Trace: An exhibition of recent work from graduate and undergraduate students of the Montana State University School of Art will be on display at the Danforth Gallery in Livingston from May 22nd- June 23rd.
The exhibition was organized by Traci Isaly and curated by Rollin Beamish, Assistant Professor of Painting at MSU-Bozeman. While the work of these young artists is formally diverse, it is nonetheless unified by a certain resonance, a searching or questioning about the very nature of our existence as cultured beings, and a meditation on the after-effects of our presence within our natural and cultural landscape. Whether figurative, non-objective, or a mixture of both, each artist is hunting for an elusive understanding, and the works they produce can be read as clues or “traces” along the way; open-ended statements that act more as invitations for participation than definitive claims, asking viewers to share in this inquisitiveness.
Participating artists include: Shannon Berg, Emily Browne, Gretchen Bundy, Crystal Carpenter, April Hale, Lorie Hoffman, Thane Lund, and Sukha Worob. There will be an artist reception on the evening of Friday May 22nd from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. The Danforth Gallery is located at 106 N. Main Street. For more information contact the gallery at 406-222-6510.