Significant Boxes: Su Legatt

October 16, 2010 - February 8, 2011 Xcel Energy, Serkland Law Firm Gallery, ArtView Exhibition

Su Legatt’s Significant Boxes is a series of 12 small sculptural installations comprised of mixed-media and photography depicting a specific place. The photographs are matched with a narrative of someone whose life has been impacted by that location and are seen by the viewer through a lens to enhance the intimacy of the narrative.

“Our memories and emotions will always be tied to certain locations,” Legatt says,
“When we first peer through the lens and trigger the internal light or walk inside the curtain, we see a seemingly insignificant warped landscape. After reading the text on the exterior, the viewer learns that it is actually a sanctuary from the stressful days of life. These associations, although specific, lead each of us to our own relations and memories.”

Legatt received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from MSUM and a Masters in Fine Art from Utah State University. She has taught classes at MSUM and USU as well as community workshops around the country. Currently, she teaches photography at Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minn., and leads workshops for all ages in the tri-state area. Her website is

Su Legatt, Knutsons, 10 x 10 x 12 in., mixed media with wood, silver gelatin prints, glass lenses and electrical systems

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    The exhibition is featured as part of Plains Art Museum’s signature ArtView program, which enables local and regional artists to exhibit their work in the Museum’s additional gallery spaces. ArtView exhibitions are supported by a grant from The FUNd at the Plains Art Museum Foundation.

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