Review: Thais Mather, Western Blue

Steve Jansen, Southwest Contemporary, September 17, 2021

The well-rounded accomplishment of Western Blue—a compelling showcase of Mather’s talented command of media, such as watercolor, that are often rebuffed by the art world but leave an impression in this case—reminds us that there’s no singular defining emotion attached to a color, artwork, or pandemic year(s). Mather’s pensive and tranquilizing exhibition, despite its esoteric and oblique constitutions, illustrates that “feeling blue” isn’t necessarily about being down or emo. It’s about all of the moods, including solace, which we can all use more of today. READ MORE.