â€œThe power of the parable lies in its ability to speak directly about our reality while existing completely outside of that reality,â€ states photographer Joshua Meier. We are all invited to look at Meier’s reality through the lens of his camera, in his new show at the Missoula Art Museum. “A traditional parable is a succinct story, fictitious in nature and with a moral or religious lesson that touches on a universal truth.” The Parables is the culmination of 8 years of meticulous work by Meier, who used large format and film cameras to create warm, dreamy visual parables. â€œLike a parable,â€ Meier says, â€œeach image is a distillation of my own reality as it relates to the greater society.â€
Joshua Meier will be at the Missoula Art Museum on June 4, 2010, for First Friday. There will be a reception and gallery talk from 5 – 8 pm. This is a great reason to head to our Missoula bed and breakfast for a few nights. Joshua Meier: The Parables (and other impossible events) will be at MAM from June 4 through September 19, 2010.
First Fridays are always fun in Missoula. Art galleries, shops and museums stay open late. MAM and other galleries serve up wine, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks with their art. The streets are filled with people popping in and out of galleries, aglow with the beauty of art. This is true whether the weather is cold and snowy or warm and sunny.
Feeling spontaneous? Head to our bed and breakfast Missoula this Friday, May 7, for the May First Friday. Artists from Western Caste Iron will be at MAM, and Blacksmith Brewing Co. will serve a special Caste Iron brew in MAM’s beer garden. What a great way to celebrate the arrival of May.