CASPER, Wyo — A “slightly irreverent, but totally relatable, original Christmas story” is the theme of a new exhibition by Zachary Pullen opening November 28 at Scarlow’s Gallery, the art and coffee venue in downtown Casper announced.
Pullen’s “The Christmas Ass” features 18 original oil illustrations for a colorful new picture book paying tribute to the holiday season in the west. The paintings track the holiday turmoil and triumph of a rabbit family.
An artist’s reception will be held Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 12:00pm-4:00pm. More information about the exhibition can be found at Scarlow’s website.
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The exhibition will run until January 8.
“Have you ever known a Christmas ass? Or perhaps you’ve been the Christmas ass? Big sister JJ selfishly demands expensive gifts for Christmas. When JJ doesn’t get exactly what she wants, she throws a tantrum and makes everyone else feel terrible. Is Christmas ruined? Or will JJ learn the true spirit of gift giving?”
Pullen bio courtesy of Scarlow’s Gallery
Zachary Pullen’s illustrations have won awards and garnered starred reviews. He has been honored several times with acceptance into the prestigious Society of Illustrators juried shows and the Communication Arts: Illustration Annual, best in current illustration. Pullen’s character-oriented illustrations have been well received since first being published in 1999.
After a stint in New York, Pullen moved back to Wyoming to continue his career as an artist. Since moving back in 2006, his work has continued to be published in both periodicals and picture books. Recently his projects have moved off the printed page and into public spaces. Zak lives in Casper, Wyoming with his wife Renate and son Hudson where he is currently working on several mural projects and personal commissions.
Full information about Zak can be found at: www.zacharypullen.com