recognized worldwide.”  He adds, “The paintings I have created for the “Native Stories” show are a selection of landscape, figurative, and still Life, all depicting various aspects of Indian life and culture.   From Lakota and Sioux, to Shoshone hunters, these paintings are a reflection of proud societies of unparalleled independence.  What has intrigued me most is the artistry of these peoples, and the efforts that went into making their existence more beautiful.  Creating my paintings for this show has made me appreciate even more the hours they must have spent adorning their dwellings, clothing, and tools.  It has also given me a small glimpse of their competency and skill.”

Jeremy Winborg is best known for his figurative work of Native American subjects that blend realism with abstract backgrounds. He has had a passion for creating art since he was a child. He grew up in Utah working in an art studio alongside his father who was an illustrator and began receiving awards and honors at a young age. Winborg notes, "Being an artist was the only profession I ever considered when I was growing up."

Winborg was first inspired to start painting Native American figures when his Navajo niece, Layla, was born. Since then, he has focused on creating Native American pieces that preserve a bit of history on each canvas. His paintings feature Native Americans dressed in traditional, authentic clothing with a focus on being historically accurate. Winborg is well-known for bold brushwork, pallet knife work and interesting, colorful backgrounds. He enjoys the juxtaposition of the realistic portraiture and abstract, loose backgrounds.  “The abstract backgrounds are exciting to look at,” says Winborg, “and there's a peacefulness about the figures and faces where your eye can rest. My artwork is a labor of love dedicated to honoring indigenous people- specifically women: their contributions, their resilience, their pride and their strengths. When I create a piece of art, I want the person viewing it to feel the emotion of the subject in each piece.”

EXHIBITION LINK

 

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Native Stories: Bruce Cheever & Jeremy Winborg-Western Art Collector Preview
July 2019

Bruce Cheever & Jeremy Winborg: Native Stories
Exhibition Preview

When asked to create paintings for a show titled Native Stories, works flowed effortlessly from the brushes of Utah-based artists Bruce Cheever and Jeremy Winborg.