Exhibit by Andrew Knudson
September 13, 2016 to October 14, 2016
The Main Gallery exhibition will feature North Dakota born and raised artist, Andrew Knudson at the Taube Museum of Art. His body of work titled Plain's Perspective will be on display from September 13 - October 14, 2016. Knudson, formerly maintained a residence and studio in Towner, North Dakota, but recently relocated to Scandia, Minnesota.
Knudson’s love of the northern plains reflects strongly in his artwork. From modern working cowboys to a vast array of wildlife, Knudson is part of each drawing he completes. Knudson works from the experiences he knows. He is a former Champion Rodeo Cowboy and an avid outdoorsman. All of these experiences find themselves transposed onto paper, canvas, feathers, and even leaves. Many know Knudson for his popular oil paintings on turkey feathers, and one can expect to see some of those in this exhibition as well as new studio pieces. Knudson says, “This show includes works that reflect the strong influence of western North Dakota on my art. The focus of these current studio pieces and paintings from private collections is the western cowboy lifestyle, iconic plains wildlife, and the vast broken vistas of North Dakota.”
THE GLOW OF NATURE
Exhibit by Andrea Donovan
The Lower Gallery will feature The Glow of Nature by Andrea Donovan. Donovan teaches art history and humanities at Minot State University. Donovan’s exhibition will feature her recent acrylics on canvas. Donovan states, “My paintings are about looking at light and color. I look to the sky and the reflections from the sky onto the land and water and tress. When it is evening, the reflections are much different than when the storm is coming or the sun is shining bright in the sky and I try to isolate that moment…” Donovan loves teaching, painting, and traveling, and says all of those contribute to her work in some way.
Andrew Knudson and Andrea Donovan will be available for questions and comments during the closing artist’s reception on October 14, 2016 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, which is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
The exhibition is made possible with support from the North Dakota Council on the Arts.
Normal Museum and Gift Shop hours are: Tuesday – Friday: 10:30 am – 5:30 pm and Saturday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. There is no charge for admission, but contributions are accepted to help the Taube Museum fulfill their mission of enriching lives through the visual arts.