Morph

The Mannequin Project of the Plains School of Abstract Painting

November 8, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Xcel Energy Gallery

Since 2011, a group of emerging and professional artists has met weekly at the Plains Art Museum and our Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity for a painting class led by one of Fargo’s most prominent and ambitious abstract painters, Marjorie Schlossman. The artists within the group exchange thoughts, techniques, critiques, and encompass a thriving and collegial movement of regional, contemporary abstract painting. This year’s annual Plains School of Abstract Painting exhibition introduces dramatic efforts in a team-built installation of dynamic visual and conceptual proportion. The project is titled Morph: The Mannequin Project, and while it will be located off-site at West Acres Mall, a small selection of these works will be exhibited in the Museum’s Xcel Energy Gallery.

  • Plains School of Abstract Painting, 2018

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