New and startling works by Noah Massey are being hosted by the Emerson Cultural Center’s Weaver Room. Nine works by Massey, a native Bozemanite, are on display at the Emerson Cultural Center from March 1st to June 10th. The artist will have a reception on May 13th from 5 to 8 PM, with an artists talk at 6 PM.
Massey is primarily a figure painter and each of the nine works in this show depicts a local Bozeman resident in the guise of Catholic saint. “I start my paintings with the personality of the model in mind and filter that through all the hagiography stored in my head. Eventually that leads to an interesting combination of antiquity and modernity that, I think, suggests an enduring universality of the human spirit and our ability to overcome adversity.”
Recent objections to Massey’s work have required the Emerson to cover the works while there are children in the Weaver Room.