Mingeisota: Merging Nature And Culture

Featuring the work of: Lee Love and Matthew Krousey

Monday, February 18 through Friday, April 19Gallery Hours during exhibition: Monday through Friday, 10A M – 4 PMOpening Reception: Friday, March 29th 5:00pm to 9PMSpecial hours during the NCECA conventionWednesday, March 27 through Sunday March 31, 10 am to 4pm daily

Photographs are available upon request.

Lee Love has said this regarding his work:

I came to pottery from my studies in Zen and a lifelong interest in ecology. I make functional pottery in an effort to preserve local culture in our modern hyper-active, information intense society. If we take a stand where we live, and attempt to understand that place, we can create something that preserves and maintains the nature of that place. My main goal is to inspire other people to make their own creative work.I intend my work to affect people who use it the way the green countryside affects someone who normally lives in the city: The fresh air & the green of the trees and grasses restores the soul & refreshes the spirit. If my work can do this, in a small way, it is successful

Matthew Krousey states that:

I make pottery, murals, and sculpture decorated with abstract images of the landscapes, flora, and fauna of the Midwest. My hope is that viewing the work will be a gentle reminder to the public of the vanishing natural world around us. Inspired conceptually by the regionalist painters of the early 20th century who sought to document the rural landscapes of America, I see myself as a modern Regionalist working with clay. The work is fired in a salt kiln giving it rich and variable surfaces. This exhibition is the culmination of a large body of sculpture I have been making during my grant year.

Lee Love and Matthew Krousey are fiscal year 2018 recipients of Artist Initiative grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Curated by Kraig Thayer Rasmussen

The clay and latex sculptures and paintings of Raymond Avenue Gallery owner and artist, Joseph G. Brown, will be on view in the lower level gallery.

Raymond Avenue Gallery761 Raymond Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55114, 651.644-9200

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