March 15 - April 21, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Admission: Free/Open to the Public
Selected works from the Silhouette Series exhibition
About Donna Loos
Donna Loos was born in Wyoming, one of eight children. Loos attended Powell Community College in 1958 and then moved to Billings in 1960 where she continued her education at Montana State Eastern. She began teaching art in Billings in the 1960’s while establishing herself as a prolific artist who enjoyed exhibiting her work. Donna is well known for painting Montana's vast skies and prairie landscapes.
Loos speaks of her process while painting the Silhouette Series. “The series marked a major shift in my work from highly successful landscapes to powerful shadow figures. The change was a risk but I wanted to work in a way that was intuitive and spontaneous. I tried to make my mind blank and to paint subconsciously, or rather, to paint the negative space around the shapes. I left the shape dark, then studied the composition for awhile, looking for shapes as I would in a summer cloud. Later, I had understood that I had painted my autobiography.”
Loos has held state level positions in the Montana Art Educators Associations the Montana Institute for the Arts, and the Montana Institute of Arts Foundation. She currently resides in Missoula, Montana where she still works on her art.
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