The Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program is pleased to announce two new exhibitions, opening April 20 in the MAEP
Galleries: "Isohyet; Isopleth" by Minneapolis artists Katelyn Farstad and David Frohlich, and "Seven Billion" by St. Paul painter and installation artist Gregory Fitz. There will be an opening reception for both shows on Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m.
Isohyet;Isopleth: Katelyn Farstad and David Frohlich
"Isohyet; Isopleth" is the second collaborative
installation by Farstad and Frohlich. The title is borrowed from meteorological terms for lines drawn on a map to connect two or more points that share similar data. For these two artists, the words allude to what might happen when different work styles merge in a single space. This show comprises new paintings, prints, and sculptures, in various media. Both Farstad and Frohlich have exhibited extensively in the Twin Cities, including shows at the
Soap Factory, Art of This, and They Won't Find Us Here.
Seven Billion: Gregory Fitz
"Seven Billion" debuts Gregory Fitz's ambitious three-part installation, comprising Day Glo gestural landscapes, paintings made after Ansel Adams photographs, and cinder-block table sculptures. The exhibition is Fitz's response to the aesthetics of modern art and architecture. It's no accident that this artist's work is made from economical materials such as insulation foam and chipboard, or that he works so quickly. By doing so, he intends to reveal his decision-making process as a counterpoint to the legacy left by modern painters and sculptors. This leaves his work wide open for questions about the sacred value given to art, the environmental concerns of art-making, and the emphasis placed on craft and presentation. Fitz's work has been part of group exhibitions at Form + Content, the Soap Factory, and Weisman Art Museum.