Six! was a group show in late 2014 and early 2015, featuring artworks by Samantha Briegel (porcelain,) Patty Ceglio (ceramic sgraffito,) Andrea Cross Guns (acrylic painting,) Gregg Edelen (functional ceramics) Wilbur Rehmann (monoprint on ceramic) and Trudy Skari (ceramic sculpture.
A Natural Connection
A Natural Connection was a group show in February and March 2015, featuring John Andrew’s turned wood bowls, Alaina Buffalo Spirit’s traditional yet contemporary ledger paintings and steampunk horses by Bill Ryder of typewriter and sewing machine parts.
Pattern & Surface
Pattern & Surface opening on April 1, 2015, features works by three Montana artists, Samantha Briegel, Nerissa Eckerson and Sarah Magar. These three artists create artworks in unique styles using very different techniques, yet all three use surface decoration and pattern to enliven and inspire.
Celebrate the Body
Celebrate the Body opening in May 21, 2015, features three Montana artists and their figurative works. Sculptor Nancy Goughnour, ceramic artist Patty Ceglio and mixed-media artist Maureen Shaughnessy celebrate the beauty of the human body in every size, shape, color and age.
Of The Earth
Of The Earth opening August 14, 2015, features Bridger photographer, Jean Albus and Helena furniture artist, Tim J. Carney. They have common philosophies of connecting with Nature and seeing beauty where others may see flaws, wounds or destruction.
Textile & Texture
Textile & Texture opens June 26, 2015. This group show features ceramic art and textile art created by Helena ceramic sculptor Susan Mattson, Butte ceramic artist Gregg Edelen and Missoula textile artist Carol Wilbur. They join to delight and enlighten us with their different visions and techniques. From Anagama-fired plates and other functional pottery, a school of porcelain brown trout, to ethereal botanical silks and shibori bamboo wearable art, to striking stoneware animals whose bodies are composed of hundreds of human expressions… this exhibit has something for everyone.
Visual Poetry opening September 25, 2015, features the work of Andrea Cross Guns and Trudy Skari, both Helena artists. Each of these artists is a poet and philosopher in their own right. Andrea paints expressive colorful abstracts with interactive and 3D elements. Each piece she made for this show includes a poem/fortune meant only for the person who connects with the painting. Trudy creates gestural poems with clay, often in the form of rabbits, foxes and dogs, or artist-books with ceramic covers and poetry kits of porcelain fragments.
Our very special Young Voices exhibit opened October 30, 2015 and featured 5 artists from age 9 to 13, who participated in weekly summer creativity sessions at the gallery studio. These artists learned the behind the scenes tasks that go into mounting an exhibit, and helped with every aspect of putting together their own show, including giving gallery talks on opening night. We had a full house and the exhibit sold out. 1+1=1 Gallery donated their commission to four local organizations. It was a huge success. Check out photos from our opening.
One Family: Three Visions
One Family: Three Visions opened November 22, 2015 and featured three siblings who are professional artists. Sculptor Peter Shaughnessy of Tatlayoko, British Columbia, Painter Mary Shaughnessy of Vancouver, BC and Maureen Shaughnessy of Helena, who co-owns 1+1=1 Gallery and is a professional painter and mixed-media artist. The three have very different yet complimentary ways to express their connection to Nature and to the outdoor environment, as well as the relationships that sustain us. Gallery talks will include the Mother Tree story.
All Artist Winter Review
All Artist Winter Review features all 16 artists represented by 1+1=1 Gallery, with new works and favorite works brought out of storage for this show. Most of the artists were in attendance at the opening reception and many also contributed to our week-long Hygge Open House in early February, with daily afternoon live-music performances and hands-on art demos at lunchtime. We love having such an involved, active crew of artists at 1+1=1 and value each and every one of them for their creativity, artistry and participation in gallery events.
All Artist Winter Review runs from Feb 5 through the end of March.
We are excited to pair our newest gallery artist Tina Albro, of Seattle Washington, with gallery owner Maureen Shaughnessy in “One Off,” an exhibit of new one-of-a-kind prints by both artists. Tina uses the pliage method of painting, using this technique with etching ink, cotton rag and other printmaking papers. Maureen makes drypoint etching plates which she then uses to make painterly monoprints about the human relationship with Nature. Exhibit runs from April 15 through May 31 2016