Altitude

Voted Bozeman's "Best Art Gallery" since 2010

An eclectic, contemporary art gallery
in the heart of Bozeman, Montana

 

Dick Termes

Imagine that you are standing inside a transparent ball suspended fifty feet above the Grand Canyon floor. You are higher than some canyon walls and lower than others. You have paints and a brush, and you begin to paint what you see on the inside surface of the ball. You paint the north face, then the east, south, and west. Finally, you paint everything visible above and below you. You move your globe to safe ground and step out to observe your paintings. Walking around the sphere, you see that you have captured the entire three dimensional landscape. In fact, you’ve discovered the structure of your visual experience. Dick acknowledges strong influences by M.C. Escher and Buckminster Fuller and has received high critical acclaim from aficionados of both camps. Termespheres are part of many prestigious collections. This completely unique, holistic way of seeing, painting, and thinking is the key to appreciate the work of Dick Termes. In the past 32 years, Dick has explored over 160 spherical surfaces. “Termespheres” hang in space and, powered by electric motors, rotate on a central axis. In effect, they push the old medium of two dimensional painting to a new four dimensional limit. (Time and motion are the fourth dimension.)

"Pantheon"
The Pantheon in Rome as seen from the center of the interior. Limited edition reproduction rotates on included acrylic stand.
4.5" diameter
$300

"Fish Eye View"
You are a fish in a bowl. The cat looks in at you and the total room that you would see when looking out of the bowl spins around you. Limited edition reproduction rotates on included acrylic stand.
4.5" diameter
$300