June 7 – July 8, 6-8pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 7, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, June 14, 5:30-8pm
This exhibition features work by Kimber Olson and Carolyn Halliday that responds to environmental disruptions like erosion, flooding, invasive species, and habitat destruction that are caused at least in part by human activity. Shared aesthetic and conceptual concerns have contributed to a recurring theme in the artists’ practices – nature and ecology as metaphors for human existence. The women’s art emerges from their intuitive and visceral responses to organic materials and found objects they use and from their individual relationships with the physical world. Work by these two highly established Minnesota artists includes felted wool, mixed media, and sculptural fiber.