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Shannon Estlund and Jim Hittinger, Paintings and Drawings

GRAVEYARD SHIFT: Drawings/Paintings by Jim Hittinger
LOW VISUAL DISTANCE: Paintings by Shannon Estlund

Exhibition Dates: August 12-27, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 12, 7-10pm
Gallery Talk: Saturday, August 12, 7-8pm

Jim Hittinger, Procession, oil on canvas, 36 x 48”, 2017
Jim Hittinger

About Jim Hittinger’s GRAVEYARD SHIFT: Graveyard Shift explores a sparsely populated world littered with empty lots, depleted suburban subdivisions, and chain-link fences tracing the confines of sites where things once were. Beacons and warning signs mark isolated islands of activity within the void: flags, sirens, neon markings on diseased trees, used car lot inflatable dancing men. The entire world is the outskirts of somewhere else. On the surface the world appears lifeless, but its inhabitants go through the motions of living; they celebrate holidays, bury their dead, and play baseball.

Snowman, 2016
Snowman

Jim Hittinger received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 2012 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from The University of Minnesota in 2015. His work has been widely exhibited locally and nationally, including recent exhibitions at Whitdel Arts in Detroit, Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and Rosalux Gallery in Minneapolis. He currently teaches in the Department of Art at The University of Minnesota. Jim Hittinger

Shannon Estlund, Untitled, oil on canvas, 48 x 60”, 2017 Shannon Estland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


About Shannon Estlund’s LOW VISUAL DISTANCE:
Shannon Estlund’s abstracted landscapes are inspired by Rice Creek and the surrounding forest near her home in Fridley, Minnesota. The title Low Visual Distance refers to the way that dappled light, physical obstructions, and abstractions of form complicate an objective understanding of these spaces. Instead, the paintings offer a psychological interpretation of each site. The subjects of the paintings, which include downed trees, stagnant pools, and tangles of brush, demonstrate various states of growth and decay. Subjects are rendered using overlapping imagery, expressive color, repeating pattern, and abstracted form as a metaphor for a subjective and ever-changing perception of reality. The paintings in this exhibition represent a practice in becoming comfortable with the unknown and appreciating the impermanent and interdependent nature of all things.

Fifty Three Degrees, 2017
Fifity Three Degrees

Shannon Estlund holds a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and received her B.F.A. from the University of Florida. Shannon currently teaches at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Augsburg College. She has received several grants for her work from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Community Foundation. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at museums and galleries including the Crisp Ellert Art Museum (FL), the Elmhurst Art Museum (IL), Soo Visual Art Center (MN), the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens (FL), and at the National Galleries of Scotland. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings and Studio Visit magazines. Shannon Estlund is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Shannon Estlund

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Jim Hittinger in one-night show benefit NARAL Pro-Choice, July 21st

JIM HITTINGER is participating in a one-night show to benefit NARAL Pro-Choice of Minnesota on July 21st , hosted jointly by The Porch Gallery and Hair and Nails Gallery .
Show Location: Hair and Nails Gallery , 2222 1/2 E. 35th St., Mpls, MN 55407

Join NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota at the Hair and Nails Gallery for our 2nd Annual Art Salon. Come to mingle, admire and purchase the work of local artists, and support a good cause! 100% of proceeds go to NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota.
There is a suggested $10 donation at the door.

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“Last Refuge” New Work by Eleanor McGough and a group show introducing three new Rosalux artists: Betsy Alwin, John Gaunt, Jim Hittinger

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Jim Hittinger’s Open Studio Feb. 24, New Rosalux artist

New Rosalux artist, Jim Hittinger, has an Open Studio event Fri. Feb. 24th, 7 – 10 PM.
Come take a look at what Jim and 2 other artists Teréz Iacovino and Julia Maiuri have been working on in the studio. Visit Jim’s art website at jimhittinger.com

 Location: 1110 Stinson Blvd., Mpls., MN 55413.
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