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Altered

Visions West Gallery :: Altered

| 05.04.2018 - 06.09.2018 | 6:00 PM

Artists: Bryan Christiansen

Exhibition Dates, May 4th – June 9th | "Hunting and gathering" is the preferred method in which Bryan Christiansen describes the process for creating his larger-than-life sized animals, skulls, and intricate reliquaries. Christiansen collects, deconstructs, and assembles societies' urban discards, such as sofas and chairs. He turns forgotten objects into prized mementos and trophies. These sculptures raise the questions of humanity’s true impact on the immediate and surrounding environments. For his solo exhibition, Altered, Christiansen presents a selection of works that that reflects his ongoing investigation of the intersection between human’s relationship with their personal environments and nature.


Post Truth

Visions West Gallery :: Post Truth

| 05.04.2018 - 06.09.2018 | 6:00 PM

Artists: Robert McCauley

Exhibition Dates, May 4th – June 9th | A perennial favorite, Robert McCauley presents a new body of work in the show entitled: Post Truth. The artist's revered animal portraits straddle a fantastically brilliant line between whimsy and a darker foreshadowing, born from the fallout that is humanity's increasing influence on the climate. McCauley's unique pairing of animals feels like a cynical Noah's Arc. As the sea levels rise and the violent storms from changing wind patterns increase, the animals pair up and ask us to take notice. They are aware of the human flood that is climate change, despite our scientific and governmental denial on the subject that normalizes mass drought and pollution as a hoax. McCauley masterfully asks us these questions through compassionate eyes and concerning sunsets. He creates not only a beautiful space, but also a vehicle for an inconvenient conversation.


Levitation

Visions West Gallery :: Levitation

| 06.08.2018 - 07.11.2018 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Artists: Shelley Reed, Troy Abbott, Michael Dickter, Kevin Chupik

Exhibition Dates: June 8th – July 11th | Opening Reception: Friday, June 8th from 6-8 pm, as part of the Bozeman Art Walk | Birds are complex creatures. They feel approachable and beautiful, yet they are above us in their wayward aspirations. For these qualities, we invited artists Michael Dickter, Troy Abbott, Shelley Reed, & Kevin Chupik to masterfully come together for this bird-centric debut. Michael Dickter’s novel body of work revolves around birds and playing cards, with his usual flare and exquisite sense of composition. Troy Abbott’s mixed media, video sculptures bring contemporary life to old objects, such as chicken coops. Shelley Reed’s precision through black and white imagery is boldly cinematic with its pairing of the symbolic cultural language from Northern European Baroque paintings of the 17th and 18th century. We are also enthused to introduce new artist, Kevin Chupik, in this diverse show. Chupik’s circular bird compositions are uplifting and engaging, much like the feeling of flight. These artists’ works are curated in harmony, much like a bird's song in the summer.


Mountain Drag

Visions West Gallery :: Mountain Drag

| 06.15.2018 - 07.21.2018 |

Artists: June Glasson

Exhibition Dates, June 15th – July 21st | June Glasson is an artist, illustrator and designer currently based in Laramie, WY. Her work has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Nature Morte Gallery in Berlin as well as various New York and stateside galleries and museums. Working across a variety of media, including ink drawings and oil paintings, June Glasson creates works that are by turns realistic, whimsical, and surrealistic. Her paintings are frequently characterized by multiple washes of diaphanous color, lending them an ethereal quality.


Survey

Visions West Gallery :: Survey

| 06.15.2018 - 07.21.2018 |

Artists: Future Retrieval

Exhibition Dates, June 15th – July 21st | Founded in 2008, Future Retrieval is the studio collaboration of Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker. The pieces created utilize three-dimensional scanning and digital manufacturing of found forms that are molded and constructed in porcelain, mimicking the history of decorative arts and design. Our process addresses the conceptualization, discovery, and acquisition of form, to make content-loaded sculptures that reference design and are held together by craft. We incorporate an interdisciplinary approach to our work, striving to make influential historic objects relevant to today.


Jungle

Visions West Gallery :: Jungle

| 06.21.2018 - 07.17.2018 |

Artists: Reine Paradis

Exhibition Dates, June 21st – July 17th | The Stable is pleased to announce a solo exhibition, Jungle, a photo series by Los Angeles based artist Reine Paradis. Also featuring Golden Pineapple, Paradis’ first installation and part of her ongoing project Terre Paradis. The gallery will host an opening reception during the Art Walk on June 21st, from 5:00-8:00pm. Reine Paradis constructs narrative photographs staging herself as the central figure in a surreal landscape. Paradis is dressed in orange in her images and is shown interacting in color filled landscapes. Shot in many locations throughout America, the photo series, Jungle, takes us on an introspective journey across a symbolic and chromatic world, projected above the limit of reality and imagination. All the scenes are imagined and conceptualized before shooting in real locations. Once the scene is visualized in it’s entirety, Paradis makes sketches and paints the scene to use as a blue print when photographing the final scene. All the costumes, accessories and origamis are meticulously designed and prepared according to the initial vision of the scene. Each scene is an adventure and a story in and of itself.


John Defeo

Visions West Gallery :: John Defeo

| 06.22.2018 - 07.25.2018 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Artists: John Defeo

Exhibition Dates: June 22nd - July 25th | Opening Reception: June 22nd from 5:30-8:30 PM, as part of the Livingston Art Walk | “At any time, I could head to the middle of the forest, strip off my clothes, and dive into a river to wash off the sins of contemporary society in the primordial essence of nature. Knowing I have this freedom is how I get through my day.” Johnny Defeo’s work belongs to the concept of souvenir, attempting to capture the experiences he has in the natural world, where he feels free and most at home. His paintings and rugs focus on the physical margins between unmitigated wilderness and human construction in an attempt to represent the psychological division between egocentric and holistic thought. He makes work with the earnest goal of minimizing the perceived divide between the natural world and the manmade and illuminating the connections between beauty both quintessential and manufactured. Johnny’s interest in rugs as a material with which to create iterations of his paintings is informed by from his interest in interior design, luxury goods, and traditional forms of craft, which he finds to be more experiential and approachable than traditional fine arts practices. In Rivers, a collection of self portraits floating nude in bodies of water all over the world serve as souvenirs of a freeing and reenergizing experience- a moment of submersion into the life-giving force of flowing water. These self portraits serve as the basis for his paintings and rugs, merging his explorations of the sublime with the process of making functional works that address the barriers between nature and culture, inside and outside. Johnny lives and works in Denver, Colorado. He earned his MFA in painting from CU Boulder in 2017. During his time at CU he exhibited in national juried MFA exhibitions in New York and Chicago, and organized exhibitions and collaborative curatorial projects with artists and curators in Boulder and Denver. In 2018, he will be exhibiting in several group shows, as well as two solo shows, and will attend the Jentel artist residency in Wyoming.


Nine Francois

Visions West Gallery :: Nine Francois

| 07.13.2018 - 08.08.2018 |

Artists: Nine Francois

Exhibition Dates, July 13th – August 8th | Join us for the opening reception in conjunction with the Bozeman Art Walk on Friday, July 13th. Artist's Statement: I use photography to express personal versions of my own selective truths. My images start off in the objective, as all photographic records do, but frequently don't stay there. They are transformed through various techniques and processes to make them mine -- to take them out of the realm of fact and reportage and place them into the service of exploring and responding to my world.


Ishi Glinsky

Visions West Gallery :: Ishi Glinsky

| 07.21.2018 - 08.31.2018 |

Artists: Ishi Glinsky

Exhibition Dates, July 21st – August 31st | Ishi Glinsky is a sculptor, painter and installation artist, who works and resides in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in Tucson, AZ Glinsky's work is often formed through handmade methods and inspired by materials, both industrial and organic. Each immersive installation, sculpture or painting, are investigations into resourcefulness, permanence or continual evolution, all dependent upon the chosen material and its considered composition. While continuing to navigate through historical events and ephemera of North American Native tribes, Glinsky’s work becomes a fusion of intertribal celebration and material exploration. As a primarily self-taught artist, Glinsky investigates traditional techniques of his tribe, the Tohono O’odham Nation, as well as other Nations to create contemporary homages to sacred events and practices.


Matthew Mullins

Visions West Gallery :: Matthew Mullins

| 07.21.2018 - 08.31.2018 |

Artists: Mathew Mullens

Exhibition Dates, July 21st – August 31st | The interconnection of human consciousness and the natural world is what inspires the work of Santa Fe artist Matthew Mullins. Mullins’ watercolor and acrylic ink paintings merge human made patterns derived from social constructs with the visual perception of nature, creating a harmonious relationship that the artist feels is often lost in today’s culture. “Humans are part of the natural world,” says Mullins. “But we often become so focused on our individuality that we lose track of that connection. My work is about reintegrating with nature and finding unity in that relationship.”


45th Parallel North

Visions West Gallery :: 45th Parallel North

| 07.27.2018 - 08.27.2018 |

Artists: Greg Hardy, Theodore Waddell, Matthew Mullins and Others

Exhibition Dates, July 27th – August 27th | Group landscape show with an opening reception in conjunction with the Livingston Art Walk.