FLOW CHART: DRIFT by Joe Page

 

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The pop-infused, mixed media installations of Joe Page’s “Flow Chart” series propose landscapes that are both physically interactive environments and distant cartographical maps. Fluctuating pathways, points, and vibrant color fields sprawl in all directions, propelling the viewer along an immersive journey of varied rhythm, scale, and space within the gallery.

November 4 – December 18, 2014

Artist Talk: November 3, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Oren Gateway Center, Room 113

Artist Bio: Joe Page received his BA in Studio Art from Knox College in Galesburg, IL and his MFA in Ceramic Art from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He currently lives and works in Edwardsville, IL where he is head of ceramics at Southern Illinois University.

Artist Statement: The escapist allure of immersive environments drives my work, orienting the viewer in a place of comfort and curiosity. The vibrant colors, reductive imagery, and illustrated movements within the “Flow Chart” series of installations are deceptively simple, derivative of early video games, pinball machines, mass transit maps, and schematic diagrams. Within this framework, one soon begins to uncover the world’s underpinnings: a rules-based system of sculptural parameters, compositional logic, and spatial relationships.

joe-page.com

Gage Family Art Gallery – map
Hours: M – F, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Image: Flow Chart: Vortex, porcelain, vinyl, polystyrene, mdf, wire, 2014

FINE: Reflections on Resilience

FINE Artwork

FINE: REFLECTIONS ON RESILIENCE
A COLLABORATION BETWEEN AUGSBURG COLLEGE & PEASE ACADEMY

FINE: Reflections on Resilience

Reception: Friday, September 5, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Music by the Kennedy’s: Meg Miura and Dave Chapman

Over spring semester, 2014, Augsburg College Graphic Design I and Typography students collaborated with students at PEASE Academy, the oldest sober high school in the U.S., to explore what it means to be resilient. Themes such as addiction, recovery and common challenges that all humans face were expressed through creative writing, collage and the design of a zine.

This project was made possible with support from University of Minnesota’s Buckman Fellowship for Leadership in Philanthropy. Fellows Lois Libby Juster and Julie Longo conceived and facilitated this project.

Lois Libby Juster has a Soul Centered Energy Mind/Body Integrated Health and Healing
practice. She uses art as a tool for both her clients and herself to access moments of transformation that mark the path of healing. As a Buckman Fellow for Leadership in Philanthropy at the University of Minnesota, she used poetry and collage as tools for healing in her project. Her focus has always been to make a difference in people’s lives in a way that will make the world a better place for everyone. Her passion for making a difference in the world has taken her to many countries to be an advocate for human rights, education and women’s issues. At 80, Lois Libby continues to be an active learner, teacher and healer and is collaborating in the writing of a book on WellALLogy.

Julie Longo is a practicing graphic designer and Graphic Design Adjunct Faculty at Augsburg College, University of Minnesota College of Design, and Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her primary professional and educational interest is in collaborative community-based design. Longo is also an active member of AIGA and serves on its Design for Good Committee.

THE FAIR UNKNOWN by Josie Lewis

 Josie Lewis Artwork

THE FAIR UNKNOWN

JOSIE LEWIS

Using thick layers of resin and fragmented fashion magazines, Josie Lewis creates intricate dimensional collages that reference cellular biology, starscapes, kaleidoscopes, and explosions.

Studio visit with Josie Lewis

Reception: Saturday, October 4, 1 – 5 p.mPart of the Fall Art Tour!

September 2 – October 23, 2014

Artist Bio: Josie Lewis was raised in northern Minnesota on the shores of Lake Superior in an octagon shaped house. Her work has been widely exhibited in the Twin Cities area and nationally. She has an MFA from the University of MN and currently lives in North Minneapolis with her husband and daughter.

Artist Statement: I make semi-sculptural slabs of epoxy resin and found paper collage. I use cut fashion magazine images that are intricately layered between multiple pours of resin. My attraction to these magazines consists of a complex push-pull of distaste mixed with formal relish. Like an archivist, I dig, sift and edit. The magazine is milled into a kind of analog pixilation wrought by my scissors and utility blade. I seek to draw attention to the source material while simultaneously damaging it almost to the point of elimination. The glossy magazine becomes a glossy and heavy slab; shredded, exploded, inside out and backwards. I am administering a its rebirth to a more perfect object: solid, definite, personal, precise and terribly permanent. The resin slabs are seductively handmade and aggressively beautiful.

josielewis.com

Christensen Center Art Gallery – map
Hours: M – F, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

FINE: Reflections on Resilience

Reflections on Resilience

Reflections on Resilience

Reflections on Resilience

FINE: Reflections on Resilience is a project conceived and facilitated by University of Minnesota Buckman Fellows, Lois Libby Juster and Julie Longo. The Buckman Fellowship for Leadership and Philanthropy is an initiative for the study and practice of philanthropy, leadership, and personal and community improvement. With the support of the Fellowship, Juster and Longo spent spring semester, 2014, working with recovering teens from PEASE Academy in Minneapolis and students in Longo’s Augsburg College Art 225 Graphic Design I and Art 320 Typography classes to explore what it means to be resilient. Themes such as addiction, recovery and common challenges that all humans face were expressed through creative writing, collage and the design of a zine. One of the goals of the project was to challenge stereotypes by giving young people affected by addiction a voice through self-expression and self-representation in an environment of mentorship, creativity and introspection.

Reflections on Resilience

Reflections on Resilience

Reflections on Resilience

The Augsburg students developed a deeper understanding of how the design process can be more effective through community collaboration and had the added benefit of working on Augsburg Experience Credit while participating in the project. All of the project participants were able to discover their own creative potential while building better social ties, networks and support.

Lois Libby Juster website: www.loislibby@loislibbyjuster.com

Julie Longo website: www.julielongo.com

Blessings – KimyiBo

KimyiBo Artwork

Blessings

KimyiBo

Gage Family Art Gallery: May 18 – July 20, 2012

Blessings is an exhibition that explores the idea of change. Through a large-scale print installation, artist KimyiBo works with spatial depth, tension, and patterns to reflect and record her own shifting emotions.

In KimyiBo’s own words, “My art is about change. I record shifting emotions through abstract images that conduct flows of energy. The methods I use are ordering space with changing patterns, playing with the dynamics between flatness and depth, creating tension between two opposing forces.”

KimyiBo received her BA in Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and an MFA in Printmaking from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. She has had solo exhibitions at Gallery Gaia in Seoul, Korea and the UV House in Heyri, Korea. She currently lives and works in the Twin Cities.