Jul 04 2018
Aug 14 2018
Bud Gordon Exhibition and Summer Gallery Group Sho...

Bud Gordon Exhibition and Summer Gallery Group Sho...

Presented by John Natsoulas Center for the Arts at John Natsoulas Center for the Arts

John Natsoulas Gallery is thrilled to announce the solo exhibition of Bud Gordon.

Given the long and diverse history of landscape painting it is not surprising that many artists still turn their gaze to the natural beauty of the environment, using mother nature as their muse. As evident in his contemporary landscape painting collection, Bud Gordon has taken cues from the past to create landscape art that is both evidently inspired and highly original. Bud Gordon is largely influenced by the Bay Area Figurative Movement, Sacramento Valley painters, Greg Kondos and his old professors, Wayne Thiebaud, Roland Petereson, and Manuel Neri. Gordon has a unique ability to create a gorgeous, layered terrain using thick oil textures and complex interactions of colors. Many will recognize the bright, warmly saturated colors of Sacramento valley that offer a natural beauty to compliment Gordon’s nuanced perspective. The biodiversity of these fertile valleys encourages the painter to explore textures of rocky mountains, sweeping fields of green, and rows of vegetation.

Bud Gordon’s richly textured abstract paintings inspired by urban landscape do more than just attract the eye. A graduate of UC Davis in art studio, Gordon uses art to express concern about the huge influx into the valley which has caused an increase in the number of cars and urban sprawl. Gordon is conscious to keep the ideals of the agricultural community the focal point of his pieces. His portraits are an ode to the area’s persistent beauty in the face of constant change.

The Summer Gallery Group Show will include works from Roy de Forest, Manuel Neri, Robert Arneson and Agnieszka Nienartowicz.

Image: Bud Gordon “San Francisco Looking North”, 2018 oil on canvas 30″x40.”

Admission Info


Phone: (530) 756-3938

Email: art@natsoulas.com

Dates & Times

2018/07/04 - 2018/08/14

Additional time info:

Artist Reception (7/13) 7pm-9pm

Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays 11am-5pm
Thursdays 11am-5pm
Fridays 11am-9pm
Saturdays & Sundays Noon-5pm

Location Info

John Natsoulas Center for the Arts

521 1st Street, Davis, CA 95616