Artist Talk: Jon Lodge
Join MAM curators Brandon Reintjes and John Calsbeek, along with artist and catalog contributor Gordon McConnell, in conversation with exhibiting artist Jon Lodge. Jon Lodge: Fracture is on view at MAM through July 17, 2021.
Jon Lodge grew up in Red Lodge, Montana, and studied jazz performance and composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston in the 1960s. After becoming the school’s photographer and art director, he gradually migrated into visual media. Lodge performed jazz from 1964 to 1973 in the Boston area before returning to Montana. He recently retired from Artcraft Printing in Billings where he managed the printing shop for many years.
Lodge’s work fuses systems and methodologies of music and visual art with idiosyncratic materials and processes to operate in what he calls a planned system of randomness. He has had solo/group exhibitions across the region and his work is featured in the permanent collections of the Yellowstone Art Museum, Missoula Art Museum, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Nicolaysen Art Museum, and MAM.