Mari Hall writes of John Baldessari's goal of inspiring people to stop and think when they see his work.
“He’s picked an image of something that most of us have familiarity about and it puzzles us,” Jordan D. Schnitzer said during his gallery talk at MAM. “It already has a preconceived notion, and that’s a critical word for his work.”
“One of the reasons we wanted to have John Baldessari [art] here is his impact worldwide is so incredible and I think a lot of people in Montana don’t have the opportunity to know these works intimately and firsthand,” MAM senior curator Brandon Reintjes said. “So we framed the exhibition in the context of bringing it and sharing it, which is Jordan’s vision as well.”