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Triad: recent work by Jane Waggoner Deschner, Jerry Iverson and Jon Lodge

Jane Waggoner Deschner, Jerry Iverson and Jon Lodge will present an exhibition of their recent works entitled Triad at Aunt Dofe’s Hall of Recent Memory in Willow Creek. Featured are Waggoner Deschner’s embroidered vintage snapshots, Iverson’s paintings and Lodge’s mixed media sculptures. The three friends combine their unique voices in harmony with the space and in relation to one another. Triad opens Friday, June 18, 2010, with a public reception from 4–8pm, and artists’ Q&A at 6:00pm.

Iverson says, “the work in this show uses real words with real thoughts and meanings attached. I look at them as being very short poems painted on canvas. Each painting has a small story attached. … For me, these works are experiments, a side project to explore a new thing.”

Jane Waggoner Deschner has long used found photographic imagery in her work, first making collages or photomontages with magazine clippings, and more recently utilizing orphan snapshots of anonymous amateur photographers. Inspired by Iverson’s work for this show, she appropriated one of his phrases, “why work.” Expanded to many “why somethings,” the two words interact with each snapshot into which they are embroidered.

Jon Lodge states, “For this exhibition, I have manufactured sculptures or modules that interface with ambient light creating a re-contextualized experience of light.”

Both Iverson and Dave Kirk, owner and director of Aunt Dofe’s, were recipients of Artist’s Innovation Awards from the Montana Arts Council in 2009. Aunt Dofe’s Hall of Recent Memory is open by appointment. Contact Dave Kirk, 406-285-6996 or davekirk22@gmail.com.

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