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Compositionally Offensive

Compositionally Offensive

The Northwest Arts Center presents the 2021 Senior Capstone Exhibition, Compositionally Offensive, for graduating Minot State University Art Majors. The exhibition showcases the following artists:
AMANDA ANDERSON:
Amanda Anderson’s Fragility is an exploration of mental illness and how people create barriers to protect themselves. Anderson portrays this protection with her unique paintings of individuals concealed behind bubble wrap. The bubble wrap depicts the protection of one’s mind while the blurred individual illustrates how people might not completely reveal themselves or feelings to the world around them.
“As I build layer upon layer of paint, the work becomes a physical manifestation of the piece’s meaning. I want the viewer to think about if they are viewing it from inside or outside the imagery.”
JOHANNAH GROSZ:
JoHannah Grosz will be presenting a collection of prints that are an exploration of her own belief system and her feelings of uncertainty towards the world over the past year.
“This body of work is an accumulation of different techniques I’ve learned during my education, and explores ideas and feelings I’ve been contemplating over the past few years. I’m excited to show this work alongside the work of my peers.”
DARBY NESS:
Darby Ness will be showcasing a variety of her graphic designs that she has compiled during her years at Minot State.
“As a designer, my goal and purpose are to fulfill the needs of my clients. I find creative solutions to meet my client’s needs to increase trust and value into their brand, and to make sure the brand is consistent throughout all of their marketing materials.”
RAYSON RENFROW:
Rayson Renfrow has created work that depicts the experience of memory through the process of gum bichromate, a historical photographic process invented in the late 19th Century. The repeated layers of pigment in this process allows for a softened and slightly mysterious image, similarly to how one perceives dreams and memories.
“This work is an exploration of how we perceive memory. With each additional layer, the prints become softer and more mysterious. The end result is reminiscent of a partially remembered dream. This collection of prints is the culmination of my four years here at Minot State. I am very excited to show this work, and for the public to see it.”
TESSIA SAMUELSON:
Tessia Samuelson’s Behind Closed Doors is a conversation about mental health and keeping your feelings hidden. Samuelson’s collection is composed of collages of the most important people in her life. The message from this compilation is to be kind and check in with your loved ones because you have no idea what is happening behind closed doors.
“Working on such a personal collection of work has been an eye-opening experience. I love watching the pieces progress and change as I continue to work on them. This is a moment in my artistic career that I am really proud of, and I can’t wait to see the reaction from others as they interact with the works.”
Rayson Renfrow has created work that depicts the experience of memory through the process of gum bichromate, a historical photographic process invented in the late 19th Century. The repeated layers of pigment in this process allows for a softened and slightly mysterious image, similarly to how one perceives dreams and memories.
RHONDA WENINGER:
Rhonda Weninger has assembled an art installation which delves into actual narratives and the root causes of divorce. It seemed to Weninger that in every destroyed marriage, there was a moment, action, or behavior that generated a disconnect, thus creating a “point of no return.” Her time capsule inspired works consisting of discarded items and storage boxes portray individuals’ stories and memories of their own Point of No Return.
“This collection gives a voice to many who are “silenced” during a divorce while re-examining the usefulness of discarded objects.”
A limited opening reception is scheduled for Friday, May 7 at 6:30 to 8 p.m. with remarks at 7 p.m. Both exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Please see the reception event or NAC website for more details. Masks and social distancing are required.
The Arts Center is open TWThF, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 1-5 p.m. and by special arrangement. It is closed holidays. The Walter Piehl Gallery is located in the Northwest Arts Center on the lower level of the Gordon B. Olson Library, with its own entrance on the south side of the library.
This project is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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May 07 2021
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Northwest Arts Center 500 University Ave W, Minot, North Dakota 58707

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Northwest Arts Center 500 University Ave W, Minot, North Dakota 58707
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