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December 2, 2018
December 17 - February 26, 2011
Cady Wells: A Retrospective Exhibition
Opening Reception: December 17, 2010 6-7pm

There is a great variety in Cady Wells’ paintings. His exploratory nature never allowed him to overwork any particular style; rather, it constantly forced him to consider new subject matter and to tax the possibilities and resilience of his water-based medium. “The creative process in painting,” Wells wrote, “is based on my needs and wishes to share with others what I cannot share in any other form.”

Cady Wells was able to express his emotional power through these naturalistic forms in his very unique artistic voice. Cady could sum up weeks of looking at the surrounding landscape in a few energetic strokes, or a melee of memories in a mass of amoeba-like, curved forms.  As his friend Merle Armitage wrote, “Cady was the only painter who ever really got under the skin of the southwest…. Cady really understood its color, its gigantic scale, its infinite and fascinating detail, and its dramatic past…”