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MSUB's Northcutt Steele Gallery showcases the work of Annie Strader and Matthew Weedman, 'Vanishing Methods'

January 6, 2014


Leanne Gilbertson, Northcutt Steele gallery director, at or 657-2903
Carmen Price, University Relations, 657-2269


Show runs Jan. 16 to Feb. 13



MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Northcutt Steele Gallery at Montana State University Billings will feature the collaborative work of artists Annie Strader and Matthew Weedman from Jan. 16 through Feb. 13.  The exhibit is free and open to the public.


The display, Vanishing Methods, brings together multimedia works of digital video, photography and installation work and examines how personal histories and issues of traditional feminine and masculine gender roles become embedded in domestic objects, materials, images and sounds.


Strader and Weedman create works that suggest a longing for meaningful connections between psychological and material realms. Their work uncovers a desire—deeply rooted in the American psyche—for transcendence from the mundane everyday world through objects and images that inhabit the space between the real and the imagined.


DomicideThe artists utilize references to domestic architecture and objects to release the personal and collective residues they hold and to explore notions of erasure and rebirth through acts of destruction or disappearance. 


Annie Strader received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is an active member of The Bridge Club, a visual and performance art collaborative that produces interdisciplinary installation, video, live performance and digital media works that are site- and context- specific. She has exhibited at the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, Ga.; The Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH; the Hartnett Gallery, Rochester, N.Y.; and the Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH.


Weedman holds a Bachelor of Arts in film studies and studio art and a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from The University of Colorado at Boulder. He teaches photography and multimedia courses at MSU Billings.


Nothcutt Steele Gallery is located on the first floor of the Liberal Arts Building on the MSU Billings four-year campus and is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information visit the Northcutt Steele Gallery website , Facebook page  or contact Leanne Gilbertson, Northcutt Steele gallery director, at or (406) 657-2903.


PHOTOS ABOVE: 1) Collaborative work by Annie Strader and Matthew Weedman, Shelter, is a multimedia works incorporating video, dirt and clay, 2012; 2) Annie Strader and Matthew Weedman, Domicide #1 (detail), video projection, ceramic platter, and sound, 2013.