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Midwest Pressed: Aaron Wilson & Tim Dooley

Date: 10/25/2012

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Quarter Gallery Regis Center for Art (East)

Cost: Free


Midwest Pressed: Aaron Wilson & Tim Dooley
Exhibition featuring the work of printmaking duo Midwest Pressed, Aaron Wilson and Tim Dooley

October 22 – November 2, 2012

Public Reception for the Artists
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Public Lecture by Aaron Wilson and Tim Dooley at 7:00 PM in InFlux
Opening Reception at 8:00 PM

Quarter Gallery
Regis Center for Art (East)
405 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Midwest Pressed Bio:

In 2011 Midwest Pressed metastasized from a hip collaborative art moniker to a bona fide limited-liability partnership with an actual physical address and a new air of legitimacy. The currents we have been navigating recently deal with making the transition from academic fine art viability to the production of unique screen printed products made available through Al Gore’s ‘internet’. Worn Out, like much of our collective creative output, walks the line between the museum and the street with a pop art dialogue that
does not bother to draw a distinction between high and low culture.

The owners and operators of Midwest Pressed, Aaron Wilson and Tim Dooley, teach printmaking and foundations at the University of Northern Iowa. Their artwork is primarily known for using the printmaking medium in an experimental fashion that includes sculptural applications and installations. Apart from their individual works, they have collaborated on an extensive body of artwork that has been shown widely around the United States. The pair have also been visiting artists at many institutions around the nation where they have given workshops and lectures pertaining to their work and contemporary printmaking. Their work is featured in a number of recent publications on printmaking such as The Complete Engraver, Princeton Architectural Press, 2012, Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes, Prentice Hall, 2009, and A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking, Ladymuse, 2012.

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/




  • Name: Jenny Schmid
  • E-mail: jrschmid@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-625-3230
  • Sponsored by: Art, Katherine E. Nash Gallery


Parking is available in the 21st Avenue ramp. Hourly and event rates will apply.

More information: http://nash.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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