Tuesday, October 29, 2019

"Home" at James Wegner Gallery at Riverland Community College

Dom Venzant (@domvenzant) of Symco Pottery Works and I (@phouka1477) just hung the show "Home" at the James Wegner Gallery at Riverland Community College in Austin, MN. The show runs from October 18 - November 15, 2019, and features work connected to the concept of "home" for each of us. My work interprets home a bit more in context of places I used to call home and now visit and revisit through painting; his work through functional pottery (and a non-functional installation).

 Shot through the gallery window

 Install shot including kitchen table and place settings

 Laura Andrews, "Private Property", oil on canvas, 2012

Install Shots

Laura Andrews, "Big Pink" oil on panel, 2019

Laura Andrews, "Gone", acrylic on canvas, 2002

Dom Venzant, "Bottles and Guinomi" with Laura Andrews' "Skyline" in background

 Dom Venzant, "5 Cups", wood fired porcelain, 2019

Dom Venzant, "Cup Family", wood fired stoneware, 2019

Sunday, December 17, 2017

"Elements" at Wargo Nature Center

Domonique Venzant, Erin Goedtel and I have work in Elements at Wargo Nature Center. Organized by Jeffrey Ebeling from Banfill-Locke, each of us were assigned one (or two) of the four Elements to interpret in our work.  Dom is fire/earth, Erin is air, and I am water.  You can still visit the show while it is up.

Dom Venzant, Pit Fired Assemblage & Large Stoneware Vessel, 2017

Dom Venzant, Pit Fired Assemblage (detail), 2017

Erin Goedtel, Digital print on silk lit from within, 2017

Erin Goedtel, Digital prints on silk lit from within, 2017

Laura Andrews, Horizontal Lilypond, Oil on panel, 20" X 20", 2017

Laura Andrews
Circular Lake Panorama, acrylic on Arches Huile
Plein air studies, oil on panel or cardstock
Horizontal Lilypond, oil on panel

Wargo Nature Center​

7701 Main Street
Lino Lakes, MN 55038

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

"Familiar Collections" - Erika Ritzel & Laura Andrews at RCTC!

This is the last week to see Erika Ritzel and my show "Familiar Collections" at RCTC in Rochester, MN.  This has been a labor of love for both of us, mining not only the people who are important to us, but also the objects that represent or remain after those people have passed on. 

Here are a few images and some links to video from the show.  It was a delight to be able to display this work in such a beautiful space and really see it come to a new level of fruition.  Thanks to Crist Dahl for making this happen!  We will be working toward another iteration of this collaboration in 2019 at the Phipps in Hudson, WI - so stay tuned.

view of "It's Just Grams", "Trees, Crows" video (with Paula Gudmundson) and  "Portrait of Tillie"

"It's Just Grams" - link to vimeo

"Button Box" and "Portrait of Tillie" (abridged version)

"Month in Hospice" and "Portrait of Tillie" (abridged)

Detail of "Month in Hospice" - etching on Rives BFK, 10" X 10"

"Portrait of Tillie" (detail)

"Portrait of Tillie" (detail)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Red Hot Art Festival Pottery*Prints*Jewelry

We will have a booth featuring Domonique Venzant's pottery (Symco Pottery Works) and here, Jacki Mulloy's jewelry and some of my prints at the Red Hot Art Festival this weekend, 11-5, Sat & Sun July 22-23. Stop by Stevens Square Park for art & music!  See samples of available goodies below.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Heart of a Place at Banfill-Locke

I just completed a set of paintings for Heart of a Place, a two-person show with painter Susan Solomon at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts in Fridley.

Featured paintings are larger scale pieces painted from plein air studies of Lebanon Hills in Dakota County, MN.  There are also a few from Kawishiwi Falls in Ely, MN.  The space is lovely and the staff, in particular Jeffrey, were super friendly and accessible.

The show runs from May 20 - June 17.

An artist reception will be held on Saturday June 3 from 6 to 8pm. There will be a poetry reading by Katrina Vandenberg and Deborah Keenan during the reception!  Below are some images of work from the show.

August Field, 30" x 30", oil on canvas, 2017

Kawishiwi Falls Study 3, 6" x 10", oil on panel, 2016

Streambed Early Spring, 32" x 48”, oil on canvas, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

It's Just Grams in Arrowhead Biennial at Duluth Art Institute

It's Just Grams is featured in the 61st Arrowhead Regional Biennial at the Duluth Art Institute
The show will be up Nov. 10, 2016 - Feb. 9, 2017

I compiled voicemails I got from my grandmother for over a year and installed them on an old rotary phone.

An image from the opening

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Die Blumen Sind Schön

New work! 
Here is a video piece I have been working on, tentatively titled Die Blumen Sind Schön (which was one of the main things my mother learned to say in German when living in Germany). It is constructed from vhs garden footage that my uncle shot in 1994-95.  I reshot it and changed some of the speed, framing, etc.  Still a work in progress, thinking about whether I should add audio or not.