Art Galleries

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2009-2010

Beth Loraine Bowman – Trains and Other TransportMay 15 – July 10, 2009Gage Family Art Gallery
Augsburg CollegeOpening reception:  Friday, May 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
 
Kenneth Steinbach – Methods and ZahirsChristensen Center Art Gallery
Augsburg CollegeMay 15 – July 10, 2009Opening reception:
Friday, May 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Jared Watsabaugh: Landfall  July 10 – August 24, 2009Student Art Gallery
Christensen CenterArtist reception:  Friday, July 10, 6 – 8 p.m.
 
 All Forms Digital: Four AutodidactsJuly 24 – September 18, 2009
Gage Family Art Gallery Closing reception:
Friday, September 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
 
RE/Vision: Interact Responds to Wing Young HuieJuly 24 – September 18, 2009Christensen Center Art GalleryArtists’ presentation:
Thursday, September 17, noon
Minneapolis room, Christensen CenterClosing reception:
Friday, September 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Philip Thompson – Collected and Still Creating: 1958 -Present
September 25 – October 23, 2009Gage Family Art Gallery
Oren Gateway Center
Augsburg College Artist reception in conjunction with the College Art Gallery Collaborative Fall Art Tour: Saturday, October 3, 5 – 8 p.m.Artist gallery talk:  Saturday, October 3, 6:30 p.m.
Norman Holen – Clay Figures and Drawings, 2001 – 2009
September 25 – October 23, 2009Christensen Center Art Gallery
Augsburg College Artist reception in conjunction with the College Art Gallery Collaborative Fall Art Tour:
Saturday, October 3, 5 – 8 p.m.Artist gallery talk:  Saturday, October 3, 5:30 p.m.
Pixel & Pen: An Exhibit of Digital Art and Process October 29 – December 18, 2009Christensen Center Art Gallery
Augsburg College Opening reception: October 29, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.Artist panel: November 5, 1:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Room, Christensen Center

All events are free and open to the public.

Christensen Center Art Gallery
Main floor, Christensen Center
22nd Ave. S. at 7th  St.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
612-330-1524
www.augsburg.edu/galleries

Gallery Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Closed October 30- November 1 for fall break and over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend)

Cover design by James O’Brien

Lucia Hwang: What’s Up?
The Gage Family Art Gallery
First level, Oren Gateway Center
Augsburg College October 29  – December 18, 2009Artist reception:  Thursday, October 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Artist gallery talk: Thursday, October 29, 6 p.m.
Adeline Johnson Conference Room, Oren Gateway Center All events are free and open to the public.The Gage Family Art Gallery
22nd Ave. S. at Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
www.augsburg.edu/galleriesGallery Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.Image caption:  What’s Up? Project I/Louis Chicken (det.), mixed media, 9′ x 5′ x 1′
Betsy Byers – Surface Structures
Christensen Center Art Gallery, Augsburg CollegeJanuary 22 – February 26, 2010Opening reception: Friday, January 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 26, 1:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Room, Christensen Center All events are free and open to the public.Christensen Center Art Gallery
Main floor, Christensen Center
22nd Ave. S. at 7 1/2  St.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
612-330-1524
www.augsburg.edu/galleriesGallery Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.Image caption: “Extend,” oil on canvas, 72” x 72”
Eun-Kyung Suh and Cecilia Ramon – Antipodal Encounters
The Gage Family Art Gallery
First level, Oren Gateway Center
Augsburg CollegeJanuary 22  – February 26, 2010Artist reception:  Friday, January 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Artist gallery talk: Friday, January 22, 11 a.m.
Adeline M. Johnson Conference Center, Oren Gateway CenterAll events are free and open to the public.The Gage Family Art Gallery
22nd Ave. S. at Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
www.augsburg.edu/galleriesGallery Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.Image caption:  “’87” Eun-Kyung Suh, “Sunyata I” Cecilia Ramon
With Our Eyes
The Gage Family Art GalleryFirst level, Oren Gateway CenterAugsburg CollegeMarch 5  – April 1, 2010Opening Reception: Friday, March 5, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.Artist Discussion: Saturday, March 6, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

www.peaceprizeforum.org

All events are free and open to the public.

 

The Gage Family Art Gallery

22nd Ave. S. at Riverside Ave.

Minneapolis, MN  55454

www.augsburg.edu/galleries

Gallery Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Photograph by Yeh Yeh, 2009, black & white print, 11” x 14”

 Life on the Border: The Karen People of BurmaMarch 5 – April 1, 2010Opening Reception: Friday, March 5, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Artist Discussion: Saturday, March 6, Questions and Answer Session: 6:00 p.m.
Robert Gerhardt in Christensen Center Art Gallerywww.peaceprizeforum.orgAll events are free and open to the public.

Christensen Center Art Gallery
Main floor, Christensen Center
22nd Ave. S. at 7 1/2 St.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
612-330-1524

www.augsburg.edu/galleries

Gallery Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Image caption: “Karen Girl Living in Mae Sot Trash Dump, Mae Sot, Thailand, 2006,” silver gelatin print, 18″ x 24″

Nobel Peace Portraits
Christensen Center Student Art GalleryMain Floor, Christensen CenterMarch 5  – 7, 2010Opening Reception: Friday, March 5, 5:00 – 7:00 p.mFor more information about the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Forum entitled “Striving for Peace: A Question of Will” held at Augsburg College, visit www.peaceprizeforum.org.All events are free and open to the public.Christensen Center Student Art Gallery
22nd Ave. S. at 7 1/2 Street
Minneapolis, MN  55454
www.augsburg.edu/galleriesGallery Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Image Caption: Elie Wiesel, 1998, silver gelatin print, 20” x 24”

2010 All-Student Juried Art Exhibition
Christensen Center Art Gallery and
Student Art Gallery
Augsburg College April 12 – May 2, 2010Opening reception:
Friday, April 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Awards presentation: 5 p.m.The much-anticipated annual student art exhibition will feature artwork produced by students at Augsburg over the past year.  This year’s jurors are Betsy Byers and Cecilia Ramon.  Six awards will be presented.  Gift certificates are provided by Blick Arts & Crafts, Penco Artists’ Supply Warehouse, Utrecht Art Supplies and Wet Paint.Images:
Jonny Knoll, Birds, multiple plate etching and relief
Lindsey Dodge, Snowbirds & Endangered Snails, acrylic on board
Makoto Abe, Kibou, mixed media on canvas
Melissa Ludwig, Investigation, digital photo
Josh Davis, 15th century Gothic Gauntlets, steel and leather
Current Works: Finkler – Holmgren – Laker
The Gage Family Art Gallery
First level, Oren Gateway Center
Augsburg CollegeApril 12 – May 2, 2010Artist reception: Friday, April 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m.”Current Works” features artists John Finkler, Kristoffer Holmgren and James Laker, professors at Augsburg College.  Showcasing their most recent artwork, the joint exhibit will be comprised of 2D works in gouache, pastel and spray paint.  Finkler’s series of animal drawings is inspired by the Lascaux cave paintings and explores the iconic figure.  Holmgren focuses on the connections between external environments and the interior space of thought and memory through his psychological landscapes.  Laker investigates the dialogue between biological, botanical, and geological participants through splicing, grafting, and hybridization of imagined figures and the landscapes they inhabit.All events are free and open to the public.Image caption: (clockwise from top)
Kristoffer Holmgren, Valhalla Traction, 2009, gouache on paper
John Finkler, Horse, 2009, pastel & spray paint
James Laker, Hybrid Series I, Subject 3, 2010, pastel on paper
Charted CourseChristensen Center Art Gallery, Augsburg College
May 21 – July 9, 2010Opening reception: Friday, May 21, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Fred Hagstrom and Linda Rossi are concerned with our culture’s growing sense of separation from the natural world.  As professors of art at Carleton College, they have observed their students’ diminishing interactions with nature, which have dulled the sense of personal discovery within their students.  Their joint exhibition of prints and photographs is a response to a collection of scientific charts from the mid 20th century.  To the artists, these scientific documents represent a simpler time when there was curiosity about the environment and excitement about exploration.  Hagstrom and Rossi’s exhibition “Charted Course” depicts nature in a poetic manner, demonstrating the inspirational qualities of nature.Fred Hagstrom teaches printmaking and drawing at Carleton College.  He earned his B.A. from Hamline University and went on to study with S.W. Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris, France.  He received his M.F.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  His artwork can be found in the collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center.Linda Rossi, an associate professor at Carleton College, teaches photography and digital photography.  She received her B.F.A from the University of Minnesota and earned an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.  Rossi has received grants from the Jerome and McKnight Foundations.  Her artwork can be seen in the permanent collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
ModuleThe Gage Family Art Gallery
First level, Oren Gateway Center
Augsburg College May 21 – July 9, 2010Artist reception: Friday, May 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.Shaila Christofferson’s sculptural forms in her exhibition “Module” comment on the materialistic nature of modern culture in everyday life.  Her forms are created out of discarded packaging materials, such as foam and plastic inserts, and are either unique molds or polyurethane rubber molds of original castings.  The unmistakable familiarity of the objects she uses to create the sculptures is contrasted by the singular use of each mold, causing the works to be both recognizable and distinctive. The materials that were once unwrapped, flattened and thrown away appear again in the architectural designs of her sculptural forms.

Shaila Christofferson received her B.F.A. from the University of South Dakota and earned an M.F.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions and is a professor at Chicago State University.

All events are free and open to the public.

The Gage Family Art Gallery
22nd Ave. S. at Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
www.augsburg.edu/galleries

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Image caption: “Knock Out Knock Down,” mixed media, 2010

Living Organics / 09.01.29
Kiera FaberGage Family Art Gallery, Augsburg CollegeJuly 30 – September 30, 2010Reception: Friday, September 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Artist Gallery Talk: Friday, September 17, 1:30 p.m.Approximately 19,000 individual photographs make up Kiera Faber’s stop-motion animation film, Living Organics / 09.01.29.  About eleven minutes in length, the film is comprised of a world where appearances are deceiving.  Exploring themes of trust and loss, Faber has constructed an environment where innocence and evil combine in a strangely alluring space.  The series of still photographs exhibited around the film initiates reflection on the effect time-based media has on the interpretation of narrative. Kiera Faber teaches art at Saint Cloud State University and received her M.F.A from the Visual Studies Workshop from Brockport State University of New York.  She currently resides in St. Joseph, Minnesota.All events are free and open to the public.Gage Family Art Gallery
First level, Oren Gateway Center
22nd Ave. S. at Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
612-330-1524

Gallery Hours:
July – August: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
September: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Images caption: 09.01.29-05, 2009, C-Print, 24″ x 16″

Selected Works from the Reliquarium Collection 
Sarah Stone Christensen Center Art Gallery, Augsburg College July 30 – September 30, 2010Reception: Friday, September 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.Artist Gallery Talk: Friday, September 17, 6:30 p.m.Sarah Stone’s paintings, Selected Works from the Reliquarium Collection, invite the viewer to re-evaluate contemporary images found in today’s cultures.  Using pop culture, religion, mythology and folk art as reference points, Stone’s series portrays objects from these sources as icons, regardless of their original significance.  Ranging from the Venus of Willendorf to a Gucci shoe, Stone depicts her re-imagined symbols using centralized compositions, bold colors and decorative patterns, adding a humor dimension to the weighty nature of iconography.

Sarah Stone is a Minnesota artist.  She received her B.F.A from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with her M.F.A.  She is currently working in Madison, Wisconsin.

All events are free and open to the public.

Christensen Center Art Gallery
22nd Ave. S. at 7 1/2 St.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
612-330-1524

Gallery Hours:
July – August: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
September: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Image caption: Reliquarium Collection (Fashion Dog), 2008, acrylic & enamel on canvas

Kathleen Moroney – Between the Past and the Future (click for slideshow)A public art installation in Sateren Music Hall, Augsburg College