Walking Distance, an exhibition of new paintings by Justin Terlecki, opens October 22 at Groveland Gallery. Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Terlecki has exhibited his work regularly in the Twin Cities since moving to Minnesota in 1998. In 2009, Terlecki received a Jerome Fellowship for Emerging Printmakers through Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Terlecki’s work is included in the permanent collection of the McDonough Museum of Art and many local and national private collections.
Terlecki’s colorful depictions of everyday life take the viewer on an intimate tour of the ordinary. Pulling from quiet observation, public spectacle and human relationships, Terlecki’s scenes range from local celebrations and family dynamics to snapshots of the city. As the artist explains, “Common everyday places can easily be overlooked as sources for creativity. In my latest work, I discover inspiration in my own familiar surroundings, such as my living space in Downtown St. Paul, my Lowertown neighborhood of century old stone and red brick buildings, and even my mother’s home in Northeast Ohio. Working through direct observation when possible, I explore the intricate details of these environments. I study the way natural or artificial light casts shadows and reflections to create a realistic inviting presence.”
The artist will be present at the opening reception Saturday, October 22 from 2-5 pm. The opening reception and exhibition run concurrently with The Heavens by Dan Bruggeman. Both shows continue through November 26, 2022. For more information please call 612-377-7800 or visit www.grovelandgallery.com.