Coinciding with Plains Art Museum’s Printober, a month of programming dedicated to the fine artistry of printmaking, Plains Art Museum is excited to share the major exhibition, Beyond Order: Selections from Highpoint Editions. Under the guidance of master printer Cole Rogers, Highpoint Center for Printmaking (Minneapolis, MN) is known for publishing ambitious, complicated, and multi-media prints. Beyond Order: Selections from Highpoint Editions highlights artwork from four internationally known artists: Aaron Spangler (Park Rapids, MN), Carlos Amorales (Mexico City), Chloe Piene (New York City), and Do Ho Suh (Seoul, South Korea). Beyond Order is an opportunity to explore the work of these profoundly compelling contemporary artists as they advanced their work through time spent at Highpoint.
Artworks in the exhibition explore the relationship between order and disorder, as well as individuality and collectivity. The selected works utilize an array of printmaking techniques culminating from each artist’s time spent in this regional print studio, which – like the Museum’s Hannaher’s Inc. Print Studio – is dedicated to advancing the wonderfully complicated and beautiful art of printmaking.
City Geode, created and installed in May 2019 by students and Professor Josh Zeis from NDSU is the latest creation. In response to the work, the lead artists said, “What is a city? This City Geode incorporates many of the things that we thought a city needs; buildings, streets, electricity, drainage, and above all else, the human spirit.View Exhibition
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.View Exhibition
Drawing on his childhood memories of the Great Plains, he created a work that speaks to the wide open spaces, huge vistas, and ocean-like skies of the region.View Exhibition
While the Tallgrass Prairie is a community made up of a great diversity of species, Fragile Preservation represents a selection of them.View Exhibition