On Nature’s Terms: Paintings by Thomas Paquette commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act
Wildling Art Museum • Quick Center for the Arts • Evansville Museum of Art
On Nature’s Terms was a 2014-2015 solo exhibition of more than sixty of Paquette’s oil and gouache paintings that traveled to museums in California, New York, and Indiana.
The exhibition celebrated some of the wildest remaining tracts of land in the United States, lands protected by the Wilderness Act of 1964. Each painting was inspired by the painter’s journeys to federally-designated wilderness areas all across the country – from Okefenokee Swamp in the southeast to Boundary Waters Canoe Area in the north, and other wilderness areas from New Hampshire to California, including those in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Wyoming.
40-page catalogue is available from Eyeful Press or through Amazon.
Read the Santa Barbara News-Press review of the exhibition by Josef Woodard.
Listen to Buffalo’s WBFO radio interview of Thomas Paquette about this exhibition by NPR Morning Edition host Jay Moran.
Samples of paintings in the exhibition are shown below.
Installation views of On Nature’s Terms at Evansville Museum of Art