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Amanda Breitbach: Land/People


Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, September 13, 6 - 9 PM

On View: September 13 - October 28, 2018

George Morrison Gallery

When Amanda Breitbach started this project three years ago, she wanted to make images that could speak about the growth of corporate agriculture at the expense of family farming and the cost of the industrial agriculture model - to the environment and to people. 

Land/People investigates the decline of family farming and the emotional and spiritual issues that underlie the human relationship to land, making larger, universal relationships visible through Breitbach’s, and her family’s, own experiences. 

The project combines panoramic and aerial images of her family’s farmland in eastern Montana with intimate photographs of family members and domestic spaces. Viewers are invited to look both into and out of frames that emphasize the relationships between the spaces inside and those outside and to move between those spaces. 

Image: Courtesy Amanda Breitbach

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Aaron Squadroni: Mesabi Land Portraits


Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, September 13, 6 - 9 PM

On View: September 13 - October 28, 2018

John Steffl Gallery


Aaron Squadroni is an artist from the Mesabi Iron Range in northern Minnesota. His work is centered on mining imagery and metalpoint drawing techniques. Squadroni’s most recent work focuses on the Hull Rust mine, located in Hibbing, Minnesota, which is one of the largest open-pit mines in the world. 

He draws with metal and found mine materials such as overburden rock, tailings, and taconite pellets from or near the mine site. Due to the unpredictability of drawing with these materials, Squadroni approaches his drawings as a collection of experiments. Each aerial image is named according to the latitude and longitude of the location that it is taken from. Focusing on the themes of nature, industry, and memory, he creates drawings that explore the visible and unseen tensions in the mining landscape. 

Image: Aaron Squadroni, Fog



Upcoming Exhibits (Details to be Announced)

Patrick Luber, Exceptionally Ordinary, November 8 - December 30, George Morrison Gallery

Darren Houser, November 8 - December 30, John Steffl Gallery


                                  

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Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Operating support is made possible in part by the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation. 



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