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SHARON FEDER'S EDGE OF THE PLAINS AT DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS

                                          Sharon Feder,  Trainyard No. 1 , oil on panel.  Courtesy of the artist.

                                         Sharon Feder, Trainyard No. 1, oil on panel.  Courtesy of the artist.

At first glance, Sharon Feder's work seems to focus on sweeping, modern landscapes; train tracks and abandoned buildings fill massive canvases, alongside other familiar structures from Denver's not-so-distant agricultural and commercial past. But she sees the paintings a little differently. "The reason I began painting buildings was because I had been doing a lot of studio still lifes — the buildings felt like really big still lifes," says Feder. "They are objects on a surface; it's dealing with the same things visually... (read full story)