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Exhibition title: Transmigration: The Work of Terry Karson

Exhibition title: Transmigration: The Work of Terry Karson
Location: Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Haynes Hall, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Dates: Exhibition: May 12 – June 9, 2017; Sale--May 12 & 13
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. Also for sale will be some of Terry’s collection of oddities and art. 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. According to his wishes, after paying the modest debts he left behind, profits from the sale and exhibition will go to benefit art acquisition funds at the Yellowstone Art Museum (YAM) and the Missoula Art Museum (MAM).
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 where Terry was born.
Terry Karson earned his BFA in Painting from Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA in Sculpture at Montana State University in Bozeman. 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 more information and to view examples of Terry’s artworks see:
Visions West Gallery

Gallatin River Gallery (Big Sky, MT)

Flanders Gallery

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Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages


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