Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Kevin Llemellgn (Via Haley Jacobson)


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.

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.

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
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



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.


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


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.


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