[re]living

New Work by Josh Zeis

February 3, 2018 - April 28, 2018

Xcel Energy Gallery

Local veteran and artist, Josh Zeis, brings to you his latest series of mixed media sculpture comprised of etched and molded copper, stoneware, and steel. These pieces are a tribute to the landscape and materials that Zeis experienced during his time spent in combat operations in Iraq, yet they also reflect the anxiety of warfare – specifically the fear of IED’s.

A prominent artist and teacher, Zeis received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the George Washington University in Washington, DC, and his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from NDSU. He has participated in residencies and workshops in various places throughout the US such as: Red Lodge Clay Center (Montana), Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts (Maine), and St. John’s Pottery Studio (Minnesota). Outside of his studio practice, he is a ceramics instructor at Plains Art Museum’s Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity, and a landscape designer and coordinator for Hebron Brick & Block. He engages veterans, their families, and the public in object oriented dialogue as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant initiative through NDSU titled “Project Unpack: Telling Stories, Creating Community.”

  • Josh Zeis, Fives and Twenty-Fives, 2018 Clay, etched copper plates Courtesy of the artist
  • Josh Zeis, Organic Mechanic, 2018 Clay, metal, enamel Courtesy of the artist
  • Josh Zeis, Google Earth Warscapes, 2018 Intaglio Courtesy of the artist

Other Exhibitions

Spring Gala 2018

April 5, 2018 - May 5, 2018
Art Auction Preview

Every year, Plains Art Museum hosts one of the region’s finest art auctions in conjunction with our Spring Gala. The auction is not only a great exhibition of contemporary art, but is your chance to build a collection, support the livelihoods of artists, and support your art museum.

View Exhibition

Architecture for the Birds

March 22, 2018 - August 25, 2018
NDSU Department of Architecture & Landscape Architecture

Architecture for the Birds is a popular annual exhibition in partnership with the North Dakota State University Department of Architecture & Landscape Architecture that epitomizes the creative process.

View Exhibition

Cayla Skillin-Brauchle: STAT!

March 22, 2018 - May 31, 2018

STAT! investigates the relationship between our lived experiences and the data and statistics that are used to describe those experiences. Inspired by infographics and visualizations of data, Cayla Skillin-Brauchle explores the aesthetics of data in a time when the dissemination of information is acutely political.

View Exhibition

[re]living

February 3, 2018 - April 28, 2018
New Work by Josh Zeis

Local veteran and artist, Josh Zeis, brings to you his latest series of mixed media sculpture comprised of etched and molded copper, stoneware, and steel.

View Exhibition

Mark Applebaum

February 1, 2018 - June 9, 2018
Picturing Music

“The Mad Scientist of Music,” a modern-day John Cage, and provocative integrator of art forms, Mark Applebaum masterfully crafts intricate visual artworks of signs and symbols that can also be interpreted and played by musicians.

View Exhibition