The Department of Art/Art History and the Gustavus Artist Series of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, are pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Minneapolis artist Rebecca Silus. BORDERLAND will be on display in Schaefer Gallery in the Department of Art/Art History between April 21 and May 9, 2013. An opening reception and gallery talk by Rebecca Silus is scheduled in Scheafer Gallery on Thursday, April 25 between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. The gallery is open daily from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission to the exhibition and the opening reception and gallery talk are free and open to the public.
Working from personal photographs and found images, Rebecca Silus’ paintings are a mixture of realism and abstracted spaces. She is interested in how physical places are thought about and transformed by memory, history, culture and myth. She has shown her work at the Katherine Nash Gallery, the Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis and the Duluth Art Institute. Her work has been collected both locally and nationally, most recently by TRIA Orthopedic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota and Microsoft Corporation. Her work has been featured in Open Studios Press’s 2004 New American Paintings, Tarpaulin Sky Literary Journal and Toward a Livable City, a Milkweed Editions publication.
In her artist statement for the exhibition, Silus wrote, “I am interested in what it means to feel a ‘sense of place’ and how that sense is constructed from the landscape. One way a sense of place develops is through individual and cultural experiences of nature. Automobiles and buildings – icons of the urban streetscape – play an integral role in the contemporary definition and experience of nature and consequently of place. They serve as link, extension and stand-in for the experience of nature and have become an important way to construct a sense of place. In my newest work I have chosen to work with the edges of the commercial landscape – parking lots, streets and train yards – by depicting transitory times of the day when natural light and electric light co-exist.”
Originally from Minneapolis, Rebecca Silus currently lives and works in Berlin.
BORDERLAND, an exhibition of new works by Rebcca Silus, will be on display in Schaefer Gallery in the Department of Art/Art History between April 21 and May 9, 2013. The gallery is open daily from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission to the exhibition is free and open to the public.