Hallowed Absurdities: Work by Theodore Waddell
January 14-May 7, 2017
Made of road kill, animal skulls, jawbones, pelts and skins, as as well as body bags, bullets, tools and actual guns, the artwork in Hallowed Absurdities raises the issue of the use of guns in our society. With humor, irony and wit, Waddell's mixed media assemblages poke fun at gun collectors, questions the ethics of competitive big game hunting and defend the equality of all life, be it human or animal.
Organized by Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana.
Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray
January 28-April 2, 2017
Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray provides an intimate look at Frida Kahlo, Mexico’s most prolific and well-known female artist, through the photographic lens of her long-time friend and lover, Nickolas Muray.
In May 1931, Muray (1892-1965) traveled to Mexico on vacation where he met Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), a woman he would never forget. The two started a romance that continued on and off for the next 10 years and a friendship that lasted until her death in 1954. Approximately 50 photographic portraits of Kahlo taken by Muray comprise the exhibition. The photographs, dating from 1937 to 1946, explore Muray’s unique perspective; in the 1930s and 1940s he was Frida Kahlo’s friend, lover and confidant. Muray’s photographs bring to light Kahlo’s deep interest in her Mexican heritage, her life and the people with whom she shared close friendship.
This traveling exhibition has been organized through the Nickolas Muray Archives and is circulated by GuestCurator Traveling Exhibitions located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.