Ways of Seeing – iAIR Public Lecture

MetteJuul

© Norman Chalmers

 

Tuesday 01/15
“Ways of Seeing” Lecture by Mette Juul Sondergaard
Cheever Hall Room 215, 5:30 – 7pm

“Ways of Seeing” Public Lecture on Tuesday 15 January, 5:30 – 7 pm, Cheever Hall Room 215 by the School of Art’s Spring 2013 International Artist in Residence (iAIR). Ms. Sondergaard is a Danish artist who has studied at the Glasgow School of Art (Scotland), the Royal College of Art (England), Kunst Akademi Weissensee (Berlin), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (USA) and the Funen Academy of Fine Arts (Denmark). She has taught and exhibited extensively at an international level and is the recipient of various grants and scholarships throughout Europe. She has taught and exhibited extensively at an international level and is the recipient of various grants and scholarships throughout Europe. She has taught at the European Film College (Denmark), Parsons New School (New York), Centro Fotografico Alvarez Bravo (Mexico), Fatamorgana (Denmark), Rospohoto (Russia), and Pingyao Fotofestival in China.

The iAIR program at MSU Bozeman’s School of Art was created in 2011 to foster an environment of international artistic exchange while providing a rich working experience for the artist to practice and grow.  The School of Art strives to cultivate a dialogue between the international art community and the community of Bozeman, Montana.

Mette Juul will be in residence at the School of Art through the end of February 2013.  Her artwork is concerned with issues around photography, the archive and memory.

Timothy Pugh

©2012 Timothy Pugh

Ways of Seeing: iAIR Lecture
Tuesday October 16, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
MSU Campus, Cheever Hall, Room 215

iAIR Exhibition
Monday October 29 – Wednesday November 7, 2012
Public Reception on Thursday November 1, 6:30 – 8:30PM
At the Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Haynes Hall

 The Montana State University School of Art invites the public to the Ways of Seeing: iAIR Lecture on Tuesday 16 October, 5:30 – 6:30PM, Cheever 215. The Ways of Seeing lecture is an introduction to the School of Art’s 2012 International Artist in Residence (iAIR), Timothy Pugh, who will be talking about his practice.

Timothy Pugh is an environmental installation artist, based in Wales, who is involved in the ongoing practice of constructing sculptures and sketching drawing that make use of natural materials and a wide range of mixed media. The scale, structure and colour of the work is determined by what materials are available, the interesting effects of erosion and the consequence of changing tides and seasons.

Tim will also be exhibiting his work in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery Monday 10/29 – Wednesday 11/7, with a public reception on Thursday 11/1, 6:30 – 8:30PM. His exhibition will consist of work that he generates in response to his residency at Montana State University’s School of Art. Tim will be in residence at the School of Art until Saturday November 17, 2012.

The iAIR program at MSU Bozeman’s School of Art was created in 2011 to foster an environment of international artistic exchange while providing a rich working experience for the artist to practice and grow.  The School of Art strives to cultivate a dialogue between the international art community and the community of Bozeman, Montana.  The iAIR program at the School of Art is supported in part by the Beulah Glaze Waller Endowment.

©2012 Timothy Pugh

 

Bringing a mountain into a gallery by Pitiwat Somthai

The MSU School of Art International Artist in Residence (iAIR) for 2011, Pitiwat Somthai, completed his work in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery on Friday October 21, 2011.  The artwork, “Bringing a mountain into a gallery”, culminated in a one-night only installation of work that Mr. Somthai created whilst in Bozeman.

Throughout the duration of his residency, the artist was inspired by the mountains surrounding Bozeman.  His work looked at the geometry of the landscape and utilized native grass to articulate the region in color and texture.  The task of weaving was aided by the students and faculty of the School of Art, as well as, Bozeman community members.   Mr. Somthai set up working areas in the gallery to weave the mats and invited the public to assist the tremendous task of bringing a mountain into a gallery.

The exhibition finished with a dispersing event – where the artist invites the gallery audience to take part in disassembling the installation and taking pieces away with them.

Professor Somthai teaches printmaking and graphic arts at Burapha University’s Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts in Thailand. Utilizing a wide breadth of mediums; sculpture, installation, painting, printmaking, video, and performance; his work focuses on the philosophy and the search for monitoring the emotions that arise from the impacts on daily life.

The iAIR program at the School of Art is supported in part by the Beluah Glaze Waller Endowment.