The classic romantic images of cowboys, tumbleweeds and sunsets will always be attached to the idea of the American West. But the art coming out of this side of the country encompasses so much more, as can be seen in the exhibition Rethinking Western
at Gallery 1261
, which opens tomorrow. "The West isn't provincial anymore," says Mark Daily, whose art will be showcased there and who has portrayed the urbanization of the West through his work for more than forty years. "The art world doesn't center around New York anymore. That notion has become obsolete."
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