Rendezvous With Destiny, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 7.5 x 14
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VISIONS WEST, BOZEMAN
G O R D O N M c C O N N E L L
"My arrival in Montana in 1982 brought me into intimate contact with some of the most storied places of the historic West and also gave me the opportunity to study the paintings of two of the most influential codifiers of western imagery, Frederic Remington and Charlie Russell. I became aware of how decisive an effect their work, and the work of other western illustrators, had on the formulations of filmmakers like John Ford, William Wyler, and Howard Hawks. At the same time, I recognized how distinctly different the formalized imagery of western films, in its temporal, technological, and theatrical mediation, is from any painting."
- Gordon McConnell
Come see the interesting progression of Gordon McConnell's career in his upcoming show at Visions West, Bozeman, hanging from August 11th through September 19th. To see the works in the show click here For more information on Gordon's background as an artist, click here.
A Possible Explanation for the Appearance of Swallows,
Mollucan Cockatoo feathers, 35x55
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C H R I S M A Y N A R D
BOOK SIGNING IN LIVINGSTON
Weds. August 22nd from 3-5 pm.
Popular feather artist Chris Maynard's will be bringing his unique vision, in multiple new works, to Visions West Livingston for the August Art Walk. The exhibition will open during the Art Walk on Friday, August 25th and will run through September 21st.
Chris will be in the Livingston gallery on Weds. Aug 22nd to sign books and visit with people about his unique work.
Using a tiny scalpel as his primary tool, Maynard carves birds out of feathers, then mounts his creations in shadowboxes, so that the carved feathers and feather birds cast shadows across the canvas just as real birds cast shadows across the landscape when they fly. His exquisite and imaginative compositions not only illustrate his background in science, and his ingenious technique, which he developed himself over many years, but show his aesthetic fascination with the "art" birds create--feathers. See more work here
Chris has been receiving much warranted national attention with his poetic and exacting pieces. To read a recent review in the Seattle Times click here and for his profile on our website, here.