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Noah Massey showing new paintings @ The Emerson

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.

Noah Massey paintings @ Exit Gallery

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!