CURRENT EXHIBIT

Mar 3 - Apr 8  •  2017

Crista Ann Ames • LeAnn Boyd • Ric Gendron • Doug Turman

Opening Reception: Mar 3, 5-8pm

In keeping with the primal stirrings and refreshing surprises of springtime, Radius Gallery presents an vibrant, lush, eclectic exhibit of new works by four artists.

Ric Gendron’s paintings bespeak a life lived within the contested narratives of the American West. An enrolled member of the Arrow Lakes Band of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville, Gendron’s expressionistic work unflinchingly chronicles a life in full—experience, history, heritage, identity, memory—in ways both thought-provoking and delightful. Gendron studied art at Cornish College in Seattle and Eastern Washington University; his work has shown in museums throughout the United States.

Crista Ann Ames’ intriguing ceramic sculptures find harmony in contradiction: they are at once mythic and personal, mystifying and familiar, stark and emotionally nuanced. Formal elements—texture, color, (dis)proportion—come together in ways both alluring and provocative. Ames has an MFA in Ceramics from the University of Montana and is currently a long-term resident at the Clay Studio of Missoula. In 2013 she was featured in Western Art & Architecture’s "Ones to Watch" column.

Artist Talk: Tuesday, Mar 14, 5pm

For more than a decade Doug Turman’s art has given expression to his love of Italian scenery, history and culture. Using hand-crafted Italian Earth pigments to represent the physical and emotional terrain that has so captured his imagination, his paintings are offbeat, lyrical manifestations of memory, impression and passion. From 2000 to 2016 Turman and his wife, Mary Lee Larison, were proprietors of Turman Larison Contemporary, a leading contemporary art space in Helena.

Artist Talk: Saturday, Apr 8, 1pm

Employing ancient techniques, LeAnn Boyd creates fresco paintings that usher a sense of antiquity into our modern spaces. Says Boyd, “I am inspired by color, the sensation of color, and memory. I live in Montana, and the beauty of the natural world is ingrained in my memory, like the color embedded in the plaster. Landscapes and frescoes naturally summon this intimate union of present with past." Boyd’s paintings have been exhibited throughout the West and commissioned by collectors nationally and internationally.

Artist Talk: Friday, Mar 31, 5pm

UPCOMING EXHIBITS

Apr 14 - May 20 • 2017

2nd Annual Ceramics Invitational featuring new artwork by Adrian Arleo, Chuck Aydlett, Alessandro Gallo, Miriam Griffin, Kenyon Hansen, Jeremy Hatch, Giselle Hicks, Heesoo Lee, Steven Young Lee, David Peters, Deborah Schwartzkopf and Eric Van Eimeren.

May 26 - Jul 1 • 2017

Group show featuring new artwork by Holly Andres, Chris Bivins, Victoria Brace, Hannah Lee Cameron, Linda Leslie, Megan Moore, Ben Pease, Chris Ricardo and Shannon Troxler.

Jul 7 - Aug 12 • 2017

Group show featuring new artwork by Julia Galloway, Stephanie J. Frostad and Kent Lovelace.

Aug 18 - Sep 23 • 2017

Group show featuring new artwork by Catherine Earle, Jennifer Eli French, Trey Hill and Crystal Morey.

Sep 29 - Nov 4 • 2017

Group show featuring new artwork by Courtney Blazon, Joe Boddy, Susan R. Carlson, Pamela Caughey, Michael deMeng, Theo Ellsworth, Lauren Gallaspy, Tate Hudson and Philip Slagter.

Nov 11 - Dec 24 • 2017

4th Annual Holiday Show.

PAST EXHIBITS

2017

Jan 20 - Feb 25 • 2017

Group show featuring new artwork by Hadley Ferguson, David Hiltner and Bobbie McKibbin. Take the virtual tour.

2016

Nov 4 - Dec 24 • 2016

3rd Annual Holiday Show featuring artwork by 99 artists.

Sep 21 - Oct 26 • 2016

Group show featuring new artwork by Josh DeWeese, Megan Moore and James G. Todd, Jr.

Jul 30 - Sep 16 • 2016

2nd Annual Juried Exhibition ("The Changing Moment") featuring artwork by 61 artists.

Jurors: Liz Dye, Hadley Ferguson and Kristi Scott.

Jun 17 - Jul 23 • 2016

Group show featuring new artwork by Dana Boussard, Michael Haykin and Dale Livezey.

Apr 22 - Jun 11 • 2016

2nd Annual Ceramics Invitational featuring new artwork by Crista Ann Ames, Adrian Arleo, Josh DeWeese, Christopher Dufala, Julia Galloway, Mel Griffin, Beth Lo, Randi O'Brien, Alison Reintjes, Shalene Valenzuela and Tara Wilson.

Feb 27 - Apr 16 • 2016

The Last Best Place: Surrealism Here & Now featuring new artwork by Deighton Abrams, Crista Ann Ames, Bayla Arietta, Adrian Arleo, Courtney Blazon, Molly Blazon, Susan R. Carlson, Monte Dolack, Theo Ellsworth, Jennifer Eli French, Stephanie J. Frostad, Stephen Glueckert, Lillian Nelson, Wesley Saint John, James G. Todd, Jr and Cathy Weber.

Jan 20 - Feb 21 • 2016

Group show featuring new artwork by Lucy Capehart, Stephen Glueckert and Randi O'Brien.

2015

Nov 20 - Dec 24 • 2015

2nd Annual Holiday Show featuring artwork by 76 artists.

Sep 17 - Nov 14 • 2015

Radius 1: Anniversary Show featuring artwork by Courtney Blazon, LeAnn Boyd, Lucy Capehart, Susan R. Carlson, Pamela Caughey, Ric Gendron, Michael Haykin, Karen Kemp, Louise Lamontagne, Bobbie McKibbin, Megan Moore and Barb Schwarz Karst.

Aug 12 - Sep 12 • 2015

Compositions featuring artwork by Eric S. Carlson, Darcy Chenoweth, Chris Maynard and Barbara Michelman (collaborating with Charles Finn).

Jun 11 - Aug 8 • 2015

2nd Annual Juried Exhibition ("Scapes: Land • Sea • Mind") featuring artwork by 61 artists.

Jurors: Barb Schwarz Karst, Stephen Glueckert and Jennifer Leutzinger.

May 6 - Jun 6 • 2015

Life | Stories featuring new artwork by Melissa S. Cole and Ric Gendron.

April 22 - May 2 • 2015

Everyone In Me Is A Bird featuring new artwork by Courtney Blazon and Susan R. Carlson.

Mar 11 - Apr 18 • 2015

Form In Action featuring new artwork by LeAnn Boyd, Pamela Caughey, Louise Lamontagne, Rick Phillips and Barb Schwarz Karst.

Jan 14 - Mar 7 • 2015

Second Sight featuring new artwork by Bobbie McKibbin.

2014

Nov 21 - Dec 23 • 2014

1st Annual Holiday Show featuring artwork by 54 artists.

Oct 3 - Nov 16 • 2014

Wind & Bones featuring artwork by Melissa Bangs, Elizabeth Bass, Tricia Bass, Cindy Betka, Courtney Blazon, Joseph Boddy, Lucy Capehart, Susan R. Carlson, Pam Caughey, Monty Cawker, Darcy Chenoweth, Samantha Dwyer, Craig Edwards, Ric Gendron, Dean Johnson, Ivette Kjelsrud, Louise Lamontagne, David Lusk, Bobbie McKibbin, Barbara Michelman, Karen Shimoda and Cynthia Swidler.

Aug 18 - Oct 1 • 2015

Introducing Radius Gallery featuring artwork by Melissa Bangs, Courtney Blazon, Lucy Capehart, Susan R. Carlson, Ric Gendron, Karen Kemp, Louise Lamontagne, Bobbie McKibbin and Megan Moore.