Mark Earnhart & Jodi Lightner: Suspended Intervals

08.02.2024 – 01.05.2025

exhibition sponsors

Riversage Inns
Deborah Anspach & John Hanson
Jon Lodge & Jane Waggoner Deschner
Bess Lovec
Gareld Krieg
Sherri Cornett & Steve Kriner
John Kennedy

related events

Members-Only Preview with Jodi Lightner and Mark Earnhart
Thursday, August 1, 2024 // Reception at 4 PM followed by tour with artists or staff.

Artist Talk with Jodi Lightner
Thursday, September 12, 2024 // Reception at 5 PM followed by Artist Talk at 5:30 PM

Artist Talk with Mark Earnhart
Thursday, October 10, 2024 // Reception at 5 PM followed by Artist Talk at 5:30 PM

Montana Gallery

August 2, 2024 – January 5, 2025

Suspended Intervals investigates the possibility of pausing our collective expectation in exchange for the permission of individal experience. This experience is found in the cadence of rationalization, the rhythm of individual response, and the persuasion of belief which complicates the unconscious drive towards collectivity. Individuality requires nurturing, practice, and patience. Intervals are the variations between the internalized experience and the cooperative external, the patterns of recognition, sequences of behavior, and the interruptions of our perspective. This means go in with an open mind. Take part, be present, and pause in consideration of the possibilities. Suspended Intervals is an installation of sculpture and large-scale drawings that express the individual pursuit of stability and certainty.

This exhibition is a true collaboration of Mark Earnhart and Jodi Lightner. Though the works will be created separately, and the ideas interpreted individually, they will be cohesive throughout the exhibition and address ideas of the mechanics of structural elements as well as the social glue that keeps communities working and moving together. The installation will take cues from the architecture to allow a conversation between drawings and sculptures with the intent to change the perception of the space for the viewer.