In conjunction with our Water Bar Winter Social, artist Regan Golden will be exhibiting Thaw, a selection of images that evoke our winter season from her series Prairie Constructs.
"Thaw documents the end of one of the warmest winters on record in Minnesota. As the snow and ice melted, it revealed rotting leaves, bits of moss, and discarded plastics in the thin strip of woods that buffers my house from the massive rail yard and the busy transit way that connects the two campuses of the University of Minnesota. This swatch of urban nature, now called Kasota Ponds, was once a vast wetland that lay at the heart of the two cities. My work explores how landscapes are made and unmade through the mixing of photography, drawing, painting and found materials. I am fascinated by how pictures of landscapes are crafted and I am haunted by the possibility that we might someday have to fabricate winter. The images in Thaw consist mostly of surfaces, or materials that don't quite meet the definition of objects -- muck, melt, and twisted light." - Regan Golden-McNerney
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Regan Golden-McNerney depicts ecological change in the American landscape using altered photographs and drawing materials. Golden's images have been exhibited in solo and group shows both nationally and internationally, including Harvard University's Fisher Forestry Museum, The Cue Gallery in New York City and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. She has received grants and fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, the Core Program and the National Science Foundation. Golden is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and an Artist-in-Residence at the College of Biological Sciences Conservatory at the University of Minnesota.
This is an ongoing project, but a portion of this work was included in the 2015 Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
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