Nancy Erickson: Encounters

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This is the second exhibition of a contemporary Montana artist organized and circulated by MAGDA and offered at an extremely reduced rental fee in an effort to make quality exhibitions available to the entire MAGDA membership.

Nancy Erickson is a nationally recognized fiber artist.  Her artwork recognizes the individual dignity of wild creatures, often juxtaposing them with people or human environments.  Since the 1960s, she has created remarkable fabric constructions, quilts, paintings, and drawings and is renowned for her pioneering organic free-floating quilted paintings.  This exhibition features her large-scale, free-form textile compositions which were inspired by the cave art found at Chauvet Pont d’Arc and Lascaux.

Erickson was raised on a cattle ranch in Livingston, Montana.  She holds a BA in Zoology and an MS in Nutrition from the University of Iowa, and an MA and MFA from the University of Montana.  Her work resides in numerous public and private collections and has been featured in over 500 exhibitions nationally, most recently in a fiber work invitational in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Museum of Art & Design in New York, and in 2013 at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture in Missoula.


November 15, 2017 – March 1, 2018:  Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls

March 15 – May 15, 2018:  MonDak Heritage Center, Sidney

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