Minneapolis Star Tribune art critic Mary Abbe applauds current exhibitions at Burnet Gallery, Circa Gallery and Groveland, all of which “feature terrific work in such old-fashioned made-by-hand media as painting, drawing, cut-paper and sculptural ceramics, glass and metal.” Abbe alludes to Lyon’s unique, contemporary perspective of his historical subject (his paintings were inspired by inspired by Bernini’s sculptures of […]
Minneapolis Star Tribune art critic Mary Abbe highlights Charles Lyon’s exhibition of paintings featuring Bernini’s dramatic statutes of angels on the Ponte Sant’Angelo. About Lyon’s paintings, Abbe writes: “The flowing forms of Roman Baroque sculpture are a natural for a painter best known for big, lush, Pop-style images of roses and other blossoms … Instead of ruffled flower petals, Lyon evokes […]
St. Paul artist Dan Bruggeman was recently featured on the TPT series MN Original. During his segment, he discusses the paintings he’s working on for his upcoming Groveland Gallery exhibition in October, 2015. His images of Valley Fair, Buck Hill and abandoned drive-in movie theaters – Bruggeman calls them “the places in between” – are largely […]
Congratulations to wood engraver Gaylord Schanilec, who recently finished his most recent fine press book, Lac Des Pleurs. Nearly seven years in the making, the book explores the landscape and ecology of Wisconsin’s Lake Pepin. The book’s type is hand-set by the artist, and his illustrations are editioned wood-engraved prints, several of which can be seen in person […]
Groveland artist Joyce Lyon and her University of Minnesota art department colleague, James Henkel, will celebrate their artistic careers and upcoming retirement with the exhibition, The Longest Way Round is the Shortest Way Home. Opening February 25 at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, the show will feature Henkel’s photographs and Lyon’s paintings and drawings. Henkel joined the university’s faculty in […]
Groveland artist and St. Catherine University painting professor Carol Lee Chase’s travel to Istanbul, Turkey in the fall of 2013 provided the inspiration and stimulus for her newest body of work. Souvenir, opening Saturday, February 7 at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University, explores her interest in the depiction of light, color, repetition and pattern. […]
Congratulations to printmaker Ellen Heck, whose portfolio of prints, titled Forty Fridas, garnered her accolades at the 2014 International Print Biennial. The Victoria and Albert Museum awarded her the V&A Prize, and as a result, acquired the entire series of Heck’s Frida Khalo-inspired prints. Read the museum’s review of the series here. Print Quarterly reviewed the accompanying exhibit of […]
Robert Dorlac recently sent us some new watercolor paintings he made during his artist-in-residency at Acadia National Park last summer. In a blog post for Acadia National Park on my Mind (acadiaonmymind.com), Dorlac tells bloggers Dolores Kong and Dan Ring, “although this was my first visit to Maine I somehow felt a very deep connection to this […]
Minneapolis Star Tribune art critic Mary Abbe praises Michael Kareken’s show, PARTS, a joint exhibition of new work at Groveland Gallery and Burnet Gallery. She writes: “the stripped and rusting cars are incongruous subjects for Kareken’s huge paintings and delicate drawings, but they work thanks to his mesmerizing talent for reproducing mechanical details — belts, pulleys, […]
Marianne Combs interviews Michael Kareken about “PARTS,” his dual exhibitions at Groveland Gallery and Burnet Gallery. Kareken’s charcoal and conté drawings will be featured at Groveland Annex, while a simultaneous exhibition of his large mixed-media paintings will be displayed at Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers in downtown Minneapolis. Parts features Kareken’s paintings of automotive salvage […]
Dan Bruggeman was featured in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ Marks of Genius Drawing Studio on August 28, 2014 as part of the The Artist is In, a series of informal drawing demonstrations and gallery lessons by local artists. Dan’s essay, “Capturing Collateral Damage with a Conté Crayon,” explores one of his favorite pieces in the “Marks of Genius” […]
On July 26, Groveland hosted its 4th annual Plein Air SmackDown. 16 gallery and guest artists spent the afternoon making paintings in locations throughout the neighborhood. Participating Groveland artists included: Fred Anderson, Michael Banning, Kristie Bretzke, James Conaway, Anthony Corsaro, Robert Dorlac, Susan Horn, Carl Oltvedt, Justin Terlecki and Tim Tozer. 6 guest artists joined […]
For artist Abigail Anderson, making art is an opportunity to reflect on the natural world. Spending time in wild places and observing biological phenomena are foundations for her contemplative, abstracted compositions. In the summer of 2014, Anderson volunteered for the Museum of the Rockies’ paleontology field program. She was part of a crew working at Egg […]
In 2013, the Cleveland Museum of Art purchased two of Ellen Heck’s prints, The Robe and The Edition and the Open Window. The Robe was displayed with the Cassatt series in the museum’s recent Cassatt show. Heck also recently received a second grant from Greenshields Foundation.
Groveland artists Michael Banning and Andrew Wykes are featured in the book, 100 Artists of the Midwest, by E. Ashley Rooney. The 224-page hard cover book features personal stories and inspirations, along with examples of artwork done by 100 artists from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Minnesota artists give winter its due Mary Abbe, Star Tribune