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Allen Smutylo - Endurance & Compassion (Nomads of the Himalayas)

October 29 to November 26, 2005
   
  Allen Smutylo,
Endurance & Compassion (Nomads of the Himalayas)
Recent Paintings
October 29 to November 26
Opening October, 29, 11:00 to 4:00 p.m.
 
  Excerpt from Allen Smutylo's soon to be published book about the Nomads of the Himalayas:

Gradually the procession was silhouetted against the grey light of predawn. The new born and the aged, nursing mothers and young men, assorted dogs and small children: 200 people, a thousand yaks, in a scene as old as the thread of human history itself.

The caravan moved west. At day break the sun's rays were caught in clouds of wind whipped dust on the lee side of four thousand trudging hooves. A tapestry of nomadic life gradually emerged; archaic, textural and tied tight to the quickened pulse of hope and fear. Forty horses and riders escorted the slow motion procession west.

The sound of singing, whistling and coaxing, was countered with snorting, barking and baying. Blackened cauldrons, kettles, burlap and silk, grain and rice, old Tibetan Buddhist prayer books, rich multi coloured carpets and blankets, folded rebos, brass ladles, wooden poles, butter churners, and their other valued possessions were bundled and tied to the massive black forms of the male yaks. A dark slow flowing river of life through desert sand ? humans and beasts, bones and blood, leather and silk, parchment and wood ? it stretched for two kilometers along the arid expanse of the Lungmoche Valley.
 
Artwork Featured in this Exhibit:  (View Artist Biography)

Allen Smutylo
"At Koroz", 2005
oil on canvas, 21 1/2 x 53 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Borderline Tibet, Sept.14/03", 2003
watercolours, 6 1/2 x 9 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Borderline Tibet, Sept.22/03", 2003
watercolours, 6 1/2 x 9 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Borderline Tibet, Sept.4/03", 2003
watercolours, 6 1/2 x 9 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Borderline Tibet, Sept.5/03", 2003
watercolours, 6 1/2 x 9 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Changpa", 2005
mixed media, 14 x 21 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Changthang", 2005
mixed media, 10 1/2 x 14 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Chomo", 2005
watercolours, 10 1/2 x 28 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Cloud Rider", 2005
oil on canvas, 22 1/2 x 31 1/2 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Drought in Changthang", 2005
mixed media, 10 1/2 x 14 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Heading Out", 2005
mixed media, 14 x 21 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"In Prayer", 2005
mixed media, 10 1/2 x 14 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Karma", 2005
oil on canvas, 23 x 56 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Kharnak", 2005
mixed media, 10 1/2 x 14 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Kharnakpa", 2004
oil on canvas, 21 1/2 x 51 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Light from Beyond", 2005
mixed media, 10 1/2 x 14 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Memories of Lato", 2005
mixed media, 10 1/2 x 14 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Monogolian Bred", 2005
oil on canvas, 23 x 38 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Mother of Tsering", 2005
mixed media, 10 1/2 x 14 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Nomadic", 2005
oil on canvas, 44x76 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Patterning", 2005
mixed media, 14 x 21 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Prayers at Lato", 2005
watercolour, 10 1/2 x 28 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Rebo Light", 2004
oil on canvas, 16 x 25 1/2 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Rupsu Girl", 2005
mixed media, 10 1/2 x 14 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Saddles and Blankets", 2005
mixed media, 14 x 21 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Sand Storm", 2005
mixed media, 14 x 21 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Sept.10/04, Kharnak", 2004
watercolours, 6 1/2 x 9 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Sept.13/04, Kharnak", 2004
watercolours, 6 1/2 x 9 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Skylight", 2005
oil on canvas, 23 x 56 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"They Were Changpa", 2005
mixed media, 14 x 21 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Threads", 2005
mixed media, 14 x 21 in.
     

Allen Smutylo
"Young Shepherd", 2005
watercolour, 10 1/2 x 14 in.
     
 

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