Exhibitions & Events

January 26 - March 2, 2019

Joshua Cunningham

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 26, 2-5 pm

For Joshua Cunningham, this new body of work encapsulates a season spent returning with fresh eyes to familiar scenes in search of the unfamiliar. Cunningham is seeking out the landscapes that have been described in stories shared by strangers, neighbors, and friends. He sees this exhibition as a season of circling back. Work for this show began after the artist’s father’s death in 2017. His father had been a fervent supporter of his work, and Cunningham leaned into painting as a way of keeping close to his father’s memory.

January 26 - March 2, 2019

Ellen Heck

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 26, 2-5 pm

Fascinators by Ellen Heck is a series of portraits in which the sitters are wearing Möbius strips and other mathematical or paradoxical figures as hats. Reminiscent of fascinators, these forms could only be worn and held convincingly in the two-dimensional world of the print. Using combinations of woodcut, drypoint on copper, and hand painting, the flatness of the figures is contrasted with the dimensionality of their headpieces. A narrative begins to open up between the adorned female figures and the Möbius, used by the artist as a physical manifestation of abstract or invisible concerns.

December 1, 2018 – January 19, 2019

Amy Rice

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 1, 12-5 pm

Amy Rice’s artwork presents wildlife at its fullest. Her affection for the outdoors manifests itself in vibrant reds, yellows, purples, blues and greens – from rolling fields of flowers ready to be gathered to isolated flora depicted stem, root, and all. Having studied the anatomy of flowers and invested time into growing her own, Rice’s work is both a study and celebration of her wild subjects.

December 1, 2018 – January 19, 2019

11 Groveland Gallery Artists

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 1, 12-5 pm
Panel Discussion: Saturday, January 12, 2-4 pm

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition, Sense of Place.  This exhibition was curated in collaboration with the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine. The show coincides with the November-December 2018 Sense of Place edition of this popular magazine which is published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  Both the magazine and the exhibition will feature artwork by eleven Groveland Gallery artists each of whose artwork takes inspiration from the natural world that surrounds us and defines Minnesota.

October 20 - November 24, 2018

Kit Wilson

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 20, 2-5 pm
Special Gallery Talk & Reception: Saturday, November 3, 2 – 4:30 pm (talk begins at 3 pm)

As the titled implies, for this exhibition Kit Wilson has focused her attention along the shoreline. Near water is where she is most at home and where Wilson has long found the subject matter for her paintings. Water in all forms and during all seasons captures her attention. With a sharp eye and near photo realist paint handling, she examines various bodies of water and shorelines – a languid velvety lake on a summer night, crusty ice along the edge of a river, or a hypnotic assortment of smooth rocks and pebbles recently washed by a wave.

October 20 - November 24, 2018

Holly Swift

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 20, 2-5 p.m.

For over 20 years, the North Shore of Lake Superior has been a favorite and frequently visited location for Holly Swift. Abstract and loosely painted on a framework of geometry, Swift’s work knits together scenes of the rugged North Shore landscape. The paintings in this exhibit reveal the many variations of weather and mood which make the North Shore so compelling.

September 8 – October 13, 2018

Dan Bruggeman

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 2-5 p.m

Included in this exhibition will be over a dozen landscapes on paper. Each image has been composed within a square format and Dan Bruggeman has chosen to place the horizon in the center of the composition, lending equal importance to sky and land. According to Bruggeman, each vignette that inhabits these paintings, “resides in a larger, more panoramic vista; one that is defined by an even more dramatic expanse of sky and land that meet at the edge of our vision.

September 8 – October 13, 2018

Dan O'Kane

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 2-5 p.m

In earlier work, Dan O’Kane’s painterly abstractions were shaped by the big-sky and rolling plains of his childhood Nebraska home. In this new series, O’Kane’s composition choices were inspired by three separate trips to the Mediterranean, two to Spain and one to France.

August 4, 2018

Groveland Gallery & Guest Artists

SmackDown: 10 am-3:30 pm | Party & Sale: 4-6 pm

The Groveland Gallery Plein Air SmackDown returns for its 8th year. This year, 20 gallery and guest artists will be painting en plein air on and around the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock & Dam. This year’s event is being held in partnership with the National Park Service and Mississippi Park Connection, the Friends Group of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MNRRA).

Download the printable map HERE or view the online interactive map HERE.

July 21 - September 1, 2018

Groveland Gallery & Guest Artists

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 2-5 p.m

Since Ancient time, and throughout art history, including the Renaissance, Romanticism, Impressionism, and into Contemporary times, artists have been compelled to paint and interpret the landscapes that surround them. In Minnesota, sky, land and water are akin to the primary colors when it comes to landscape painting.

June 2 - July 14, 2018

Michael Paul

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 2, 2-5 p.m

In this upcoming show, Michael Paul departs the prairie to focus on the horizon of Lake Superior and the forests of the Boundary Waters, an area he has long enjoyed exploring. His encaustic paintings and silverpoint drawings shift between shorelines and open waters, taking in the full measure of these freshwater treasures. His keen eye for detail and atmosphere allows observers to marvel at the blue expanse of the lake, textured rock formations protruding from the deep water, or the movement of the waves against a bank.

June 2 - July 14, 2018

Multiple Artists

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 2, 2-5 p.m

Parts Unknown, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new work by Robert Dorlac, Fred Hagstrom, and Barbara McIlrath opens June 2nd at Groveland Gallery. These three artists, each using a different medium, share a disposition in the way they capture landscape. At once abstract yet still familiar, their landscapes recall places and somewheres one has traveled before.

April 21 - May 26, 2018

Dani Roach

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 21, 2-5 p.m.

For Dani Roach, painting is more than the art of representation, it is the art of storytelling. As poetry employs rhythm, Roach uses color and form to punctuate her compositions. The artist explains, “Many artists and writers include rituals in their studio practice. Over time and through numerous artist residencies I have developed my own habits. Poetry has been a studio companion of mine for years. Considering the parallels in poems and paintings serves as a great muse — and influenced the title of this show.”

April 21 - May 26, 2018

Susan Horn

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 21, 2-5 p.m.

Quick and decisive strokes fill Susan Horn’s canvas. She writes, “As I am painting, I am looking for a resonance – a rhythm that physically hits you like a deep chord. This is the sensation I paint towards.” Deviating from her past semi-abstract landscapes, in this exhibition Horn employs color relationships to communicate an attitude or impression. In these paintings, confined neighborhoods of blue, teal and burnt orange rub shoulders and create a dialog.

March 10 – April 14, 2018

Tim Tozer

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 10, 2-5 p.m.

Tim Tozer’s divided time between two countries, the UK and the US, has inspired and provoked his work. As the artist writes, “I’ve lived in the US for half my life, although I remain a citizen of another country. I still dream of a home in England, a home I recognize, even though the logic of the dream folds the city upon itself and mixes it with other places. The facts are wrong, but the truth is whole. Images and feelings pollute each other to make a new thing.”

March 10 – April 14, 2018

Dan Mason

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 10, 2-5 p.m.

Dan Mason describes his compositions as “abstractions of landscape, architecture and space.” He continues: “In some cases, the settings are imagined, with forms that suggest hillsides, cities, figural trees, harbors and other bodies of water. With others, I draw on memories of specific places: the waters of Gunflint Lake in Minnesota, the coastline of Maine and South Africa or the urban settings of Brooklyn and Chicago.”

February 24 – March 31, 2018

Michael Kareken

Book Release and Opening: Saturday, February 24, 2-5 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m. with Michael Kareken and Minnesota Museum of American Art Curator, Christopher Atkins

For the past three years, Michael Kareken has been visiting auto salvage yards and creating drawings of the skeletal remains of cars and trucks he discovers in these automotive graveyards. Over one hundred drawings have been selected to create the book, PARTS. The accompanying exhibition will feature a selection of drawings that are included in the book.

January 20 – March 3, 2018

Mike Lynch

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 20, 2-5 p.m.

Groveland Gallery is honored to present a retrospective exhibition of work by one of Minnesota’s best known artists, Mike Lynch. The exhibition will feature a wide range of work spanning his sixty-year career. Woodcut prints and drawings from the 1960’s; lithographs from the 70’s and 80’s; ink drawings, watercolors and oil paintings from 1955 to the present will be included in the exhibit.

December 2, 2017 – January 13, 2018

Meg Ojala

Panel Discussion: Saturday, December 2, 12:30 p.m.
Opening Reception: 
Saturday, December 2, 2-5 p.m.

Meg Ojala has lived in Minnesota most of her life and has taught photography at St. Olaf College for over 30 years. In 2017, she was awarded an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to research, explore, and photograph bogs. She intends for the resulting photographs to make the insights of natural science visible and to call attention to the ambiguous nature of these beguiling ecosystems.

December 2, 2017 – January 13, 2018

Joshua Cunningham

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 2, 2-5 p.m.

As Joshua Cunningham explains, “The work in this show comes from the Driftless Area of southeastern Minnesota, southwestern Wisconsin and a bit of northeastern Iowa. This is an older world, as it was before the glaciers ground down and filled in the landscape. It is driftless, in every sense of the definition. It is without the soil and stone pushed along by the glaciers.  It is a Midwestern time capsule. These paintings are not unlike the fossils I find along a creek bed. They are a record.”

October 21 - November 25, 2017

Rod Massey

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 21, 2-5 p.m.

Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed over the past 40 years, from the houses and yards of his quiet Southwest Minneapolis neighborhood, to abandoned industrial warehouses, gritty highways, and neglected grain elevators.

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