Untitled | Acrylic on Canvas | 12" x 12" | 2015

Approaching | Acrylic, Stucco, and Charcoal on Panel | 9" x 12" | 2015

Dust Bunnies (1) | Acrylic on Linen | 30" x 30" | 2015

Path of Wonder | Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper | 8" x 10" | 2015


Artist Statement: My work explores the landscape and its inhabitants. The current series is based on the subject of dust. Some of the pieces in this series reference the historic Dust Bowl directly while others are more obscure. Obscurity itself is also one of the central themes of the recent works. Many of my images depict a paused narrative, such as headlights in the distance or standing at an overlook. What I am capturing in these paused moments is a sense of, as Keats wrote, “straining at particles of light in the midst of great darkness.”


Nathan Abels is an artist living and working in Evergreen, Colorado. His works typically take the form of paintings and drawings with an emphasis on landscape, atmosphere, and reduction. Nathan is represented by Rule Gallery in Denver, Colorado and Marfa, TX.