Thomas Quinn

Thomas Quinn, Red-Tail-Rush (detail, 2012), watercolor on paper

Gerald Peters Gallery, 1005 Paseo de Peralta, 505-954-5700, gpgallery.com

The translucent watercolors of California artist Thomas Quinn capture wildlife in subdued tones and with a minimal of environmental detail. But that’s enough to convey a sense of animal life as they exist in their natural habitats. His economical use of paint and use of negative space reflect the historic tradition of Chinese nature painting, which lends his work an ephemeral quality. Quinn joins sculptor Tony Angell for the two-person exhibition, A Conversation with Nature. Both artists share a decades-long reverence for the world of nature, which is reflected in their art, and feeds their enduring 26-year friendship. The exhibition is currently on view at the gallery and online and remains up through Nov. 28.

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