David Tycho – Fire and Rain: A Journey to Extremes
March 9 - April 1, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, March 9, 7–9pm
David Tycho – Fire and Rain_ A Journey to Extremes

In 2017 I embarked on a 9,000 km solo journey through western North America, a remarkably diverse region formed largely by dynamic volcanic and hydrological forces. My trek took me from the fiery desert canyons of the Southwest, up through the glaciated gorges of the Cascades and Sierra Nevada, and on to the rain-soaked forests and beaches of the Northwest. Camping alone for weeks in these extreme environments, I found peace, solace, simplicity, and ultimately creative inspiration. 

The resulting paintings are a visual journal of my experiences, ranging stylistically from impressionism to abstract expressionism, while always focusing on the underlying essence or spirit of the subject, rather than the incidental details.

I have no manifesto, nor do I subscribe to any esoteric art theories or practices. I simply explored these landscapes because they intrigued me, and I hope my love and passion for the wilderness resonates within the viewer in some inexplicably profound way. 

– David Tycho

Blue Desert
Blue Desert
acrylic on canvas
2017
40 x 60 inches

  Desert Highway
The Road to Tümpisa
acrylic on canvas
2017
40 x 60 inches

  Valley of the Sun No2
Badlands
acrylic on canvas
2017
48 x 48 inches

  Tumpisa No 3
Tumpisa No. 3
acrylic on canvas
2017
30 x 40 inches

  Valley of the Sun
Valley of the Sun No. 1
acrylic on canvas
2017
48 x 48 inches

  Prairie Highway
Highway 3 Revisited
acrylic on canvas
2017
48 x 48 inches

  Strata No 2
Valley of Fire No. 3
acrylic on canvas
2017
36 x 36 inches

  Into the Valley of Fire
Valley of Fire No. 1
acrylic on canvas
2017
30 x 24 inches

  Thunder in the Mountain
Storm Rising
acrylic on canvas
2017
24 x 36 inches

  Chaparral
Chaparral
acrylic on canvas
2017
40 x 30 inches

  Painted Desert
Painted Desert
acrylic on canvas
2017
36 x 24 inches

  Zion
Mukuntuweap No. 1
acrylic on canvas
2017
30 x 24 inches

  Desert Strata
Strata
acrylic on canvas
2017
36 x 48 inches

  Deep Forest
Deep Forest
acrylic on canvas
2017
24 x 30 inches

  Prairie Rhapsody No 2
Prairie Rhapsody No. 2
acrylic on canvas
2018
36 x 48 inches

  Cascadia
Cascadia No. 2
acrylic on canvas
2018
60 x 48 inches

  Nowhere is a Place No 2
Nowhere is a Place No. 2
acrylic on canvas
2018
60 x 40 inches

  Forest Rhythms No 3
Forest Rhythms No. 3
acrylic on canvas
2017
30 x 40 inches

  Forest Rhythms No 5
Forest Rhythms No. 5
acrylic on canvas
2018
48 x 36 inches

  Cascadia No 3
Cascadia No. 3
acrylic on canvas
2018
60 x 48 inches

  Forest Rhythms No 6
Forest Rhythms No. 6
acrylic on canvas
2018
30 x 24 inches

  Palouse
Palouse
acrylic on canvas
2018
18 x 24 inches

  Storm Rising No 2
Storm Rising No. 2
acrylic on canvas
2018
30 x 24 inches

  Valley of the Sun No 3
Valley of the Sun No. 3
acrylic on canvas
2017
24 x 18 inches

  Cascadia No 5
Cascadia No. 5
acrylic on canvas
2018
24 x 18 inches