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Areca Roe Receives Tenure Teaching Position at Mankato Art Dept, Minnesota State University

Congratulations to Areca Roe, new Assistant Professor of Photography at Minnesota State University, Mankato Art Department.

Here is a recent interview with Areca Roe, “Faculty Focus” by the College of Arts and Humanities, Minnesota State University.

"Friday Faculty Focus" with Areca Roe, Assistant Professor of Photography from the Minnesota State University, Mankato…

Posted by College of Arts and Humanities – Minnesota State University, Mankato on Friday, December 15, 2017





 

& Ashely Peifer Paintings in “Fuse / Surprise Party”, Opens Jan. 6th">Tara Costello & Ashely Peifer Paintings in “Fuse / Surprise Party”, Opens Jan. 6th

Rosalux is pleased to present new work by local painters Tara Costello and Ashely Peifer.

Public Reception: Saturday, January 13, 6-9 pm
Exhibition runs through January 6-28, 2018

In Fuse, Tara Costello’s paintings explore the malleability of perspective, subtle documented shifts in time merging to create landscape in an abstract form. Her work searches for unexpected beauty in the relationships between rich textures and primitive mark. She is interested in the way multiple perspectives live, move and shift within the same moment. The spontaneous is art is complete absorption in the paintings that is fresh. The freshness holds the emotion, emotional energy evokes, assembles, accepts, and rejects memories, images, observations and works them into a whole.

Tara Costello lives and works in Minneapolis, MN. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at galleries including The Burren College of Art in Ireland, The National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh, Soo Local, Minnesota, Circa Gallery, MN, Bloomington Center for the Arts, MN, Sears Peyton Gallery, NY. Costello has numerous commissions including commercial and residential murals. rosaluxgallery.com/tara-costello

Tara Costello, Ballyvaughn, 2017, Venetian plaster, 30” x 32”
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In surprise party, Ashely Peifer’s mixed media paintings on paper, panel, and shaped plywood to explore the distortion of memory over time. Can nostalgia over-beautify a memory beyond recognition? The paintings and sculptures grasp at the blurry edges of memory, attempting to transmute the non-material into haptic experience.  Sunny childhood memories appear in repeated shapes throughout the work: jump ropes, forts, garden edges, hula hoops, coloring, and candy. Willful optimism is the goal and it is achieved through embracing nostalgia and translating it into the realm of pattern, color, and form.

Ashely Peifer is an artist and textile designer living in Minneapolis. She holds an MFA in Painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a BA in Visual Art from Taylor University in Indiana. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including solo shows at Galleria Daniele Agostini in Lugano, Switzerland and Burnet Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her paintings are represented by Galleria Daniele Agostini in Switzerland, Uprise Art in New York City, and she is a member of Rosalux Gallery in Minneapolis. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings, the Urban Outfitters blog, Design*Sponge, and Maake Magazine, as well as numerous art blogs and digital magazines. ashelypeifer.com

Ashely Peifer, tumble quilt, 2017, mixed media on panel, 32” x 30”
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Laura Stack at Circa Gallery, Dec. 2 – Jan. 13

LAURA STACK ‘s colorful organic ink paintings are in CIRCA GALLERY’s Winter Salon exhibit.
Group show including work by Circa Gallery Artists.

EXHIBITION DATES: December 2 – January 13, 2018
Info at circagallery.org/laurastack

Laura Stack creates ink paintings and collages that are an imagined view of artificial life or the
“new natural”. Her painting process begins by envisioning a fluid, bodily, cellular, or chemical world expressing its own laws of physics. Organic forms such as fungi and microscopic life and the biological processes of lava flow and branching inspire the painting imagery. She coaxes the ink across the paper’s surface, corralling, halting, spreading, and encouraging its direction. The ink shapes then morph into tendrils or bloom and disperse. Through physical gestures and the fluidity of the ink, she aims to create a sense of pulse and movement.

Stack’s work evokes contradictions – the embodiment of the natural and synthetic, the simultaneity of flatness and depth, and the illusion of movement within a still image. There is no logical reading of these paintings. They are a mirroring of the mysterious questions that define our changing relationship with the natural world.  See more of Laura’s artwork at laurastackart.com

Fluere #27 / ink painting collage on panel / 20″ x 20″

Laura Stack Fluere 27

Laura Stack





 

Rosalux “Open Door 13” Group Show, Reception Dec. 9th

ROSALUX GALLERY is proud to announce it’s Thirteenth Annual OPEN DOOR Exhibit, opening on December 2nd, 2017.

Reception: December 9th, 7 – 10 pm
Exhibition Dates: December 2nd – 30th, 2017

OPEN DOOR is the one time of year when Rosalux opens its doors to artists outside of the collective in the form of an open call to bring inside what is happening outside of the gallery doors and give them an opportunity to share their work with our audience.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Beth Barron, Natalia Berglund, Bennett Bossert, Jenny Brown, Mat Brutger, Jocelyn Burke, Yeonhee Cheong, Jessica Christy, Marina Dunbar, Torey Erin, Shawna Gilmore, Megan Herwig, Jeremy Jones, Betni Kalk, Julie Liger-Belair, Julie Nagle, Serena Perrone, Evie Richner, Amy Schissel, Maureen Shields, and Lyz Wendland.

JUROR: DANIELLE KRYSA, AKA The Jealous Curator thejealouscurator.com/blog  Krysa has a BFA in Visual Arts, and a post-grad in graphic design. She is the writer/curator behind the contemporary art site, The Jealous Curator (est.2009). Danielle has curated shows from Washington DC to Los Angeles, San Francisco to Toronto. In 2014 she published two books, titled “Creative Block” and “Collage”. Her third book, “Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk” was released in October 2016, and she is currently working a new book due out Fall 2018. Danielle has also had the great pleasure of speaking at TEDx, PIXAR, Creative Mornings, CreativeLive, and was interviewed for several video segments on oprah.com.

JUROR’S COMMENTS ON WORK SELECTED FOR THE EXHIBITION:

“A gorgeous grouping of art, hung together under one, simple, unifying theme – I love this stuff! I really do, and here’s why. The pieces in this show are the work of 21 artists from all over North America, each with their own unique use of materials and personal point of view. Every piece – from drawings to paintings to sculpture – tells its own story but together, in this particular grouping, the narrative gets even more interesting. A metal dog makes friends with a bandaid mandala, while a text covered mirror in the corner speaks quietly to an unconventional
scientific-esque timeline. Weird and wonderful, unique while strangely harmonious.”

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& Melissa Loop Painting Show Opens on November 4th">Ute Bertog & Melissa Loop Painting Show Opens on November 4th

Rosalux is pleased to present new work by local painters Melissa Loop and Ute Bertog.

Public Reception: Saturday, November 11, 6-10pm
Family Happy Hour: Saturday, November 18, 4-6pm
Exhibition Dates: November 4-26, 2017

Melissa Loop uses her travels to explore notions of authenticity, place, and spirituality through our experiences of other cultures. Follow the Moon is inspired by her trips to Central America in 2012 and 2015 when she visited ancient Mayan sites. While her paintings are based on reality, the compositions are purposefully invented in an attempt to recreate rare moments of spiritual transcendence one encounters when taking a pilgrimage to a sacred place. With this particular group of paintings, Loop focused on exploring the space between imagination, reality, spiritual transcendence, and dreams. By doing this, she is weaving a tale of a pilgrim coming out of a deep sorrow and finding the origin of life.

Tie Yourself to Me, 2017, Synthetic polymer on panel, 18 x 24″
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In Voiceatscript
, Ute Bertog continues to explore the tenuous relationship between abstraction and language in her paintings to address themes of communication and its failure. For Voiceatscript she focuses on a deeply felt sense of speechlessness. Being speechless and without words to articulate one’s thoughts and opinions is seen either as a defiant gesture or – more often – as a sign of powerlessness. In order to regain a sense of power Bertog then reaches for readymade texts, quotes,  and cliches as a starting point for her paintings, only to lose them again in the painting process. The goal is to introduce the necessary space for questions, imagination and play to take hold to freely renegotiate original content.

Foreign echoes, 2017, Oil on canvas, 14 x 11″
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Edie Overturf, New Rosalux Gallery Member

We are happy to announce Edie Overturf as a new member of Rosalux Gallery.

Edie is an artist who works with prints, drawings and sculpture as a vehicle for storytelling. She has a M.F.A. from California State University and a B.F.A. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Edie just received a Jerome Emerging Artists Fellowship for 2016-2017 and exhibits her work locally and nationally. Along with her studio practice, she is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Printmaking at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

“Through the narratives I create I question this act of storytelling and its effective outcomes on individual as well as cultural perspectives. Folktales, legends, religions, myths, fable, rumors: all  have been used to explain the unexplainable, as well as create social structures through tales of morality. The authorship and authority that the storyteller retains allows for embellishment and plausibility, and the direction in which this authority is used is dependent on the author’s agenda. Folktales, legends, religions, myths, fable, rumors: all  have been used to explain the unexplainable, as well as create social structures through tales of morality. The authorship and authority that the storyteller retains allows for embellishment and plausibility, and the direction in which this authority is used is dependent on the author’s agenda.”
Edie Overturf

Visit Edie’s website at edieoverturf.com

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Feral Fables Opens October 7th Featuring New Works From Areca Roe & Terrence Payne

Rosalux Gallery is proud to announce it’s newest exhibition, Feral Fables: O Pioneer & Family Fremds, featuring new work from artists Areca Roe and Terrence Payne. Feral Fables,  featuring new work from artists Areca Roe and Terrence Payne,  looks at the careless consequences of political and natural disasters, which echo loudly with each new inevitable iteration. Roe’s O Pioneer hearkens back to the style of photographs of the Western landscape from the late 1800s  documenting a new world of disasters and possibilities and reinterprets these notions through a modern lens. Paynes’s Family Fremds takes a hard look at how misrepresentations of faith have been used to tear apart traditional bonds of trust and fellowship over and again throughout history.  Rosalux will host a special artists reception on Saturday, October 7th from 7-10 PM which is free and open to the public.

 

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Passenger Pigeons, archival digital print, 2017 Areca Roe

 

Areca Roe’s O Pioneer series, consisting of large-scale photographs of miniature landscapes, references the work of landscape photographers of the 1800s in a tongue-in-cheek manner. These photographers surveyed the West in North America and brought back stunning imagery of splendor and bounty, but also helped propel the destructive  narrative of Manifest Destiny. The miniature fur-lined landscapes in Areca’s photos are in some ways as otherworldly and foreign as those brought back by the surveying photographers—images of strange rock formations, geysers, pristine waterfalls, and wide open plains—with the fake fur referencing the lure of potential bounty as well as the resulting devastation.

 

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Your Lies Melt On My Tongue Like Sugar, oil pastel on paper, 36″ x 36″

 

Terrence Payne’s new body of work, Family Fremds, regards the hysteria of a community whose steady contentment has been riotously overturned by an upheaval of their faith.  Terrence uses the bruising physicality and aggravated playfulness of his large-scale oil pastel drawings to document the struggle between rational thought and irrational fears born of blindness as they swing to and fro on the pendulum of uncertainty.  He creates vibrant archetypical portraits using animals, costumed figures, and narratives to probe the value of faith and fellowship while maintaining a critical eye on those who would use a community’s convictions against them.   The humorous and empathetic allegories resulting from Payne’s creations may leave more questions than answers to his initial query, but will surely offer entertaining comforts for his audience nonetheless.

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Tara Costello, John Gaunt, Shawn McNulty In ABSTRACT group show at Minnetonka Center for the Arts

Rosalux artists Tara Costello, John Gaunt, and Shawn McNulty are showing paintings in ABSTRACT, a group show at Minnetonka Center for the Arts.

Opening Preview: September 28th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Curators’ Talk and Tour: October 14th, 10:00-11:30 am.
Show Dates: Septemeber 29 – October 26
Location: Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN
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& Pryor Gallery, Silverwood Park, Minnesota State University">Betsy Alwin’s Sculpture at Kolman & Pryor Gallery, Silverwood Park, Minnesota State University

Betsy Alwin will show her concrete and metal sculptures at Silverwood Park, Kolman & Pryor Gallery, and Minnesota State University during September and October.

INFRA: Betsy Alwin at Silverwood Park
Infra is a new outdoor concrete and metal sculpture that will be shown on the grounds of Silverwood Park, Three Rivers Park District, in St. Anthony, MN.
Opening Reception
: September 14th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
Exhibition Dates: September 14th – October 21st. 

“My interest in casting lace concrete forms is derived from my recent and current body of work that incorporates lace and ceramic form. I wanted to combine the delicate nature of lace with the harsh durability and weight of concrete. The decorative lace texture combined with the contrast of blue and white refers to domestic ware but also allows one to see the forms in a different way.  These cast forms are combined with rebar, emphasizing an industrial and construction context. I am also excited to experiment with larger forms in an outdoor public setting. In this way, my work can engage more viewers for longer periods of time.The title, “Infra-,“ is derived from Latin meaning under or below. Besides being the prefix of infrastructure, I also take it as a way to connote what is there but not seen; what is taken for granted.

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BEYOND CANVAS: Group Sculpture Exhibition at Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Opening Reception: September 23rd from 7pm – 9pm.
Exhibition Dates: September 16th – October 28th.
More information at kolmanpryorgallery.com

cast lace concrete forms by Betsy Alwin
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BETSY ALWIN participating in Faculty, Emeritus, Alumni, 150!
A group exhibition celebrating 150 years of Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Opens: September 28th, Reception: October 8th 3:00 -5:00 pm.





 

Direct Avoidance: John Diebel and Duane Ditty

Rosalux Gallery presents “Direct Avoidance” in September, featuring new work by John Diebel and Duane Ditty. “Direct Avoidance” explores the psychological shift that occurs when deliberate avoidance leads to surprising destinations. Each artist, working with his own personal language and with a diversity of technique and scale, presents work that transforms negative space into positive space, in a metaphorical sense as much as directly. Join the artists for an opening reception on September 9th from 7-10pm. The show will run through September 30th.

John Diebel’s cut paper and collage works began with the intention of being non-political–a reaction of psychic fatigue in the face of overwhelming current events. Crafting polychrome geometric forms from vintage colored and printed papers, and overlaying them onto whimsical photo collages, he offers a glimpse into parallel worlds where alternatives to our current debased state of affairs are possible. Diebel says that it only dawned on him well into producing these works that the mere imagining of different or better worlds has become a momentous political act in an era ruled by a handful of reckless oligarchs who have no one else’s better future in mind but their own.

Duane Ditty says of his work, “My paintings are large scale and contemplative in nature. I see painting as a very physical act and I often work on a human scale. My paintings are a direct example of the artists’ process and contain within them the record of their realization and implementation. The non-specific structural space of these paintings distances them from the noise of the outside world and allows for a contemplative respite. The works invite the viewer to relate on an intuitive and spontaneous level; without irony or jest they manifest a gravity and beauty often absent in our daily visual lives.”

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Demos in Absentia

Cut paper collage relief on photo collage, acrylic paint

7.75” x 8.5”

2017

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Afternoon

Oil on canvas

76” x 62”

2017

Duane Ditty



 

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