Grounded by Linda Stoudt opens in the Helen and F. Morris Silver Foundation gallery on Friday, August 3, with an Opening Reception from 5-8pm.
Linda Stoudt lives and works south of Missoula in the Bitterroot Valley.
Gallery Talk with Stoudt at Artini on August 16, 7pm. Free Admission.
These images are distillations of everyday experiences.
Daily life is inextricably entwined to making art; the work is about transition, passage through time and space; the permanence of impermanence. I have witnessed the rise and fall of matter hundreds of times, and endeavor to capture those moments of change.
The sandpaper drawings and paintings on cardboard underscore this transitory theme with their non-archival base. The use of cardboard was driven by the need to make an image that had rows or furrows, as if digging in the earth or myself. The furrows continue to manifest themselves in recent works.
Images are drawn from botanical and natural phenomena; in addition, autobiographical events are woven into the visual dialogue; I hope to convey that sense of wonder while observing nature and working closely in it.
- Linda Stoudt, July 2007
The Missoula Art Museum thanks Linda Stoudt for her assistance in creating this exhibition. All works are loaned from the artist, except where noted. MAM is grateful to the additional lenders for their contributions.
work, top to bottom: Untitled (M. Davis), Untitled (Ruta)
Among the works included in the exhibit were the following: