Jen French This Vibrant, Tarnished World

Friday, February 15, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (MT)
Liberal Arts Building first floor
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‘This Vibrant, Tarnished World’ by Jennifer Eli French

Exhibition runs January 17th - Febuary 21

Thurs., January 17th at 5:00 – 8:00pm in the Northcutt Steele Gallery

Reception that is free and open to the public


Tues. January 22nd at 6:30pm LA Building Rm 205

Conversation with the Artist that is free and open to the public


In a mobile society, the things that we choose to preserve and carry become sacred. In Station Eleven, these cherished objects represent memory and longing for lost people, technologies, and ‘the sweetness of life on Earth’. ‘This Vibrant, Tarnished World’ is a mixed media installation created by Billings artist Jennifer Eli French in response to the themes of nostalgia and longing in the book Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Incorporating found objects, wire, polymer clay, acrylic paint, and a carousel slide projector, French’s ‘relics from the future’ depict objects submerged in the ocean of time, encrusted with natural growths and detritus of a lost civilization.

Northcutt Steele Gallery is located on the first floor of the Liberal Arts on the Montana State University Billings campus and is supported in part by funds from ASMSUB (Associated Students of MSUB). The gallery is open Monday – Friday from 8am – 4pm, and by appointment. For more information please visit: or

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