Degrees of Abstraction

Exhibit by Carrie French & Jennifer Vermeer

Both artists show us their fascination of urban life by combining shapes and imagery that are part industrial and part natural reflecting their love of cities and their Montana home.

Lobby Gallery
July 8 – September 2, 2022

Artist Statement

Carrie French and Jennifer Vermeer are founding members of the Montana Contemporary Arts Collective. While supporting each other in their artistic endeavors, these artists work within the genre of abstraction as a way to voice their response to the environment, both emotionally, and spiritually.

Artist Bio

Carrie French is a contemporary painter whose work meanders along the border between representation and abstraction, and reflects her wonder of the world, both natural and human-made. A native Montanan, her paintings mirror the color palette of The Gallatin Valleys rivers, lakes, mountains, and fields, while her longing for connection to cities and urban spaces is evident in themes of bustling energy within buildings, grids, maps, and transportation systems.

Jennifer Vermeer is an artist who has lived in Bozeman Montana for over 20 years. She graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and is the Founder of Montana Contemporary Arts Collective. Her abstract style mixes urban and organic images expressing her love of cities and her Montana Home. She finds her inspiration comes from the people and places that have flowed through her life and the emotions they evoke.