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Loren Salazar's 'Full Circle' exhibit coming to Gunnar Nordstrom

Loren Salazar
Loren Salazar's Entrada Al Cielo, 18' x 37' Acrylic and Resin on Canvas
— image credit: Courtesy photo

"Full Circle," an exhibit by Loren Salazar, will be on display at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery in Bellevue from June 9 to July 11.

Salazar has painted and exhibited extensively in the western states of Washington, California, and Alaska. His work has been exhibited across the country and his published images are found internationally.

Currently calling Colombia, South America home, Salazar continues to paint image locations from Italy to South America.

Salazar has strong and long ties to the Eastside. Gunnar Nordstrom has been selling or exhibiting the paintings by Salazar for 28 years which makes him the longest artist in representation at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery.

A Meet the Artist reception will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 9.

His paintings were honed and affected by the end of the turbulent 1960’s. His exploration of art professionally coincided with an explosion of new music and social change.

His painting technique set him apart as one of the early practitioners of the air brush as a fine art tool. His mastery of that technique resulted in paintings that were included in the Seattle Art Museum’s Northwest Annual Fine Arts Competition. These early works were so convincing that his paintings were at times mistaken for photography.

The body of new work has a combination of the past and present as Salazar goes "Full Circle." The four most recent paintings to be exhibited are a clear reflection of his early "dreamscapes" of multiple images. These works combine multiple landscapes as Salazar explores a mixed media of Acrylic and Resin on Canvas.

The remaining works are etched aluminum paintings that have evolved from the Northern Lights Series.

The gallery is located at 800 Bellevue Way N.E., #111. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

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