LOCATION: Visions West Contemporary - 2605 Walnut St

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  • Fri, Jun 26, 2020 - Sat, Sep 5, 2020

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Visions West Contemporary is please to announce the 2nd annual group exhibition Mountain Standard Time. The exhibition will span across all Visions West Contemporary location in two states and have a virtual companion to access from home. Mountain Standard Time will embody art in the dialogue with the West, from environmental, historical, and cultural viewpoints that will explore the many facets of the West as a space in the American psyche. The exhibition will open in two parts, meaning that throughout the exhibition we will be switching out pieces and artists. The exhibition dates are June 26th - September 5th, 2020. There will be no opening reception.

In keeping with the Mission of Visions West Contemporary, Mountain Standard Time exhibits contemporary art from across the United States and brings it to the forefront of the art community of the Rocky Mountain region. The range of artwork will be vast, from paintings to works on paper to sculpture.

To highlight just a few of the artists' works and their own connection to the West, we will look to Jennifer Nehrbass, David Rathman (image credit), and Ishi Glinsky. For the exhibition, Jennifer Nehrbass is including two oil on canvas paintings from the series, Pioneer Project, depicting women re-imagined as pioneers of the West instead of men. How would women have handled the rise of the West in theses positions of power? Would there have been less hardship, more compassion. Nehrbass' works asks wheat the West would have looked like if the gender roles were reversed. Also exploring the expansion and development of the West is David Rathman's watercolor paintings that deal with the expansion of the railroad, which gives the juxtaposition of the wild cowboy and the industrial train, as well as the establishing of tows across the West. On the other hand, Ishi Glinsky's large scale ledger drawings address the Native American experience of the expansion of the West. While continuing to navigate through historical events and ephemera of the North American Native tribes, Glinsky's work becomes a fusion of inter-tribal celebration and material exploration. Glinsky's perspective as a member of the Tohono O'odham Nation is integral to our understanding of the West Today.

The artists featured are: Madeleine Bialke, Beau Carey, Bryan Christensen, Johnny Defeo, Rachel Denny, June Glasson, Ishi Glinsky, Adonna Khare, Malia Landis, Jennifer Nehrbass, David Rathman, Tracy Stuckey, Tim Berg, Rebekah Myers, Travis Walker, and many more.

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