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“Work on Paper” Opening Reception

September 8, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

The University of Montana Western Fine Arts Gallery is excited to present “Work on Paper” by artist David Korty. The gallery will host an opening reception on September 8, 2023 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery Located in Main Hall.

“Work on Paper” will be open for viewing from September 8 to October 20. Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Montana Western Fine Arts Gallery Coordinator, Jennifer Boysen at [email protected].

David Korty: Work on Paper

In this new group of works on paper the artist has chosen his own experience as an avid fly tyer and fisherman as a springboard from which to draw and paint. Although the subject of fishing in art has a long and well trodden history, Korty approaches the subject from an unorthodox angle. The image of a fisherman’s box of flies is translated into something close to a hieroglyphic field of marks, some resembling actual flies, others reduced to small geometric notations that seem to interact according to their own pattern of logic. Like an abacus of minature “bric-a-brac” each rectangular box becomes a container for stored information. Whether it’s a form of anglers Morse Code or something far more esoteric these paintings highlight the magic and alchemy that can be found both on rivers and in the artists studio.