Past Exhibitions

KIRKS’ SMALL WORKS: PULLING FOCUS EXHIBITION AT KIRKS’ GROCERY DECEMBER 1 – 23, 2023

Opening reception: Friday, December 1, 5–9 pm (during ArtWalk) with delicious food by Chef Ashley Woodward. Our annual small Works exhibition has decreased its tiny footprint and tightened the foci of the artists. Prepare for 8x8” pieces from artists including: Kayla De la Ossa, Jane Waggoner Deschner, Robin Earles, Marla Goodman, Louis Habeck, Stephen Haraden, Milo Herbert, Kate Huston, Rachel Larson Long, Jodi Lightner, Jon Lodge, Robbie Mann, Sara Mast, Gordon McConnell, Cathryn McIntyre, Laura Meintjes, Margaret Mensching, Sheila Miles, Keeara Rhoades, Becky Roberts, and Sara Wright.

PRESENT: Kirks’ Social Commentary October 6 - November 18, 2023 | Opening reception: Friday, October 6, 5–9 pm (during ArtWalk)

Kirks’ Grocery is pleased to announce PRESENT: Kirks’ Social Commentary. This group exhibition is an opportunity for artists from the region to comment on present day issues by presenting their individual perspectives. Reception on Friday, October 6 during ArtWalk with delicious food by Chef Ashley Woodward. Artists: Alaina Buffalo Spirit Ben Pease Bently Spang Candace Forrette Carlin Bear Don't Walk Jackie Emery Jane Waggoner Deschner Jay Schmidt Jesse Albrecht John Kennedy Maraud Marie Dono Mark Earnhart Sandy Dvarishkis Sean Chandler Shane De Leon.

Marla Goodman: Out of Hand: Misremembered Memoirs & Untouched Sounds

“Out of Hand: Misremembered Memoirs and Untouched Sounds,” a collection of paintings and mixed media work by Bozeman painter and performance artist Marla Goodman, opens August 3 at Kirks’ Grocery. Goodman’s work revolves around her 15-year obsession with the Theremin, an electronic instrument that is played without being touched. A fifth generation Montanan, grandmother and self-described community art activist, Goodman divides her creative time between “painting, practicing, and pretending.” The exhibit includes music- and Theremin-inspired paintings and collage/assemblage work drawn from Goodman’s imaginary world as Theremin-playing twin sisters. A live performance component of the show will feature Goodman’s Theremin-playing personae, Polly and Dolly Vinyl. The exhibition runs Aug. 4–Sept. 23 2023 with the Theremin performance at 7pm, Aug 3. The artist will also discuss the work and demonstrate the Theremin at a reception during Art Walk, 5-9pm Aug 4.

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Gordon McConnell: Comic book cowboys, cadillacs, and the italian west | june 2-july 22, 2023

Come and see how Gordon McConnell deftly translates fragments from the limitless library of mechanically reproduced images through paint and collage from now until July 22. Art by Carter West and Sara-Beth Guilford is also available for your greedy little eyes to absorb. Interested in owning one of these pieces? Purchase at Kirks’ or online here (click image).

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KIRKS' CERAMICS EXHIBITION | April 7 - May 13

Opening Reception: Friday, April 7 from 5-9pm. Finally, Kirks' is having a group ceramics exhibition. As usual, stellar Montana artists have sent us work that is excellent and edgy. Reimagine your vision of clay. Opening reception is on Thursday, April 7 during ArtWalk from 5 - 9 PM. Exhibition dates are April 7 - May 13.

Jennifer Eli Indreland: The Haunted Part of the House Exhibition at Kirks’ Grocery February 3 – March 25, 2023 Opening reception: Friday, February 3, 5 – 9 PM during Art Walk.

Kirks’ Grocery is proud to present “The Haunted Part of the House,” a solo exhibition by Billings artist Jennifer Eli Indreland. With imagery drawn from folk tales, medieval art and her own dreams, Indreland’s narrative paintings and mixed media assemblages depict surreal versions of the natural world. Click image to see and purchase work from this exhibition.

Kirks' small Works - Where we are now? | December 2 - 24, 2022

Kirks’ Grocery is proud to present our second annual Kirks' small Works exhibition. This group exhibition features art under 12” by artists from across Montana. The theme is “Where We Are Now” as we all continue to navigate unprecedented moments throughout many facets of life. DECEMBER 2 - 24, 2022 Artists Michael BIRDINGROUND, Shane DELEON, Jane WAGGONER DESCHNER , Sandy DVARISHKIS, Mark EARNHART, Robin EARLES, Todd FORSGREN, Marla GOODMAN, Louis HABECK, Jodi LIGHTNER, Jon LODGE, Robbie MANN, Sara MAST, Gordon MCCONNELL, Sheila MILES, Terri PORTA, Keeara RHOADES, Jay SCHMIDT, & Kathryn SCHMIDT

Kirks' Artists A-Z | October 15 - November 19, 2022

Kirks’ Grocery is proud to celebrate the work of many of our family of artists who have exhibited throughout the last four years. This exhibition will open in conjunction with our 4th Anniversary celebration and reopening. Artists: Renee Audette Suny Stone Ballou Jackson Blue/Epitome J Emily Davidson Shane DeLeon Becca DeMeyer Jane Waggoner Deschner Sandy Dvarishkis Robin Earles Jackie Emery Stephen Glueckert Gary Halsten Jason Jam Terry Karson Jon Lodge Cathryn McIntyre Margaret Mensching Matthew O’Brien Jean Posusta Matthew Potter Abby Rausch Nicholas Rogers Brian Keith Scott Mary Serbe Leah Tinari James John Warneke Stella Zell

Field Notes: Robin Earles | August 5 - September 17, 2022

Field Notes: Robin Earles is a mixed media solo exhibition exploring the use of color and shape to describe ideas about space. In these explorations, Robin Earles (http://www.robinearles.com) uses all her highly selective abilities to align the readable and non-readable into the intuitive travels that have always fascinated her. Click image to see full exhibition.

Nature Morte: Courtney Blazon and Louis Habeck | June 3 - July 23, 2022

Nature Morte – a fresh, collaborative body of work from the imaginative minds of Courtney Blazon and Louis Habeck – investigates the artistic tradition of the still life in a contemporary context. Each artist explores their own narratives and compositions – within a refined collection of subject matter – through the use of their stylistically distinctive materials. Click image to view the rest of the exhibition.

Through The Lens: Kirks' Grocery | June 3 - July 23, 2022

Through the Lens: Kirks' Grocery is an exhibition of photographs by Nicholas Rogers, resident photographer at Kirks'. The show features 14 photographs gleaned form scores of events he documented at the gallery over the last 3 years. Come find yourself in the crowd. Click image to view the rest of the exhibition.

Stephen Glueckert - Willendorf - Double Take | April 1 - May 21, 2022

CELEBRATE APRIL FOOL’S DAY AT KIRKS’ ON FRIDAY. This is no joke. Friday, April 1, from 5 – 9 PM is ArtWalk and the opening reception for a new solo exhibition by Stephen Glueckert, Willendorf Double Take. Every piece of art depicts the adorable Venus of Willendorf juxtaposed with pop culture icons from Yosemite Sam to Mr. Potato Head to a Minion. If you are unable to make it to the opening or eager to check it out and buy online, this link will take you right to the show.

Kirks' Small Works Exhibition | February 4th - March 19th, 2022

Kirks’ Grocery is proud to present Kirks’ small Works, a group exhibition featuring art under 12” by 23 artists from across Montana. From cyanotype to ceramic, from paint to photo to print, this show features a broad range of media and subject matter. Artists include: Chris Alveshere, Suny Stone Ballou, Courtney Blazon, Austin Coudriet, Becca DeMeyer, Emily Davidson, Jane Waggoner Deschner, Todd Forsgren, Stephen Glueckert, Marla Goodman, Jason Jam, Jodi Lightner, Jon Lodge, Sara Mast, Gordon McConnell, Jackson McMurrey, Matthew O’Brien, Juliet Parks, Keeara Rhoades, Jay Schmidt, Kathryn Schmidt, Martha Stahl, and Erika Wilson. See and buy work from this exhibition online by clicking image.

Innately Unseen: Sean Chandler and Mary Serbe | December 3 - 31, 2021

Innately Unseen: Sean Chandler and Mary Serbe Kirks’ Grocery is proud to present an exhibition of work by Sean Chandler (Aaniih) and Mary Serbe. Sean Chandler’s work is infused with experiences from his childhood in Eastern Montana, including his love of Major League Baseball and the history of Native assimilation into White culture, as well as teachings from his father. This exhibition features large mixed media canvases and monotype prints. Mary Serbe’s new work explores landscapes that are intuited in spaces without light and depth. These small works form an interconnected space on the periphery of memory using acrylic and black thread. Click image to view the rest of the exhibition.

Cathryn McIntyre: "Chronicling the Female Experience among Men" | October 1 - November 19, 2021

Chronicling the Female Experience among Men is a solo exhibition of the work of Glasgow, Montana artist Cathyrn McIntyre. This series originated as the result of a sexist encounter experienced by the artist during an art auction in 2012. After being told, “You paint yourself naked that’s a painting worth buying,” she was incensed. She spoke with other professional females to learn if they had experienced sexist encounters while working at their professions. They ALL had. Click image to view the rest of the exhibition.

"Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss" | August 6th - September 23rd, 2021

EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss is a multimedia, multi-venue, cross-border art intervention which seeks to provoke societal change by exposing and interrogating the negative social and environmental consequences of industrialized natural resource extraction.

Leah Tinari and Todd Forsgren | April 2nd - May 21st, 2021

Kirks’ Grocery presents an exhibition by NYC artist Leah Tinari and the chemical process art of Todd Forsgren.

Emily Davidson and Brian Keith Scott | March 5th, 2021 - March 26th, 2021

New acrylic works by Emily Davis alongside the industrial sculptures of Brian Keith Scott.

Renee Audette Retrospective and Winter 2020 Group Show | December 4th - December 31st, 2020

Renee Audette Retrospective and Winter Group Show Featuring work by Terry Karson, Sandy Dvarishkis, Gary Halsten, Marla Goodman, and Keith Martinez.

Seeing Patterns Exhibition

Seeing Patterns | October 2 - November 20, 2020

Daniel Green, Bertha Otoya, Ethel Rivita, and Hung Kei Shui from San Francisco non-profit Creativity Explored come with passionate repetitions and patterned text. Kirks’ Grocery responds with Neltje, Mary Serbe, Shane de Leon, and Ellen Kuntz.

Curate / Instigate: Gordon McConnell & Stephen Glueckert | April 3 - May 29, 2020

Two Montana curators bring their refreshingly loose yet learned works on paper and multi-dimensional sculpture to Kirks’ front galleries. Sandy Dvarishkis displays the newest firings from her kiln plus works from Jane Waggoner Deschner.

Mixx Group Show: Reckless / Artwalk / Ellen Kuntz | February 7 - March 27, 2020

MIXX is a group of regional artists that first exhibited together in January 2007. Membership has ebbed and flowed; all but one of the members is in this show. Jane Waggoner Deschner, Mark Earnhart, Lillie Grace, Jodi Lightner, Tracy Linder, Jon Lodge, Gordon McConnell, Neltje, Keeara Rhoades, and Patrick Smith.

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Terry Karson Commons and October Group Show | October 4 - October 25, 2019

October 2019 group show featuring Marla Goodman, Rossco, Hank Williams Fuller, and more coincided with the Terry Karson Commons / Stump Exhibition.

Artwalk: The Poster Art Of Shane de Leon | August 8- September 27, 2019

Kirks’ Grocery owner Shane de Leon exhibits over 30 years of his silk screen, letterpress, photocopy, stencil and hand drawn posters, records, and rock and roll ephemera. Showcasing his graphic design and love of music. Mainly encompassing his bands Freak Seen, Rollerball, and Miss Massive Snowflake. Over 200 posters will be on display featuring bills with Green Day, Blink 182, Rocket From The Crypt, Bardo Pond, as well as, posters from the 80’s and 90’s Montana rock scene.

UNDOCUMENTED: DIFFERENCE IN AMERICA TODAY | December 6, 2018 - January 6, 2019 Curated by Sherri Cornett and Dr. Aaron Rosen

This show featured internationally recognized artists MICHAEL TAKEO MAGRUDER and BENTLY SPANG. Each artist’s installation reflected on discourses of intolerance and belonging in the light of their family histories and current events, especially the crisis facing immigrants at the southern border of the United States.