Tara Austin's Boreal Ornament III is still available for viewing online!
Austin adhered to a grid structure to accomplish the feat that is Anaglypta. There is almost too much for any mind to compute at a single go. The center is composed of bits of egg shell, while the rest is a richly cooked stew of neo-baroque rosemaling, repeating patterns and slightly divergent color fields. One gets the sense that Anaglypta is, in and of itself, a sort of intelligence to be reckoned with.
As we transition between Tara Austin’s breathtaking Boreal Ornament III and James Woodfill’s provocative Code Practice, we’re taking a moment to pause and reflect on the changing nature of presenting art across the country. Because so much of what we do is now by appointment only, many of our exhibitions have shifted online. Yet, for some of our artists, this has created new opportunities to create unique digital work, and/or opportunities to showcase work in a new and interactive way.
Whereas all of Austin’s work is currently displayed in our downtown Duluth gallery, Woodfill’s exhibition will be mostly virtual, with the exception of exhibiting a kinetic piece and possibly a projection of the artist’s brand new digital animations. While our way of presenting artwork to you is evolving during this time, we are part of the national and international art community that is working to meet the challenges presented by COVID-19.
~ Joseph Nease, July, 2020