My site-specific built-environment and ceramic bird installation for an exhibit at the Missoula Art Museum was up from August 23, 2018 Through Jan 12, 2019. A 2nd iteration will be installed at the Holter Museum of Art in Helena Montana from July 5th through December 31st 2019.
An insightful essay,was written for the exhibition catalog, by Brandon Reintjes, senior curator at MAM. A 360 degree view of Understory/Overstory made by Slikati Photo and Video is here. A two minute video walkthrough of the installation can be viewed here.
I gave a gallery talk about the show at the Holter Museum. Jeanie Warden, a videographer with Helena Civic Television, generously shared her footage.
Cathy Weber is widely recognized for her lovingly rendered visions of commonplace objects. Weber’s work takes the form of paintings, book art, quilts, illuminated manuscripts, cartographic elements and domestic items. The result is visual poetry that addresses spirit, emotion, nature and politics. She feels an urgency to use her artistic process to respond to war, injustice, greed and violence. The act of transforming the ordinary into the beautiful gives her comfort, hope, and support for meeting life’s challenges. “What best motivates me in my work is the potential to uncover, expose and describe the sacred,” Weber writes. “The fruits of the earth and the human heart offer the language. Working is the prayer.”