Musing on Nature with Oil and Steel and Artography
The Month Of August
Artist Reception: Saturday, August 5 3-5
Dorci Newman-Tremblay is an oil painter who works in her Red Lodge studio and en plein air. The work for this show includes many new landscape and wildlife paintings. Newman-Tremblay paints with confidence and in an intuitive manner. The painting style is enhanced by her command of composition, color, texture and dynamic movement. With each painting, Newman-Tremblay connects the viewer to the scene of the story, its place and emotion. The artist is passionate about Western landscapes and the abundance of wildlife Big Sky country has to offer.
David McMasters is very well known for his welded steel sculptures. Most of the pieces in this show are freestanding, bold and unique. Each piece is enhanced by the color and texture of the steel segments as they form a cohesive whole. The viewer feels a need to walk around these pieces and experience the power of each sculpture. McMaster's works are widely collected and respected both here and afar for their size and connection to the environment.
Phil Bell’s work starts out as a photograph. Using Photoshop, he creates plug-in filters to make visually stunning works of art. Many of Bell’s photographs in this exhibition will show straight traditional photography that captures the beauty of the landscape. His work relies on classic art principles of composition and design with a little creative edge to add impact. Bell has printed all these pieces on canvas using archival pigment inks.