“Golden Surplus” by Katie Brown

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KATIE BROWN
GOLDEN SURPLUS
Monday April 1 – Friday April 5, 2013
Defense of Thesis on Monday April 1, 11 AM
Reception on Thursday April 4, 6:30- 8:30 PM
At the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Haynes Hall

Montana State University School of Art and the Helen E. Copeland Gallery invite the public to, GOLDEN SURPLUS, a solo exhibition by artist and MFA thesis candidate Katie Brown.

GOLDEN SURPLUS brings together the art of ceramics and the ideology of farming. Slab constructed to prompt viewers to question overproduction in contemporary agri-business and reflects on the overuse of corn in the American food system.

The exhibition dates are Monday April 1 –Friday April 5, 2013, and it is free and open to the public.

There will be an artist’s reception on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 PM.

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located within The School of Art’s Haynes Hall, on the second floor and is open Monday through Friday 9 AM – 5PM.

“Forever More Than Once” by David Peters

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DAVID PETERS
FOREVER MORE THAN ONCE
Monday March 25 – Friday March 29, 2013
Defense of Thesis on Monday March 25, 11AM
Reception on Wednesday March 27, 6:30-8:30PM
At the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Haynes Hall

Montana State University School of Art and the Helen E. Copeland Gallery invite the public to the premiere of “Forever More Than Once”, an MFA thesis exhibition by artist and MFA candidate David Peters.

The exhibition dates are Monday March 25 – Friday March 29, 2013, and it is free and open to the public.

There will be an artist’s reception on Wednesday March 27 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located within The School of Art’s Haynes Hall, on the second floor and is open Monday through Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM.

“Second Sight_Continuum” by Chris Holton

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CHRIS HOLTON
SECOND SIGHT: CONTINUUM
Monday March 18 – Friday March 22, 2013
Reception on Thursday March 21, 6:30 – 8:30PM
At the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Haynes Hall

Montana State University School of Art and the Helen E. Copeland Gallery invite the public to the premiere of “Second Sight: Continuum”, an MFA thesis exhibition by artist and MFA candidate Chris Holton.

With directed movement and free participation, Second Sight: Continuum is an interactive, multimedia installation by Chris Holton.  Chris Holton is a MFA sculpture candidate that has added digital media to his artistic practice.  Concerned with the speed of communication and lack of physical agency involved, Chris sets up an opportunity for individuals to engage with the work as passive or active participants.

The exhibition dates are Monday March 11 – Friday March 22, 2013, and it is free and open to the public.

There will be an artist’s reception on Thursday March 21 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located within The School of Art’s Haynes Hall, on the second floor and is open Monday through Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM.

“Drift, Ascend” by Jessica Mongeon

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JESSICA MONGEON
DRIFT, ASCEND

Monday March 4 – Friday March 8, 2013
Oral Defense on Monday March 4, 11AM
Reception on Thursday March 7, 6:30 – 8:30PM
At the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Haynes Hall

Montana State University School of Art and the Helen E. Copeland Gallery invite the public to the premiere of “Drift, Ascend”, an MFA thesis exhibition by artist and MFA candidate Jessica Mongeon.

Mongeon’s thesis exhibition exposes and explores structures that are found in the natural world, as well as the world of imagination. Jessica Mongeon documents her hikes through mountain terrain, aggregating multiple experiences into large-scale India ink and acrylic paintings on paper. By building up calligraphic marks, along with larger strokes of color, she creates a space that speaks to her journeys though the veil of time, distance and action.

The exhibition dates are Monday March 4 – Friday March 8, 2013, and it is free and open to the public.

The artist will be presenting her defense of thesis on Monday March 4, 11AM, in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery.

There will be an artist’s reception on Thursday March 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located within The School of Art’s Haynes Hall, on the second floor and is open Monday through Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM.

Pronaos: Francesco Gillia MFA Thesis Exhibition

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FRANCESCO GILLIA
PRONAOS
Tuesday November 13 – Friday November 30, 2012
Public Reception on Friday November 16, 6:30 – 8:30PM
At the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Haynes Hall 

Montana State University School of Art and the Helen E. Copeland Gallery invite the public to the premiere of “Pronaos”, an MFA thesis exhibition by artist Francesco Gillia.

Gillia’s thesis exhibition involves large scale oil paintings created for the completion of Mr. Gillia’s degree of Master of Fine Arts at Montana State University – Bozeman.

The exhibition dates are Tuesday November 13 – Friday November 30, and it is free and open to the public.  There will be an opening reception on Friday November 16, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located within The School of Art’s Haynes Hall, on the second floor and is open Monday through Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM. *Please note that the gallery will be closed over the Thanksgiving holiday (11/21-11/25).

Click for PDF of MSU News Service Article.

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Ernest Forward – Some Strings Attached

ERNEST FORWARD SOME STRINGS ATTACHED
Monday April 2 – Friday April 6, 2012
Oral Defense on Monday April 2, 11AM
Reception Performance on Wednesday April 4, 6:30 – 8:30PM
At the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Haynes Hall

Montana State University School of Art and the Helen E. Copeland Gallery invite the public to the premiere of “Some Strings Attached”, an MFA thesis exhibition by artist Ernest Forward.

Forward’s thesis exhibition includes a body of work installed to create the environment as a “Haptiacle” created for the completion of Mr. Forward’s degree of Master of Fine Arts at Montana State University – Bozeman.
This new word that the artist created, “Haptiacle”, is formed by combining two words Haptic and Spectacle. He defines Haptiacle as “a hands on event or performance, designed for viewer transformation that is visually striking that can be seen, viewed, especially something of a remarkable or impressive nature accessible to all.”

This Haptiacle is the first of its kind, never performed before until now. This is the new Americana approach of ceramics, art, and the exhibition space. After the installation of this show the artist has relinquished the control to the viewers for a full Haptiacle experience with the complete elimination of the confinement of the gallery walls. This show exists in every place that has access to the Internet and is fully accessible to all around the world to provide an abundance of memories and to provoke the imagination. It is the artist’s intent to raise awareness of ritual involving the handling, breaking and performance aspect of ceramic objects.

The exhibition dates are Monday April 2 – Friday April 6, 2012, and it is free and open to the public. There will be an opening reception and performance on Wednesday April 6 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located within The School of Art’s Haynes Hall, on the second floor and is open Monday through Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM.