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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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New Rosalux Member, Ashely Peifer

We are happy to announce that Ashely Peifer is a new member of Rosalux Gallery.

Ashely is an abstract painter who graduated with a MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) in 2013.

She exhibits her work locally, nationally and internationally and is currently showing paintings at Galleria Daniele Agostini Gallery in Lugano, Switzerland. More info at danieleagostini.ch   

Birthday Bunting 12x12 600x600

“birthday bunting” by Ashely Peifer





 

PRISCILLA BRIGGS’S Artist Monograph published by Daylight Books

PRISCILLA BRIGGS’S Artist Monograph Impossible Is Nothing: China’s Theater of Consumerism, published by Daylight Books

Impossible Is Nothing is a book of photographs that focus on constructed realities within contemporary China as they relate to ideas of luxury and status, with the West as a model of Capitalist values. At the same time, there are hints of what lies beneath the surface and the costs of global consumerism. Portraits, still life images, and urban landscapes, rich in detail, are woven together to create a lyrical ode to the optimism and imagination of contemporary China. Text contributors include Rob Schmitz (NPR foreign correspondent) and Susannah Magers (independent curator/writer).

A signed copy of the book can be purchased from Rosalux Gallery or from Priscilla’s website:
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Book cover “Impossible is Nothing” by PRISCILLA BRIGGS

2 Rosalux PRISCILLA BRIGGS Station Proof

Photograph by PRISCILLA BRIGGS





 

SHANA KAPLOW at Form+Content Gallery

SHANA KAPLOW  is a showing ink wall drawings at Form+Content Gallery, May 25-July 1.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, May 27, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

UNSTOPPABLE FORCE Women Artists, Here and Now is an exhibition by 5 exhilarating women artists. This exhibition was conceptualized by Vesna Kittelson and co-curated by Gallery members Vesna Kittelson and Mark Ostapchuk.  formandcontent.org
Photo: Install of Shana Kaplow’s work.

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Install of Shana Kaplow’s work at Form & Content Gallery.





 

Rosalux Gallery 15-Year Anniversary Exhibit

Rosalux Gallery Celebrating its 15-Year Anniversary featuring work of current and former Rosalux artists.
OPEN Art-a-Whirl weekend: Fri. 5/19 5:00-10:00pm, Sat. and Sun. 12noon-4:00pm.
Show Runs through May 28th.
Regular Gallery hours: Sat & Sun, 12-4pm.

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Rosalux Artists receive MSAB Arts Initiative Grant

Roslaux artists Elaine Rutherford, Shannon Estlund, Betsy Alwin, and Melissa Loop received the 2017 Minnesota State Arts Board Arts Initiative Grant.  Congratulations!

Elaine Rutherford – mixed media painting  rutherfordelaine.wordpress.com

Shannon Estlund – painting and sculpture  shannonestlund.com

Betsy Alwin – betsyalwin.com

Melissa Loop – painting  melissaloop.com

Elaine Rutherford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shannon Estlund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betsy Alwin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melissa Loop





 

“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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LAURA STACK at CIRCA GALLERY in TWISTED TRYST: CIRCA + OMFORME

Rosalux artist, Laura Stack, is showing her Fluere ink paintings at Circa Gallery in the Twisted Tryst: Circa + Omforme exhibit.
Exhibition Dates: February 11 – March 25, 2017.

circagallery.org  Gallery hours: Tues.–Fri. 1–6 pm | Saturday 11 am–4 pm
210 N First Street Minneapolis MN 55401 | 612.332.2386

The Eccentric Fetish of Omforme furniture plays off the luscious colors and textures of Circa artists’ paintings. See more of Laura Stack’s painting at Laurastackart.com

Fluere # 8, ink painting on paper, 26″ x 20″ – Laura Stack                                                         
Laura Stack Fluere 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Shapeshifter 37, ink painting on paper, 26″ x 20″ – Laura Stack
Laura Stack Shapeshifter 37

Furniture Goes to the Gallery with Omforme & CIRCA’s “Twisted Tryst”





 

& Guests">Public Dialogue Feb. 25 Shana Kaplow, Emmett Ramstad & Guests

Join Shana Kaplow/ Emmett Ramstad/ and Guests – Risa Puleo/Sarah Petersen
Public dialogue “Art and the Social Body”
February 25th, 2-4pm at Rosalux Gallery.

http://eepurl.com/cCs6db

 Flyer For Rosalux Dialogue 2017





 

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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