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Jon Lodge

Artist Jon Lodge
In the process of making a work of art, I invent systems that enable a state of flux in which random events will occur. I determine the technique, then let my chosen system generate the imagery. For instance, in one of my systems, gravity plays a major role in the creation of the piece, how it falls together. Tapping into an underlying structure of nature, the effects of gravity are implied, as I intentionally bypass literal representation. Utilizing various materials, the simplest of techniques can generate a fascinating range of results. I am moved by music (as is everyone) the character of the sound, the layering of sound, the pulse, the intensity, the articulation, the emotional and intellectual component. . . my visual work is silent, but holds within it a translation.J O N L O D G E


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J O N L O D G E was born in Red Lodge, Montana in 1945. He studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston in the 1960s. Lodge’s work fuses systems and processes of music and visual art-emphasizing material and process while harnessing the nuanced effects of light and shadow to animate his work. He has had solo exhibitions at the Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana; Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities, Ketchum, Idaho; Paris Gibson Square Museum, Great Falls, Montana; Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming; Eyre/Moore Gallery, Seattle, Washington; Botanica Fine Art, Bozeman, Montana; Emerson Cultural Center, Bozeman, Montana and Dana Gallery, Missoula, Montana. His work is in the permanent collections of the Yellowstone Art Museum, Missoula Art Museum, Nicolaysen Art Museum and Yellowstone Public Radio. Lodge lives and works in Billings, Montana.

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