May 2019 Press Releases

Plains Art Museum Hosts Exhibition, Artist in Residency for Athena LaTocha

Press Release
For Immediate Release (May 2019)

Fargo, N.D. – Plains Art Museum welcomes New York-based mixed-media artist Athena

LaTocha as Artist in Residence through June 4, 2019. Following her residency, LaTocha will exhibit a new site-specific work and exhibition from June 5 – September 30, 2019.

LaTocha’s Artist Residency will feature a Creative Process Talk on Thursday May 16, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm where she will share reflections on her artistic process and insights on her works in progress at Plains Art Museum. Guests are also invited to join LaTocha from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on May 17, 24, and 31 to observe and visit with her during her residency.

Athena LaTocha (b. Anchorage, Alaska) is a Hunkpapa Lakota / Keweenaw Bay Ojibwe artist whose large-scale works on paper explore the tenuous relationship between natural landscapes and landscapes marked by human intervention. LaTocha’s preferred mark-making tools include rocks, bricks, and automobile tire shreds, which she utilizes for their physicality and ability to convey gestural intensity. She works on the floor, reflecting the relationship between human and landscape. LaTocha will participate in a month-long residency at the Plains Art Museum, exploring and creating work inspired by the land through her unorthodox method. This exhibition in our 1st Floor Atrium will showcase work created during LaTocha’s residency.

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