| 03.14.2020 - 04.18.2020 |
Artists: Taryn Boals, Beau Carey, Johnny Defeo, Scott Parker, Tracy Stuckey, Willem Volkersz, and Aaron Zulpo
Visions West Contemporary is pleased to announce our newest Bozeman show, "Snow Report", opening March 14 - April 18. Beau Carey, Johnny Defeo, Scott Parker, Tracy Stuckey, Willem Volkersz, and Aaron Zulpo are featured in this ski and snow focused exhibition. In the high mountain towns of the American West the whims of cold winter weather imprint themselves on even the most everyday tasks. Falling snow demands people dress for it, shovel it, scrape it off their cars, but in their finest moments people may also exalt in it, skiing, or watching it fall from the comfort of a Yellowstone Canyon cabin. The collection of artists in our upcoming exhibition “Snow Report” take a look at these finer moments winter has to offer- Artist Aaron Zulpo brings back the romance of winter with his sleek, colorful narrative paintings on the ski slopes, and Johnny Defeo gives us a place to rest in his exquisite interiors with views of the rugged wilderness outside. Taryn Boals forces us to pause with a delicate, quiet field of ghostly elk in the snow. Beau Carey captivates with modern, neon colored mountain ranges. Likewise, Tracey Stuckey, Scott Parker, and Willem Volkerz represent those aspects of snow that are beautiful, quiet, and nostalgic. Thereby, while a diverse cohort, each artist brings a unique but deft look at this most demanding of seasons spanning the light-hearted to the sublime, gently asking us to look, listen, appreciate, and preserve our winters. See the entire exhibition here: https://artcld.com/show/115048
| 03.14.2020 - 04.18.2020 |
Artists: Ishi Glinksy, Rocky Hawkins, Gordon McConnell, David Rathman
The West is riddled with age-old histories and countless tales of cowboys and Native Americans and their inevitable influences on one another. Artists have been inspired by these narratives throughout history, but four Visions West Contemporary artists investigate them further in "Under A Big Sky," opening March 14th in Bozeman. Ishi Glinksy and Rocky Hawkins create historical work that capture realistic events and moments - Glinksy with large-scale and permanent recreations of traditional Native American ledger drawings and Hawkins with his striking mixed media collage painting of his ranch. David Rathman romanticizes "the cowboy", creating dreamy sepia watercolor paintings laced with text from Western books, poems, and movies. Gordon McConnell captures the energy, grit, and courage of both Native Americans and cowboys in his lively action paintings of rodeos and races. Stop in to the gallery to see if you too can be inspired by tales of the West and of those that freely roamed over the lonely mountains and plains, under the same big sky. Check out the entire exhibition here: https://artcld.com/show/115678
| 04.17.2020 - 05.30.2020 |
Artists: Zemer Peled
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 3rd, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Peled was born and raised in a Kibbutz in the northern part of Israel. After completing a BA (Hons) at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem she graduated with an MA (Hons) from the Royal College of Art. In recent years her work has been featured nationally and internationally in museums and galleries including Sotheby’s and Saatchi Gallery-London, Eretz Israel Museum-Tel Aviv and the Orangerie du Senate, Paris among others. Zemer Peled’s work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world. Her sculptural language is formed by her surrounding landscapes and nature, engaging with themes of nature and memories, identity and place. Her works are formed of thousand of ceramic shards constructed into large-scale/small-scale sculptures and installations
| 04.17.2020 - 05.30.2020 | 6:00 pm
Artists: Sarah Winkler
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 3rd, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Following a mid-Winter trip to the arresting landscape of Iceland to witness the Northern Lights dance above glaciers and volcanos, Winkler brought back to her Colorado studio visions of snow capped fjords under dark winter skies, icebergs calving into the sea, white squalls over geothermal pools and frozen waterfalls. Fierce arctic winds roared across tundras of snow and ice as the artist photographed the Aurora Borealis at midnight. For her solo exhibition, ‘Land of the Glacier’, at Visions West Contemporary in Denver, Winkler explores and translates glacial formations of mountain, ice and snow. Research on the geology and nature of glaciers and ice calving will be translated in a body of work that includes large scale landscape paintings, a wall installation of fragmented icebergs, abstract and conceptual landscape works that reflect her interest in the science and art of nature. Using metaphors of ‘Mother Earth’ to demonstrate the concepts of wholeness and nurtured states in contrast to letting go. The fragmentation process of fullness to dissipation. The cycles of nature reflecting our own emotional states of bonding and releasing the things we know and love into the abyss of unknowable destinies. Winkler reveals poetically in her latest body of work, how the frozen landscape returns to the sea.
| 04.17.2020 - 05.30.2020 | 6:00 pm
Artists: HUMBERTO RAMÍREZ
Humberto Ramirez was born in Guadalajara, México, 1982. Lives and works in Guadalajara. His recent work explores human behavior from primitive perspective. That is, the relationship between human being and nature, survival and play, as subjects that refer to other secondary notions such as domination, violence or transcendence, that at the same time are associated with the certainty of death. His work has been exhibited in di"erent places from the Mexican Republic and other cities such as Paris (FR), Venice (IT), Miami (US), Fresno (US). His work was selected for the XVII and XV editions of the Biennial of Painting Ruﬁno Tamayo (2016 y 2012). Selected also for the XII Biennial FEMSA (2016). Recipient of the Support Program of Creation and Artistic Development (PECDA), Jalisco, MX (2012 – 2013). Recipient of the grant Young Creators, by the National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA), MX (2010-2011).
| 06.05.2020 - 07.11.2020 |
Artists: June Glasson
June Glasson is a native New Yorker who became fascinated by the idea and cultural interpretations of the Western “Mountain Man” after transplanting to Wyoming. Her first series of Mountain Drag was created in Wyoming on paper with white backgrounds and presents women dressed in trapper gear turning traditional Western gender roles on their heads. Her newest series, Mountain Drag II, finds Glasson’s work being created back in her New York studio and her paintings continuing to explore the ideas of the “Mountain Men” of the West now on panels with oil paint and intense backgrounds of brightly saturated colors.