A group show curated by Nathanael Flink, exhibiting the works of Ruthann Godollei, Josh Meillier, Mark Rode, Carla Rodriguez, Noreen Tyler, and Michon Weeks.
March 5, 2021 - April 3rd, 2021
Opening: 7 - 9 pm on March 5th
Gallery Hours: 12-5pm Thurs, Fri, Sat or by appt
Pick a selection of works from a half dozen artists coping with the difficult, tiresome and strange reality of the last twelve months and there it is – a contemporary American reality witnessed. Although the individuals' work represented in Contempo Tempo appear vaguely dissimilar, the tempos and threading between each formulates a commonality. In a myriad of aspects there are linkages here – do they come from shared human experience or something more ethereal?
Ruthann Godollei is the Wallace Professor of Art at Macalester College and the owner/operator of Printland Press in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her internationally exhibited prints incorporate text, bleak humor and pointed social and political commentary.
Read more about Ruthann's work here: https://www.macalester.edu/academics/art/ruthanngodollei/ra.html
Josh Meillier (b. 1990, Northfield Minnesota; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) Meillier completed his BFA in drawing and painting at Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2013, and he completed his MFA in painting at Pratt Institute in 2020. In his paintings and sculptures there is a sort of sleight of hand that is meant to trick the browsing viewer into inspecting. His work is informed by an interest in material, process and physicality to reflect on and question the architecture we live and work in.
Read more about Josh's work here: https://joshmeillier.com/
Mark Rode lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received his BA from the University of Minnesota in 2005, and his MFA in Painting and Drawing from Pratt Institute in 2011. His work has been shown in venues such as Circa Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), TuckUnder Projects (Minneapolis, MN), Plains Art Museum (Fargo, ND), and The DeVos Art Museum (Marquette, MI).
Read more about Mark's work here: http://www.markrodeonline.com/
Carla Rodriguez is a visual artist living and working in Saint Paul, MN. A first-generation Venezuelan-American from immigrant parents, she grew up in Houston, TX, and then moved to the Twin Cities to study photography at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where she obtained her BFA in 2011. Rodriguez works with mainly large format cameras, and both film and wet plate processes, while running a small portrait business called Blkk Hand that specializes in wet plate/tintype portraits.
Read more about Carla's work here: http://www.carla-rodriguez.com/
Noreen Tyler has been living and practicing in the Twin Cities since 1986. Her recent work has been focused on landscape derived work using a strong horizontal picture plane and objects spinning, flying, and transforming in space. Both directions derive from her love of a good long drive, personal loss and trauma, the pandemic, the colors and aspect of our industrialized world, and her desire at times to escape.
Read more about Noreen's work here: https://www.noreentyler.com/
Michon Weeks was born and raised in Washburn, Iowa, and moved to Minnesota to attend the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, where she earned an MFA in Drawing and Painting. Michon teaches drawing and painting in the Department of Art and Art History at St. Olaf College, and her drawings and paintings have been shown regionally and nationally. Michon is studying Orthodox icon paintings from the past to consider how they are in conversation with our modern questions and hungering.
Read more about Michon's work here: https://www.michonweeks.com/
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