The Voices in Contemporary Art series connects audiences to cultural literature and significant voices in contemporary art. Internationally recognized artists, curators, critics, and scholars present the latest art-world practices and conversations, from contemporary artistic practice and aesthetic philosophy to art criticism and art history. Lectures are free for members and students. $5 suggested donation for the public.
"In this suite of works McConnell explores--with characteristic keen wit, sustained research, and painterly sincerity--real depictions of the West and imagined scenes from classics of the Western film genre, exploring how the construction of a mythic West intersects with the history of art, photography and film-making. The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to review the breadth and depth of McConnell’s interrogations and to consider our collective fantasies and individualized experiences of the American West," said Gilbertson.
April 9, 6:30 PM. Free and open to all. No RSVP required.
[Image Credit: Gordon McConnell, Ventilator Blues, 2013, acrylic on canvas panel, 16 x 20”. Courtesy of Visions West Gallery, Bozeman, MT. © Gordon McConnell]