An exhibit of 27 oil paintings titled Solstice/Solstice by Ridgway artist
Meredith Nemirov is on display at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical
Center through September 30.
The paintings convey the visual contrast between the summer and winter
seasons. Nemirov began each series on the solstice. Each piece captures
the weather, temperature, precipitation, and the color, texture and light
that are unique to each season.
“I believe that people want to have a more intimate and personal
connection to nature and one way they are seeking that is through visual
arts, literature, film and other forms of artistic expression,”
said Nemirov. Her hope is that people who view this exhibit will “come
away with a more acute awareness of their own surroundings and a renewed
fascination and careful consideration for the natural world.”
Nemirov was born and raised in New York City. She earned her bachelor of
fine arts from Parson’s School of Design and studied at Pratt Institute
and the Art Student’s League of New York.
In 1988, she moved to Ridgway and opened Ridgway Gallery with her husband,
Jorge. The gallery specialized in antique prints, maps and books of the
American West. Since closing the gallery in 1999, Nemirov has shifted
her focus to primarily working in her studio. She spends most of the year
in Ridgway and the remainder in Spain.
She has exhibited her work throughout the country and teaches at the Ah
Haa School of Arts in Telluride, at Weehawken Creative Arts in Ouray County,
and at an annual workshop on the island of Mallorca, Spain.
All works in the hospital exhibit are for sale, and 25 percent of the
proceeds are donated to the HRRMC Foundation.