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November 2, 2019

The creator of the large-scale yellow cedar and steel sculpture for Tippet Rise, Satellite #5: Pioneer, will present at the Emerson Cultural Center in Bozeman this Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 6PM. The event will take place in the Weaver Room.

In conversation with the Director of Montana State University’s School of Architecture, Ralph Johnson, artist Stephen Talasnik will discuss his drawings, sculptures, and installations. These works, produced in the last decade, stem from the artist’s interest in engineering, infrastructure, and architectural form and address urban and rural landscapes. Talasnik’s talk coincides with the publication of his book “Unearthed,” which covers his work from his first large-scale, outdoor commission, at Storm King Art Center in New York’s Hudson Valley, to some of his latest works at Tippet Rise Art Center.

In addition to his pieces at Tippet Rise, which include the iconic Satellite #5: Pioneer and two smaller sculptures within the center’s music hall, the artist’s work has been added to the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among other institutions. Abroad, his work was shown and collected by the Pompidou in Paris, the Albertina Museum in Vienna, the British Museum in London, and the State Museum of Art in Berlin. His large-scale piece commissioned by Tippet Rise, Satellite #5: Pioneer, is one of nine sculptural structures at the art center.

We hope to see you at the Emerson!

Photo of Satellite #5: Pioneer by Erik Petersen.