Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Kevin Llemellgn (Via Haley Jacobson)




Www.kevart.com

Allison Schulnik (via Haley Jacobson)

Allison Schulnik,  (LINK TO WEBSITE)

Allison is a painter, film artist from California.  Check out some of her cool movies.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Clive Barker (via Abby Sweet)

Clive has always drawn and painted alongside his writing and other creative work. His larger scale oil paintings have come to greater prominence in recent years through publication of the Abarat volumes, but his wider range of work has been celebrated in gallery exhibitions in New York and Chicago and in several galleries in the Los Angeles area. They have also been showcased in the two Illustrator books (1990 and 1993) and in 2005's Visions of Heaven and Hell.
On rare occasions over the years, Clive has allowed film crews and photographers into his studio to watch him paint or to capture the place where works are created.
With thanks to Clive for allowing us to share in that experience, here we collect some images of the artist at work.
LINK TO CLIVE'S WEBSITE.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Miranda Skoczek ( via Maggie Mackinnon)


Painter Miranda Skoczek:
Website: http://www.mirandaskoczek.com/gallery/index.html

Exploring themes such as memory, inside/outside, the domestic and self, my practice is a constant search for beauty, and an historical and symbolic palimpsest of the history of image making, and the history of my making!
From the beginning of time, humankind has displayed a penchant for embellishment, and a desire to decorate, and be nourished by their surroundings.
Travel and my engagement with different cultures heavily inform my practice, creating a dialogue between places experienced and imagined.

Sampling and remixing decorative iconography from the history of visual culture, I seek to create works of opulence and luxury. Ignoring any distance between hi and lo art, I am committed to producing work loaded with positivity, and hope to engage the viewer physically, as well as psychologically. The built up layers afford the canvasses with a  sense of history, as I am constantly in a process of hiding and revealing.

Textiles, and traditional dress from around the globe, folk art, modernist design, architecture, Islamic motifs and Mughal miniatures, are but a few of the sources from which I borrow. Often combining graphic shapes and silhouettes in fields of colour, I explore the boundaries between abstraction and representation, design and the painterly.
Through calligraphic markings and the layering of paint, I hope to achieve cloth like surfaces, as I am often drawn to art and craft traditionally made by women.
Although my work is without narrative, I often reference the history of textiles, acknowledging certain fabrics ability to transmit information about the society in which it was produced. And how, in many cultures, pattern is not purely decoration, but also a form of identification.

My work speaks of a desire to create sanctuaries for the self. It gestures towards fantasy, and a space where new meanings are actualised, and the everyday exoticised.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Gerhard Richter


Gerhard Richter was born in Dresden in 1932 to a middle class family. Like many Germans of his generation, his relatives were involved in the Nazi movement; his mother's brother, Uncle Rudi died a young Nazi officer, while Richter's mentally disabled aunt was imprisoned in a Hitler euthanasia camp. Rigorous ideology and death have haunted Richter since he was just a child, perhaps causing his strong dislike for ideology of any kind and underpinning the attraction that nature, as an indiscriminate force, holds for him.
Support from his mother encouraged him to become an artist during his mid-teens and he embarked on a classical education at the Dresden Art Academy in Communist East Germany. Years later and a few months prior to the erection of the Berlin Wall, he and his wife fled with only a suitcase to Düsseldorf in West Germany. From 1961 to 1964, Richter studied at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Karl Otto Gotz.
Richter's first exhibition in the U.S. took place at the Reinhard Onnasch Gallery in 1973. Fifteen years later in 1988 he was given his first North American retrospective organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. In 2001 the Museum of Modern Art in New York exhibited a retrospective of Richter's paintings called "Forty Years of Painting". Curated by Robert Storr, the exhibition was critically acclaimed.
HE DOES A LOT OF DIFFERENT STYLES OF PAINTING. CLICK HERE TO GO TO HIS WEBSITE.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

YOU ARE HERE: New Prints by James Bailey


the brink gallery
111 w front street
missoula, mt 59802
Opening Reception: September 7 from 5-8
406-728-5251
gallery hours:
thursday/friday/saturday 12-5pm




You can also check out additional works by James Bailey at the following venues this month.

"Babel", Solo Exhibition at Concordia University, St. Paul, MN;  Up through October 7, 2012
"UM Faculty Exhibition", The Gallery of Visual Arts, The University of Montana; Sept. 4-21, 2012
 (opens this Thursday at the Gallery of Visual Arts from 5-7pm.)
"Across the Dividie IV: The New Boondocks", COCA, Georgetown Gallery, Seattle, WA up till Sept. 20
"East/West" Contemporary American Prints at The University of Wyoming, up through Sept 15.
"Invasive Paper", Bozeman, MT Sept. 4-30.




Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Clean Up

Make sure all your paintings and materials are out of 404 and out of your lockers by Sunday, May 15th at the latest.

Items will be tossed after that.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

FINAL PROJECT


FINAL PROJECTS ARE DUE MAY 2nd.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Faculty Exhibition @ Dana Gallery

The University of Montana School of Visual Arts Faculty Show
April 1, 2011 – April 17, 2011

Dudley Dana and the Dana Gallery would like to extend an invitation to the opening reception for our April exhibition.
Featuring works by University of Montana School of Art Permanent Faculty James Bailey, Kevin Bell, Mary Ann Bonjorni, Elizabeth Dove, Julia Galloway, Matt Hamon, Trey Hill, Beth Lo and Bobby Tilton.

Friday, April 1st, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Opening Reception:
Friday, April 1, 2011
5:00 – 8:00 pm

Friday, March 18, 2011

Judy Pfaff: Visiting Artist

Renowned sculptor Judy Pfaff will present a lecture at The University of Montana at 6:10 p.m. Monday, April 11, in Social Science Building Room 356.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO HER WEBSITE.

The event, sponsored by the UM School of Art and the Jim and Jane Dew Visiting Artist Program, is free and open to the public.

With a stellar career spanning more than 30 years, Pfaff is widely regarded as one of the preeminent installation artists of our time. She is known for her lyrical and energetic manipulations of surprising materials, taking over gallery and alternative spaces for months at a time.

Pfaff is a professor of art and co-chair of the Department of Art at Bard College, Annendale on Hudson, New York. She was born in England and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale in 1973.

She has received numerous awards for her sculpture, installation, prints and drawings, including a United States Artists Fellowship, a Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Fellowship, a MacArthur Fellowship and two National Endowment of the Arts Fellowships.

Pfaff said she believes in being a positive and encouraging teacher.

“My first time teaching at Queens College, I thought, ‘I don’t want one or two (good students),’” she said. “I want this whole thing to be an organism that grows together. I’m going to get better, and they’re going to get better.”

Nancy Princenthal of “Art in America” said: “Pfaff’s work has always been exuberant, lush and hospitable to the language of poetry and music. But it is based on a very no-nonsense approach to making art. Visual effects don’t interest her much; causes are more her style.

Like any good student of Post-Minimalism, Pfaff is interested in what happens if things are poured, gouged, pulled, punctured, striated; she favors first judgments and immediate results.”

Abstraction X Two


Abstraction X Two Project Sheet
Powerpoint presentation parts 1-3
Past Student samples below:


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Student Exhibition opportunity via the Artist Collective

!!!CALL TO ARTISTS!!!

UMAC Non-Gallery Opportunities

The University of Montana Artist Collective (UMAC) is progressively seeking non-gallery places to displace student artwork on a rotation and needs interested artists to fill those spaces. The list of venues will grow over time but the first opportunity is upon us.

Deadline for Entry: 1 PM March 31st, 2011

This deadline is for the consideration for the first installment in Curry Health Center. UMAC will accept applications for these opportunities year round and consideration for further installments will have their own cut-off date.

Entry Fee: $5.00

The entry fee is a one-time fee per student to be entered into the pool of artists considered. The fee covers unlimited entries of work by an artist for the duration of their enrollment at The University of Montana.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be a student at The University of Montana. The applicant must also be enrolled in at least one class during the semester (excluding winter and summer) that the work will hang.

To Enter:

Visit the UMAC blog http://www.umacblog.blogspot.com and download the Non-Gallery Opportunities Entry Form. Email the form to UofM.Artist.Collective@gmail.com along with images of work to be considered make arrangements to deliver payment to a UMAC member. We Accept Cash and Check only. Make checks payable to The University of Montana Artist Collective.

Venue & Dates:

Curry Health Center

May 2011 - November 2011

Questions Email UMAC

UofM.Artist.Collective@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Interior Paintings: Painting 240 Spring 2011

Sarah Magar
Cynthia Wood
Katherine Foley
Cassie
Andrea Cross Guns
David Foust
Kyle O'Neill

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Steven Pearson Visiting Artist

Visiting artist Steven Pearson will be presenting a lecture on his work on Wednesday, March 9th, @ 5:30 pm in Social Sciences 356

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Chelsea James


more work by Chelsea James CLICK HERE

Sunday, February 27, 2011

16th Annual Juried Student Exhibition


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: MARCH 3rd, 11:00-4:00 pm At the Gallery of Visual Arts

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Gerhard Richter


Gerhard Richter was born in Dresden in 1932 to a middle class family. Like many Germans of his generation, his relatives were involved in the Nazi movement; his mother's brother, Uncle Rudi died a young Nazi officer, while Richter's mentally disabled aunt was imprisoned in a Hitler euthanasia camp. Rigorous ideology and death have haunted Richter since he was just a child, perhaps causing his strong dislike for ideology of any kind and underpinning the attraction that nature, as an indiscriminate force, holds for him.

Support from his mother encouraged him to become an artist during his mid-teens and he embarked on a classical education at the Dresden Art Academy in Communist East Germany. Years later and a few months prior to the erection of the Berlin Wall, he and his wife fled with only a suitcase to Düsseldorf in West Germany. From 1961 to 1964, Richter studied at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Karl Otto Gotz.

Richter's first exhibition in the U.S. took place at the Reinhard Onnasch Gallery in 1973. Fifteen years later in 1988 he was given his first North American retrospective organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. In 2001 the Museum of Modern Art in New York exhibited a retrospective of Richter's paintings called "Forty Years of Painting". Curated by Robert Storr, the exhibition was critically acclaimed.

HE DOES A LOT OF DIFFERENT STYLES OF PAINTING. CLICK HERE TO GO TO HIS WEBSITE.

Sam Baillie

Born and raised in Western Canada, Sam Baillie’s creative talents often reflect the beautiful surroundings in Alberta as well as her love of all animals. Painting is a passion for Sam that began many years ago in high school where her talents were rewarded with top grades in art classes. This led Sam to continue developing her talent in the Fine Arts program at Red Deer College. In the years that followed, her creativity was not limited to painting alone as she explored and excelled in various artistic expressions including ceramics, wood carving, bronze sculptures.

In 2005 Sam broke away from the corporate world to devote her energy full time to painting. She has continued growing her skills working with mentors and various instructors and has become the artist of favour in many homes in Alberta and B.C. She has now expanded her involvement in art by sharing her inspiration and talent with others as an instructor of several painting groups in Calgary.

Sam feels that the environment where she thrives and can be most creative is in the natural world, so it is not without coincidence that she lives in the scenic countryside, tucked in the trees with nature, animals and tranquility. Her current works include watercolours, oils and acrylics that reflect this inviting and peaceful environment.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sarah Maple

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE OF HER WORK.

Sarah Maple was born in 1985. She completed a BA in Fine Art from Kingston University in 2007, and now lives in her native Sussex. In the same year she also won the ‘4 New Sensations’ competition for emerging artists, run by Charles Saatchi and Channel 4. Sarah's work has been featured as the cover and content of US art/fashion magazine Swindle, and Nylon magazine. She has also worked with Dazed and Confused and Dolce and Gabbana on her film and performance works.

In 2010 she curated an art auction for ‘Feminism in London’ with contributors such as Julian Opie, Julie Verhoeven, Stuart Semple, Susie Orbach and Kate Nash. Sarah’s artwork, films and performances have been displayed on the London Tube and been exhibited in New York, Canada, Ireland, Germany, Italy and throughout Britain.

Much of Maple's inspiration originates from being brought up as a Muslim, with parents of mixed religious and cultural backgrounds. Blurring the lines between popular culture and religious devotion in an unfailingly mischievous manner, Sarah's aesthetic narrative urges the viewer to challenge traditional notions of religion, identity and the societal role of women.

Maple's work often takes on fabricated scenes and situations. She is affected by the art world, as well as from her general surroundings; including friends, family, television and popular culture. She is also greatly moved by music, comedy and literature. She believes these influences are truly woven into her art and provide the platform upon which her work is realised.

Maple states that the aim of her work is 'to give my audience food for thought. I believe comedy is a great tool to achieve this, which is why I choose to portray my conceptual ideas through a light-hearted and tongue-in-cheek approach'.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Interiors

Gustave Caillebotte, "The Floor Scrapers", 1876

Interiors Project Sheet
Interiors Sample Images PART I
Interiors Sample Images PART II
Handouts

Friday, February 4, 2011

Wolf Kahn

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE OF HIS WORK.
The unique blend of Realism and the formal discipline of Color Field painting sets the work of Wolf Kahn apart. Kahn is an artist who embodies the synthesis of his modern abstract training with Hans Hofmann, with the palette of Matisse, Rothko's sweeping bands of color, and the atmospheric qualities of American Impressionism. It is precisely this fusion of color, spontaneity and representation that has produced such a rich and expressive body of work. Wolf Kahn regularly exhibits at galleries and museums across North America. Selected museum collections include Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Extra Credit Blog option

Artist Jenny Saville

EXTRA CREDIT OPTION:

NOTE: To get extra credit you must submit at least one entry per month. (NOT 4 all at once). You must submit all of the information listed below and you may not submit items/artists already listed on the blog. In order to qualify for extra credit you must submit your first entry no later than February 15th.

REQUIREMENTS:

It must be a contemporary "Fine Arts" artist working in either acrylics or oils. (NO anime, graphic novels, poster artists, illustrators) Nothing from Deviant Art (I get these every semester). You must find more than just an image. Find a website that has more information on your artist, biography, artists statement and several images.

Email me 1 link and 1 image for your site. I will post the information for you.

You can either download an image from the site directly to your desktop or use “Grab” to get an image. All images must be in jpeg format, and not to exceed 8” in any direction.

Email your images and links to: james.bailey@umontana.edu

You can earn extra credit for developing your own blog. It must be art related. (see me for more information).

Saturday, December 4, 2010

FRESH PAINT OPENING

The gallery is located on the corner of Higgins and Broadway (next to Dana Gallery)
The exhibition will be open December 3 & 4, and December 10 & 11.







Thanks also, to our great install team.