Untying Time

Dan & Lee Ross

March 13 - April 17, 2021

Untying Time

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Untying Time, an exhibit of new prints and sculptures by Dan & Lee Ross. For over 44 years Dan and Lee Ross have worked side by side designing and creating sculpture and prints. Their home and studio is located in Hovland, Minnesota, a small town on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The Ross’s are known for their use of simplified, geometric forms, earthy colors and rich materials. Living in northern Minnesota and along the lake has had a dramatic impact on their work.

Dan and Lee met in 1972 as college students at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Dan from Madison, Wisconsin and Lee from St. Paul, Minnesota began an artistic and professional collaboration that continues today. Their work has been commissioned for numerous private and public art collections, including Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis and the University of Wisconsin-School of Pharmacy in Madison. They have exhibited extensively throughout the United States and their work is included in numerous collections including the Mayo Clinic and the Minnesota Historical Society.

Of this new body of work, the artists write:

Our perception of time changed in 2020 when we entered the print studio in mid- December.  We were ready to get to work, ready to put new ideas on paper but then we saw a calendar on the wall opened to March 2020.  Seeing the calendar made us stop and reflect.  Time had stood still for 9 months.  What is time?  How do we measure it? Ancient cultures charted the length of shadows or positions of the stars and followed the rhythm of the seasons.  With the disruption of the events that marked our calendar we found new ways to measure time.  On our daily hikes along the trails by the Brule River and Lake Superior in northeastern Minnesota we were fascinated by how time has changed the course of the river and reshaped rocks and boulders along the lake. The trail ending where the river meets the lake and the lake meets the sky.


Untying Time opens Saturday, March 13, 2021 and runs concurrently with Exploring the Transitory, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition by Holly Newton Swift. For more information call 612-377-7800 or email us at info@grovelandgallery.com