Guest Blogger Owen Brown: Transmission, Interpretation, Transgression

Guest Blogger Owen Brown: Transmission, Interpretation, Transgression

Transmission, Interpretation, Transgression Thirty three years ago, the semiotician Umberto Eco wrote: “A text, once written, no longer has anyone behind it; it has, on the contrary, when it survives, and for as long as it survives, thousands of interpreters ahead of it. Their reading of it generates other texts, which can be paraphrase, commentary, […]

Autobiography in Art (Owen Brown)

Autobiography in Art (Owen Brown)

Autobiography in Art, Part II of Owen Brown’s Guest Blog. (Part One) Not the obvious, then. That is, Velasquez peeking coyly from Las Meninas, or Rembrandt’s absolutely gorgeous self-portraits, from youth through age. Or even Picasso. Or Van Gogh. Frida Kahlo. Durer, Auerbach, Freud, Hockney. It is easy enough to put pencil and chalk to […]

Artist of the Month: Karen Wilcox

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Artist of the Month
Artist of the Month: Karen Wilcox

We are pleased to announce that Karen Wilcox is our September Artist of the Month. Karen is a mixed-media artist working in painting, sculpture, and video. She explores feminine wisdom and strength while questioning gender biases. Inspiration for her work comes from religion, myth, feminism, and the subconscious. Below we discuss Karen’s personal background and […]

Artist of the Month: Kristen Arden

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Artist of the Month
Artist of the Month: Kristen Arden

We are pleased to announce that Kristen Arden is our Artist of the Month! As a metal worker, Kristen creates a variety of sculptures, custom furniture, and installation pieces. With a bachelors in Painting and Drawing and a Masters in Art History, Kristen has an accomplished and diverse background in the arts. Kristen is also […]

Artist of the Month: Ruth Lais

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Artist of the Month
Artist of the Month: Ruth Lais

Wings Artist Highlight: Ruth Lais We are happy to announce that Ruth Lais is our July Artist of the Month! Specializing in mosaic and collage, Ruth is a part of our Wings Program. Her work is always colorful and whimsical – and is bound to bring a smile to your face. We had the opportunity […]

Artist of the Month: Donna Levinstone

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Artist of the Month
Artist of the Month: Donna Levinstone

We are thrilled to have Donna Levinstone as our June Artist of the Month! Donna specializes in pastel landscapes that depict the essence and energy of environment rather than a specific location. Donna highlights the dualities that exist in the natural world: ethereal vs. earthly, light vs. dark, tranquility vs. volatility, and day vs. night. […]

Artist of the Month: Mat Ollig

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Artist of the Month
Artist of the Month: Mat Ollig

Often composed of individual paintings pieced together to form a cohesive image, Mat Ollig’s work reflects upon fragmented memories and constructed  narratives. Ollig illustrates ideas and subjects understood by a communal consciousness, retelling the stories of previous generations. By depicting scenes and themes of history, adventure, and innovation, Ollig aims to propel the viewer towards […]

Artist of the Month: Ryan Hughes

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Artist of the Month
Artist of the Month: Ryan Hughes

As April come to a close, we are thrilled to announce that Ryan Hughes is our Artist of the Month! A Minneapolis-based painter, Hughes experiments with both figuration and abstraction, blurring the distinction between reality and imagination. Often presenting objects in isolation, Hughes invites the viewer to challenge the familiar while simultaneously exploring the unknown. […]

Artist of the Month: Alli Luhmann

Artist of the Month: Alli Luhmann

We are excited to announce that Alli Luhmann is our Artist of the Month for March 2016! An emerging artist based in Minneapolis, Alli Luhmann has a mixed-media practice that primarily includes hot glass. Emphasizing the power of simplicity and ambiguity through her work, Luhmann aims for her viewers to examine these in other aspects […]