an exhibition of new work by Whitehall artist Jerry Rankin is on display Feb. 1 March 30. Rankin is one of Montana’s most significant living artists, who was mentored by Rudy Autio and Robert DeWeese, two formative artists in Montana’s early Modernists movement. During the course of his decades-long career as an artist, he was also an art teacher in Great Falls, and a professor in Alaska.
Rankin’s images are meditations on the land. He states, “In 2015, I began a series of drawings, which I developed into prints exploring the expansion of the Golden Sunlight mine near Whitehall ... Within each block or panel of the exhibit, I’ve illustrated the progressive vandalized and irreparable landscape, the increasingly toxic waste pond lake, and the chewing and tearing at the seams of the earth caused by rock removal; the devastation occurring without consequence, without imagination.”
Also on display Feb. 1-29 is “What Were You Wearing?” an installation brought to Red Lodge by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Services in partnership with the Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center-University of Kansas, Lawrence. The exhibit opens 5-7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7.
Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery
11 W. 8th St.Red Lodge, MT
- Feb. 1-29