Current + Upcoming . . .
Jerome Emerging Printmakers Exhibition, 2018
Opening reception: May 18, 6:30 - 9pm.
Artist talk during opening reception at 7pm.
May 18 - June 30, 2018
High Point Center for Printmaking
912 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Bianca Janine Pettis’ prints are playful, colorful, and indeterminate. She approaches her printmaking practice as a performer - opening herself up to the moment, allowing the work to unfold before her. Through the processes of monoprinting and screenprinting, she brings to life idiosyncratic characters inhabiting a world of courageous anxiety. Pettis holds a BA in Theatre from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio and an MFA in Art from the University of Minnesota.
Jonathan Herrera’s prints compress historical and ongoing legacies of bodily trauma and violence inflicted on migrants. He uses clothing and portrait frames to imply narratives left behind by others, while reanimating and suspending these objects in violence in a state of perpetuity through various print-based processes including collagraphs and xerox transfers. Herrera also works in a monochromatic color pallet to discuss the dehumanized method of analyzing bodies as data while revealing intricate details overlooked in objects used as evidence. Herrera holds a BFA in Printmaking from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Mike Marks’ prints reflect processes of change and loss within a landscape. Mike draws inspiration from the natural and constructed environments that he has observed, creating images that contemplate human influence on the geological record, and whether natural and artificial changes in the environment are becoming indistinguishable from one another. His prints emphasize physical manipulation of surfaces using collagraph plates, stencils, embossment, relief, and intaglio. Marks holds a BFA in Drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Delaware.
Querida Presencia, 2018
Opening reception: May 10, 6 - 9pm.
May 10 - July 1, 2018
Duluth Art Institute, Duluth
506 W Michigan Street, MN 55802
The work in Querida Presencia explores various relationships between collective memory and historical instances of state-sponsored violence and trauma inflicted on politicized bodies. Bodies become politicized by either attempting to dislodge themselves from their dispossessed condition or by their cultural identities opposing a dominant status quo. Within a Latin American historical framework, Herrera constructs print-based objects, installations, and environments that echo lived experiences of those who are no longer with us. Print-based processes translate the content through symbolically revealing the act of remembering in producing tracings and impressions. Slicing open wounds into wood, burning the surface of lithostone with acid, and the crushing of ink on paper under immense pressure, re-animates acts of violence that carries through an art-object’s final presentation.
Epicenter Emerging Artist Fellow, 2018
The Frontier Fellowship provides creative professionals the opportunity to live and work with Epicenter in Green River, Utah (pop. 952), for two to eight weeks. From this rural place and in the context of the frontier, Fellows generate new work that is informed by the residents of Green River and the surrounding desert landscape. Epicenter, a design studio instigating positive change through community-based projects and programs, facilitates Fellowships throughout the year. Epicenter encourages applications regardless of applicant’s background, focus, or specialty. The Fellowship is open to artists, chefs, designers, explorers, folklorists, geologists, musicians, and more. Epicenter has hosted over 50 artists and collaboratives through the Frontier Fellowshi