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"Finding the Balance" by Tom Maakestad

Date/Time

Sep 9, 2017 to Oct 14, 2017
12:00 PM until 05:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Description

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Finding the Balance, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. In March of this year, Maakestad received an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. In his grant proposal, Maakestad wrestled with the changing models of farming and their impact on the environment. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a community of farmers, Maakestad has worked to reconcile scenes from his idyllic farm upbringing with the mass production farming more present today.   

 

Maakestad writes, “Growing up on a farm and surrounded by farmers gave me an understanding of their goals and practices.” Paintings from this upcoming show capture rolling hills tilled for planting and pastures speckled with the silhouettes of cows. “From an aesthetic point of view, I appreciate the vast stretches of agricultural landscape with undulating patterns and light. However, I also understand that our industrial farm complex has created unintended environmental consequences.” Occasionally, Maakestad turns his focus from farm fields to the backwoods and uncultivated portions of the rural landscape. In these works, we see wetlands, creeks, and thickets knotted with Poplar, Honeysuckle, Prickly Ash, and Sumac. Amidst the tension, complexity, and concerns surrounding modern farming, Maakestad is able to pause and find the beauty which lingers, both on the farm and beyond its fences.

 

The artist will be present at the opening reception Saturday, September 9th from 2-5 pm. The opening reception and exhibition runs concurrently with Swirling Currents by Jean Gumpper. Both shows continue through October 14, 2017. For more information please call 612-377-7800 or visit www.grovelandgallery.com.

Cost

Free

Location

View map Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN

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