Transmigration: The Work of Terry Karson Press Release

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PRESS RELEASE

Transmigration: The Work of Terry Karson
 Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Haynes Hall, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
 Exhibition: May 12 – June 9, 2017
Public Reception: Saturday, May 13, 5-9 pm
Sale: Friday, May 12, 5-9 pm and Saturday May 13, 10 am – 5pm

The public is invited to an exhibition and sale of artworks by the late Terry Karson (1950 – 2017). The exhibition “Transmigration: The Work of Terry Karson” will be on display in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in Haynes Hall, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT from May 12 – June 9, 2017. Karson’s conceptual works transformed the banal detritus of our culture into elegant “artifacts” of compelling beauty.

The sale of Terry Karson’s numerous wall-hung and sculptural works will occur on Friday, May 12, 5-9 pm and Saturday May 13, 10 am – 5pm in the HEC Gallery and the Drawing/Painting Studio, Haynes Hall 227, at Montana State University. Following the sale on Saturday, the public is invited to an opening reception from 5 – 9 pm in the Copeland Gallery. The reception will include a gallery talk by independent curator Gordon McConnell, highlighting Karson’s career as an artist and curator. Refreshments will be served.

A memorial will take place on Sunday, May 14, 11 am-12:00 pm at the Headwaters State Park off Hwy 10 between Manhattan and Three Forks. The Madison, Jefferson & Gallatin Rivers meet there to form the Missouri, which flows back to Kansas City.

Terry Karson earned his BFA in Painting from Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA in Sculpture at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. Among his important accomplishments was a large scale installation entitled “Commons” at the Missoula Art Museum in 2012. His work has been represented by Visions West Gallery, Flanders Contemporary Art, and the Gallatin River Gallery among others. His sculpture and mixed media works are in the permanent collections of the Holter Museum of Art, the Yellowstone Art Museum, and the Missoula Art Museum. Karson received grants from the Strategic Initiative, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Montana Arts Council. In addition to his own artistic pursuits Karson was also a curator for the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings (1989-1993), was the founding curator for the Bozeman Sculpture Park, and served as an independent curator for numerous statewide exhibitions. For further information regarding this exhibition and these events please contact Ellen Ornitz, ellen.ornitz@gmail.com.

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall, across from the duck pond on 11th Avenue on MSU campus.  It is the building with the ski chair sculpture out front.  Please note that the parking passes are required for parking during the business day (9AM – 6PM).

HECG Hours: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM / Closed on weekends, or by

For further information regarding this exhibition and these events please contact Ellen Ornitz, ellen.ornitz@gmail.com.

For more information on the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in general, please visit http://hecgallery.com or follow us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/msuhecg).