Strata Exhibit at Duluth Art Institute

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Now showing through August 11, an exhibit about layers, curated by Amy Varsek at the Duluth Art Institute. Along with work from Natalie Salminen Rude, Juliane Shibata and Russell Prather, my piece “Fade” is on view. There will be an opening on June 4, 5-8pm

Materials include encaustic mulberry paper boxes with Duralar cutouts within, Pictorico cutouts of maps and text, hatpins and foam core.

Artist Initiative Grant

Earlier this year, I was honored to find out that I am a fiscal year 2019 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Artist Talk at MacRostie Art Center

February 1, 2019: It took a few days to install Inventory in the front window of MacRostie. Outside, temperatures were plummeting below negative 20. Inside, I was baked by the sun while moving up and down the ladder to hang tags. On the opening night, a crowd of artists and art enthusiasts from the Grand Rapids area braved the cold (it was above zero finally) and attended the artist talks given by myself and the other exhibiting artist, Naomi Hart.

(My talk starts about 12 minutes in)

De Correspondent

In my previous art life, I was worked solely with a camera and I produced a series of photographs called “Home Life” that looked at parenting from behind the lens. The work was recently discovered by the Dutch online journal, De Correspondent and will be used in an article to be published on December 24, 2018. The premise of De Correspondent is to have members, rather than subscribers, so it may be difficult to access the article. I will do my best to post links as I can.

Also note they are launching an English version, The Correspondent, in spring of 2019.

And if you are interested in more of “Home Life,” my old blog is still live.

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Inventory reconfigured

Working in multiples allows me to change how a piece is displayed from venue to venue. In the Kruk Gallery, I was able to hang from the ceiling and so Inventory moved off the wall (as it was at the Tweed Museum) and into the room to create a more interactive experience. The viewer can walk all around the piece and view the details from both sides.

Thanks again to Arrowhead Regional Art Council for awarding me the Career Development Grant for this exhibit.

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from The McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Legislature’s general and arts and cultural heritage funds.

Panoramic view of  Inventory  at the Kruk Gallery, Superior, WI, November - December 2018

Panoramic view of Inventory at the Kruk Gallery, Superior, WI, November - December 2018

Inventory  at the Kruk Gallery, Superior, WI, November - December 2018

Inventory at the Kruk Gallery, Superior, WI, November - December 2018

Close up of tags in  Inventory

Close up of tags in Inventory

Close up of tags in  Inventory

Close up of tags in Inventory

Looking through tags in  Inventory

Looking through tags in Inventory

Reconfigure

A busy autumn and full week of installation culminated in the solo show, Reconfigure, on display at the Kruk Gallery from November 8 to December 21. A part of the University of Wisconsin Superior, the gallery is a beautiful space and the director, Anne Dugan, is supportive of experimental and unconventional work.

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This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from The McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Legislature’s general and arts and cultural heritage funds.

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from The McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Legislature’s general and arts and cultural heritage funds.

More installation views to come….

A busy month

Though I am behind in posts, I want to express thanks to two venues that support artists: MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, MN has both juried and solo exhibits throughout the year, showcasing many of Minnesota’s hard working artists. This past August, they held their 26th Biennial and I was happy to drop off From the Collection and Danaus Plexippus for this exhibit.

Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio likewise shows both juried and solo exhibits throughout the year. Gather was on view during their NUDE exhibit, also in August.

From the Collection

From the Collection

Gather

Gather