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Made in Minnesota

Date: 01/21/2014

Time: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Location: Katherine E. Nash Gallery Regis Center for Art (East)

Cost: Free

Description:

Made in Minnesota
A group exhibition that surveys and celebrates the diverse practice of sculpture in Minnesota across a broad variety of media. Curated by Wayne E. Potratz, Professor of Sculpture and Howard Oransky, Director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery.

Artists included in the Exhibition
Kinji Akagawa, Mayumi Amada, Gallen Benson, Michael Bigger, Fred Coglow, Eileen Cohen, Lisa Elias, John Ilg, Jay H. Isenberg, Janel Jacobsen, Dean Lucker, Rollin Marquette, John Marshall, Kim Matthews, Zoran Mojsilov, Aldo Moroni, George Morrison, Judy Onofrio, Mike Wagner, Ann Wood, Francis Yellow and Cameron Zebrun

Exhibition Dates
January 21 – February 15, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Public Panel 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Eileen Cohen, Rollin Marquette, Judy Onofrio, Cameron Zebrun
Public Reception 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location and Hours
Katherine E. Nash Gallery
Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota
405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, 612/624-7530
Parking available nearby at the 21st Avenue ramp, hourly or event rates apply
Gallery hours are 11 am to 7 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

Accessibility and Cost
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery is wheelchair-accessible. The exhibition and related events are free and open to the public.

Sponsorship
Made in Minnesota is co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Law School.  This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Exhibition Description
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery presents Made in Minnesota, a group exhibition that surveys and celebrates the diverse practice of sculpture in Minnesota across a broad variety of media. Wayne E. Potratz, Professor of Sculpture and Howard Oransky, Director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery curated Made in Minnesota. According to Google, sculpture is “the art of making two- or three-dimensional representative or abstract forms, especially by carving stone or wood.” This exhibition allows for a much more fluid and expansive definition. While the exhibition does not include an example of sculpture made in butter (first presented at the Minnesota State Fair in 1898), many other materials and methods are represented, including acrylic, bone, canvas, clay, concrete, diamonds, enamel, gelatin, gold, granite, motorcycle parts, mousetraps, nylon, plastic, silver, steel, stone, wood, etc. The artist’s thematic concerns likewise range broadly, from formal considerations of space and proportion to the natural elements and environment, spiritual practice, collective history and personal memory.

Made in Minnesota includes the artwork Landscape: Wood Collage, 1983 by George Morrison. The artwork measures 4 feet high by 20 feet wide and is comprised of 29 pieces of domestic and foreign wood. Landscape: Wood Collage is on loan to this exhibition from the University of Minnesota Law School, and was acquired by the Law School in memory of Julius E. Davis from the Dean E. Smith Family and the Julius E. Davis Family.

Katherine E. Nash Gallery Mission
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery is a research laboratory for the practice and interpretation of the visual arts. We believe the visual arts have the capacity to interpret, critique and expand on all of human experience. Our engagement with the visual arts helps us to discover who we are and understand our relationships to each other and society. The Katherine E. Nash Gallery will be a center of discourse on the practice of visual art and its relationship to culture and community -- a place where we examine our assumptions about the past and suggest possibilities for the future. The Nash Gallery will play an indispensible role in the educational development of students, faculty, staff and the community. http://nash.umn.edu/

Department of Art Mission
The Department of Art provides an introduction to the practice of art for all students as well as immersive training for emerging artists. We promote creative expression and conceptual development through a broad range of art disciplines and practices. Initial experiences emphasizing traditional methods are supplemented at intermediate and advanced levels by experimental processes. We offer courses in painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and experimental media (EMA). Students pursue their work in our state of the art facilities, mentored by our faculty, all artists recognized in their fields. http://www.art.umn.edu/
 

Contact:

  • Name: Rachel Kirchgasler
  • E-mail: kirc0110@umn.edu
  • Phone: (612) 624-7900
  • Sponsored by: Art, Katherine E. Nash Gallery

Parking:

Parking is available in the 21st Avenue ramp, hourly or event rates apply.

More information: http://art.umn.edu

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Rachel Kirchgasler, Department of Art, kirc0110@umn.edu, (612) 624-7900.

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