ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents Empyrean, a collection of paintings by Noah Massey. The exhibit will be showing in the Exit Gallery March 22nd – April 1. There will be a free public artist reception on Thursday, March 25th, 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Utilizing contemporary graffiti styles and items of modern fashion, the paintings draw a comparison between modern existence and that of the beatified who lived from the 2nd to 11th centuries . The paintings create a psychological space that is abundant with pain but free of panic, the place where decisions of fate and faith are made. It is Noah’s desire to create paintings that seduce the viewer into believing that impossible challenges and trials can be overcome, even by the weakest of us.
Noah is a Montana-born painter who recently established a studio practice east of Bozeman. In 2009 Noah received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where her fascination with religious art and art history deepened and became incorporated with her studio work. As a teacher Noah emphasizes the need for familiarity with the chemistry of a non-toxic painting process and rigorous study of classical painting techniques. She is actively involved with mentoring young artists in both Montana and Wisconsin, as well as exhibiting her own work on a national level.
The Exit Gallery is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University, Bozeman. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. See you there!