upcoming exhibitions

INTO THE WEEDS

August 13 - October 18, 2017

Opening August 13, 2017 at 3 pm
 

Weeds are plants that grow in places other than where humans determine they should be. Weeds are the bane of existence across North Dakota, now an intensively planted, agricultural paradise. An adjacent industry has arisen just to kill weeds. Legal wars ensue between environmentalists and  agribusinesses. Weeds, these undesirable or troublesome plants, adapt and continue to flourish. They quickly occupy empty spaces, abandoned spaces, condemned spaces. Vacant lots fill with weeds.

Artists, however, relish weeds. They represent exuberance, vigor, abundance, a cornucopia bursting with life. Weeds project the power to take over the world. Even farmers, growers, and gardeners will chuckle at their nemesis, those unwanted and abhorred WEEDS.

Artists include: Francisco Alvarado, Kim Beck, Paterson Clark, Matt Collishaw, Joan Linder,  Vivienne Morgan, Judy Onofrio, Eggert Pétursson, and Margaret Wall-Romana.

Margaret Wall-Romana, Sprout and Wing, 2017, oil on birch panel with metal leaf, 23 x 67 inches. (detail)


 

 

Marley Kaul:
Meditation Suite 2017

August 13 - October 22, 2017

Opening August 13, 2017 at 3 pm

Marley Kaul, Tracks, 2017, egg tempera, 12 x 12 inches. (detail)