“Untold Stories,” works by Bozeman artists Lori Keeling Campbell and Marla Goodman are featured this July at Wild Joe’s. Goodman and Campbell, who share a vibrant aesthetic and an interest in artistic storytelling, collaborated on this exhibit that eulogizes the dead and the living through collage, printmaking and mixed media works.
Campbell, a printmaker and illustrator, studied at the Kansas City Art Institute before she moved to Bozeman 25 years ago. She has worked at the Community Food Co-op since, where she works in customer service and coordinated art exhibits. Campbell will show experimental, layered relief prints inspired by her ‘Day of the Dead’ style handmade book, which honors loved ones who have passed away. She will also show works from her ongoing participation in the Global Art Project.
Goodman grew up in a rural area south of Bozeman, where she was influenced by artists Bob and Gennie DeWeese and Dorothy Newton Semple. Her recent acrylic paintings are an experiment in “life history transplantation,” combining embroidery, dolls and iconic images from the lives of friends and family members. Her fascination with pop culture, the mundane and the absurd is evident in both her paintings and her weirdly theatrical paint-embellished collages.
The “Untold Stories” show will hang at Wild Joe’s, 18 W. Main, throughout July, with a reception during the July 13 Downtown Bozeman art walk. Additional works and information about Campbell and Goodman are published at goodwerks.wordpress.com