Beautiful Recollections

The Changing Seasons and Northern Lights by Kent Kapplinger

January 17, 2019 - April 27, 2019

The Ruth and Seymour Landfield Atrium

Fargo-based artist Kent Kapplinger is known for his methodical, layered approach to image making. The serial image Beautiful Recollections: The Changing Seasons and Northern Light records and honors the sharing of one’s life experiences with one-another. This exhibition is a collaboration between Kapplinger and his father-in-law Elmer Weerts, a semi-retired farmer at the time. The multi-layered and multi-processed work consists of eleven woodcut, color pencil, direct trace monotype, and collage works on paper. Through the interviews and process, Kapplinger’s ponders questions such as

“How do we best communicate? Convey our ideas? Share our emotions, our life experiences, our pleasures and uncertainties? Understand each other’s souls?”

In 1998 artist and Professor of Art Kent Kapplinger founded the Printmaking, Education, and Research Studio (PEARS) at NDSU’s Department of Visual Arts, housed in Renaissance Hall in downtown Fargo.

Artist Talk: Kent Kapplinger and Anna Johnson
Thursday, March 7, 6 – 7 PM

Meet local printmakers Kent Kapplinger and Anna Johnson. Listen as they discuss their exhibitions, Beautiful Recollections: The Changing Seasons and Northern Lights by Kent Kapplinger and Layer by Layer: Recent Works by Anna Johnson.

Free and open to the public

  • Kent Kapplinger, Seeing (panel 2 of 11) from Beautiful Recollections: The Changing Seasons and Northern Lights, 2001, Mixed media on paper, 32 x 24 in. each

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