Exhibitions & Events

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.

October 21 - November 25, 2017

Greg Graham

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

Greg Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are snapshots of the everyday occurrences that rarely register in our consciousness.

September 9 - October 14, 2017

Tom Maakestad

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 2-5 p.m.

In March of this year, Tom Maakestad received an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. In his grant proposal, Maakestad wrestled with the changing models of farming and their impact on the environment. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a community of farmers, Maakestad has worked to reconcile scenes from his idyllic farm upbringing with the mass production farming more present today.

September 9 - October 14, 2017

Jean Gumpper

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 2-5 p.m.

Over the past 25 years, Jean Gumpper’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is widely recognized as one of the finest reduction woodcut artists in the United Sates. In all her work, Gumpper’s complex images focus on specific elements in the landscape creating compositions that often omit the context of land or a horizon line. Such an approach allows her expressive, multi-layered landscapes to hover between realism and abstraction.

August 5, 2017

Groveland Gallery & Guest Artists

Saturday, August 5 | SmackDown: 10 am-4 pm | Party & Sale: 4-6 pm

Groveland’s most popular summertime event returns. From 10am to 4pm, Groveland Gallery and guest artists will be painting “en plein air” in nearby neighborhoods. The public is welcome to visit the artists on location throughout the day. All artists and observers are invited to return to the gallery for a party and sale on the front porch at the end of the day.

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July 22 & 23 | August 12 & 13

Carl Oltvedt & Joshua Cunningham

This summer Groveland Gallery is offering two Plein Air Painting Workshops. Each workshop will be taught by an experienced local artist and take place over the course of two days. Participants will learn strategies for how to start an outdoor painting and (as important) when to stop. Through demonstration onsite and personal attention, individuals will also learn expert painting techniques and an understanding for how to organize and simplify visual subject matter when working outdoors. Detailed course information provided on this event page under “Read More”. Space is limited, please contact the gallery for more information and reservations: 612-377-7800. 

July 20 - September 1, 2017

Groveland Gallery & Guest Artists

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m.

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air Invitational. The exhibition will feature work by 10 Groveland Gallery artists and 7 guest artists who work in a variety of media – watercolor, oils, acrylics, and oil pastels. Since 2010, the gallery has hosted an annual Plein Air SmackDown which has included dedicated plein-air painters as well as Groveland Gallery artists who paint outdoors from time-to-time. Because of the popularity and fun of the SmackDown, the gallery has expanded this year’s event to include this invitational exhibition featuring work created “en plein air”.

June 10 - July 15, 2017

Mark Horton

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

This exhibition reflects Mark Horton’s continued interest in using the urban landscape as a point of departure for his paintings. His current work depicts perspectives of cities that hover between representational and imagined. Vibrant color and rhythmic patterning evokes the tempo of city life. Many of Horton’s urban landscapes transcend their subject and are transformed into multi-layered abstractions.

June 10 - July 15, 2017

Larry Welo

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

Of his new work, Larry Welo writes: Most of my subjects are from around here. I sketch ideas on paper, and I photograph. Back in the studio, I begin utilizing the material that I gathered plus my imagination. I try to take chances when I work, attempting new approaches to see what happens. For me, one of the beauties of painting is the possibility to add more paint to the canvas. When I do that, I leave something showing of what preceded, suggesting that the creative process is a journey.

April 29 - June 3, 2017

Charles Lyon

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m.

Charles Lyon continues to be inspired by the delicacy and the intensity of flowers, specifically peonies, dahlias and zinnias. These blossoms, made up of multiple layers of soft, translucent petals that burst outward from their centers, provide the artist with subject matter that is both visually rich and technically challenging. Although they vary in texture, color and complexity, all of Lyon’s blooms reflect the seemingly fleeting months of Minnesota’s warmer seasons. The intricacies of their designs – fashioned by nature – reveal their beauty as well as their purpose within their environment.

April 29 - June 3, 2017

Michael Banning

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m.

In the past decade, Michael Banning’s career has taken him from Minneapolis, to Milwaukee and Chicago. With each move, the artist carefully explored the new urban landscape through his paintings. Recently, in a desire to examine the familiarity of his domestic space, Banning’s subject has shifted to interiors. While these paintings are formal studies of light, shape and composition, they simultaneously provide an intimate look at the artist’s apartment. Quiet and contemplative, these interior scenes take on an almost voyeuristic point of view.

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