The School of Art at Montana State University announces a panel discussion led by Terry Karson, curator of the exhibition A Look Ahead: Robert DeWeese Retrospective. Included in the discussion will be Elizabeth Guheen, Zak Zakovi, and John Buck. The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will be September 8th at 7pm in the Copeland Gallery in Haynes Hall on the MSU campus.
The panelists have all felt the impact of Robert DeWeese in one way or another. They will discuss DeWeese’s legacy in pioneering modernism in the Rocky Mountain West of the mid-twentieth century.
The exhibition, Robert DeWeese Retrospective: A Look Ahead, will remain on view at the Emerson Cultural Center until September 9. For more information call Erin W. Anderson at 994-2562.
This newest exhibit in The Emerson’s Jessie Wilbur Gallery also includes a slide show of historic sites, exotic architecture, colorful tiles, paintings, rugs, and Turkish people; all accompanied by extraordinary Turkish music and informational text. Hear more about Turkey in an informal gallery talk by Sara Mast and Terry Karson, Friday December 12th at 5 pm, followed by a reception during the Emerson’s Art Walk. Karson describes their collection as “Primarily Kurdish and Eastern Anatolian in origin, each of these rugs is what is referred to as a “one off”, or a unique work, not like any other. As such, they each reveal the weaver’s individual story, ideas and personality, unlike more commercial carpets that reflect primarily the skill of its maker. In turn these carpets reveal something about us, the collectors, as they embody an aesthetic that appeals the most to our own personal love of eccentric geometric pattern.”