Oil and Water: A Printmaking Exchange
October 16 – November 20, 2014
Reception + Artist Talks, October 30, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Oil, Water, and Environmental Justice: An Interdisciplinary Panel, November 13, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Oil and Water explores the use or mis-use of our natural resources. Whether dealing with issues of flooding and diversion in the Red River Valley or oil development and fracking on the Bakken Oil Formation, printmaking students and faculty from Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Minot State University, North Dakota State University, University of Manitoba, University of North Dakota and Valley City State University tackle challenging issues through the fascinating medium of printmaking. The portfolio was first exhibited at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND from April 6th through May 12th. The project was coordinated by Heidi Goldberg, Kent Kapplinger, and John Volk. This exhibition is sponsored by the North Dakota Art Gallery Association with support from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Portraits: Selections from NDSU Advanced Painting
October - December 2014
Memorial Union Main Level
This exhibition wall highlights paintings made during the Fall 2014 semester by students enrolled in Advanced Painting. Each painting explores the theme of “portraits” through differing techniques, and each artist questions or distorts traditional portraiture. Qual’s piece is more traditional in its symmetry and balance, but it explores the contemporary subject of vanity and how individuals represent themselves. The painting by Kelly pixelates and obscures a portrait. This forces the viewer to take a closer look at the components and colors that make up a portrait, rather than the subject itself. Lastly, Svensson uses distorted portraits to look at how a group is portrayed. In this particular piece, drinking coffee links group members together. Advanced Painting is taught by Kimble Bromley and offered through the NDSU Department of Visual Arts.
The exhibition was curated by student and MU Gallery employee Brea Grueneich.
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The MU Gallery will be closed November 22, November 27-29, and December 24-26
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November 19 – December 31: Winter Sale in the Gallery Store
November 25 – December 17: Fall 2014 Visual Arts Baccalaureate Exhibition
Tuesday, November 25 – Opening Reception for Fall 2014 Baccalaureate Exhibition, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday, December 5 – “Making it in the Creative Field: A Post-Grad Discussion”