OPENING RECEPTION: Friday June 5th, 7-9pm at the Gallery Factory.
Note: In light of safety concerns, we will be practicing social distancing, limiting to six people in the gallery at one time, supplying masks to those who do not have, and spraying down/sanitizing periodically.
Please contact us with questions or to make a separate appointment at email@example.com or 612-743-6664.
GALLERY HOURS: June 5th - July 11th Thurs, Fri, Sat 12-5pm or by appt (612-743-6664) with safety precautions (see above).
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
John Salhus was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1970. He attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design from 1989-92 and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1992. He moved to Chicago in 1997 where he is an independent artist and has been working in the field of fine art conservation for the past 20 years.
His work is based in the media of painting and drawing and expanding into mixed media sculpture and installation. The themes of raw materials, building, destructive growth, flow, blockage, and creative power course through his work.
If a dam is containment, then a waterfall is liberation.
Unrestricted flow is a goal of the imagination. For creative seekers — the thinker, the inventor, the artist —
there are always obstacles to the flow of imagination. As water seeks to make its way to the sea, rough-hewn
logs — nature shaped by human hands — block nature's progress. Nature's constant resistance to human
effort, and vice versa, reflect their co-dependency. The eternal tension between imagination and civilization
— between wildness and domestication — is my primary focus of interest and the chief subject of my inquiries. - John Salhus 2014
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