2010 Pause: Art + Architecture

Chris Larson

Exhibition Dates: January 14 – April 3, 2010
Reception: February 3, 6pm, MOA Gallery
Lecture: with Chris Larson, 7pm, Fine Arts Auditorium
Lecture: Jim Olson, March 3, 7pm, Fine Arts Auditorium

Art and Architecture is a cornucopia of works that playfully explore our relationship to architecture in photographs, paintings and sculptures. The notion of  “place” as it is relative for the artist to convey ideas about the content of the work can sometimes create an interesting discourse between the viewers and their own ideas of habitat or space. The exhibit will feature many works from our permanent collection as well as works on loan from other institutions. “Pause” by Chris Larsen is one of the featured sculptures in the exhibit that consists of a Dukes of Hazzard 69′ Charger made entirely out of wood, crashing through Ted Kaczynski’s Montana Refuge.

Larson will speak about the role of architectural space in the creation of his art. During his lecture Olson, who is the recipient of the 2009 AIA Architecture Firm Award, will speak about his firm’s experience in designing spaces for museums and private art collections, and the way fine art has impacted his firm’s thinking about architecture.

Works in the exhibition come from the collections of Western Bridge and Bill and Ruth True, the Washington Art Consortium, the Missoula Art Museum and the Museum of Art/WSU.