The Helen E. Copeland Gallery announces its second summer exhibition in a series showcasing 3 different high schools. This exhibition, from Bozeman High School, features Pat Hoffman, Mark Sullivan, Kerry Corcoran, Stacie Smith, and Beth Plaff. Their work will be on display June 23rd through July 18th. An opening reception will be held Monday, June 23rd from 5:00 – 7:00pm.
A variety of different mediums make up the exhibition. We have two potters, Hoffman and Plaff who demonstrate two very different points of view in their work. Hoffman’s wall forms are inspired by the shape of seeds that developed from his recent investigations of organisms as “containers of life”.
Pfaff’s pottery demonstrates her mental energy and critical analysis of the external world. Mental alertness and self exploration define her process as an artist.
Smith’s metalwork and paintings are described as being funky, fun, elegant, and confident. She uses them to demonstrate her plethora of life experiences that have helped to develop her as a person and artist.
Sullivan’s paintings and drawings take on the construction of “guardian angels” that serve to teach, comment, protect, and keep him honest. He encourages you to not be told what the works mean, rather create your own sense as the viewer.
Corcoran’s drawings and prints reflect her studies of nature. Working with a combination of print mediums, Corcoran creates monotypes with woodcuts and collaging with multi-layering techniques.
The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located in Haynes Hall on the MSU-Bozeman campus. All exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. For more information call Erin W. Anderson at 994-2562.