Incoming Grad Show

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INCOMING GRAD SHOW
Exhibition dates: now- September 7, 2016
Reception: Wednesday, September 7th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Helen E. Copeland Gallery
213 Haynes Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717
Main contact: Ella Watson, Gallery Director
Ella.watson@montana.edu
(406) 994-4501

Please join The School of Art at Montana State University as we welcome our new MFA Graduate candidates for the Incoming Grad Show at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, located on the second floor of the School of Art in Haynes Hall, Bozeman MT, on 11th Avenue, across from the Duck Pond. The show is currently on exhibit until Wednesday, September 7th, 2016. The Closing Reception is Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

On view will be work the work of five new MFA candidates: Alyssa Willard, Victoria Burchill, Megan Sprenger, Matt Levy, and Jon Bashioum. Heralding from across the country, these five artists work in many mediums including ceramic, metal, mixed media, and paint. Over the next three years, these artists will perfect their skills and concepts before presenting their thesis work in 2019.

The HECG is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall, across from the duck pond on 11th Avenue on MSU campus. Please note that the parking passes are required for parking during the business day (9AM – 6PM).

HECG Hours: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM / Closed on weekends.

For more information on this exhibition, or on the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in general, please visit http://hecg.worpress.com or follow us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/msuhecg). Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for more information on School of the Arts lectures, visiting artists, and events.

FROM TOP LEFT, CLOCKWISE:
ALYSSA WILLARDCLERODENDRUM, 2016. OIL ON CANVAS, 18 X 48 IN.
 JON BASHIOUM, JAR, 2015. STONEWARE.
VICTORIA BURCHILL, MORTALITY TICS, 2013. STERLING SILVER, BRASS, FOUND OBJECT,
BOLO: 3.25 X 1 X 40 IN.
MATT LEVY, TEAPOT, 2015. WOOD-FIRED STONEWARE/ KAOLIN FLASHING SLIP OVER IRONMAN SLIP, 6 X 6 IN.
MEGAN SPRENGERSACRED RELIQUARY, 2015. FIRED CERAMICS WITH UNDERGLAZE, STAINS, AND DECALS, 24 X 24 X 5.75 IN.

East Meets West: Art Exhibition Featuring up and Coming Chinese Artists, III

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
East Meets West: Art Exhibition Featuring up and Coming Chinese Artists, III
Exhibition dates: August 5th – 11th, 2016
Reception: Friday, August 5, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Helen E. Copeland Gallery (HECG)
213 Haynes Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717
https://hecg.wordpress.com/
Main contact: Ella Watson, Gallery Director
Ella.watson@montana.edu
(406) 994-2562


The School of Art at Montana State University is pleased to announce the exhibition “East Meets West: Art exhibition Featuring up and Coming Chinese Artists, III” at the Helen E. Copeland, located on the second floor of the School of Art in Haynes Hall, Bozeman MT. The show will be on exhibit from August 5th – 11th, 2016. The Public Reception is Friday, August 5, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 pm and will be free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

On view will be work from 20 up and coming Chinese artists, curated by School of Art Director, Vaughan Judge, and 188ArtWarehouse founder, Zhuping Yan. Once again, in conjunction with YESPI, Montana Arts Council, 1888ArtWarehouse, China Contemporary Art Research Institution, Yellowstone Asia Initiative, and China Daily Media Station of North America, MSU School of Art welcomes over 20 Chinese artists to exhibit their work in the HECGallery. Many of these artists have traveled oversees to see the exhibit, and are also taking a tour of the attraction of Montana, including Yellowstone, Helena, the Gallatin National Forest, and the Archie Bray Foundation. In September, numerous American artists will travel to China as part of this partnership, taking in Chinese treasures, such as The Great Wall of China.

In addition, there will be an Art Auction on Thursday, August 4th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, at the newly opened Style A Gallery at 31 South Willson St. Bozeman. Up for auction will be Chinese ink paintings, oil paintings, prints, and porcelain forms. We welocome you to both events as East meets West in the arts.

The HECG is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall, across from the duck pond on 11th Avenue on MSU campus. Please note that the parking passes are required for parking during the business day (9AM – 6PM).

HECG Hours: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM / Closed on weekends.

For more information on this exhibition, or on the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in general, please visit http://hecg.worpress.com or follow us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/msuhecg).

 

 

 

 

 

Art in Jeopardy: Work from the MSU archives

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Art in Jeopardy: Work from the School of Art Archives
Exhibition dates: now- July 20th, 2016
Reception: Wednesday, July 20th, 6:00 -8:00 pm
Helen E. Copeland Gallery (HECG)
213 Haynes Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717
Main contact: Ella Watson, Gallery Director
Ella.watson@montana.edu
(406) 994-2562


The School of Art at Montana State University is pleased to announce the exhibition “Art in Jeopardy: Work from the School of Art Archives” at the Helen E. Copeland, located on the second floor of the School of Art in Haynes Hall, Bozeman MT. The show will be on exhibit until Wednesday July 20th, 2016. The Closing Reception is Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

On view will be work from the MSU School of Art Archives, most of which has not been seen in over 30 years.  As we try to archive and document the work for an online presence, it has become apparent that there is a great deal of information that is missing about the pieces in the collection, including artists, dates of creation, titles, and provenance.  We invite the public to an evening of refreshments and to help us answer the mysteries of our archives.  Sticky notes will be provided to anyone who has information about the work.  Viewers can write down their details or theories about specific work and place them next to the piece in question.  Artists on view include Harold Schlotzhauer, Vito Acconci, Will Barnett, Ernie Pepion, Mac Raboy, Robert Smith, and Kathë Kollwitz.

The HECG is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall, across from the duck pond on 11th Avenue on MSU campus. Please note that the parking passes are required for parking during the business day (9AM – 6PM).

HECG Hours: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM / Closed on weekends.

For more information on this exhibition, or on the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in general, please visit http://hecg.worpress.com or follow us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/msuhecg).

 

 

 

2016 Spring BFA Thesis Exhibition

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2016 Spring BFA Thesis Exhibition
Exhibition dates: Monday, April 18 – Friday, May 6, 2016
Reception: Friday, May 6, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Helen E. Copeland Gallery
213 Haynes Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717
https://hecg.wordpress.com/
Main contact: Ella Watson, Gallery Director
Ella.watson@montana.edu
(406) 994-2562

The School of Art at Montana State University is pleased to announce the opening of the 2016 Spring BFA Thesis Exhibition at the Helen E. Copeland located on the second floor of the School of Art in Haynes Hall, Bozeman MT. The show will be on exhibit Monday, April 18 to Friday, May 6, 2016. The Closing Reception is Friday, May 6, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres will be served, as will a full cash bar.

On view will be the thesis works of 11 emerging artists graduating with their Bachelors Degrees in Fine Art. A number of disciplines will be represented: drawing, painting, ceramics, and metalsmithing.

For BFA graduates, the thesis exhibition represents an important transition period from student to working artist. It marks an end to academically assigned work, and the beginning of their individual research and artistic maturity. The exhibited works synthesize the growth of each artist over their years spent at MSU.

The following students will be in the exhibition: Muriel Condon, Tiffany Fisher, Lane Johnson, Andy Marshall, Emily Reese, Lyle Rhodes, Haakon Samuelson, Noah Stitt, Dylan Watson, and Veronica Whiteman.

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall. Please note that the parking passes are required for parking during the business day (6AM – 6PM).

Helen E. Copeland Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM / Closed on weekends.

For more information on this exhibition, or on the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in general, please visit http://hecg.worpress.com or follow us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/msuhecg).

 

From top left, going clockwise: Noah Stitt, Lyle Rhodes, Emily Reese, and Veronica Whiteman.

Mode of Production: MFA Thesis Exhibition by Chad Carignan

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Mode of Production: MFA Thesis Exhibition by Chad Carignan
Exhibition dates: Monday, March 28 – Friday, April 1, 2016
Reception: Thursday, March 31, 2016; 6-8 PM
Helen E. Copeland Gallery
213 Haynes Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717
https://hecg.wordpress.com/
Main contact: Ella Watson, Gallery Director
Ella.watson@montana.edu
(406) 994-2562

Montana State University School of Art and the Helen E. Copeland Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of Mode of Production: MFA Thesis Exhibition by Chad Carignan. “Mode of Production” is the culmination of Carignan’s artistic research over three years in MSU’s Masters of Fine Arts Program.   This exhibition is free and open to the public. Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, March 31, 6-8 PM. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Carignan is driven by a desire to understand economic practices through the production of a commodity. In “Mode of Production” Carignan analyzes specialization and repetition as modes of production, allowing him to model the structures which modern societies are built upon. The exhibit contains miniature cinderblocks, which are are extruded, cut, stacked, and fired.. The miniature cinderblocks will be sold for $1 each during my exhibition.

As Carignan states, “We are living in a time in which the practices required to support our current standards of living are in question, from concerns with sustainability to workers rights. Through this process, I gain insight into contemporary practices of production. Viewer participation provides the opportunity for the work to transform from a marker of commodity to an object of value to the consumer.”

Carignan is from the state of Washington. After attending community college and traveling to California for a few years, he finished his BFA at Central Washington University in 2012. After undergrad, he was a potter’s assistant in Helena, Montana before being accepted to Montana State University to pursue his MFA. Chad can be contacted at http://www.chadcarignan.com.

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall.  Please note that the parking passes are required for parking during the business day (6AM – 6PM).

Helen E. Copeland Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM / Closed on weekends

For more information on this exhibition, or on the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in general, please visit http://hecg.worpress.com or follow us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/msuhecg).

 

The Gradual Instant: MFA Thesis Exhibition for Michelle Osman

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The Gradual Instant: Michelle Osman, MFA Thesis Show
Exhibition dates: Monday, March 21 – Friday, March 25, 2016
Reception: Thursday, March 24, 2016;  6-8 PM
Helen E. Copeland Gallery
213 Haynes Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717
Main contact: Ella Watson, Gallery Director
Ella.watson@montana.edu
(406) 994-2562

Montana State University School of Art and the Helen E. Copeland Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of The Gradual Instant: Michelle Osman, MFA Thesis Exhibition .  The Gradual Instant is the culmination of Osman’s artistic research over three years in MSU’s Masters of Fine Arts Program.   This exhibition is free and open to the public. Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, March 24, 6-8 PM. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

The following is an excerpt from Osman’s well-refined artist statement:
“My initial attraction to the storms was the way they enter into my life.  Gusts of wind, lighting and changing weather insist on a certain degree of attention that blue skies do not.   They also hold my attention visually.  Over time my interest in storms has expanded to almost all of the skies ephemera. The specificity of the cloud formations manifest their temporality.  Watching a particular cloud formation, or a dramatic storm  I am fully present in the moment.   I see the connections between seemingly disparate aspects of my life.

In modern art the form that I like the least is the grid.  Power lines and human made intrusions into the sky became floor plans.  I had to investigate the thing I felt most viscerally opposed to.  I’m trying to integrate the lines and the vapors as metaphor, to make them resonate as inherently connected elements. I am erasing and layering the floor plans in an act of learning.  The storm stops the mind, if only briefly.”

Osman is from Wyoming.  She grew up in Costa Rica and came to Montana for college receiving a BFA in Painting from MSU in 2005.  After living and traveling around the West, with a three year stint in San Francisco, she has decided that Montana is home.  For more information regarding Osman’s work , she can be contacted via http://www.michelleosman.com

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall.  Please note that the parking passes are required for parking during the business day (6AM – 6PM).

Helen E. Copeland Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM / Closed on weekends