Edd Enders Art Retrospective Exhibit

Edd Enders Art Retrospective Exhibit

June 18 & 19, 2021

Edd Enders Art Retrospective Exhibit

Montana contemporary artist Edd Enders announces the most comprehensive
retrospective exhibition of his paintings will take place in Livingston June 18-19, 2021.
The exhibit will feature 70 canvases from 1989 to present and include early work, large scale
paintings, self-portraits, urban and rural scenes, and recent surreal work. Many of the
paintings have never before been exhibited.

The exhibit is free and open to the public at the Dink Bruce building, 120 East Park at
the corner of B Street, in downtown Livingston on Friday, June 18 from 1-8 pm and
Saturday, June 19 from 10 am - 5 pm. There will be a brief artist discussion at 6 pm on
Friday, June 18.

Livingston native Enders studied art at Montana State University and has been a prolific
full-time painter for over three decades. Widely admired, Enders has collectors ranging
from New York to Key West to Chicago to Shanghai and has shown in numerous solo
and group exhibitions.

Enders is deeply connected to, and inspired by, the Western environments where he
grew up, worked and lives. As a contemporary artist, he is dedicated to not depicting the
West as it’s commonly idealized with pristine landscapes and romanticized wildlife,
cowboys and Indians. “I want to portray human’s inevitable activity and impact on this
region,” Enders says, “In the bigger picture, I hope that in 100 years people will look at
my paintings and learn something about this place and time, as I see it.”
Enders sees the world through a compositional lens; perceiving scenes as shapes and
colors that fit together in abstract patterns. He works in oil and builds, stretches, and
sizes his own linen canvases by hand using rabbit skin glue. These age-old materials
and techniques bring a luminosity and durability to Enders’ paintings which will retain
their vibrancy for a century to come.

The retrospective features early paintings, a series of self-portraits which showcase his
changing techniques and self-reflection, gritty urban scenes, still life studies, surreal
symbolism, and transcendent landscapes. Enders’ use of iconic imagery like roads,
crows, fences, and road signs span the breadth of his work. As guests view the art,
they’ll be able to identify the arc from Enders’ early phase of looser paint strokes and
dark palate, through decades exploring diverse subjects and styles, to his contemporary
command of vibrant colors and well-defined subjects.

The exhibit location’s large space and extended hours will allow for social distancing,
and both hand sanitizer and masks will be available. Note: parking is limited so please
allow time to walk a few blocks.

Learn more at eddendersart.com and phone 406.222.4848 with any questions.

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