Edd Enders Art Retrospective Exhibit

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Note: painting images seen in blogs may have sold. See currently available work at the portfolio. Edd Enders has concluded the most comprehensive retrospective exhibition of his paintings, which took place in Livingston June 18-19, 2021. The exhibit featured 80+ canvases from 1989 to present and include early work, large scale paintings, self-portraits, urban and rural scenes, and recent surreal work. Many of the paintings were never before exhibited. Edd gave a talk about his art process and arc on July 18 to a packed house. View the talk here.

Thanks to everyone who made this show possible and helped get the word out. View the KULR7 Wake Up Montana TV interview by Noah Schmick and enjoy short films by Malcolm King Fontana. Clip 1 & Clip 2.

Appointments can be made to visit Edd’s studio and view buyable art in your desired subject and size. Email buzzmemedia@gmail.com or contact 406.222.4848. Art can be also purchased at Two Rivers Gallery at 224 McLeod Street in Big Timber, MT and seen at Glenn’s Food & Spirits, 122 N Main Street in Livingston, MT.

Livingston native Enders studied art at Montana State University and has been a prolific full-time painter for over three decades. Widely admired, Enders has collectors ranging from New York to Key West to Chicago to Shanghai and has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Enders is deeply connected to, and inspired by, the Western environments where he grew up, worked and lives. As a contemporary artist, he is dedicated to not depicting the West as it’s commonly idealized with pristine landscapes and romanticized wildlife, cowboys and Indians. “I want to portray human’s inevitable activity and impact on this region,” Enders says, “In the bigger picture, I hope that in 100 years people will look at my paintings and learn something about this place and time, as I see it.”

Enders sees the world through a compositional lens; perceiving scenes as shapes and colors that fit together in abstract patterns. He works in oil and builds, stretches, and sizes his own linen canvases by hand using rabbit skin glue. These age-old materials and techniques bring a luminosity and durability to Enders’ paintings which will retain their vibrancy for a century to come.    

The retrospective features early paintings, a series of self-portraits which showcase his changing techniques and self-reflection, gritty urban scenes, still life studies, surreal symbolism, and transcendent landscapes. Enders’ use of iconic imagery like roads, crows, fences, and road signs span the breadth of his work. As guests view the art, they’ll be able to identify the arc from Enders’ early phase of looser paint strokes and dark palate, through decades exploring diverse subjects and styles, to his contemporary command of vibrant colors and well-defined subjects.

2017 Exhibit of Paintings at Livingston’s Shane Center

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Note: painting images seen in blogs may have sold. See currently available work at the portfolio.
The Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
 in Livingston extended Edd Enders’ exhibit of art in their lobby with a second series of seven paintings.

The nonprofit Shane Center’s mission is to strengthen community through participation in the arts. New Executive Director Sally O’Connor says, “We love displaying the work of local artists in our facility—it fits perfectly with our mission. Edd’s work is bright and uplifting, and really represents the uniqueness of our community.”

Enders has been a prolific full time painter for over two decades. He is a contemporary Western painter who portrays humans’ impact on the landscape with iconic shapes in nonrepresentational bright colors. Working from sketches of rural and urban scenes, Enders is not a plein air painter, but works in the studio with oils on canvas to craft compositions evoking specific moods, seasons and stories of the region. Enders says, “My goal as a painter is that my work continues to evolve and reflect contemporary society.” Widely admired, Enders has collectors ranging from New York to Key West to Chicago to Shanghai and has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions.

In addition to the seven canvases in the Shane’s lobby – ranging in size from over five feet tall to under two feet tall – there are two canvases in Faye’s Café’ for diners to enjoy. “I love the vibe I get from Edd’s work. It’s so full of positive energy, and shows off Livingston’s beauty,” says Sarah Faye Knecht. All paintings are for sale, phone or text 406.222.4848 for more information.

The Shane Center building at 415 East Lewis Street in Livingston is open Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm, learn more at http://www.theshanecenter.org/. Faye’s Café’ in The Shane Center is now open Sundays from 8 am to 2 pm and Monday through Wednesday from 7 am to 2 pm, learn more at http://www.fayescafelivingston.com/.

Enders’ Art Featured in Library Celebration

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The Bozeman Public Library’s “Celebrating 10 Years of Community Art” show features artists who have exhibited in the past decade, including Edd Enders.

There will be a Celebration on Friday, November 11, 6-9 pm at the Library. Beginning at  6:00 pm with the “Ten Years Celebrating Community Art” opening reception with 30 artists who have exhibited over the years. Delicious food and drinks are compliments of the Library Foundation, plus there will be “quick-paint” silent auction items and a raffle basket of 10-year goodies. 

Stay for a concert at 7:30pm by the incomparable Jeni Fleming, the first Exploring the Arts performer for the Library’s Grand Opening. Jeni, accompanied by talented pianist Stefan Stern, will sing jazz standards in another intimate Library concert not to be missed. Following this short concert, the grand finale will be a toast to the Library with sweets and bubbly drinks.

We hope to see you there. If you are unable to join the celebration event, the artwork will remain up through the end of November!

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