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Visions West Gallery :: Lacuna

Lacuna

| 05.03.2024 - 07.06.2024 |

Artists: Jennifer Nehrbass

OPENING: Friday, May 3rd, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Lacuna, meaning the space between, will include portraits, landscapes, and sculptures. Nehrbass’s practice of layering explores the multifaceted aspects of identity, place, and the concept of the in-between. This in-between brings us together or separates us; past/present, thoughts/dreams, reality/imagination. All the work in the exhibition has a slight nod to Dadaism, specifically Dada collage, when disparate images come together to create a new image. Nehrbass spends countless hours scouring the internet for the perfect vista for inspiration to create her meticulously painted landscapes. The many layers symbolize ecological layers, layers of history, layers of identity and perception causing an emotive reaction to the landscape. The dreamlike setting evokes a longing for a place of peace that offers a light at the end of the tunnel. The softer lines add a sense of flow alluding to the need to navigate together to have a peaceful outcome for the environment. The portraits in the exhibition most clearly demonstrate the use of layering as a visual metaphor for cultural signifiers and historical markers. In the painting, Rush, the oversized necklace, and hat are symbols of the greed of Manifest Destiny while the shadow line creates a mask alluding to theft. A second painting, Harness, has layers of Hispanic culture and Meso-Ameican imagery referencing the complex histories that has interwoven the Hispanic community throughout the centuries. Made of cast away objects, the sculptures in the exhibition serve as 3D versions of the paintings. Much like the paintings, each carefully balanced sculpture is painted in layers and organizations of color, which bring ordinary objects into the realm of precious.


Visions West Gallery :: The Best Advice I Ever Got Was From a Bear

The Best Advice I Ever Got Was From a Bear

| 06.14.2024 - 07.10.2024 | 5 PM MST

Artists: Group Exhibition

Visions West Contemporary Bozeman is pleased to announce our newest exhibition, The Best Advice I Was Ever Given Was From a Bear. The Best Advice… features contemporary animal paintings from artists ranging from Canada to Albuquerque and will run June 14th – July 10th 2024. The Bozeman gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5:30pm. With a free opening night reception from 5 pm– 8 pm. Green Grizzly, 2024, mixed media collage on panel, 40 x 30 inches


Visions West Gallery :: Vault: Hidden Treasures

Vault: Hidden Treasures

| 06.15.2024 - 07.06.2024 |

Artists: Group Exhibition

Vault: Hidden Treasures aims to demystify the often-unseen art at contemporary art galleries. The exhibition will showcase our hidden treasures as well as introduce new works. A curated selection of art from our storage (aka Vault) will be showcased. This exhibition will highlight the gallery’s commitment to contemporary naturalism, inspired by the wild places of the world and the American West, as well as its dedication to pushing the boundaries of art in the western region.


Visions West Gallery :: Do Not Feed The Bears

Do Not Feed The Bears

| 06.28.2024 - 07.24.2024 |

Artists: Electric Coffin

Solo exhibition: Electric Coffin


Visions West Gallery :: Half the Day is Night

Half the Day is Night

| 07.11.2024 - 08.29.2024 |

Artists: Danielle Winger

OPENING Thursday, July 11th, 6 - 8 p.m. "Half the Day is Night" is a captivating solo exhibition by Danielle Winger, an accomplished contemporary artist known for her luminous landscapes and emotive use of color. Drawing inspiration from the timeless themes of nature, memory, and longing, Winger's evocative landscapes serve as a poignant exploration of the human experience. Winger's upcoming exhibition at Visions West Contemporary marks a significant evolution in her artistic journey. "This body of work is a nice progression of what I've done in the past," Winger observes. "I'm more confident now and these paintings have more complicated compositions as a result." Embracing the tactile qualities of canvas, Winger delves deeper into the poetic intimacy of her subjects. "Canvas doesn't give the instant gratification that wood does," she remarks. "The fabric saturates and bleeds in really wonderful ways. I think the work is more poetic, more intimate."


Visions West Gallery :: Beau Carey Solo Exhibit

Beau Carey Solo Exhibit

| 07.12.2024 - 08.06.2024 | 5 PM MST

Artists: Beau Carey

A horizon line plays a pivotal role in establishing perspective, depth, and spatial orientation within a composition. It serves as the anchor point around which the elements of the artwork are organized, creating a sense of balance and harmony. For a viewer this can be a way to establish place and start conveying a message. For an artist this can be a starting point and something to refer back to during the creation process. For our own Beau Carey, it created a challenge. “It’s this amazing pictorial invention. A simple horizontal line across a page makes a landscape. But it’s fiction. In reality it happens everywhere and nowhere. Consequently, I thought I needed to disregard it entirely or explode it. So entered the idea of multiple horizons in one picture.” - Beau Carey Image Credit: Wildwood, 2023, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 inches