Personal Narratives: MFA Thesis Exhibition by Chris Turbuck

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery invites everyone to celebrate the openings of the 2008 MFA Thesis exhibitions. This last exhibition for this year’s series, which runs from April 14th through April 18th, is the culmination of Chris Turbuck’s Master of Fine Arts studies at Montana State University – Bozeman. A closing reception for the artist will be held Saturday, April 19th from 6-8pm at the Copeland Gallery.

Called Personal Narratives, Turbuck’s work is comprised of autobiographical narratives that relate stories from his everyday experiences. He adopts comic book conventions that allow him to freely incorporate both text and image into the same pictorial space. Different kinds of texts, images and symbols confront one another in the images, suggesting within the conflict that the Self is unstable, divided, and incomplete. Turbuck reinforces the same characters by combining diverse materials and processes, such as printmaking, writing, collage, drawing, painting, and simple sculptural assemblage.

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall on the MSU-Bozeman campus. All receptions are free and open to the public. For more information or directions please call Erin W. Anderson at 994-2562.