Chemi Rosado Seijo, El Cerro (The Hillside), 2001—Ongoing, Naranjito, Puerto Rico, Color print-outs. El Cerro is an ongoing collaborative project in which all the houses of Naranjito, a mountain village in Puerto Rico, are gradually painted green. The residents of the barrio, which is notorious for being a crime-heavy area, are fully involved in the formal aspects [...]
Plains Art Museum presents Heart/Land: Sandra Menefee Taylor’s Vital Matters as the third installment of the Mothers of Invention exhibition series. A self-described “materialist,” Sandra Menefee Taylor is a visual artist with a multimedia sensibility. She engages with materials through sight, touch, and smell to create sculptural installations composed of found and made objects that [...]
In Trail Dust and Sentiment, Fargo-based artist Sabrina Hornung presents two bodies of work: mixed media transparencies and cyanotypes. Hornung specializes in blending traditional and alternative photography processes with drawing, painting, and collage. The artist is a native North Dakotan, and her subjects focus on the people and places of the state’s prairie landscape.
A talented colorist, [...]
A devoted chronicler of the Great Plains, Wayne Gudmundson presents a new series of digital photographs in color in his solo exhibition 47º North. In this series, Gudmundson documents majestic sunrises as seen from the porch of his cabin at Bad Medicine Lake in northwestern Minnesota, which is located at latitude 47º.
Gudmundson typically rises before [...]
Community artist and school art teacher MeLissa Kossick, who guides youth classes at the Museum on art, gardens, and pollinators, has created an enchanting mosaic design in the Creativity Pathway in the Serkland Gallery called Bee in Flight. The whimsical, circular mosaic patterns, based on the flight pattern of honey bees, weave along the hallway [...]
Plains Art Museum is thrilled to unveil a re-imagined Permanent Collection show, which focuses on and engages with the ideas and creative actions of artists. In this newly curated show, the audience will visually unpack several “acts” that express artists’ processes, intensions, narratives, or functions. Creative Actions is a re-hang for Plains Art Museum Permanent [...]
The landscape in North Dakota is the sky—the stars at night, the clouds in the daytime. At night I thought about the stars and light-years and the speed of light and everything that was sort of inexplicable.
— James Rosenquist, Painting Below Zero: Notes on a Life in Art
With the installation of The North Dakota Mural [...]
The exhibited photographs lead viewers through the progression of the building from its time-worn state when it was acquired in 1994 to its current condition. The exhibit features photographs of the building as the International Harverster warehouse, during renovation, and as Plains Art Museum. The building now combines elements of the original warehouse and a modern museum.
Maria Friberg allegorizes the conventions and conditions surrounding masculinity and its multiple relationships to the myth of power. Friberg’s leitmotiv is the male image and the modern business suit. Her art uses video and photography to capture the nuances of masculine performance and to express the often-elusive vagaries of social conditioning. Her method is subtle, her messages poetic. Friberg’s work opens our awareness to the many possibilities of representing masculinity.