Nathan Abels: Within and Without

Littleton Museum

September 20 - October 20, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, September 19 from 5:30 - 7pm
Nathan Abels, Memoir, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 inches

Denver area artist Nathan Abels creates works that explore our relationship between the natural world and technology. In his latest exhibit at the Littleton Museum, Abels depicts a speculative future after climate change. In a series of paintings and drawings, climate change is only alluded to in the periphery. The residents of this future world have chosen to either try to leave the planet, or to withdraw from the larger remaining culture. The success of those who have migrated away from the planet is doubtful, but the desire to leave is understandable. Alternatively, is the withdrawal from culture creat-ing a sort of "monastic option," as suggested by author Morris Berman. The hermits and solitary people in these works are neither heroes, nor are they doomsday preppers. Instead, they are changing the depth of the remaining culture, not the direction of it.

Winner of the 2018 Littleton Fine Arts Board Own an Original competition, Nathan Abels brings his distinctly enigmatic style of pencil drawings and oil and acrylic paintings to the Littleton Museum in the upcoming fine art exhibition.

Littleton Museum
6028 S. Gallup St.
Littleton, CO 80120
Tue-Fri: 8am-5pm; Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 1-5pm
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