My work explores the landscape and its inhabitants. Many of my images depict a paused narrative, such as a parachutist in free fall or an encounter with a bison in the woods. 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 has been an active member in the Denver arts scene since his arrival in 2007 from Indiana- showing in numerous solo and group shows. The Denver Post named him the “Emerging Artist of the Year” for 2009 and one of the “12 Best Colorado Artists 35 and Under” in 2011. The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art featured his exhibit "History of the Future" in 2018. He is represented by Rule Gallery in Denver, Colorado. His work can be found in the Telfair Art Museum, Savannah, GA; Fort Wayne Art Museum, Ft Wayne, IN;  and at the Savannah College of Art and Design among others.