Robert Dorlac, Larry Hofmann, Clara Ueland & Larry Welo


December 5, 2015-January 16, 2016

Robert Dorlac, Larry Hofmann, Clara Ueland & Larry Welo

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

With a variety of unrelated subjects, styles and materials, the work of four gallery artists displays an appreciation for the direct and immediate qualities inherent in working on paper.

Paperwork will feature a diverse collection of paintings and prints, each artist documenting quiet locales with their diverse, yet intimate landscapes. Robert Dorlac, a former welder, park ranger and oilfield geologist, seeks to document the world’s most remote and isolated places. His monoprints – composed of bold marks and a cool, earthy and muted palette of dusty blues, soft lavenders and yellowing grays – convey the barren, ethereal and formidable beauty of the Icelandic landscape. The travels of Minneapolis printmaker Clara Ueland take her closer to home. Drawn mainly to northern Minnesota, Ueland is especially inspired by the shores of Lake Superior. Her contemplative and crisp waterscapes reveal the rocky shoreline, the seemingly endless horizon and the colorful drama of each season, storm and sunset.

Larry Hofmann and Larry Welo’s landscapes reflect the less populated regions of the Midwest. Hofmann, an artist from Minneapolis, paints light-filled prairies punctuated by large trees, a scene he has become familiar with during his frequent travels between the city and his family’s farm in southwestern Minnesota. Welo often retreats to the rural countryside near his studio in Blue Mound, Wisconsin. His plein-air etchings capture the quiet and sometimes haunting aspect of an expansive landscape with very few people or buildings.

The artists will be present at the opening reception on Saturday, December 5th from 2 to 5 p.m. This exhibition runs concurrently with the Groveland Annex exhibition, Neighborhoods: Up Close and From Afar, by Minneapolis painter Jim Conaway. Both exhibitions continue through January 16th.