Billings Exchange Show
Feb. 24th - March 7th in the Exit Gallery
Reception Mon. Feb. 24th at 5.30pm
Featuring work from MSU-Billings photo students, Sydne Sherman and Bonny Beth L. Luhman.
About her show, Sherman says, "Lips is a series of seventeen photographs that contain mouths seductively posed with various materials on them. The lips are posed in various intriguing positions. Each pose is meant to give off a very irresistible vibe. I decided on each pose by researching advertisements that featured lips posed in sexy, cliché ways.
I chose the materials based on observations I have made about people and things that they are disgusted by. Most people find the same types of materials disgusting. I find this observation interesting. The materials vary between extremely grotesque objects like toenails or hair to foods that I manipulate to make them look like different objects, like ranch dressing. The regular materials are abstracted to look like grotesque substances. The materials like hair or toenails are put on the lips to create a conversation about why we dislike the materials. Why don’t the materials phase us while they are on our bodies, and why do they bother us so much when they are separated?"
The Exchange program has allowed us to have shows from two U of M students (September), send 4 students to for an exhibition, send 2 students to the Northcutt Steele Gallery, and now from MSU Billings, we have these two exceptional artists.
Now accepting applications for Fall 2014 Exhibits
"Your work, our space. Apply today to have your show exhibited in the most high-tech space on campus. Get exposure for your work, explore installation, and network with the community. If chosen, artists receive free advertising, assistance with install, and an artist's reception with a full refreshment spread. More info can be found on the application itself. Each application must be turned in by April 25th with a $15 processing fee. Email email@example.com with questions regarding the space or application."
Click HERE for an application.
The Exit Gallery is excited to be hosting free screenings of several Art21 films this semester. Art21 is a nonprofit that is dedicated to engaging audiences with contemporary visual art, inspiring creative thinking, and education a new generation about artists working today. These screenings will provide an opportunity for upper and lower classmen to mingle and network with fellow artists.
We would like to invite students and faculty to attend and participate in discussions following the films.
All showings will be held in Cheever 215 at 5.00pm on Tuesday evenings. Refreshments will be provided.
February 18th - “Transformation” which features Paul McCarthy, Cindy Sherman, and Yinka Shonibare.
March 25th - “Protest” which features Jenny Holzer, Alfredo Jaar, An-My Le, and Nacny Spero.
April 8th - “Identity” which features Louise Bourgeois, Maya Lin, Kerry James Marshall, and Bruce Newman.
Post Secret Show
April 28th - May 2nd in the Exit Gallery
Reception Wednesday, April 30th 5:30pm
Submission guidelines: You are invited to anonymously contribute a secret to a group art project. Your secret can be a regret, fear, betrayal, desire, confession or humiliation. Reveal anything - as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before.
Tips: be brief, be legible, be creative. Maximum size is roughly 5x7, although they do not have to be strictly rectangular.
Visit www.postsecretcommunity.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
We will be accepting postcards until Friday April 25th at 5.00pm.
There will be an (anonymous) submission box in the Exit Gallery starting Feb. 18th.
Call for 2D art
The Exit Gallery is currently accepting 2D art to be placed in the Renne Library.
Click HERE for details and application instructions.
The Exit Gallery: NEW space…big ideas
The Exit Gallery is a student organized student funded art gallery operated by ASMSU (Associated Students of Montana State University). The gallery hosts about seven exhibits per semester as well as other arts events. Receptions are on Wednesdays and are free…a great time to meet new people who love the arts, snack on awesome food and actually have intelligent conversation!
Mission: The Exit Gallery empowers contemporary art and ideas in order to inspire and challenge MSU students and the community.
The Exit Gallery educates, informs, and encourages creativity! It is an outlet for student artists, alumni, and other up and coming talents! So come check out what your peers have been up to…..wait, did you even know we have an amazing arts community on campus?
Well it’s time to find out!
The Exit Gallery is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm. The exhibition is sponsored by ASMSU Arts and Exhibits. For more information please email email@example.com.
Hannah Safford ASMSU Arts and Exhibits
SUB 220 Montana State University Bozeman, MT 59717