Visions West Gallery :: Halieutics: The Art or Practice of Fishing

Halieutics: The Art or Practice of Fishing

| 07.24.2020 - 08.25.2020 |

Artists: Jeb Todd, Aaron Zulpo, Johnny Defeo, Charlie Lindsay, David Rathman, Ted Waddell

Join us for a group show of paintings, photographs, and sculpture that celebrates the joy of fishing. This show will explore the depths of the human connection to both fish and the practice of fishing.


Visions West Gallery :: Mountain Standard Time

Mountain Standard Time

| 06.26.2020 - 09.05.2020 |

Artists: Madeleine Bialke, Beau Carey, Bryan Christiansen, Johnny Defeo, Rachel Denny, June Glasson, Ishi Glinsky, Adonna Khare, Malia Landis, Jennifer Nehrbass, David Rathman, Tracy Stuckey, Tim Berg, Rebekah Myers, Travis Walker, and many more.

Visions West Contemporary is pleased to announce the 2nd annual group exhibition Mountain Standard Time. This show will span across all Visions West Contemporary locations in two states and have a virtual companion to access from home. Mountain Standard Time will embody art in dialogue with the West, from environmental, historical, and cultural viewpoints that will explore the many facets of the West as a space in the American psyche. The exhibition will be in two parts, meaning that throughout the exhibition we will be switching out pieces to include more variety of pieces and artists. In keeping with the mission of Visions West Contemporary, Mountain Standard Time brings contemporary art from across the United States and brings it to the forefront of the art community of the Rocky Mountains. The range of artwork will be vast, from paintings to works on paper to sculpture. The artists featured includes Madeleine Bialke, Beau Carey, Bryan Christiansen, Johnny Defeo, Rachel Denny, June Glasson, Ishi Glinsky, Adonna Khare, Malia Landis, Jennifer Nehrbass, David Rathman, Tracy Stuckey, Tim Berg, Rebekah Myers, Travis Walker, and many more.


Visions West Gallery :: Mountain Standard Time Livingston

Mountain Standard Time Livingston

| 06.25.2020 - 07.21.2020 |

Artists: Beau Carey, David Rathman, Ted Waddell, June Glasson, Matthew Mullins, Adonna Khare, Gordon McConnell, Ishi Glinsky, Johnny Defeo, Aaron Zulpo

Mountain Standard show, a multi-gallery show we are curating this summer. Inspired by the original Pacific Standard Time show, Art in L.A., this show will span across all four galleries in three states and will embody art in dialogue with the west. From environmental, historical and cultural viewpoints the show will explore the many facets of the west as a space in the American Psyche.


Visions West Gallery :: Mountain Standard Time Bozeman

Mountain Standard Time Bozeman

| 06.12.2020 - 07.07.2020 |

Artists: Beau Carey, David Rathman, Ted Waddell, June Glasson, Matthew Mullins, Adonna Khare, Gordon McConnell, Ishi Glinsky, Johnny Defeo, Aaron Zulpo

Mountain Standard show, a multi-gallery show we are curating this summer. Inspired by the original Pacific Standard Time show, Art in L.A., this show will span across all four galleries in three states and will embody art in dialogue with the west. From environmental, historical and cultural viewpoints the show will explore the many facets of the west as a space in the American Psyche.


Visions West Gallery :: Land of the Glacier

Land of the Glacier

| 05.12.2020 - 06.15.2020 |

Artists: Sarah Winkler

Sarah Winkler is a Colorado based landscape painter. Winkler’s exhibition, Land of the Glacier, explores and translates glacial formations of mountain, ice, and snow. Inspired by a trip to the arresting landscapes of Iceland to witness the Northern Lights, Winkler brought back to her Colorado studio visions of snow-capped fjords under dark winter skies, icebergs calving into the sea, and frozen waterfalls. Research on the geology and nature of glaciers and ice calving has been translated into a body of work that includes large scale landscape paintings, a wall installation of fragmented icebergs, and abstract and conceptual landscape works. Winkler uses overarching metaphors of ‘Mother Earth’ to demonstrate 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 poetically reveals in her latest body of work how the frozen landscape returns to the sea.


Visions West Gallery :: HUMBERTO RAMÍREZ

HUMBERTO RAMÍREZ

| 05.12.2020 - 06.15.2020 |

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).


Visions West Gallery :: Snow Report

Snow Report

| 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


Visions West Gallery :: Under A Big Sky

Under A Big Sky

| 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


Visions West Gallery :: Basin and Range

Basin and Range

| 02.21.2020 - 03.28.2020 |

Artists: Beau Carey

Please join us Friday, February 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 pm as we celebrate Carey’s recent work. Beau Carey is a landscape and en plein air painter based in New Mexico. The work in Basin and Range look at landscapes as a series of repeated journeys. Each is made of the same mountain ranges repeated and flipped. Carey’s work becomes defined by time; painted with different light, from different angles, some with suns and moons shown in varying states of rising and setting. His work explores and subverts the typical traditions of Western landscape art. Finding new ways to paint landscapes of the West, while recognizing the history of globalism and the new environmental dangers these landscapes face today. Inspired by John McPhee’s geological travel novel by the same name, Carey’s Basin and Range becomes a beautiful journey through time depicting a new perspective on the landscapes of the West. Check out the entire exhibition here: https://artcld.com/show/visions-west-contemporary-beau-carey


Visions West Gallery :: Ishi Glinsky : Dead Weight

Ishi Glinsky : Dead Weight

| 01.10.2020 - 02.15.2020 | 6-8 p.m

Artists: Ishi Glinsky

Moving through the “New World” via wagon in the 1880’s, dead weight could be considered excess materials and goods, including ledger books. Yet, without ledger books, a new spectrum of storytelling would’ve been lost. These visual accounts by the Indigenous Men and Women imprisoned in forts across the Great Plains throughout the early Reservation Era, explains who they are. The original ledger artwork of the late 19th century are a testament to survival. “Dead Weight” retells these moments in history by expanding the scale of these works, honoring the original artifacts, while creating a visual monument to survival. Opening reception: Friday, January 10th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm


Visions West Gallery :: Migration

Migration

| 01.10.2020 - 02.15.2020 |

Artists: Rachel Denny

Rachel Denny's work is an exploration of the seductive beauty of our natural world and the imprint that human intervention has made on its flora and fauna. Denny works in a variety of media and is inspired by the elegant forms found in the natural world and the time honored action of trying to depict these forms in a relevant way that is an homage to this beauty and wonder. Opening Reception: Friday, January 10th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm


Visions West Gallery :: BLACK FRIDAY :  An Artists BaZaar

BLACK FRIDAY : An Artists BaZaar

| 11.29.2019 - 12.28.2019 | 11 a.m.

Artists:

Coming this December 2019 at Visions West Contemporary Galleries is the unusual and quirky exhibition Black Friday: BaZaar which will feature over 40 artists along with hundreds oftheir amazing art pieces. BaZaar is in response to the holiday madness that starts on Black Friday where useless items are sold to consumers, for a cheap price, with the inevitability of ending up in the landfill. However, Visions West Contemporary wants to encourage people to utilize art to give as a gift that will last a lifetime. In this exhibition that spans to all Visions West Galleries from Denver to Bozeman to Livingston, we hope to create the opposite experience of Black Friday, holiday shopping, and gift giving, by creating a “salon style” BaZaar. We hope to see you at our first opening on November 29th and the following openings at our other locations throughout the beginning of December.


Visions West Gallery :: Holiday Show Montana

Holiday Show Montana

| 11.28.2019 - 01.08.2020 | 11am

Artists: Sue Tirrell, Anne Siems, Drew Leshko, Tim Sharman and Lorien Stern

Visions West Contemporary Galleries Holiday Show is coming to Montana this December 2019!! Each year we celebrate the end of the year with a fun holiday show to bring in the New Year!! The holiday show will feature 40 artists along with hundreds of their amazing art pieces! We will have quirky and funky art exhibited and spanning throughout all of our gallery locations from Denver to Bozeman and the art town of Livingston, Montana. Our Visions West Holiday show is our way of responding to the total holiday madness that begins on Black Friday when so many useless items are sold to consumers, for an ultra cheap price, with the sad inevitability of ending up in the landfill. We hope to create the opposite Black Friday experience by creating a “salon style” BaZaar and encouraging people to utilize art to give as a gift that will last a lifetime. We hope to see you at our first opening on November 29th and the following openings at our other locations throughout the beginning of the New Year until January 8th!


Visions West Gallery :: Holiday Show Montana

Holiday Show Montana

| 11.25.2019 - 01.08.2020 | 11am

Artists: Sue Tirrell, Anne Siems, Drew Leshko, Tim Sharman and Lorien Stern

Visions West Contemporary Galleries Holiday Show is coming to Montana this December 2019!! Each year we celebrate the end of the year with a fun holiday show to bring in the New Year!! The holiday show will feature 40 artists along with hundreds of their amazing art pieces! We will have quirky and funky art exhibited and spanning throughout all of our gallery locations from Denver to Bozeman and the art town of Livingston, Montana. Our Visions West Holiday show is our way of responding to the total holiday madness that begins on Black Friday when so many useless items are sold to consumers, for an ultra cheap price, with the sad inevitability of ending up in the landfill. We hope to create the opposite Black Friday experience by creating a “salon style” BaZaar and encouraging people to utilize art to give as a gift that will last a lifetime. We hope to see you at our first opening on November 25th and the following openings at our other locations throughout the beginning of the New Year until January 8th!


Visions West Gallery :: Aaron Zulpo

Aaron Zulpo

| 10.18.2019 - 11.23.2019 | 6:00 pm

Artists: Aaron Zulpo

Visions West Contemporary, Denver, is proud to unveil Aaron Zulpo’s latest exhibition, Family Vacation, a series of narrative paintings infused with mystery and adventure. The paintings created during Visions West first artist in residence program, took him across ski hills and ski towns in Montana and Wyoming. This series portrays a family ski vacation with a background story of theft and mystery simultaneously unfolding in the background. The story of the “family vacation” includes repeated characters, as they engage in these ski trip activities. “Though they are in the story, it isn’t really about them”, Zulpo says. While these landscapes will feature the essence of a memory or experience, the use of light and atmosphere are the key elements that the artist will be exploring. To achieve these, Zulpo will use his previous experience with plein air painting to capture a particular moment in nature before translating that onto a larger scale work. Zulpo’s playful style of painting encourages the viewer to place themselves in the story, the moment captured becomes a curious story. The natural landscape incites a familiarity in people who have grown up taking trips through it and towards it. Zulpo doesn’t focus his work on the intricacies of reality, rather his take on landscape is an archetype, a sense of place.


Visions West Gallery :: Johnny Defeo

Johnny Defeo

| 09.06.2019 - 10.12.2019 | 6:00 pm

Artists: Johnny Defeo

Johnny DeFeo’s new body of work is comprised primarily of landscape scenes, most of which include animals. Often, the perspective expressed in these scenes is that of the wildlife portrayed, shifting the subject away from a human vantage point and revealing the mysteries of the natural world. Imagining that the creatures inhabiting America’s wilderness could be storytellers through objects and images the way that humans can, these objects portray the natural world with a tender perspective, and with mystical and legendary qualities. The moments DeFeo chooses to portray are sacred and primordial, as if they are the cultural documents of forest dwellers. These scenes don’t involve humankind, and have been taking place long before we existed or were paying attention. DeFeo reminds us that waterfalls don’t turn off at night. Elk lock antlers without camera crews around to capture them. Sometimes, a wolf will be struck by a rainbow hanging in the mist over a gorge and will stop to marvel at his surroundings.


Visions West Gallery :: Carly Glovinski

Carly Glovinski

| 09.06.2019 - 10.12.2019 | 6:00 pm

Artists: Carly Glovinski

Rooted in observation and fueled by a curiosity about the behavior of objects and handicraft processes, Carly Glovinski makes paintings, sculpture and works on paper that often teeter between representation and abstraction. Letting craft techniques like weaving inform her mark making, her work mimics everyday objects and highlights geometric pattern and structure found in textiles, while exploring the resourceful attitudes associated with domestic craft and rural communities that prioritize placemaking in concert with nature. She received her BFA from Boston University in 2003 and is represented by Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York. She has been awarded residencies at the Studios at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, Teton ArtLab, Jackson, Wyoming, and the Vermont Studio Center, and has received grants from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and the Blanche Colman Trust. She has had solo exhibitions at Colby Museum of Art, Maine; Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York; Indianapolis Contemporary; and Carroll and Sons, Boston. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Boston Center for the Arts, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Carly currently lives and works in New Hampshire.


Visions West Gallery :: August Art Walk in Jackson

August Art Walk in Jackson

| 08.15.2019 - 09.04.2019 | 5:00 p.m..

Artists: Willem Volkersz, Rachel Denny, and Wendy Klemperer


Visions West Gallery :: Theodore and Arin Waddell Show

Theodore and Arin Waddell Show

| 08.09.2019 - 09.09.2019 | 6pm -830pm

Artists: Theodore Waddell, Arin Waddell, and Sue Tirrell

Visions West Contemporary is thrilled to announce our upcoming show featuring the fantastic new work of acclaimed artist Ted Waddell. An award winning artist, Ted has received The Governor's Arts Award which honors outstanding citizens and organizations in Montana whose achievements in the arts, or on behalf of the arts, benefit all Montanans. Ted received this honorary award from Gov. Steve Bullock who said, “Montana has a rich history of artists who have told the story of our state through music, sculpture, painting, writing and performances,” “It’s my honor to recognize these artists and institutions that build on our heritage and share their passion with the next generation of Montanans.” Ted's daughter accomplished artist Arin Waddell will be shown in this wonderful new exhibition. Arin Waddell's paintings describe internal and external relationships in which everyday objects -- such as chairs, poppies, pencils, and daffodils -- are used as icons to create unexpected juxtapositions, often with whimsical results that please the eye while challenging perceptions. We are very excited to have included new work by ceramic artist Sue Tirrell in this dynamic group of accomplished artists. Sue's work investigates cultural stereotypes of the west in a witty and whimsical way with her cowgirls and cowboys that have an underlying tongue and cheek humor to them playing with sentiment, nostalgia and kitsch.


Visions West Gallery :: The Great North American Animal Census

The Great North American Animal Census

| 07.26.2019 - 08.24.2019 | 6 p.m.

Artists: Robert McCauley


Visions West Gallery :: Mountain Standard Time

Mountain Standard Time

| 07.12.2019 - 08.31.2019 | 6pm

Artists: Beau Carey, Tracy Stuckey, Jennifer Nehrbass, and Others

Mountain Standard show, a multi-gallery show we are curating this summer. Inspired by the original Pacific Standard Time show, Art in L.A., this show will span across all four galleries in three states and will embody art in dialogue with the west. From environmental, historical and cultural viewpoints the show will explore the many facets of the west as a space in the American Psyche. We feel your work would be a great addition to this show and it will give you great exposure in new markets!


Visions West Gallery :: The Matt Flint and Todd Horton Show

The Matt Flint and Todd Horton Show

| 07.12.2019 - 08.12.2019 | 6 p.m.

Artists: Matt Flint, Todd Horton

This exhibition featuring the works of artists Matt Flint and Todd Horton involve landscape and wildlife that play between realism and abstraction. Both artists include processes of creating/destroying in their work to create a magical poetical realism that is once enigmatic and literal, opening the possibility of symbolic meanings.


Visions West Gallery :: Mountain Standard Time

Mountain Standard Time

| 06.28.2019 - 07.25.2019 | 6 p.m.

Artists: June Glasson, Julie Buffalohead, Beau Carey, David Rathman, Taryn Boals, Jennifer Nehrbass, Justin Colt Beckman, Mike Piggott, Travis Walker, Matthew Mullins, Kevin Chupik

Mountain Standard show, a multi-gallery show we are curating this summer. Inspired by the original Pacific Standard Time show, Art in L.A., this show will span across all four galleries in three states and will embody art in dialogue with the west. From environmental, historical and cultural viewpoints the show will explore the many facets of the west as a space in the American Psyche.


Visions West Gallery :: Mountain Standard Time

Mountain Standard Time

| 06.14.2019 - 07.14.2019 | 6 p.m.

Artists: June Glasson, Julie Buffalohead, Rocky Hawkins, Beau Carey, David Rathman, Jennifer Nehrbass, Justin Colt Beckman, Mike Piggott, Travis Walker, Matthew Mullins, Kevin Chupik

Mountain Standard show, a multi-gallery show we are curating this summer. Inspired by the original Pacific Standard Time show, Art in L.A., this show will span across all four galleries in three states and will embody art in dialogue with the west. From environmental, historical and cultural viewpoints the show will explore the many facets of the west as a space in the American Psyche.


Visions West Gallery :: Birdwatcher

Birdwatcher

| 05.24.2019 - 07.05.2019 | 6:00 pm

Artists: Shelley Reed, Troy Abbott, Enrique Gomez De Molina, Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers, Mariko Paterson, Malia Landis

Visions West Contemporary is pleased to announce, Birdwatcher, a group exhibition. Birdwatcher will feature the work of artists are Troy Abbott, Tim Berg & Rebekah Myers, Rachel Denny , Adonna Khare, Enrique Gomez De Molina, Malia Landis , Shelley Reed, Mariko Paterson.There will be an opening reception on Friday, May 31st, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.


Visions West Gallery :: Docufiction

Docufiction

| 04.12.2019 - 05.18.2019 | 6pm

Artists: Julie Blackmon, Drew Leshko, Travis Walker

An exhibition featuring the work of Julie Blackmon, Drew Leshko, and Travis Walker. Working in a narrative style, the artists in Docufiction create scenarios that are unreal and unexpected


Visions West Gallery ::  Midnight

Midnight

| 03.01.2019 - 04.06.2019 |

Artists: Reine Paradis

Reine Paradis constructs narrative photographs staging herself as the central figure in a surreal landscape. In the series Midnight, Paradis uses neon color contrasts of almost acidic yellow set in a saturated blue background to create her own fantastical world. Maquettes of the scenes are sketched out before the photographs are shot, the artist then constructs and paints accessories and props to be used in each scene. Each scene is carefully staged and edited and the resulting photographs seem to reference pop art as well as carefully arranged film stills. The Midnight series was created concurrently with a documentary film directed by Carl Lindstrom entitled “Queen of Paradis” which follows the artist across the US as she finds the perfect location for her colorful photographs. Opening Reception will be held on Friday, March 1st 6-8 pm


Visions West Gallery :: What Lies Ahead

What Lies Ahead

| 01.11.2019 - 02.23.2019 | 6pm

Artists: John Defeo, June Glasson, Carly Glovinski, Mathew Mullins, Future Retrieval, Zemer Peled, Julie Buffalohead, and Jennifer Nehrbass

For many, the start of the new year is a time for creating a road map for the upcoming year. The title of this exhibition is descriptive not only of the work being shown, but also for What Lies Ahead for Visions West Contemporary in 2019. The exhibition highlights the new relationships being formed with artists. What Lies Ahead will provide a platform to share the upcoming projects each artist has at Visions West Contemporary. It is going to be an exciting year!


Visions West Gallery :: Fire and Water

Fire and Water

| 11.30.2018 - 01.05.2019 | 6 p.m.

Artists: Suzanne Truman, Ralph Wiegman

The patterns, sensations and rhythms of nature have been an early influence on the art of both Wiegmann and Truman, compelling them to create intuitive works that reflect experiences within the natural world. The works that appear in their upcoming show continue to meditate on these notions of pattern, color, and texture in nature. This in-depth collaboration has led the artists to a particular essence in their works that is focused on the elemental interplay of fire and water and the destructive as well as regenerative nature of these two things. This exhibition will be displayed at our Denver, CO location.


Visions West Gallery :: Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

| 10.26.2018 - 12.31.2018 |

Artists: June Glasson, Tracy Stuckey, Mathew Mullins

Walk through a painted western winter wonderland! The paintings featured in this show call to mind the crisp winter air as they comment on Western tropes and the commercialization of them. This exhibition features works by June Glasson, Tracy Stuckey and Mathew Mullins which share a common sense of wintertime. The result of this eclectic collection of works is both sumptuous and critical of the idea of the American West. This exhibition will be on display at our Jackson, WY location.


Visions West Gallery :: Featured Artist

Featured Artist

| 10.24.2018 - 12.30.2018 |

Artists: Matt Flint

Matt Flint uses textural and expressive painting techniques to explore wildness and the passage of time in the natural world. He does this through additive and subtractive processes as well as a mixture of realistic and abstracted forms. Flint's work is currently on display at our Bozeman, MT location.


Visions West Gallery :: Nocturnes

Nocturnes

| 10.19.2018 - 11.24.2018 | 5 p.m.

Artists: Tracy Stuckey

In the decade preceding his death, Frederic Remington produced a series of paintings that took as their subject the color of night. Inspired by this work Tracy Stuckey has produced new work with the added element of nighttime scenes. Much as Remington did, Stuckey shows us a west that is more a concept than reality. In his signature style Stuckey's characters play out gun battles on horseback but with water guns instead of Colts and riding playground ponies, get into desperate situations with drive-in villains, and scout distant towns for trouble while draped in designer wear. Come experience the West as only Tracy Stuckey can showcase it. This exhibition is currently on display at our Denver, CO location.


Visions West Gallery :: American Illuminations

American Illuminations

| 09.07.2018 - 10.13.2018 | 5 pm

Artists: Willem Volkersz

As a teen, Dutch born Volkersz traveled the mid 20th century American West with camera in hand. He documented the unfamiliar yet vibrant landscape and culture of the time; billboards, architecture, and decorated yards. Over time, Volkersz’ fascination with pop culture grew as he was drawn to the larger than life advertising figures, neon signs, postcards and travel souvenirs. Among the works being shown, is Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor…, a characteristic mixed medium sculpture incorporating the elements for which Volkersz is known. Using vintage porcelain figurines and a painted backdrop of the Statue of Liberty, the artist touches on the immigrant nature of the United States utilizing found objects that contribute to American iconography. The additional pieces in the exhibition employ painting, neon lighting and found objects. Many


Visions West Gallery :: UpRoar

UpRoar

| 08.16.2018 - 09.16.2018 | 5 pm

Artists: Williams Sweetlove, Robert McCauley, Brad Rude,Troy Abbott, Shelley Reed

Visions West Contemporary is pleased to announce our summer group exhibition, UpRoar. The opening will be held on Thursday, August 16th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm in conjunction with the Jackson Hole Gallery Association’s monthly art walk.


Visions West Gallery :: Wacky Western

Wacky Western

| 08.10.2018 - 09.12.2018 |

Artists: Sue Tirrell, Tracy Stuckey, Aaron Zulpo, Justin Colt Beckman, Walter Robinson, Kevin Chupik, June Glasson, Future Retrieval, John Defeo

As the original pilgrims and settlers of the West have been replaced by a flood of new settlers in BMWs and fancy Ford pickups, the landscape has changed and most of the cowboy hats and boots you see have never known the dust of the plains or the brush of sage. In keeping with this idea the Wacky Western exhibition showcases innovative artists who disregard the historical perception of the West and instead capture the West as it is or how they perceive it. Tracy Stuckey gives us a palpable feeling that the West is as much a space in the American psyche as it is a place. Aaron Zulpo takes a narrative approach to Western history but skews it. Justin Colt Beckman’s anachronistic work comments on manifest destiny and chain of events. These artists show the evolution of Western art in the greater canon of American art as well as how contemporary realities affect the West.


Visions West Gallery :: Ishi Glinsky

Ishi Glinsky

| 07.27.2018 - 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.


Visions West Gallery :: Matthew Mullins

Matthew Mullins

| 07.27.2018 - 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.”


Visions West Gallery :: 45th Parallel North

45th Parallel North

| 07.27.2018 - 08.27.2018 |

Artists: Greg Hardy, Theodore Waddell, Matthew Mullins, Sandra Dal Poggetto and others

Exhibition Dates, July 27th – August 27th | Opening Reception: July 27th from 5:30-8:30 PM, as part of the Livingston Art Walk | This group exhibition features multiple artists' interpretations of landscapes surrounding the 45th Parallel. Wyoming artist, Travis Walker's take on the figure of the tourist in this landscape are both humorous and compelling while Canadian artist Gregory Hardy's billowing clouds and sweeping plains landscapes are homages to place and earth. Theodore Waddell, a perennial gallery classic, will contribute his heavily textured and dynamic depiction of the western landscape. Santa Fe artist Matthew Mullins' paintings will also be featured in this enthralling landscape show. Sandra dal Poggetto will also be featured in this show, with her abstracted landscape pieces. Poggetto incorporates the landscape into her art through her mediums, making the pieces from nature itself.


Visions West Gallery :: Carly Glovinski

Carly Glovinski

| 07.27.2018 - 08.31.2018 |

Artists: Carly Glovinksi

Drawing great attention to the unremarkable calls into question what can be considered precious and worthy of investigation. Taking the form of drawings, sculptures, and installations, my work is rooted in observation- an homage to the delicate structures that are so woven into our everyday experience they are often rendered invisible. Materials, separated from their original function, are used to reveal unexpected connections and often drive the concept behind a given work. By dissecting, duplicating and mimicking the objects, underlying patterns and organizing systems that make up the backdrop of our lives, I seek to expose a universal fabric that binds us all.


Visions West Gallery :: Adonna Khare

Adonna Khare

| 07.19.2018 - 08.19.2018 |

Artists: Adonna Khare

Adonna Khare is an American master carbon-pencil artist. Her style has been compared to the photo-realistic illustrations of Audubon, but the surreal worlds and strange inhabitants she creates can only spring from her imagination. Khare’s life-size works possess the scope of a painting, but with enough detail and realism to give viewers the impression they can step through the paper and into Adonna’s worlds. Though she stays steadfast to her chosen mediums, pencil and paper, her work spans from 8” x 11” to massive murals covering entire walls. She says of her process, “I draw how one might sculpt,” and the final artworks contain far more layers of pencil than the surface belies. A review of her in-progress pieces reveal hints of skeleton, almost as if she is drawing her fictional subjects from the inside out. Adonna's work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, NPR, The Huffington Post, American Art Collector, Juxtapoz Magazine, Hi-Fructose, Mashable, My Modern Metropolis and more. Her work has been exhibited at Crystal Bridges Art Museum, Boise Art Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Grand Rapids Art Museum, The Long Beach Art Museum, Yellowstone Art Museum and others. Her works are in numerous prestigious private and museum collections around the world. Adonna holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree from California State University Long Beach.


Visions West Gallery :: Nine Francois

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.


Visions West Gallery :: Casey McGlynn

Casey McGlynn

| 07.13.2018 - 08.08.2018 |

Artists: Casey McGlynn

Exhibition Dates, July 13th – August 8th | Join us for the opening reception in conjunction with the Bozeman Art Walk on Friday, July 13th. Casey McGlynn grew up in rural Ontario, where he would sit in front of the television and draw on old grocery bags and scrap paper tirelessly, creating self-taught surrealist pop art. McGlynn attended the Ontario College of Art and Design, however, he was not enrolled in the visual arts. McGlynn’s work contains reoccurring symbols such as animals from his upbringing, birds from his studio window sill and numbers that derive from when he memorized math tables in his early years. McGlynn’s work is as much about revealing the truth and expressing emotions as it is about documenting actual fact. His paintings reach into a wealth of historical influence and skill. Creating symphonic glyphs on rudimentary, raw quilt-like patterns, the works simultaneously evoke rural Southern quilts, early comic books, and Piet Mondrian.


Visions West Gallery :: John Defeo

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.


Visions West Gallery :: Jungle

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.


Visions West Gallery :: Mountain Drag

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.


Visions West Gallery :: Survey

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.


Visions West Gallery :: Troy Abbot

Troy Abbot

| 06.15.2018 - 07.21.2018 |

Artists: Troy Abbott

Exhibition Dates, June 15th – July 21st | Artist Statement: Decay and destruction are the beginning points of many of Troy Abbott's creations. Something must break or splinter or burst before it can be transformed into something else, something new. Rocks to sand to clay become glass and brick and steel and then a shiny new building. Abbott looks to the past as a beginning point of my process. The past is a constant echo reverberating in our present. His work seeks to bridge the past and the present; to connect memory with reality and the artificial with the real. Abbott is very interested our perception and experience of what we call "Reality".


Visions West Gallery :: Levitation

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.


Visions West Gallery :: Altered

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.


Visions West Gallery :: Post Truth

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.


Visions West Gallery :: Animalia: New Works

Animalia: New Works

| 03.22.2018 - 05.05.2018 |

Artists: Nine Francois

Exhibition Dates, April 6th – May 5th | Opening Reception: Friday, April 6th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Traditional wildlife photography paradoxically separates the viewer from nature while at the same time providing an illusory proximity to it. Nine Francois uses the camera lens to reverse this whole process. Her animals are almost peering at us as if the viewer is the one being watched! This unique perspective, while posing many questions, is also smile inducing! “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.” - Nine Francois


Visions West Gallery :: A Vulnerable Paradigm of Wonder

A Vulnerable Paradigm of Wonder

| 03.22.2018 - 05.05.2018 |

Artists: Crystal Morey

Exhibition Dates, April 6th – May 5th Opening Reception: Friday, April 6th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Crystal Morey’s work strives to capture the connections we share as humans in the natural world. Morey confronts contemporary environmental issues in her work through addressing human consumption of resources and the effect it has on many of creatures and ecosystems. Morey’s delicate porcelain sculptures with hybrid features of human, animal, and plant express the interconnectedness of the natural world. “Through climate change and habitat loss, we find ourselves affecting the wellbeing of plants, animals and the wild lands around us. I am interested in how we as humans understand such difficult situations, find solutions, and continue to move forward.” - Crystal Morey


Visions West Gallery :: Home Pasture

Home Pasture

| 03.02.2018 - 03.31.2018 |

Artists: Theodore Waddell

Visions West Contemporary is pleased to announce, Home Pasture, the works of Theodore Waddell. Please join us for an opening reception on Friday, March 2nd, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Home Pasture will feature large scale paintings and works on paper. The exhibition will continue through March 31st, 2018. Theodore Waddell’s depictions of the vast landscape, horses, and cattle are not typical of most Western art due to the influence of the abstract expressionist movement on his practice. Home Pastures will include the monumental painting Big Sky Angus as well works on paper, oil paintings, and various prints spanning the past 30 years. “I prefer work that is open ended and does not attempt to lead me in a certain way and determine all of the conclusions,” Waddell said. “I want my work to constantly change for me and for those who view it, hopefully it will be different each time I see it as well as for others who view it.” Waddell was born in Billings, Montana, in 1941 and raised in Laurel, Montana. He studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, Eastern Montana College, and Wayne State University. Waddell taught at the University of Montana from 1968 – 1976 and is now a full time artist and rancher. He has had more than 90 solo exhibitions throughout his art career and his art can be found in major museums across the United States.


Visions West Gallery :: Book Signing and Lecture with Chris Maynard

Book Signing and Lecture with Chris Maynard

| 01.19.2018 - 02.03.2018 |

Artists: Chris Maynard

We will be hosting a book signing and lecture by our artist Chris Maynard, with WRJ Design in Jackson, WY, this February. Maynard’s book, Feathers: Form and Function, explores not only his unique artworks and process, but also insights into feathers themselves and humanity’s fascination with them. As an artist, biologist, and philosopher, Maynard offers an informed perspective regarding feathers as art from all three vantage points. As Maynard says, “[his] work with feathers gives [him] a satisfying perch from which to view the world.” Maynard has always been a lifelong lover of feathers, with a background in biology and ecology. He views each feather as a piece of art before his process even begins. Maynard’s preferred tools to create these stunning feather pieces are tiny eye surgery scissors and magnifying glasses, having been passed down in his family. These are some of the few topics touched upon in his book. The book signing will be Thursday, Febuary 1st from 3 – 6 PM, and will be followed with an artist lecture at 5:15 PM. If you are visiting Jackson in the future, be sure to RSVP to this event at [email protected] Maynard’s book signing and lecture will be hosted in WRJ Design’s space on 30 S King Street.


Visions West Gallery :: In Dubious Battle

In Dubious Battle

| 01.17.2018 - 02.25.2018 |

Artists: Shelley Reed

Visions West Contemporary is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of paintings by Shelley Reed. An opening reception will be held on Friday, January 19th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. One highlight of the exhibition will be the monumental painting (7 feet x 47 feet), In Dubious Battle, along with large scale works on paper. The exhibition continues through February 24th, 2018. Reed is inspired by the layers of specific symbolic cultural language of Northern European Baroque paintings of the 17th and 18th century. More specifically, Melchior de Hondecoeter, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, and Frans Snyders. Even though visual language and symbolism has evolved vastly, Reed utilizes 17th and 18th century imagery to create complex narratives that speak to fundamentals of human behavior such as danger and desire. A fundamental difference in Reed’s paintings and 17th and 18th century paintings is the use of color. Reed’s work is solely rendered in black and white which leads to a cinematic effect forcing the contemporary viewer to examine the complexities of the paintings opposed to being seduced by color alone. Thus allowing us, the viewer, to focus on the psychological aspects of the paintings' narrative About the artist: Shelley was the recipient of Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants in both 2015 and 2006. She was awarded a Traveling Fellowship in 2013 from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and was a finalist for a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in 2012. She was the recipient of the 2005 Maud Morgan Award from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and a 2005 Berkshire Taconic Artist's Resource Trust Grant. Her work can be found in public and private collections including: Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, Wellington Management Company, Fidelity Investment Corporation, Hallmark Collection, Bank of Boston, Rose Art Museum, Danforth Museum, the DeCordova Museum, and Sculpture Park.


Visions West Gallery :: It Came From the Super Volcano

It Came From the Super Volcano

| 12.14.2017 - 01.13.2018 |

Artists: Taryn Boals, Scotty Craighead, Katy Ann Fox, Thomas Maker, Mike Piggot, Travis Walker

What happens in the caldera doesn’t stay in the caldera-7 artists from the geothermal region of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem descend on Denver’s RiNo arts district at Visions West Contemporary’s new space this December with their show It Came from the Super Volcano. Heavily loaded and unexpected imagery and themes of the modern West are explored in this show.Visions West Contemporary is pleased to announce, It Came from the Super Volcano, featuring the work of Travis Walker, Scotty Craighead, Ben Roth, Mike Piggot, Katy Ann Fox, Taryn Boals, Thomas Maker.There will be an opening reception on Thursday, December 14th, 6:00 –8:00 pm.The exhibition continues through January 13th, 2018.


Visions West Gallery :: Menagerie

Menagerie

| 11.09.2017 - 12.09.2017 |

Artists: Adonna Khare

Adonna Khare is an American master carbon-pencil artist. Her style has been compared to the photo-realistic illustrations of Audubon, but the surreal worlds and strange inhabitants she creates can only spring from her imagination. Khare’s life-size works possess the scope of a painting, but with enough detail and realism to give viewers the impression they can step through the paper and into Adonna’s worlds. Though she stays steadfast to her chosen mediums, pencil and paper, her work spans from 8” x 11” to massive murals covering entire walls. She says of her process, “I draw how one might sculpt,” and the final artworks contain far more layers of pencil than the surface belies. A review of her in-progress pieces reveal hints of skeleton, almost as if she is drawing her fictional subjects from the inside out.


Visions West Gallery :: Tales of American Adventures

Tales of American Adventures

| 10.06.2017 - 11.04.2017 |

Artists: Aaron Zulpo

Visions West Contemporary (Denver) is pleased to announce a solo exhibition, Tales of American Adventures, a painting exhibitionby New York based artist Aaron Zulpo. The gallery will host an opening reception on Friday, October6th, 6:00 –8:00 pmin conjunctionRiNo Art District’s First Friday events. Tales of American Adventures will continue through November 4th, 2017.“Tales of American Adventures exhibition contains two groups of paintings. The first narrates historical imagery of Kit Carson, a romanticized American trapper and army scout. The second group illustrates old western train robberies told from a single perspective in a sequential series.Kit Carson was an American frontiersman who charted the Oregon Trail and lead various other expeditions across the United States during the 19th century. He fought in the Mexican American War, the Civil War, and had close contact with several American Indian tribes. Kit Carson was fictionalized during his lifetime, as his heroic deeds symbolized the quintessential American hero at the time. Using complicated narrative scenes and simple snapshots, this series attempts to authentically capture Caron's various anecdotes. The train robbery series was inspired by various Western tropes from contemporary media. These paintings resemble a movie storyboard, appearing in a sequential set and told from a single vantage point. They have qualities recognizable to how the Wild West is portrayed cinematically. Using bright colors, simplified figures and uniform perspective, the compositions create visual clarity for the viewer within the dynamic narrative scenes. As a figurative painter, my work contains various visual motifs that depict multilinear narratives. My cityscapes embrace the overwhelming density of urban life, showing both mundane and obscure stories that are paired together to elicit a sense of suspense and tension in the viewer. I have recently transferred these narratives scenes into different genres, the recent being my Western American art series. Western art and its connection to American identity is an anomaly to me due to its long visual traditions that have remained the same for roughly 200 years. My new body of work is based on the desire to record and participate in this phenomenon, as it is one of the grandest and oldest traditions of American culture."


Visions West Gallery :: Why I Like the West

Why I Like the West

| 09.08.2017 - 09.17.2017 |

Artists: William Sweetlove, Pam Gibson, Robert McCauley, Gordon McConnell

A group show celebrating the 2017 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 8th, from 5:00 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Visions West Gallery :: Jungle / Reine Paradis

Jungle / Reine Paradis

| 09.07.2017 - 10.03.2017 |

Artists: Reine Paradis

Visions West Contemporary is pleased to present Jungle, a photo series by Reine Paradis. Also featuring Golden Pineapple, Paradis’ first installation and part of her ongoing project Terre Paradis. French artist Reine Paradis was born into an artistic family in 1989. After studying at the Gobelins School in Paris, she settled in Los Angeles where, in the summer of 2016, she held her first solo exhibition at Kopeikin Gallery. Following her successful debut, Paradis' work generated widespread popularity across the web and even graced the pages of magazines like Vogue, Flaunt, and Aesthetica or the Guardian. Her most recent solo show was in June of 2017 at the Hug Gallery in Paris, France. Paradis constructs narrative photographs staging herself as the central figure in a surreal landscape. Shot in many locations throughout America, the photo series "Jungle" takes us on an introspective journey across a symbolic and chromatic world, existing beyond the limit of reality and imagination. For the first time, Paradis will unveil her striking new work "Golden Pineapple”, which is the first installment of her lifelong project “Terre Paradis”. This fascinating new work takes us on our first, life-sized journey into the world Paradis has created; a place where objects are alive and color is sacred. With exotic clarity, Paradis shapes our reality and projects it through her unmistakable landscape, submerging the viewer in a boundless and sensory experience. Reine Paradis will be signing copies of her self published book "Jungle" during the opening reception.


Visions West Gallery :: Chris Maynard

Chris Maynard

| 08.25.2017 - 09.21.2017 |

Artists: Chris Maynard

Popular feather artist Chris Maynard's will be bringing his unique vision, in multiple new works, to Visions West Livingston for the August Art Walk. The exhibition will open during the Art Walk on Friday, August 25th and will run through September 21st. Chris will be in the Livingston gallery on Weds. Aug 22nd to sign books and visit with people about his unique work. Using a tiny scalpel as his primary tool, Maynard carves birds out of feathers, then mounts his creations in shadowboxes, so that the carved feathers and feather birds cast shadows across the canvas just as real birds cast shadows across the landscape when they fly. His exquisite and imaginative compositions not only illustrate his background in science, and his ingenious technique, which he developed himself over many years, but show his aesthetic fascination with the "art" birds create--feathers. See more work here Chris has been receiving much warranted national attention with his poetic and exacting pieces.


Visions West Gallery :: Robert McCauley | Unplugged Outback

Robert McCauley | Unplugged Outback

| 08.17.2017 - 09.13.2017 |

Artists: Robert McCauley

Artist's Statement: "In Bear I Trust: Sometimes I feel as if I'm a class photographer at an elementary school, trying to get a host of subjects to be still while I fit them all in the viewfinder. As a painter, the task is equally difficult to arrange my images within the rectangle, trying to avoid an obvious composition, but rather, to compose in the manner in which nature composes. Which is to say no composition. It simply is. As a human exercising what little political power I might have, I struggle to campaign for nature and to remind all humans of our responsibilities as stewards of this planet. Art being transcendent, the images must rise above the banal, the vulgar, and the horrific. Graphic depiction of the plight of wildlife is an experience with which we are all too familiar. We turn away when news reports of abused animals flash on the screen. Instead, I choose to present a moment that does not immediately conjure a doomed future, but rather a moment when nature is in limbo, with a future still to be determined. It's a somewhat playful and ethereal moment, ironically rooted in the physical, malleable act of painting. Without that joyful element chock full o' oil paint and brush invention, I'd have to find a different form for my voice. To paint every day is pure optimism. As Marshall Mcluhan's mantra tells us, "the medium is the message". I am a fictionalized history revisionist. I gather together my animals and compress them into the rectangle as if they're all on the Raft of the Medusa, adrift, with one common concern: survival. As would happen on any lifeboat, the inhabitants are a mixed lot indeed. Animals from different climate zones are found side by side. Not so fictitious now that global warming is blurring the distinct zones. Predator and prey ignore previous tensions and stare out at the viewer, as if to ask, "Well?" And a storm brews on the horizon. Read the signs. We are down at eye level with the animals because there is no hierarchy. Snails and polar bears. We're all in this together. Read the signs. In many of the paintings, I have used an overlay of the painted word. I've painted them not solid, but as outlines as if a narrator's voice has been dubbed over the image. Wordsmithing and painting are of equal delight. If words are painted in paint, are they words or paintings? I trust the word "bear" as I trust the image of "bear". This is my voice.


Visions West Gallery :: Gordon McConnell

Gordon McConnell

| 08.11.2017 - 09.19.2017 |

Artists: Gordon McConnell

Creating paintings inspired by western movies and by Remington and Russell, he is a native of the West, having been born and raised in rural Colorado. He studied art at Baylor University in Waco, Texas; at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, and at the University of Colorado, Boulder where he earned a Master's Degree in 1979. For two decades he worked as curator at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana, before leaving in 1999 to begin work as a full-time painter and independent curator. His work is in the collections of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming; the Art Museum of Missoula; and the Yellowstone Art Museum; the Federal Reserve Bank in Helena, Montana; and the Deaconness Medical Center in Billings, Montana.


Visions West Gallery :: Anke Schofield and Garcia Nerey

Anke Schofield and Garcia Nerey

| 07.21.2017 - 08.10.2017 |

Artists: Anke Schofield and Garcia Nerey

Artists Luis Garcia-Nerey and Anke Schofield, explore questions on the human construct within the forest and its inhabitants. They present a serious and provocative series of collaborative paintings and installations that create a sense of wonder evoking questions on, and of, the interaction between human life and the forest environment. The pair split their creative time traveling between studios in both Miami, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia in order to create their wonderous pieces. In past exhibitions the artists' focal point have not only been a philosophical one but also one that emphasizes on an aesthetic balance that resonates in their current exhibit. The heart of the series embarks on a journey in which the viewer is presented with a narrative but not a conclusion. This is an attempt by the artists' to create an interaction between the participants and the works.


Visions West Gallery :: Mike Weber Solo Show

Mike Weber Solo Show

| 07.20.2017 - 08.16.2017 |

Artists: Mike Weber

ABOUT THE ARTIST Mike Weber was born in February of 1975 in St. Louis, Missouri. He has degrees in Visual Communications and Computer Animation-Multimedia from The Art Institute International. He has exhibited at diverse international galleries and is a Spotlight Feature by The National Endowment for the Arts. Weber was selected by the Smithsonian Institution's Art Curators as a nominee for the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship Program. Moreover, his artwork has appeared on the cover of Architectural Digest, in US Weekly, New York Post, New York Times Style Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, National Endowment for the Arts Magazine, POPLife, Modern Luxury, Home & Design, Spaces Magazine and Photographize Magazine. Weber's work has also appeared on HGTV and Bravo TV. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California. SYNCHRONICITY Synchronicity is the orchestration of the balance of life on our planet as it takes place in nature. Nature is balanced. Nature is energy in life and restoration. We need only look at the animals of our planet, which live in harmony, to see how this is manifested. They should serve as an example to us of how to live in harmony as well with a plan of what we do. Synchronicity in nature is seen in the beating hearts of earth's animals. By observing nature, we should be able to see what it provides and replicate this. Animals have an innate urge to be in sync and in alignment with the emotional context of their surroundings. The beasts of our planet have many reasons for being and they are different from our reasons for being. They are tremendous balances of energy because they are pure, positive energy. They are in pure connection to their source. We call that their instinct and we are amazed at their ability to migrate, move about and interact. They are connected to nature and are operating from a broader perspective. Their alignment and synchronization are mysterious forces that fall outside the scope of science. Animals can affiliate with others and collectivize their emotional energies so as to increase their chances of survival and reproduction. As you watch them in the wild, you notice that they are a predominant source of food for one another and will continue to devour one another. When you take the trauma of death out of the equation, of which the animals have none, then you understand that they joyously surrender to one another. They are the best teachers on the planet. The wild animal subjects have been over-hunted for the lust of exotic skins, tusks and organs or mere sport. Numerous species of animals have been wiped out primarily by humans. Extinction brings up interesting evolutionary considerations. In the end, extinction will be the ultimate fate of all species- but how long it will take to get there will depend heavily on humanity's future courses of action. Weber's art is about the craft and process of layering materials. The colors, textures and patterns are inspired by his memories of decaying homesteads, making visible a new culture, formed by a consciousness abandoned for centuries. Each piece connects a global audience with a combination of photographic and painted images, sealed behind a heavy and modern coating of glossy or matte resin. Using tremendously enriched materials and surfaces, Weber creates a combination of things that look perfect and ruined at the same time, juxtaposed to create rhythm, harmony, and coherence.


Visions West Gallery :: Billy Schenck

Billy Schenck

| 07.14.2017 - 08.10.2017 |

Artists: Billy Schenck

One of the originators of the Western pop art movement, Billy Schenck incorporates techniques from photorealism with a pop art sensibility to both exalt and poke fun at images of the West. Schenck is known for utilizing cinematic imagery reproduced in a flattened, reductivist style, where colors are displayed side-by-side rather than blended or shadowed. In the August 2014 issue of SouthwestArt magazine, his work was described as “a stance … a pendulum between the romantic and the irreverent.” Schenck’s artwork is now in 48 museum collections, including Smithsonian Institution, Denver Art Museum, The Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Booth Western Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, Phoenix Art Museum, the Mesa Southwest Museum, Museum of the Southwest, Midland TX, Albuquerque Fine Arts Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art. Private collections include the estate of Malcolm Forbes, Laurance Rockefeller, the estate of Fritz Scholder, and Sylvester Stallone. Corporate collections include American Airlines, IBM, Sony, and Saatchi & Saatchi. With over 100 solo shows in the U.S. and Europe, career highlights include the Denver Art Museum’s 2011 Western Horizons, the 2013 Utah Museum of Fine Art’s exhibit Bierstadt to Warhol: American Indians in the West, and Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition, at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. A genuine cowboy himself, Schenck is a ranch-sorting world champion and the proprietor of the Double Standard Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico, his home for the past two decades.


Visions West Gallery :: Matt Flint and Sandra Dal Poggetto

Matt Flint and Sandra Dal Poggetto

| 06.23.2017 - 07.20.2017 |

Artists: Matt Flint and Sandra Dal Poggetto

MATT FLINT is a painter from the mountain town of Lander, Wyoming. He grew up surrounded by woods, animals, and family. As a boy, He spent endless days creating art and exploring the fields and woods around him. Now he spends time with his family, painting, and exploring the rugged Wind River Mountains that overlook his house and studio. Living in Wyoming has had a profound effect on his work. The space, sense of isolation, and wildness of the land continues to amaze, mystify, and inspire him.His works are known for their textural qualities and natural subjects. Images in his work work are from the natural world; horses, birds, deer, all manner of plants, and landscape. He intermingles / obscures these more representational images with scratches, marks, glyphs, drips, etc. SANDRA DAL POGGETTO Raised in Sonoma among the coastal hills of Northern California, now Rocky Mountain based artist, Sandra Dal Poggetto makes work that embodies her attachments and relationship to her environment. As a hunter, explorer, and painter, Sandra brings these forms of engagement to her studio practice. Through a method of addition and subtraction during the painting process, she builds into her works a complex surface tension, that for Sandra communicates directly her dynamic relationship with the natural world. The abstract forms present in her paintings are a “condensing”—a condensing of experience, of relationships, and her feelings of landscape. Using feathers and pelts she collects from the birds she hunts, or buckskin, along with charcoal, oil paint and soft pastels, Sandra’s works offer a unique vision of the landscape and the relationship we all share with our surroundings. In a recent interview, Sandra said, “Today landscape painting is often looked upon as old fashioned, but I see it as utterly contemporary. The air is contemporary. Water is contemporary. The soil that produces food is contemporary. Wild animals are our contemporaries…yet they are also ancient.”


Visions West Gallery :: Uproar

Uproar

| 06.09.2017 - 07.05.2017 |

Artists: Rocky Hawkins

Visions West Contemporary, Bozeman and artist Rocky Hawkins are creating an Uproar with a solo show featuring Hawkins’ bold and dynamic paintings of endangered animals. “Uproar”, also the show’s title, will grapple with issues of endangered and rare animals reflected in abstracted strokes. A departure from his former work, this new group of paintings will celebrate a conscious vision for conservation. Through Rocky’s dynamic compositions and unrestrained color he hopes to bring awareness to the importance of protecting wildlife. Driven by a passion for abstraction and curiosity, Rocky always begins his paintings with “automatism,” that is, drawing or painting in the subconscious with no preconceived subject or composition in mind. A synthesized journey of exploration and mystery, “Uproar” will awaken the senses for a new visual journey that is bound to surprise. “Uproar” will be comprised of over fifteen paintings capturing the majestic spirit of elephants, zebras, bears, penguins and rhinos. The exhibition will open June 9 through the first week in July at Visions West Contemporary in downtown Bozeman, Montana. During this time partial proceeds of sales will be donated to two outstanding wildlife conservation organizations in Zambia, in southern Africa, the Zambian Carnivore Programme ( http://www.zambiacarnivores.org ) and Conservation South Luangwa (http://cslzambia.org )


Visions West Gallery :: Theodore Waddell Book Signing

Theodore Waddell Book Signing

| 05.13.2017 - 05.13.2017 | 5:00- 7:00pm

Artists: Theodore Waddell

Please join us for a book signing with Theodore Waddell at the Bozeman gallery on Saturday, May 13th from 5:00-7:00 pm. "Theodore Waddell: My Montana is published by Drumlummon Institute of Helena, MT, and is distributed by the University of Oklahoma Press. Born in 1941 in Billings, Montana, painter, sculptor, and rancher Theodore Waddell stands as one of the West’s most celebrated contemporary artists. His late modern “landscapes with animals” couple abstract expressionist technique with creatures—Black Angus cattle, horses, and bison—that populate the high plains and mountain valleys of today’s ranching West. Richly illustrated with the artist’s own work, as well as images from his personal archive, Theodore Waddell: My Montana traces Waddell’s influences, ranging from the Cezannesque works of Montana rancher and teacher Isabelle Johnson to the abstract expressionism of Robert Motherwell, the expressionist figuration of Robert DeNiro Sr., and the classic western paintings of Karl Bodmer, Charles M. Russell, Frederic Remington, Thomas Moran, Joseph Henry Sharp, and Maynard Dixon. With access to Waddell’s journals and letters and an extensive oral history recently completed, author Rick Newby offers unprecedented insight into Waddell’s first years as an avowed artist and his period of struggle and disciplined creativity. Newby portrays Waddell’s decades as a practicing rancher and the years of his success— when his sculptures and vast canvases have found homes in leading museums." - Rick Newby


Visions West Gallery :: This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place

| 05.05.2017 - 06.01.2017 |

Artists: Mike Piggott


Freeze Frame

| 03.10.2017 - 04.07.2017 |

Artists: Justin Colt Beckman and Gail Tremblay

Visions West Contemporary is excited to present Justin Colt Beckman and Gail Tremblay in Freeze Frame, a concurrent exhibition to celebrate the 2017 Month of Photography Denver. The exhibition will feature two Washington State artists featuring Beckman’s photo based prints and Tremblay’s traditional baskets woven from film. Based around an investigation of the unique characteristics of small-town life and the rural landscape, Justin Colt Beckman's work explores the dichotomy of urban and rural cultures, their associated stereotypes, and the effects each has on the other. Essentially a city boy with country boy tendencies, he uses photo-based works, film/video, sculpture, installation, and new-media to engage with and better understand his rural surroundings. Most recently, his work has focused on the historic nature of the urban/rural dichotomy and the relationships between the industrialized and technologically advanced parts of the American Union and rural cultures existing in the farmlands and frontier territories. "How the West Was Won," for example, is a series of digital collages that juxtaposes contrasting subjects, such as atomic clouds and Native Americans, or cowboys and B-52 Bombers, as a way to reinterpret the story of the American Union's expansion into the Western Territories. Utilizing recycled film from broken down 35mm trailers, old 16mm films being thrown out by libraries as well as old student films, Gail Tremblay uses traditional weaving methods to create film baskets instead of the traditional material of ash splint and sweet grass. Tremblay is of Iroquois and Micmac descent and learned the traditional weaving methods as a young girl. As a professor at Evergreen State College she began using out-takes from student films to create the baskets. Tremblay found using the recycled film allowed her to manipulate a medium that has historically been used by filmmakers to create and further stereotypes of American Indians. She has added to this irony by choosing footage from titles that suit the artists themes as well as stitches that support subject of the piece. For example, in “Somethings Are More Serious Than Play” the artist uses pieces from a documentary film about Montana Indian Children as well as a Porcupine stitch to underscore the prickly nature of Indian—white relations.


Visions West Gallery :: The Most Amazing View

The Most Amazing View

| 02.18.2017 - 03.08.2017 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Artists: David Yarrow

Visions West is excited to be exhibiting the work of David Yarrow alongside WRJ Design. We will be showing a selection of his photographs here in Jackson. The opening will be held at the WRJ Design showroom, which is located at 30 South King St. "The Most Beautiful View" will be the debut of some of Yarrows most sought after pieces. With a passion and a fascination for exotic animals and cultures, Yarrow seamlessly produces work that many believe to be some of the genres most iconic photographs. Yarrow is a Scottish born, London based fine art photographer. He is internationally acclaimed for his work and is known as the best selling wildlife photographer in Europe. With his growing reputation in the United States, Visions West is excited to begin work with this astounding artist. Not only is his art exceptional, but his ardent activism in organizations such as Tusk Trust are noteworthy as well.


UnderCurrents

| 01.06.2017 - 02.03.2017 |

Artists: Billy Schenck

Visions West Contemporary, Denver, CO is pleased to announce UnderCurrents, a show featuring the works of artist Billy Schenck. Credited for being one of the originators of the “Pop” Western Movement, Billy Schenck incorporates techniques from photo-realism and pop art which include brightly juxtaposing colors and patterns. He explores themes such as the clash between wilderness and civilization, freedom and restriction, and nature and culture. “UnderCurrents” will be the debut of Schenck’s latest series, his “Surfer Girls”. Always fascinated by surf culture, Schenck wanted to create a new body of work depicting what he believes is as iconic of a genre to his cowboy paintings. Schenck said, “If I could live life all over again, I would come back as a surfer, not as a cowboy”. For the last six years, he has been collecting surf memorabilia to provide the inspiration for this new series. Schenck is fascinated by the prelude to the big waves and romance behind the surfer girls. “UnderCurrents” will also feature his classic serigraphs from the 1980’s along with his caption and dot paintings. Schenck is an artist that continually challenges the folklore of the American West with a reimagined cast of roles used to convey a modern commentary on this discourse. Having traditional subject matter, his approach to its portrayal is quite the opposite. More prominent roles for women and a more sympathetic portrayal of American Indians — his art exposes the classic character of the west. The subject of Schenck’s oil on canvas paintings and serigraph prints ranges from imagery taken from Spaghetti Westerns, to his iconic Punk Cowgirls, and his striking western landscapes. He uses the same silk-screening technique as Andy Warhol, whom he sites as one of his main inspirations. Schenck studied at the Columbus College of Art and Design and the Kansas City Art Institute, and later moved to New York where he was greatly influenced by many prominent photo-realists, color field, and minimalist painters of the era. His work can be viewed at museums such as the Smithsonian Institution, Denver Art Museum, The Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Booth Western Art Museum, and the Tucson Museum of Art to name a few.


Visions West Gallery :: Boundless

Boundless

| 10.07.2016 - 11.04.2016 | 6:00pm

Artists: JenMarie Zeleznak and Crystal Morey

Visions West Contemporary, Denver, CO is pleased to announce Boundless, an exhibition featuring the works of artists JenMarie Zeleznak and Crystal Morey. Though uniquely different, both artists are inspired by the environment and the relationship between animals and humans. Zeleznak describes her work as introspective. Interested in the shared aspects of being, she uses animals to depict emotional gestures that express this interest. She also sees the animals’ gestures as emblematic of the human condition. The space in which the animals are portrayed is not the ordinary world, but rather one that is in-between. A place that she says lies within the spaces of thinking and being. Her use of watercolor pencils on paper brings her desired connection to life. Zeleznak received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and went on to receive her MFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Now residing in Ohio, Zeleznak teaches courses at the Lakeland Community College. Morey’s perspective on nature, more specifically the human interaction to it was shaped by her early life in rural Northern California. The interactions between humans and land, animals and each other is the driving force behind her work today. Her delicate use of porcelain to depict our relationship to the world around us is extraordinary. Morey received her BFA in Ceramic Sculpture at the California College of the Arts. She then went on to receive her MFA in Spatial Art from San Jose State University. Now residing in Oakland, California her urban life is now contrasted by the beautiful mountains and trees that were once a part of her life. The Boundless exhibition will be shown from October 7th until November 4th. The opening reception will be help on Friday, October 7th at 6pm.


Visions West Gallery :: Western CinemaScape

Western CinemaScape

| 09.09.2016 - 10.06.2016 | 6:00pm

Artists: Tracy Stuckey

Visions West Contemporary, Denver, CO is pleased to announce Western CinemaScape, an exhibition featuring the works of local artist Tracy Stuckey. Western CinemaScape includes a composition of oil on canvas works depicting a modernized interpretation of the stereotypical American West. Stuckey’s paintings operate in a fictitious world of the romanticized American West while simultaneously exposing the modern realities of the region. He uses the cliché cowboy/cowgirl subjects and reimagines them with a modern pop-culture twist. Stuckey says, “These new paintings are an attempt to address a different American West, distinctive from the one captured in my previous works.” The artist’s reception opens the show on Friday September 9th and will be on view through the end of the month. His vivid narratives often derive from classic country western songs and movies as inspiration. He says, “John Wayne, the Marlboro Man, and Monument Valley denote something uniquely American and iconic; and everyone from fashion designers to advertisers to pop stars use them to sell not only products, but an idea. Ironically most of these images and idealizations have little to do with reality and more to do with a romanticized mythos of the American West and its residents.” His portrayal of the West creates a reality not only infused with romantic iconography, but also with the contemporary issues such as the human impact on the frontier and a continued exploitation of an imagined culture. The scorched and dry southwest, is replaced by a cold and austere (yet strikingly beautiful) mountain west. Although the geography of the paintings has changed, the people that populate these new pictures are essentially the same as before. They come with the same obsession for Western fashion and passion for romantic mythology. They position themselves in contradiction to place and environment. They are seen by swimming pools at high altitudes in freezing temperatures. They pose heroically in front of color filtered images of snowcapped mountains. They search for a temperament and a past that may not have ever existed, in vistas that feel like backdrops on a movie set. Formally these new paintings focus on color throughout. The white snow covered mountains make for a perfect backdrop to be altered with color in order to coordinate with the sitter’s ensemble. Male and female versions of similar paintings use color to complement one another. Along with color, strong central compositions create heroic imagery for the paintings’ characters. All of this works together to produce images that feels like a glossy film still from an absurdly beautiful Western movie. Tracy Stuckey received his BFA in painting from Florida State University and his MFA from the University of New Mexico. He has exhibited his work extensively throughout the United States, with numerous solo and group exhibitions, including shows curated by gallery owner Linda Durham and artist Joel Peter Witkin. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, most recently the Professional Development Grant from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. In 2009 he was an artist-in-residence at the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Wendover, Utah. Also a professor, Stuckey has taught at West Virginia University, and most recently, Colorado State University. Tracy and his wife, artist Erika Osborne, live in Fort Collins, Colorado.


Visions West Gallery :: Habitat

Habitat

| 08.19.2016 - 09.15.2016 |

Artists: Robert McCauley & Brad Rude


Visions West Gallery :: Some Days I Just Dream of Montana

Some Days I Just Dream of Montana

| 07.15.2016 - 08.11.2016 |

Artists: Jenni Lowe, Sue Tirrell, & Michael Dickter


Visions West Gallery :: Nature of the Beast

Nature of the Beast

| 07.08.2016 - 08.10.2016 |

Artists: Mike Weber

Synchronicity is the orchestration of the balance of life on our planet as it takes place in nature. Nature is balanced. Nature is energy in life and restoration. We need only look at the animals of our planet, which live in harmony, to see how this is manifested. They should serve as an example to us of how to live in harmony as well with a plan to what we do. Synchronicity in nature is seen in the beating hearts of earth's animals. By observing nature we should be able to see what it provides and replicate this. Animals have an innate urge to be in sync and in alignment with the emotional context of their surroundings. The beasts of our planet have many reasons for being and they are different from our reasons for being. They are tremendous balances of energy because they are pure, positive energy. They are in pure connection to their source. We call that their instinct and we are amazed at their ability to migrate, move about and interact. They are connected to nature and are operating from a broader perspective. Their alignment and synchronization are mysterious forces that fall outside the scope of science. Animals can affiliate with others and collectivize their emotional energies so as to increase their chances of survival and reproduction. As you watch them in the wild you notice that they are a predominant source of food for one another and will continue to devour one another. When you take the trauma of death out of the equation, of which the animals have none, then you understand that they joyously surrender to one another. They are the best teachers on the planet. The tame animals in SYNCHRONICITY are photographed on sustainable farms or within rescue centers where the shelters rescue, rehabilitate, and provide lifelong care for hundreds of animals whom have been rescued from stockyards, factory farms, and slaughterhouses. The wild animal subjects have been overhunted for the lust of exotic skins, tusks and organs or mere sport. Numerous species of animals have been wiped out primarily by humans. Extinction brings up interesting evolutionary considerations. In the end, extinction will be the ultimate fate of all species- but how long it will take to get there will depend heavily on humanity's future courses of action. Weber's art is about the craft and process of layering materials. The colors, textures and patterns are inspired by his memories of decaying homesteads, making visible a new culture, formed by a consciousness abandoned for centuries. Each piece connects a global audience with a combination of photographic and painted images, sealed behind a heavy and modern coating of glossy or matte resin. Using tremendously enriched materials and surfaces, Weber creates a combination of things that look perfect and ruined at the same time, juxtaposed to create rhythm, harmony and coherence.


Visions West Gallery :: Revised

Revised

| 07.01.2016 - 08.26.2016 | 6pm

Artists: Billy Schenck, Justin Colt Beckman, Bryan Christiansen

Visions West Contemporary, Denver, CO is pleased to announce Revised, a show featuring the works of artists Billy Schenck, Justin Colt Beckman, and Bryan Christiansen. All three artists challenge the mythos of the American West with a reimagined cast of roles used to convey a modern commentary on this discourse. Stronger roles for women, a more sympathetic portrayal of American Indians, and an intimate connection with animals— these artists debunk the longstanding psyche of the west. Credited for being one of the originators of the “Pop” Western Movement, Billy Schenck incorporates techniques from photo-realism and pop art which include brightly juxtaposing colors and patterns. He explores themes such as the clash between wilderness and civilization, freedom and restriction, and nature and culture. The subject of Schenck’s oil on canvas paintings and serigraph prints ranges from imagery taken from Spaghetti Westerns, to his iconic Punk Cowgirls, and his striking western landscapes. He uses the same silk-screening technique as Andy Warhol, whom he sites as one of his main inspirations. Schenck studied at the Columbus College of Art and Design and the Kansas City Art Institute, and later moved to New York where he was greatly influenced by many prominent photo-realists, color field, and minimalist painters of the era. His work can be viewed at museums such as the Smithsonian Institution, Denver Art Museum, The Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Booth Western Art Museum, and the Tucson Museum of Art to name a few. Justin Colt Beckman is a Washington-based artist who creates digital black and white collages from found images. His work is based upon a study and commentary on urban/rural dichotomy and its associated stereotypes. He says that through art-making, he is able to live vicariously through the rural activities depicted in his pieces. Beckman received a BFA from the Art Center College of Design in 1998 and a MFA in sculpture from Central Washington University in 2008. He is also a founding member of PUNCH gallery, an artist-run space in the Pioneer Square area of Seattle. His current studio situated in small-town Thorp, WA plays along with his affinity for town-and-country living, as can been seen in his works. Bryan Christiansen is a South Dakota native who creates dynamic animal sculptures out of discarded household furniture scraps such as wood, glass, and fabric. In acknowledgment of Native American traditions, he makes sure that nothing goes to waste by salvaging and reusing all of the materials he finds. Christiansen’s sculptures are influenced by 1950s assemblage artists Bruce Conner and Ed Kienholz, who used gritty discarded objects to probe such issues as the passage of time, death, and decay, however Christiansen incorporates more delicate hand stitching and floral patterns. He received a Bachelor in Fine Art from the University of Nevada, Reno with a minor in Philosophy in 2009. He has exhibited throughout the U.S., with his most recent solo exhibition “Woodstock” currently on view at the Dahl Fine Arts Center in Rapid City, SD. Christiansen has been the recipient of several honors including the Sierra Arts Endowment Grant and The Nevada Museum of Arts’ Emerging Artist Honorarium. Other honors include “Best in Show” from The San Jose Museum of Arts, Kristen Evangelista and a faculty nomination for the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. This exhibition will include an opening artists’ reception starting at 6pm. The works of Schenck, Beckman, and Christiansen will be on show in the gallery through the end of the month.


Visions West Gallery :: The Inseparable Trinity of the Land: Water, Sky, and Animal

The Inseparable Trinity of the Land: Water, Sky, and Animal

| 06.18.2016 - 07.15.2016 |

Artists: Theodore Waddell, Mariella Bisson, Nine Francois, Chris Maynard, Ewoud de Groot


Visions West Gallery :: Forgotten

Forgotten

| 06.10.2016 - 07.07.2016 |

Artists: Rocky Hawkins

Visions West Contemporary, Bozeman, MT is pleased to announce Forgotten, a show featuring the works of artist Rocky Hawkins. Hawkins began his painting career with a focus on illustration and commercial art at the Burnley School of Art in Seattle, however his later desire for self-expressionism and creative freedom led him into the world of abstract fine art painting. Despite the steadfast traditionalism of the west, he takes a more nontraditional approach by using vibrant colors, abstract line forms, and bold gestures. Hawkins is interested in the texture of the painting's surface, the relationships of colors, and expressing a feeling about what he sees. Hawkins looks to the Abstract Expressionists as kindred artistic souls-Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, and others. The exhibition will feature work from three series: Forgotten, Homesteader and Graffito. “Forgotten” is a series focusing on old cedar fence posts commonly seen on western properties. As times progressed, these fence posts became out of date, useless, and forgotten. Although few notice their subtle presence anymore, Hawkins sees them as a representation of everything forgotten about from the old west. Each unique fence post still standing, is silently crying out to be viewed and remembered with its own unique visual story. In his paintings he uses them to distinguish a link between the past and modern eras, and what we value nowadays. His, “Homesteader” series, is inspired by the book Letters of a Woman Homesteader and Covered Wagon Women dating back to 1850-1851. These paintings contain images and scenes of wagons, log cabins, horses, buffalo and written words. Hawkins takes a raw, nontraditional approach to western frontier life that sparks intrigue and mystery. The “Graffito” series is a modern abstract graffiti-inspired approach to looking at life in the American west and beyond. He integrates pieces from old pulp fiction, western book covers and other elements. Within these vibrantly expressionistic paintings you can find hints of railroad cars, graffiti, words of the west, scribble, and more. The artist's reception will be hosted from 6-8pm on Friday, June 10th and will run through July 7th. It will include oil on canvas, oil on paper, and mixed media on paper works by Hawkins.


Visions West Gallery :: Taking Shape

Taking Shape

| 06.03.2016 - 07.01.2016 | 6:00pm

Artists: Mariella Bisson & Siddharth Parasnis

Visions West Contemporary, Denver, CO is pleased to announce Taking Shape featuring, New York- based artist Mariella Bisson’s first show in Denver along with California-based artist Siddharth Parasnis. Bisson’s natural landscapes and Parasnis’s architectural landscapes both use colorful geometric planes to depict a sense of place. In Taking Shape, Bisson explores time, light, and gravity in these mixed media paintings to depict elements of rocks, forests and water. She begins all her pieces as drawings and develops them with the use of all colors ranging from dark black to bright white, as well as many earth tones in between. Before opening up her full-time studio in Woodstock, New York, she earned her BFA in Drawing at Pratt Institute, and then her Masters in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education in 1981. The inspiration for her style and subject matter can be attributed to artists such as Thomas Cole, Sanford Gifford, Asher Durand, and Albert Bierstadt. Bisson's work is showcased at museums and corporate settings across the U.S. and Europe. Some of her notable grants and awards include a 2014 and 2015 Pollock Krasner Foundation Fellowship, and the 2012 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting. Parasnis similarly uses bright geometric layers of color in his pieces, however he focuses on more architectural cityscapes. The sharp angles of his oil on canvas paintings depict scenes based off of India and California architecture. His inspirations range from pre-modern Indian paintings to Rothko color field paintings. Parasnis moved to San Francisco from India in 2001 and has since been showing his paintings at numerous exhibitions such as those at the Crocker Art Museum, Bakersfield Art Museum, the Galesburg Civic Art Center in Illinois, the South Central Zone Cultural Center of Nagpur, India, and Dell Computer Corporation. He has also received a 2012-13 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and has been published in many notable publications. The exhibition will feature seventeen Bisson paintings, some of which are collages on paper and the rest being mixed media paintings on linen and wood, along with five oil on canvas pieces by Parasnis. The artist’s reception opens the show on Friday June 3rd at 6pm and will be on view through July 1st.


Visions West Gallery :: Wildtime

Wildtime

| 05.06.2016 - 06.01.2016 |

Artists: Sandra Dal Poggetto


Visions West Gallery :: Minimally Processed

Minimally Processed

| 02.05.2016 - 03.01.2016 |

Artists: Bayard Hollins

Paying tribute to the traditions and skills of those who inspired him, “Minimally Processed” is a culmination of Bayard Hollins’ paintings and sculptures that challenge the raw, yet inquisitive world we live in. Painted in Hollins' studio in the Roaring Fork Valley, the new series of landscapes convey a common thread that is raw and refreshing. In direct contrast to our over - processed technology driven lives. Hollins has allowed bits and pieces of bare canvas to bring a wonderful unfinished & crude world to the surface .With this tension comes a unique brightness to the new work. The areas of white canvas invite the viewer into the paintings to find breathing space amongst the sheer swirling force of Hollins brushstrokes. The bold colors and loose strokes invite Hollins’ has had a longtime fascination of folk art chainsaw sculpting. “It is a uniquely American art form generally dominated by bears and Eagles to decorate the yard and often sharing space within that lexicon with the plastic garden gnome and pink flamingo”, said Hollins. Overlooked as a skill and originality of this art form, the chainsaw creates work that has an amazing combination of grace mixed with just the right amount of chaos. It is direct and uncompromising. This body of work in, “Minimally Processed” demonstrates how space within a world of horror and sarcasm can allow for reflection of a hopeful future.


Visions West Gallery :: The Snow Show

The Snow Show

| 12.02.2015 - 02.01.2016 |

Artists: Bayard Hollins, Rocky Hawkins, Tracy Stuckey , Hacer

Group show celebrating the winter season with a multidisciplinary oeuvre of paintings, scultpure and prints.


Visions West Gallery :: Playing with Matches

Playing with Matches

| 10.02.2015 - 11.05.2015 |

Artists: Adonna Khare and Hacer

Using paper as an initial starting point, artists, Adonna Khare and Hacer, take us back to childhood. Hacer, brilliantly morphs oversized brightly colored origami animals into impressive metal sculptures and Adonna imaginatively draws Princess chimpanzees, elk-eating sharks and pool playing tigers and zebras that are stand-ins for life experiences. A castle-bearing elephant may playfully symbolize carrying the weight of the world around or a shark trying to eat an elk with trees for horns could signify feeling like a fish out of water. The absurdities of life are captured as eloquently as words in Adonna’s work. Adonna was awarded the $200,000.00 Art Prize in 2012, which allowed her to return to art full time. Her work can be found in many museums and private collections including Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, AK. Hacer’s cheerful origami pieces belie his struggle and escape from a childhood of abandonment, abuse and violence. As a young boy he was introduced to origami in an art class. He quickly became adept at the Japanese paper folding art. However, he was pulled away from art into a gang lifestyle by foster parents, who forced him to spray paint territorial boundaries around their neighborhood. But art would pull him back eventually as the spray paint boundaries morphed into graffiti tagging. This direction found focus when it intersected with the soaring, red-orange, sixty foot, metal faces of Alexander Calder’s, "The Four Arches" downtown Los Angeles. Transfixed by its bold monumentality, Hacer stood silently gazing upward for hours. Picking up his first metal sheet [with the intent to transform it into a Calder-like maquette], Hacer's hands instinctively began to fold the compound plains of an origami crane. Instantly reconnected to that brief feeling of empowerment from childhood. The street graffiti artist's work migrated from the walls of the back alleys of East LA to Santa Monica Bvld.


Visions West Gallery :: Still is Still Moving to Me

Still is Still Moving to Me

| 07.23.2015 - 08.27.2015 | 5:00pm

Artists: Nicole Charbonnet & Gordon McConnell

Still is Still Moving to Me is a tandem exhibition of works by Nicole Charbonnet and Gordon McConnell. Their paintings deal with perception and memory, and iconic images of America, including stills from classic western films and television shows.


When Push Comes to Shove

| 07.17.2015 - 08.19.2015 | 6 pm

Artists: Jeffrey Gibson, Wendy Red Star and Robert Davidson

Jeffrey Gibson, Wendy Red Star and Robert Davidson explore the complexity of the moment as we live in a post internet condition, in which all eras seem to exist at once.


Visions West Gallery :: Drifting on a Memory

Drifting on a Memory

| 05.01.2015 - 06.04.2015 |

Artists: Ian Ratowsky


Visions West Gallery :: Kids Class on Honeybees

Kids Class on Honeybees

| 03.21.2015 - 00.00.0000 | 1PM

Artists: John Hamilton

Kids will learn why honeybees are important, taste delicious Colorado honey, make a candle out of beeswax and take home bee-friendly wildflower seeds.


Visions West Gallery :: Suburban Cowboy

Suburban Cowboy

| 02.06.2015 - 03.07.2015 |

Artists:

This body of paintings are inspired by the book "The Virginian" by Owen Wister from 1902. It is credited as one of the first full length Western novels. It helped to create many of the classic scenes and characters that would go into countless books and movies to follow, even today. One of the big issues literary critics talk about in regards to Westerns(including the Virginian) is the role of men and women. Men are usually the lead characters; the cowboy hero, strong silent, more comfortable in the "wild". While women are usually seen as not belonging to the West. It is too wild and untamed for them. Women represent civilization, urbanization, and most importantly, domesticity. They are also usually the foil for a lot of Western plots. They get caught by "indians" or bears, or wildfires etc and the hero has to come save them. The men always have to make a "sacrifice" for their love, they have to leave the Wild West for civilization or domesticity.


Flora and Fauna

| 08.12.2014 - 09.04.2014 |

Artists:

Hippos, Insects, and Flowers


Visions West Gallery :: The Far Edge of Always

The Far Edge of Always

| 07.25.2014 - 08.21.2014 |

Artists: Sharron Evans, Matt Flint and Wendy Klemperer


Visions West Gallery :: Second Nature

Second Nature

| 07.11.2014 - 08.07.2014 |

Artists: David Slonim and Tyler Rand


County Line

| 07.11.2014 - 08.09.2014 |

Artists:

Horizons, Ranges, and Boundaries


Visions West Gallery :: Animal Nation

Animal Nation

| 06.27.2014 - 07.25.2014 | 6:00 PM

Artists: Robert McCauley, Nine Francois, Josie Morway and Larassa Kabel


Visions West Gallery :: We Are All Connected

We Are All Connected

| 06.13.2014 - 07.09.2014 |

Artists: Rocky Hawkins Solo Show

Visions West Gallery presents We Are All Connected an exhibition of new work by Rocky Hawkins. The exhibition will be displayed at Visions West Gallery in Bozeman from June 13th to July 9th, 2014. There will be a reception on the evening of the Art Walk on June 13th at 6:00 P.M. and Rocky Hawkins will be in attendance. Inspired by a life-long fascination with both our own planet and the universe, Hawkins explores the wonders of the world through bold abstract expressionist pieces with the idea that we are all connected; our lives are defined by our relationship to each other and our environment. Hawkins says, "I have painted this series, which connects the many different elements and aspects of life to bring awareness to the subject: We Are All Connected! We are made of stardust from billions and billions of stars in the ocean of space and time. We need to see ourselves as one and unite to help solve the critical problems that our Earth is facing at this time. The complexity of the universe is beyond our grasp of understanding, but in time with the desire to educate ourselves and each other we can restore our planet Earth to its wondrous origins. The tiny pale blue dot, our planet Earth, is located in the vast cosmos of space. Its survival rests in our hands!" A Montana based artist with a strong connection to the vast landscape of the West, Hawkins wants to speak about our environment and how it is particularly relevant and increasingly in peril. His unique vocabulary combines many shapes and forms that he hopes will bring beauty into viewers lives, but also make them think about our precious planet. Embracing the mystery inherent in life, Hawkins pushes any boundary he encounters through his art. His vibrant palette is matched by expressive brushwork and his subject matter evolves from one painting to the next. The universe is his Oyster.


Ready! Set! Action!

| 06.13.2014 - 07.11.2014 |

Artists:

Gunslingers, Horses, and Film


Visions West Gallery :: Listening To The Night Train

Listening To The Night Train

| 05.08.2014 - 06.13.2014 |

Artists:

A MOVE TO COLORADO MEANT A MOVE TO MODERNISM FOR BAYARD HOLLINS AT VISIONS WEST GALLERY Denver, CO. A move to Colorado means a move to modernism for Bayard Hollins' first solo show in Denver. Bayard Hollins' work explores the link between abstraction and figurative representation. Although hints of classical realism can be traced, Hollins' approach is absolutely modern. Spatial qualities and momentum are combined to exalt the rawness of nature. Earthly references to known objects and forms are allowed to remain undefined, demanding the viewer to engage his or her own imagination. Bayard uses what he sees as a starting point. He works on intuition, capturing the essences. Bayard explores the underlying energy and emotion of the physical world. Bayard has displayed his work across the globe and has contributed to many important collections nationally and internationally. Exhibition runs through June 13th. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Friday/Saturday, 11:00 am -7:00 pm.


Visions West Gallery :: Moment | Movement

Moment | Movement

| 02.20.2014 - 03.28.2014 | 6:00 PM

Artists: Suzanne Truman and Ralph Wiegmann


Visions West Gallery :: Refashioned Fables: Icons and Tribes of the Disbanded West

Refashioned Fables: Icons and Tribes of the Disbanded West

| 11.01.2013 - 12.04.2013 |

Artists: Tracy Stuckey and Bale Creek Allen

Opening reception November 1, 6pm Painter Tracy Stuckey and sculptor Bale Creek Allen's reflections on the American West are personal yet universal. Stuckey's interpretation of historian Michael Johnson's "Ralphlaurenization" of the iconic West and its characters, makes for seriously satirical images. Allen's sculptures remove iconic symbols of the West, such as the tumbleweed, from the curbside and places the re-imagined bronze objects on a pedestal.


Visions West Gallery :: Indigenous Kingdom v. Foreign Forces: Match Point

Indigenous Kingdom v. Foreign Forces: Match Point

| 10.04.2013 - 10.31.2013 |

Artists: Robert McCauley

Opening reception October 4th, 6pm This solo exhibition of new work by Robert McCauley simultaneously explores intricate details of animals, and their monumental role in our environment. These paintings call attention to our interactions (or lack thereof) with the natural world, often treated as a game with high stakes and deep consequences, all the while retaining a playful sense of humor.


Visions West Gallery :: Pony Up

Pony Up

| 08.09.2013 - 09.20.2013 | 6pm

Artists: Theodore Waddell, Arin Waddell, Sue Tirrell

Opening reception Friday August 9th at 6pm


Visions West Gallery :: Through Time and Space: Revolutionaries, Pioneers, and Posers

Through Time and Space: Revolutionaries, Pioneers, and Posers

| 08.02.2013 - 08.31.2013 |

Artists: Jerry Cornelia, Thom Ross, and Tracy Stuckey

Opening reception Friday August 2, 6-8pm Stories and characters of the West never disappoint. Painters Jerry Cornelia, Thom Ross, and Tracy Stuckey create and recreate personalities from times of the cunning Western bandit, to the mid-century matriarch, and anti-heros of modern Western culture. Come find out which characters speak to you!


Visions West Gallery :: Casting Spells

Casting Spells

| 07.26.2013 - 08.22.2013 | 6pm

Artists: Matt Flint, Morgan Brig, Marti Somers, and Josie Morway

Opening reception Friday July 26th at 6pm, Livingston. M A T T F L I N T Matt Flint is a painter from the mountain town of Lander, Wyoming. The space, sense of isolation, and wildness of the land continues to amaze, mystify, and inspire him. His works are known for their textural qualities and natural subjects. He intermingles / obscures these more representational images with scratches, marks, glyphs, and drips. M O R G A N B R I G Metal and enamel patinas that suggest the old and familiar, along with found objects that are also old and familiar, but ask to be viewed in a new light. And then there is the layer of playfulness, inspired by her love of old metal and tin toys, and the need to lay humor right next to truth or fear in her work, so that the whole conundrum goes down easier. M A R T I S O M E R S Marti Somers takes you into her world of whimsical canvases and playful narration as she explores the fragility of nature in contrast to modern life, the human form in balance with other living creatures, and ultimately, the magic found in an ordinary day. Her paintings offer up hope for the observer as well as raise questions of deep concern. "Will Earth survive us?" she asks. J O S I E M O R W A Y Josie Morway is a self-taught artist who has been painting most of her life. Her paintings are fragmented narratives, inspired by everyday words and phrases that bombard us - old signage, broken billboards, overheard conversations. Morway is of the opinion that omissions tell half the story.


Visions West Gallery :: The Lay of the Land

The Lay of the Land

| 07.12.2013 - 08.08.2013 | 6 pm

Artists: Doug Smith and Mark England

Visions West Gallery presents The Lay of the Land, July 12-Aug 6th Opening Reception Friday July 12th 6-8 pm. This the first of an ongoing series of yearly exhibitions that will explore the relationships between art and landscape, The evolution of landscape painting and ponder questions such as one posed by Cezanne over a hundred years ago, is our sight weary and burdened by the memory of a thousand images? Do we no longer see nature; just pictures over and over again? Los Angeles based artist Doug Smith, Utah artist Mark England, and Canadian artist Gregory Hardy will hit on these wide-ranging topics of landscape painting from its use as an instrument of cultural force to how the legacy of landscape is carried out in our bodies and mind, evolving throughout history. The word landscape associates a place and the people who dwell there allowing endless interpretation and discussion. Doug Smith evokes enduring themes of the American West with his agrarian paintings. His vibrant pieces illustrate landscape's interesting double identity as domain and scenery, a place or region and an aesthetic of space. He paints America's fertile farmlands encompassing vast distance and space while capturing a mood of timelessness and nostalgia with traditional farmhouses and weathered barns. Smith's paintings are collected privately worldwide and reside in permanent collections of the Rockwell Museum of Western Art and the Booth Museum of Western Art.


Visions West Gallery :: Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

| 07.05.2013 - 07.31.2013 |

Artists: K.C. Lockrem, Grant Haffner, and Mark England

The work of K.C. Lockrem, Grant Haffner, and Mark England are united by their ability to evoke grand, powerful emotion through use of vibrant color, place, and symbolism. As an ode to the heat of July, the work on view delivers a visceral punch through melting color fields, with desolate and desert locales.


Visions West Gallery :: YONDER

YONDER

| 06.28.2013 - 07.25.2013 | 6pm

Artists: Maura Allen and Kirsten Kainz

Visions West Livingston Gallery is pleased to present 'Yonder', Maura Allen's latest exhibition of iconic, serigraphs of contemporary cowboy culture, along with Kirsten Kainz's whimsical found metal animal sculptures on Friday, June 28, 2013 from 6pm - 8pm. Classical Guitarist Brent Poe McCabe will perform selections from his critically acclaimed new release, Evocacion.


Visions West Gallery :: Laura Wilson

Laura Wilson

| 06.14.2013 - 07.10.2013 | 6PM

Artists: Laura Wilson

Kicking off the summer Art Walk in Bozeman is the photography of Laura Wilson. She captures cowboy heritage that has been held onto in the 21st century. Within the last 25 years Laura has photographed ranches in Montana and west Texas to show that men standing by their own traditions and codes have not been lost. Also featured is her series of Hutterites, who live on large, isolated farms and ranches and shun the modern world. She captures the strength of their communal tradition along with fascinating details of their everyday lives. Her photographs expose the contrasting values and preoccupations of our own rootless society.


Visions West Gallery :: Wild Abandon and Conscious Captivity: Avant-Garde Aesthetic and Natural History

Wild Abandon and Conscious Captivity: Avant-Garde Aesthetic and Natural History

| 06.07.2013 - 07.03.2013 |

Artists: Robert McCauley, Will Pope, and Peter Smuts

Opening reception on Friday June 7th 6-8 pm. Robert McCauley, Will Pope, and Peter Smuts explore modern sensibilities of the natural world. Through unique mediums and various techniques, this show presents a reinterpreted nature, and drops the rose colored glasses at the door.


Visions West Gallery :: CYCLE: A Celebration of Earth Day

CYCLE: A Celebration of Earth Day

| 04.25.2013 - 05.20.2013 |

Artists: Babette Herschberger, KC Lockrem, Terry Karson, and Will Pope


Visions West Gallery :: Rocky Hawkins - Full Spectrum

Rocky Hawkins - Full Spectrum

| 11.08.2012 - 12.05.2012 | 6:00 p.m.

Artists: Rocky Hawkins


Visions West Gallery :: A Field Guide to the Lesser Known and Rarely Seen

A Field Guide to the Lesser Known and Rarely Seen

| 07.27.2012 - 08.22.2012 |

Artists: Timothy Chapman

After an inspiring trip to Yellowstone and upon discovering a little known field guide in a book pile at an antique store, Timothy has expanded on the tome of the field guide while also embarking on a painting journey depicting the creatures in the field guide. Inspired by Victorian animal portraiture and old scientific illustration, Timothy Chapman paints animals that leave us wondering. "I have tried to present similarly earnest, but basically inaccurate, renderings of animals by using humor, irony and surrealistic sensibility that is not available to the scientist. What I want most is to impart to the viewer a sense of wonder and strangeness that nature photography and video, in spite of their inherent capacity for precision, cannot."


Visions West Gallery :: Robert McCauley and Kirsten Kainz

Robert McCauley and Kirsten Kainz

| 07.13.2012 - 08.08.2012 |

Artists: Robert McCauley and Kirsten Kainz

Kirsten's sculpture is always slightly whimsical and full of fun. Her animals are creatively formed with metal that's had a past life. Kirsten's sculptures will graze among Robert McCauley's paintings this summer. The retired Chairman of the Art History department of Rockford College in Illinois explains his paintings using contemporary messages, both spelled out and visual, such as his sometimes impossible juxtapositional relationships with animals suspended under his payne's gray skies, an artistic device used to keep the viewers eye from drifting away from the subject matter, his work speaks of humanity's relationship to the environment and the animal kingdom in a way that is ever increasingly important in today's world. McCauley's paintings are a commentary on human vanity and our skewed stewardship of the natural world.


Visions West Gallery :: Rocky Hawkins and Kim Cheselka

Rocky Hawkins and Kim Cheselka

| 06.22.2012 - 07.25.2012 |

Artists: Rocky Hawkins and Kim Cheselka

Rocky Hawkins' dynamic and bold color is a direct contrast to Kim Cheselka's iconography of rural objects and willow sculptures, yet upon deeper inspection a relationship seems to blossom. Cheselka's abstract expressionist willow sculptures have a level of spiraling energy that mirrors Rocky's powerful abstracted paint surfaces while her shovel objects recall a stillness and meditation upon her subjects in the same way that Rocky's work also seems to capture a meditative focal point in his subjects amidst the drama of his paint surfaces. Both artists share a personal iconography. Rocky's iconography surfaces from a spiritual place: bows, horses and figures while Kim concentrates on more concrete things in her surroundings like boats, rivers, stairways and houses and the viewers relationship to those.


Visions West Gallery :: Hop, Skip, and a Jump Across the Pond

Hop, Skip, and a Jump Across the Pond

| 06.08.2012 - 07.11.2012 |

Artists: Henry Bismuth, Ewoud de Groot, and Sam MacDonald

Parisian artist, Henry Bismuth, Netherlands artist Ewoud de Groot, and Scottish artist Sam MacDonald will invade Bozeman with their works this summer. All three artists share an obsession with gesture, harmony, and texture. Each of their works seem to combine sensual surfaces, poetic maneuvering, and a venture into abstraction while also bringing a new perspective to the confluence of art and nature.


Visions West Gallery :: L A N D S P A C E

L A N D S P A C E

| 05.20.2012 - 10.10.2012 | 11:00

Artists: Theodore Waddell

Theodore Waddell's modernist paintings have captured the imaginations and hearts of many. This month, he opens a show at the Denver Art Museum,"Abstract Angus", which will be up through December as well as a Show at the Amarillo Art Museum. Landspace, at our Denver Location, features paintings from the 1980's through very recent paintings completed in 2012. The span of works brings a cohesive view of Ted's work through the last three decades.


Visions West Gallery :: The Illusive Image: More Than Meets the Eye

The Illusive Image: More Than Meets the Eye

| 03.03.2012 - 04.14.2012 |

Artists: Robert and Shiko Alexander, Charlotte Cory, Susan Friedman, Peter Smuts, Susan Stella, and Chris Todd. Opening Reception: Saturday, March 3rd, 12 - 6 P.M.

Visions West Gallery has assembled a magical and compelling exhibition of contemporary photography featuring new work by Robert and Shiko Alexander, Charlotte Cory, Susan Friedman, Peter Smuts, Susan Stella, and Chris Todd. The show will launch with an open house on Saturday March 3rd, from 12 - 6 P.M. Visions West is proud to present seven contemporary photographers whose work will both capture your imagination and captivate your senses, while raising any number of intriguing questions.


Visions West Gallery :: What's Wrong With Western Art?

What's Wrong With Western Art?

| 11.12.2011 - 11.12.2011 | 3:30 PM

Artists: Luminaries of the Denver Art World

For those of you losing sleep over the question of What's Wrong with Western Art, come see Denver's Art luminaries weigh in on the subject. Panel Discussion moderated by Jeffrey Schrader, Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Visual Arts, University of Colorado Denver, and our panelists will include: Rose Frederick, Curator of the Coors Western Art Show, Don Stinson, artist, Ann Daley, former Associate Curator of Western Art at the Denver Art Museum; Duke Beardsley, artist; Steve Weil, collector and President of Rockmount Western Wear, Ed Connors, retired arts educator; Kyle MacMillan, Art Critic for The Denver Post.


Visions West Gallery :: Scott Parker

Scott Parker

| 09.29.2011 - 11.01.2011 | 6:00 pm

Artists: Scott W. Parker

Opening Reception is Thurs. Sept. 29th 6pm Visions West is pleased to gear up our fall show line-up with painter and printmaker Scott Parker. Parkers block prints and paintings adeptly capture the innate character of place and time. A talent for laying out landscapes that are fluent, expressive and honest is clearly demonstrated in his new works. With a keen eye for detail as well as an emphasis on value, Parker achieves pieces that reveal the extraordinary in the ordinary. On view will also be his drawings and sketches pre-block print for a rare view into the artist's mind, processes and ideas. Parker creates drama in each of his works through color, light and pattern, transforming architectures and places into vibrant pieces of art. Parker has exhibited his work around the country and most recently at the Arsenal Gallery in New York City in group show for artists from the Art Students League.


Visions West Gallery :: Mary Roberson

Mary Roberson

| 09.09.2011 - 10.06.2011 |

Artists: Mary Roberson

Opening during the last artwalk of the year in Bozeman 6-8pm on Friday, September 9th.


Visions West Gallery :: Save the Trout Eat Catfish

Save the Trout Eat Catfish

| 07.22.2011 - 09.01.2011 | 6:00 pm July 22

Artists: mermaids and mermen from Near and Far

Hal`i`eutics (~tĭks) n. 1. A treatise upon fish or the art of fishing; ichthyology.


Visions West Gallery :: Reasons to be Happy

Reasons to be Happy

| 07.22.2011 - 00.00.0000 | 6:00 pm July 22

Artists: Matt Flint and Marti Somers

Visions West Gallery presents Reasons to Be Happy, a thoughtful collection of artwork by Matt Flint, Marti Somers and Alexandra Eldridge. Weathered surfaces, surprising textures, subtlety and detail are all character of the work by these artists. Their paintings command your attention as they draw you in with complex surfaces and surprise you with astounding detail. There is a relationship with nature throughout all the work and interconnectedness between objects that in some abandons reason but in others creates deep connections that almost seem nostalgic. They are landscapes of patterns and rich surfaces that transform what seems ordinary into a whimsical impression of nature. These artists find the extraordinary in the ordinary and have managed to capture a glimpse of how they see the world onto wood and canvas. The exhibition will open during the second Livingston Art Walk on July 22nd at 6:00 pm at the Livingston gallery, and will be up for viewing until August 25th. For more information please call 406.222.0337 or visit us at www.visionswestgallery.com.


Visions West Gallery :: Under a Big Sky

Under a Big Sky

| 07.08.2011 - 08.11.2011 | 6:00 pm July 8

Artists: Sherri Belassen, Anke Schofield, Luis Garcia-Nerey and Ron Lerner

Artwork by Sherri Belassen, Anke Schofield, Luis Garcia-Nerey and Ron Lerner at the Bozeman gallery. Join us July 8th at 6:00 pm during the Bozeman Art Walk for the opening.


Visions West Gallery :: Cowboys at the Edge

Cowboys at the Edge

| 06.24.2011 - 00.00.0000 | 6:00 pm June 24

Artists: Duke Beardsley and Miranda Lake

We will be kicking off the first summer Artwalk in Livingston with work from artists Duke Beardsley and Miranda Lake.


Visions West Gallery :: Rural Montana Avant Garde

Rural Montana Avant Garde

| 06.10.2011 - 07.08.2011 | 6:00 pm June 10

Artists: Theodore Waddell, Kirsten Kainz, Arin Waddell, Ralph Wiegmann

A group show of contemporary Montana Artists working outside the box. Artists to include Theodore Waddell, Arin Waddell, Charles Lindsay, Ralph Wiegmann and Kirsten Kainz among other.


Visions West Gallery :: Color Fast

Color Fast

| 05.05.2011 - 06.10.2011 | 6:00 pm May 5th

Artists: Babette Herschberger, KC Lockrem, Brian Keith Scott, Rocky Hawkins


Visions West Gallery :: East of West

East of West

| 02.10.2011 - 03.16.2011 |

Artists: Terry Karson

Opening at the Denver Gallery February 10th - 6pm to 9pm


Visions West Gallery :: Small Works

Small Works

| 12.11.2010 - 01.04.2011 |

Artists: Duke Beardsley, Timothy Chapman, Rocky Hawkins, Ed Hall, Babette Herschberger, Miranda Lake, Scott W. Parker, Marti Somers, Janice Sugg, Terry Karson, Theodore Waddell, Susan Read Cronin, Lisa Gordon, Fran Nicholson, Brad Rude, Brian Scott, Jeremy Thomas, Sue Tirrell, Bates Wilson

Holiday Group Show featuring works by 19 contemporary artists highlighting painting, mixed media and sculpture. The Exhibit displays whimsical the unexpected and abstract elements.


Visions West Gallery :: Wax On, Wax Off

Wax On, Wax Off

| 10.15.2010 - 11.10.2010 |

Artists: Terry Karson, Miranda Lake, Matt Flint, Kasey Keeler, Les Thomas, Sara Mast, Marti Somers and Nicole Charbonnet

Group Exhibit exploring the encaustic medium. Opening at the Denver Gallery October 15th - 6pm to 9pm


Visions West Gallery :: Paintngs, Drawings and Prints

Paintngs, Drawings and Prints

| 09.16.2010 - 10.15.2010 |

Artists: Scott W. Parker

Opening at the Denver Gallery September 16th - 6pm to 9pm


Visions West Gallery :: At Arms Length

At Arms Length

| 08.27.2010 - 09.24.2010 |

Artists: Jerry Cornelia

Opening at the Livingston Artwalk August 27th - 6pm to 8pm


Visions West Gallery :: Atlas of Echoes

Atlas of Echoes

| 07.23.2010 - 08.26.2010 |

Artists: Matt Flint

Opening at the Livingston Artwalk July 23rd - 6pm to 8pm


Visions West Gallery :: Blur the Normal

Blur the Normal

| 07.16.2010 - 08.27.2010 |

Artists: Brian Scott

Opening at the Denver Gallery July 16th - 6pm to 9pm


Visions West Gallery :: What The Earth Says

What The Earth Says

| 06.25.2010 - 07.22.2010 |

Artists: Mary Roberson & Brad Rude

Opening at the Livingston Artwalk June 25th - 6pm to 8pm


Visions West Gallery :: On Target

On Target

| 06.11.2010 - 07.08.2010 |

Artists: Arin Waddell & Frank Donahue

Opening at the Bozeman Artwalk June 11th - 6pm to 8pm


Visions West Gallery :: HOWL

HOWL

| 04.22.2010 - 05.07.2010 |

Artists: Group Show

In Partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council (www.nrdc.org), Visions West will host a group show to support education and awareness about wolves and to support the preservation of wolves and their habitat. Artists have been asked to create works exploring the many aspects of the wolf - from myths and legends to the current plight in their Rocky Mountain home.


Visions West Gallery :: Roam

Roam

| 01.08.2010 - 02.12.2010 | Denver Gallery

Artists: Theodore Waddell

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, January 8, 2010 6pm - 9pm ________________________________________________ Maintaining the immense dialogue of Western spaces while giving the viewer a new perspective is one of artist Theodore Waddell\\\\\\\'s specialties. Waddell\\\\\\\'s sophisticated modernist paintings have attracted widespread recognition around the world. Waddell draws a deliberate parallel between his subject and the elements of abstract art: cattle and horses are motifs formally arranged on the flattened and enveloping painted \\\\\\\'\\\\\\\'ground\\\\\\\'\\\\\\\' characteristic of modernism. Waddell is a great inventive landscape painter, thrusting horizon lines to the top of his canvases and at times leaving no focal point or clear defining edges. The paintings are maps of a belief system. Waddell has intensely studied the landscape and he puts forth a visual vocabulary of what he has discovered in his canvases.


Visions West Gallery :: Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

| 05.07.2009 - 06.05.2009 |

Artists: Jeremy Thomas, Babette Herschberger, and Brian Scott

Please join Visions West Gallery Denver for an exciting new exhibit featuring artists Jeremy Thomas, Babette Herschberger, and Brian Scott. There will be an opening reception on May 7th and the show will run through June 5th.


Visions West Gallery :: West of Thought - Denver

West of Thought - Denver

| 10.09.2008 - 11.11.2008 | 6:00 pm

Artists: Duke Beardsley


Visions West Gallery :: Pow Wow Highway-Bozeman

Pow Wow Highway-Bozeman

| 09.12.2008 - 10.11.2008 | 6:00 PM

Artists: Rocky Hawkins


Visions West Gallery :: Political Assets

Political Assets

| 08.21.2008 - 09.04.2008 |

Artists:

Group show welcoming the DNC to Denver .


Visions West Gallery :: Intuition-Denver

Intuition-Denver

| 08.16.2008 - 10.10.2008 | Saturday Aug. 1

Artists: Babette Herschberger

New works by the Miami based artist. Color and process reveal an interesting layered composition of both abstraction and order.


Visions West Gallery :: Meet Me Here

Meet Me Here

| 07.11.2008 - 08.11.2008 | 6:00 PM

Artists: K.L.McKenna

A portion of the proceeds are to benefit the Greater Yellowstone Coalition.


Visions West Gallery :: Areas of Expertise-Group Show

Areas of Expertise-Group Show

| 06.27.2008 - 07.27.2008 | 6:00 PM

Artists: Grant Haffner,Sharron Evans,Janice Sugg,Kasey Keeler,Robert McCauley


Visions West Gallery :: Never A Dull Moment

Never A Dull Moment

| 06.13.2008 - 07.13.2008 | 6:00 PM

Artists: Jerry Cornelia


Visions West Gallery :: 100 Years of Progress - Denver

100 Years of Progress - Denver

| 06.05.2008 - 07.11.2008 | 6:00 pm

Artists: Will Pope and Sue Tirrell


Visions West Gallery :: Imagine- Denver

Imagine- Denver

| 05.02.2008 - 06.03.2008 | 6:00 pm

Artists: Tim Chapman

The unique paintings of observed and imagined animals.


Visions West Gallery :: Within Range - Denver

Within Range - Denver

| 04.03.2008 - 05.01.2008 | 6 pm

Artists: Adam Jahiel


In the Garden

| 06.22.2007 - 07.20.2007 |

Artists: Will Pope and Brad Rude


Photographs from Africa, Spain and Morroco

| 06.08.2007 - 07.05.2007 |

Artists: Van Cleve

A collection of photographs that explores the roots of Americas Southwest culture in Cleves images of Morocco, Spain, and Africa.


Visions West Gallery :: All Good News

All Good News

| 00.00.0000 - 00.00.0000 | 6:00 pm

Artists: KC Lockrem

The bold experiments in color of artist KC Lockrem


Visions West Gallery :: Mixed Metaphors

Mixed Metaphors

| 00.00.0000 - 00.00.0000 | Denver Gallery

Artists: Robert McCauley

After a long and distinguished career as professor and Chairman of the Art Department at Rockford College in Illinois, Robert McCauley recently retired and has produced a new body of work to be shown at Visions West with a selection of pieces from previous years. Robert McCauley was born and raised in Mt. Vernon, Washington. He graduated from Western Washington University in 1969, and received his Master of Fine Arts Degree from Washington State University in 1972. He was professor and Chairman of the Art Department at Rockford College in Illinois. McCauley has earned many prestigious awards including a Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1982 and the Illinois Arts Council in 1999. He was featured in a show entitled \'\'Natural Acts\'\' at the Palo Alto Arts Center, Palo Alto, California in 2005.


Visions West Gallery :: Messengers and Promises

Messengers and Promises

| 00.00.0000 - 00.00.0000 |

Artists: Thomas Brummett and Nine Francois

Thomas Brummett's works are part drawing, part dream and part photograph. By Manipulating the film grain by using bleaches, developing baths and brushes, Brummett says he is "in effect attempting to mine the spaces that exist between photography, drawing, science and religion." His work is in multiple museum and corporate collections including The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Cranbrook Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro. Traditional wildlife photography paradoxically separates the viewer from nature while at the same time providing an illusory proximity to it. Nine Francois uses the camera lens to reverse this whole process. Her animals are almost peering at us as if the viewer is the one being watched! This unique perspective, while posing many questions, is also smile inducing! Messengers and Promises is inspired by John Berger's essay Why Look at Animals. In the last few centuries animals have been gradually disappearing from contemporary life. We live without them and mostly apart from nature. Animals first entered the human imagination as sacred, as messengers and promises. There was a spiritual quality to them. Our ancestors fueled their imaginations with animals and animals offered explanations to many things in the world. Today, animals and the natural world have a ghostly presence in most lives around the globe.


Materialism

| 00.00.0000 - 00.00.0000 |

Artists: Ralph Wiegmann, Suzanne Truman and Nathan Craven

The work of three artists, Ralph Wiegmann, Suzanne Truman and Nathan Craven explores textures and depths of the materials they use. Clay, wax and graphite dominate the show in all their individual unique aspects.