The myth and ethos of the American West lives strong, even today, in world culture.
The lone gunman of the west stands tall as an enduring symbol that people strive towards. However, the history that we try to live is a sharp knife that cuts in both directions. These paintings, by Colorado native artist Cody Kuehl, strive to build up and undercut; live into and criticize the American West as a force in our history that is both a powerful story of American ideals and a fundamentally flawed character study of how the west was won.
The Art of Cody Kuehl features New West paintings with a stylistic interpretation of recurring western themes. By drawing from many different sources, Cody Kuehl illustrates the west by pairing strong graphical themes with non-objective underlays.