April 9 – 18, 2018
Gage & Christensen Galleries
Reception: Tuesday, April 10, 4:30 – 6 p.m. Awards at 5:15 p.m. in the Oren Gateway Lobby
Brett Kallusky will exhibit photographic prints and sculpture from his ongoing project: Overlook / Sugar Street. The exhibition explores one microcosm in the nascent economy of renewable energy—that of the Santa Maria Landfill, and the surrounding landscape — which is part of a much larger cycle of land management, consumption, and waste.
Brett Kallusky is an assistant professor in the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where he teaches photography. He has been the recipient of two Minnesota State Arts Board Grants, a Fulbright to Italy, and a Fulbright Travel Grant. His work has been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions. Kallusky has been a regular student portfolio reviewer at SPE (Society for Photographic Education) national conferences since 2012. He lives and maintains his studio practice in Minneapolis, MN.
Nicole Watson is the director of The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University, where she is committed to showcasing artwork grounded in women’s perspectives. She studied studio art, graphic design and art history at St. Kate’s and the University of St. Thomas, where she earned her B.A. in 2001. She received an M.A. in art and architectural history from St. Thomas in 2008; her thesis uncovered and examined the work of Marion Alice Parker (1873-1935), the only female Prairie School architect in the Minneapolis firm of Purcell & Elmslie. Formerly the manager of Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis, Watson also specializes in contemporary paintings by Minnesota and regional artists.
Image: Nancy Baker, Traveling, Monotype Print, 2017
John-Mark Schlink juxtaposes architectural constructions and natural subjects in his new series of prints. His multi-layered compositions incorporate intaglio, woodcut and screen-printing techniques.
Image above: Sacred Site, Intaglio, 18″x 24″, 2017