Nina Bliese Gallery Presents Nature in Proximity


Sep 11, 2012 to Nov 9, 2012
12:00 PM until 05:00 PM


Nina Bliese Gallery presentsNature in Proximity,” a show that will exhibit local artist Linda Gammell’s photography.

Gammell’s photography portrays the natural world through a frequently intimate lens. These images capture the relationship that Gammell forms with her surroundings. She makes the sky, forests, orchards, hills, and prairies become familiar territory. She forms these relationships “by walking through them in different seasons and times of day until my eyes and my body connect with them.”  These frequent visits transform into numerous panels that “create a landscape that is both factual and fictional.”

These photographs separate the details from the overall scene.  The viewer is able to detach from the “blurred space” and narrow in on the focal point of Gammell’s lens. This allows the elements that are often overlooked to become the primary focus. Gammell wants her work to be meditative and to “depict nature as sometimes fragmented, decaying, dislocating, and visually awkward.”  This creates a unique perspective for the viewer; one that Gammell hopes is “intimate and imaginary.” The work should encompass “an experience of time and place in nature that is biological, geological, and cyclical.” 

Gammell is currently photographing the prairies of the Great Plains and the boreal forests of the Minnesota Arrowhead region, and working on an art book project about medicinal plants. She has been teaching for 25 years at various institutions, including the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the Colorado College, St. Olaf College, Hamline University, and the College of Visual Arts.

Opening reception: Thursday, September 13, 5 to 8 p.m.




View map Nina Bliese Gallery
225 South 6th Street
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN

Additional Information


Nina Bliese Gallery



Contact name

Emma Seeley

Contact email

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Read More: Editor's Picks

50 Years of Style

The spring collection highlights the styles of today that pay homage to the trends of the past

Weekend Getaways

Spend more time on vacation, and less time in the car with these weekend getaways

Tee Time at Can Can Wonderland

Chris Pennington gives mini-golf an artful twist

April Arts and Entertainment Picks

April 2017's top cultural events in the Twin Cities

Playing With Your Food

Jason and Joy share their favorite "eat-ertainment" spots

Best New Brunches

Bring on the pancakes, eggs, coffee, and mimosas! 27 reasons to get out of bed

Nearby Spring Break Travel Destinations

It's officially spring! Here's your guide to the best staycations, day trips, and weekend getaways to help jumpstart your spring break planning.

True Grit

How many times does Nicole Curtis, host of DIY Network’s reality hit Rehab Addict, have to insist that the dirt under her nails is real?
Edit ModuleShow Tags