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
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
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
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.
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.
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 onSaturday 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
StreambedEarly Spring, 32" x 48”, oil on canvas, 2016
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.