Third Space

New work by Liza Sylvestre

June 4, 2019 - August 10, 2019

Exploring the ways in which senses alter experience and perception, emerging artist Liza Sylvestre’s work operates at the intersection of our senses and communication. Experiencing life with progression into deafness as a child and later implanted with a bionic computer-ear, her definitions of language and communication are continuously shifting. Sylvestre’s multidisciplinary work is personal yet social, and empathic yet layered. Third Space includes recent video work and drawings by Sylvestre that investigate her interaction with music and movies.

Liza Sylvestre is an artist and educator living in Minneapolis, MN. Sylvestre received her BA in Fine Art from the University of Minnesota and a recent MFA from University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. She has exhibited her work nationally and has been the recipient of numerous awards, commissions, and scholarships.

These activities are made possible through generous support from The McKnight Foundation.

Artist Talk and Blind Tour
Thursday, August 8, 6 PM

Artist Liza Sylvestre will introduce her multidisciplinary work exploring the intersection of our senses and communication and challenging normative design. Following the artist talk, Sylvestre will lead a “blind tour” of current exhibitions at Plains Art Museum. Participants will wear a pair of low vision simulator glasses while Sylvestre leads a guided, visual description tour through two exhibitions.

  • Wha_ i_ I _old you a __ory in a language I _an _ear, 2014

Ongoing Exhibitions

City Geode

Ongoing
City Geode
S.P.A.C.E. Sculpture

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.

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Bee in Flight

Ongoing
Bee in Flight

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.

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The North Dakota Mural

Ongoing
The North Dakota Mural

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.

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Fragile Preservation

Ongoing
Fragile Preservation
A Tallgrass Community

While the Tallgrass Prairie is a community made up of a great diversity of species, Fragile Preservation represents a selection of them.

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