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Art Keeps Going

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Art Keeps Going…. This piece has a working title of GONZO (Hunter, not Muppet). This is just another small corner. I’m in the place where the painting I anticipated creating has become its own being (much the way I assume parents look at their children who have grown up, I imagine.) I had an entire base painted out, had sketches of what I had intended and practiced the technique I was going to implement. I put more effort into the prepping and planning stages than my usual routine because I’m trying to be more deliberate and harness some of the swirling around my brain that goes on and focus. Now those are basically out the window and I’m trying to keep up with myself. Much like the curve ball Mother Nature has thrown us, life is often times about adaptability and being able to roll with the punches, right? We have to think fast on our feet and be willing to let go of what we thought we knew and were expecting and be able to be resilient and persevere through the rough parts. It can’t all be ice cream sundaes and bubblegum drops. So with that, every new day brings new challenges and the only thing I know for 100% certain won’t change is that change is inevitable.

GONZOArt Keeps Going

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Cecily Brown: Remixer of the Renaissance | Artspace

Brown is primarily known for vigorous, large-scale oils that blur the boundaries between figuration and abstraction, or, perhaps more accurately, render figures in abstract terms; her snaking, libertine incrassations make steaming hash of the Renaissance, unmooring pathos and narrative from their stodgy compositional prerequisites. Her dynamic canvases transform paint into flesh, using viscera as the groundwork for commentary on desire in all its shimmering, fractious ambiguity.

Drawing on the ethos of predecessors like de Kooning, Brown subverts painterly conventions of the female nude by invoking the grotesque, the repugnant, and the ineffable. Still, there’s no shortage of generosity and humor in Brown’s work, and her signature harshness never gives way to cruelty, preferring instead to articulate the shared existential mire of human embodiment. Bodies, not just gorgeous or sinful ones, are faulty, and gross, and so often needless; Brown does not shy away from our frailties, but rather constellates them, and her edgeless testaments to want and its discontents pulsed far too loud to avoid notice.

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Billings cultural organizations launch North x Northwest to pair with travel writer convention | billingsgazette.com

Susan Stone, A Congress of Crows

NORTH X NORTHWEST BILLINGS, MONTANA

Featured: Susan Stone, A Congress of Crows 2019
Below: Justin W John, Two Can Play At This 2019

Sixty works of art, selected from more than 500 entries, are exhibited through October during the Yellowstone Art Museum’s first North x Northwest art exhibition.

Works of art from 18 states, including painting, sculpture, textiles, mixed media, and photography, were selected by juror Julia Andrews, director of the Coral Springs Museum of Art.

Andrews narrowed her selections to “museum-quality work, demonstrated by a high level of skill in technique, composition and presentation that would pique the interest and curiosity of the viewer,” she described in a press release.

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Two Can Play At This

According to Bryan W. Knicely, executive director of the Yellowstone Art Museum, the inaugural event offers a “sampling of the outstanding cultural programs and events that the BCP organizations have to offer each year,” ranging from art to film and music to theatre.

The largest conference and networking event for travel writers will be held in Billings. Bloggers, journalists, social media content creators, travel brand representatives, and travel industry professionals will descend on the city to explore all that Montana’s trailhead has to offer.

TBEX North America 2019 takes place Sept. 11 – 13 at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. It’s one of two conferences held yearly by the Travel Blog Exchange across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

To capitalize on all this publicity, members of Billings Cultural Partners have organized a 10-day introduction to the city’s arts, entertainment, and cultural scene. Events centered on film, music, art, history, and the outdoors are all on the docket for Sept. 12 – 22.

Bryan W. Knicely, executive director of Yellowstone Art Museum, in a press release, described TBEX as a catalyst for local cultural organizations to present Billings to conference attendees and rethink how they market arts in the region.

“Billings is the cultural center for the state of Montana, and we are letting everyone know that,” Knicely said.

Participating cultural partners include Alberta Bair Theater, Art House Cinema and Babcock Theatre, Billings ArtWalk, Billings Symphony, MINT Film Festival, Montana Audubon Center, Moss Mansion, Pub Station, SCRaP in Billings, Western Heritage Center, Wise Wonders Children’s Museum, and the Yellowstone Art Museum.

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