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
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.
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)
Reconfigure moves next to Grand Rapids, Minnesota for the month of February. Inventory, Coffer, Plates and Arcana Entomologica will all be on display in slightly new configurations to fit the space.
Opening on February 1, 4-7pm
On December 24, 2018, the boys were asleep on the homepage of De Correspondent. A link to the article by Lynn Berger can be seen by clicking below. Only the start of the article is displayed unless you are a member of De Correspondent. However, if you scroll to the end and click on “Eerst verden lezen,” the whole article should be displayed.
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.
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.
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.
More installation views to come….
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.
Thank you to the MMAD lab at UMD for filming and editing.
Overall installation views from the exhibit.
I am excited to announce an upcoming solo exhibition at the Tweed Museum's Studio Gallery:
October 17 - November 5, 2017
Opening Reception: October 24, 4-6pm
University of Minnesota Duluth
1201 Ordean Court
The show is a part of my BFA degree in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking.
Recent work hanging at the Tweed Museum of Art for the Annual Student Exhibit.
A few shots from the opening at Manifest Gallery, courtesy of the gallery (sadly I couldn't be present).
For my latest work, I've been looking at a lot of old drawings, paintings and etchings from the 1700s to the early 1900s. Specifically, my searches include natural history documents as well as medical illustrations. I am drawn to their beautiful detail and sense that I am getting a glimpse into society's perspective on these topics.
I also can't help but chuckle at some of the renderings: