Exhibitions

Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

If you are interested in making a purchase or sponsoring an exhibition, please contact Jim Clark at JClark@hopkinsmn.com or 952-548-6489 for further information.

Keren Kroul 2021watercolor on paper 60x46

Keren Kroul, 'An Architecture of Longing'

Redepenning Gallery

September 23 – October 23, 2021

Opening reception: Thursday, September 23, 5 - 8pm

Artist Talk: Thursday, October 7, 6 - 8pm

I am interested in the landscape of memory and in the way time collapses, porous and liquid, into magnificent realities. I mine personal memories for moments of vulnerability and longing, and for places of wonder and intimacy. Fascinated by the process of retrieving, recreating, and rearranging memories into building blocks of identity, I reference brain function, crystallization, and topography, visualizing structures of time and the connective network of memory.

Working with watercolor on paper, the imagery begins as small marks and units of shape or color that are accumulated, repeated, and layered into larger fragments. They twist and turn, moving forward and away, revealing depth as they overlap, and expanding into rhythmic organic formations. While some pieces encompass multiple panels or rolls of paper, others form sequential groupings, hinting at the impossibility of borders to contain their progressive growth.

The fragility and fluidity of the watercolor speaks to this quality of memory, resurfacing across and over time, coming in and out of focus, being recreated as it is remembered. The repetition and layering speaks to remembering, a progressively tainted process of reimagining, obliterating, and resurfacing.

Dense and detailed, the works reveal themselves slowly the more time is spent with them. This unfolding of time suggests a slowing down, and by extension, invites the viewer to engage in a more attentive, empathetic experience. The play between micro and macro, the fragility of the single line against the physicality of the overall piece, and the fluid interconnectedness of memory, time, and place, drives the work.

Joan Connecting Symbols
Kos September Dreaming
Litman.Flower Power 2

Brenda Litman, Dona Kos, Joan Porter-Einsman, 'Nature, Transformation, and Vision'

Lobby Gallery, both floors

September 23 – October 23, 2021

Opening reception: Thursday, September 23, 5-8pm

Artist Talk: Thursday, October 7, 6 - 8pm
 

‘Nature is beautiful, awe inspiring, powerful, serene. It can be described in many ways. Artists have interpreted nature in their art for centuries. It can’t be improved upon. However, visual artists can utilize it with their own vision and artistic freedom. We are three artists inspired by nature, each transforming it as we create art…’

Dona Kos feels a painter can capture the powerful healing energy of nature with brushes and canvas. The energy of trees and water, wind and breezes whether in an abstract or an impression can be a source of transformation for those who view our paintings.

Brenda Litman, strongly influenced by nature references it in abstract paintings with the gestural stroke she considers a natural means of human expression. The forces of nature surround our journey. We are part of nature, her seasons and cycles, her interdependent plan. She considers us blossoms in nature’s garden, wending our way along the pathway of life.

Joan Porter-Einsman Utilizes symbols of nature as metaphors for life itself, a tree for example is all life. It is survival and strength. Its branches reach out. Its roots are as large as the tree itself and communicates using them. Water is needed for life universally. A fish in my art means food for body and soul. A fox is a universal symbol for animal intuition and survival.

 

Fall Members 20 4

Fall Members' Juried Exhibition 2021

Redepenning Gallery

October 28 - November 27, 2021

Opening reception: Thursday, October 28, 5 - 8pm

Annual fall show of work by Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts Member Artists. The art on display is the result of a juried competition.

For information on how to submit work for this exhibition, please visit: Fall Members' Juried Exhibition Submission Information

Roberts Bog. A Canter
Cosmic Sky of Gila National Forest. C Fuerstenberg

Andrea Canter & Cindy Fuerstenberg, 'Naturally Unexpected'

Lobby Gallery, both floors

October 28 - November 27, 2021

Opening reception: Thursday, October 28, 5 - 8pm

Artist Talk: TBD

This exhibit brings together two spirited mid-career artists who excel at working in textural layers. In work inspired by nature, Andrea Canter and Cindy Fuerstenberg each bring a fresh freedom from representation while maintaining the context of nature’s reality through their use of natural and upcycled materials. In this exhibit, the artists invite our community to examine and reflect on their own unique relationships with nature.

Cindy Fuerstenberg is a fiber and mixed media artist who finds inspiration in the heartbeat of the land and the inhabitants who came before and live to teach us. She uses organic processes to alter textiles and fibers to achieve her subject matter. Her goal is to share history, science, and endangered species concerns through her work.

Andrea Canter is a photographer and mixed media artist who finds inspiration in the interaction of surfaces and textures found in nature and seeks to reinterpret or reinvent reality. She uses photographic composites and an array of materials on canvas and wood panels to attain her personal, multi-layered compositions.