(Un)common Threads:

September 12, 2019 - January 5, 2020
John Charles Cox & Katy Seals

(Un)common Threads features two adventurous printmakers’ work, both influenced by contemporary American culture, serigraphy, and the urge to break down barriers. With humor, imagination and exemplary skill, Katy Seals and John Charles Cox each create specific yet boundless worlds within their prints. As educators, their work is influenced by interactions with students as well as printmaking colleagues and the public. (Un)common Threads highlights the artists’ differing approaches to serigraphy and their shared interests in portraiture, narrative and pop culture.

Katy Seals (b. 1985) received her BFA from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and her MFA from the University of Oklahoma. Seals has exhibited her work in China and throughout the United States and is collected by the Harvard Museum of Art. Seals served as Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Drawing at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma and currently resides in Austin, Texas.

John Charles Cox (b. 1982) received his BFA from the University of Minnesota and earned his MFA with an emphasis on painting from the University of South Dakota. Cox has exhibited his work internationally, participating in over 100 regional, national, and international exhibitions. He is currently an Instructor of Visual Arts at M State in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

Plains Art Museum thanks our generous members and donors for their support. Additional support provided by The McKnight Foundation, Bush Foundation, The Arts Partnership, The FUNd at Plains Art Museum, and the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funds from the North Dakota Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Katy Seals Artist Residency
October 7 – 12, 2019
Stop by Hannaher’s Inc. Print Studio to observe and visit with Katy Seals.

Screenprinting Salon with Katy Seals
October 8 & 9, 6 – 9 PM • $65 / $52 members
Registration opens soon.
This water-based screenprint workshop will focus on approaches that are less toxic and more fun! Through hands-on demonstrations, learn how to use common household items as part of your screenprinting practice.

Artist Talk: John Charles Cox and Katy Seals
Wednesday, October 9, 6 PM • Free
Artist in Residence Katy Seals and John Charles Cox will discuss work in their two-person exhibition (Un)common
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  • John Charles Cox, An Area of Import, Cycle 3: Mark VII, 2018, Serigraph on paper, 22 x 30 in
  • Katy Seals, Rodeo Gal in Retrograde, 2019, Serigraph on paper

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

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Bee in Flight

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Bee in Flight

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The North Dakota Mural

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Fragile Preservation

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Fragile Preservation
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