Great Falls, MT
Ashleigh McCann: Where the Landscape Led Me will be on view in the Mungus-Volk Gallery over the summer months at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art. This exhibition is a series of expressionist oil paintings and the culminating exhibition of McCann’s 2016-17 Artist in Residence (AIR) position. As part of McCann’s residency, she has taught art classes with each art teacher, shared her talents with GFPS students throughout the school year and maintained a studio at The Square. The AIR program is made possible by a partnership between The Square and the Great Falls Public School district.
McCann is a native of Great Falls who earned her BFA in drawing and painting from BYU-Idaho in 2016. Regarding this series of oil paintings the artist remarks: I am captivated by the Western scenery as viewed from the passenger seat of the car. Watching the seemingly static and unmovable landscape shift into dynamic, changing planes has influenced this organic and movement-based imagery. I am interested in the small grasses that bend in the wind, and in the stones and mountains that seem to change when I move past them. Observing the landscape from a swiftly changing vantage point has given me time to reflect on being fluid, bendable, and non-rigid.
Please join us at The Square as we celebrate with an Opening Reception on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Meet the artist and experience her works while enjoying complimentary beverages and appetizers.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website