Pipo Nguyen-duy, The Lotus Pond, 2005. Chromogenic print. Copyright Pipo Nguyen-duy. Courtesy Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles.
Landscape of the Mind
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota presents Landscape of the Mind. The exhibition explores the relationships of landscape, imagination, and experience in a variety of media. Each of us inhabits two separate but related landscapes: the physical landscape that surrounds us and the mental landscape of our own interior environment. The body, memory, culture, and history moderate the intersection of these landscapes. The art in Landscape of the Mind explores the shape, texture, and topography of these spaces and the relationships between them.
The curators of the exhibition are Lynn Lukkas, associate professor of experimental and media arts in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota, and Howard Oransky, director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery. Landscape of the Mind includes a site-specific artwork made by Berlin-based artist Ulrike Mohr during her residency at the University of Minnesota while teaching a sculpture workshop in March–April 2012. Projects made by the workshop students are displayed in a companion exhibition in the Quarter Gallery, also located in the Regis Center. Laura Aguilar: Life, the Body, Her Perspective, a video biography of the artist Laura Aguilar, will be screened continuously during the public reception on June 9 from 9 pm to 12 midnight.
The Regis Center for Art is wheelchair-accessible. All events at the Regis Center for Art are free and open to the public.
Artists featured in Landscape of the Mind:
Laura Aguilar, Rosemead, California
Kate Casanova, Minneapolis
Jan Estep, Minneapolis
Jil Evans, Minneapolis
India Flint, Mount Pleasant, South Australia
Allen Guilmette, San Diego, California
Mark Knierim, Minneapolis
Joyce Lyon, Minneapolis
Ulrike Mohr, Berlin, Germany
Pipo Nguyen-duy, Oberlin, Ohio
Jane Norling, Berkeley, California
Rebecca Pavlenko, Minneapolis
Anette Rose, Berlin, Germany
Bernhard Sallmann, Berlin, Germany
Petra Spielhagen, Berlin, Germany
Kenneth Steinbach, Minneapolis
JoAnn Verburg, Minneapolis
Presented by the Katherine E. Nash Gallery in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota, with support from the Goethe-Institut Chicago.