Leaves: Raw Edge Applique Art | Tonna Zieske
01.14.19 - 02.22.19 | Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe & Gallery
Opening Reception: Mon, January 14 | 5-6:30pm
Zieske has been a quilter for many years, but it has been just one year that she's been working on raw edge applique quilts centered around the subject of landscapes. These quilts are meticulously crafted, at times appearing to almost be a photograph.
Painting the West | Aaron + Jenny Wuerker
10.05.18 – 02.09.19 | Ruth Brennan Gallery
Husband and wife artists, Aaron and Jenny, have been painting the Wyoming landscape together for nearly 25 years. Though their approach is different, their search to define the iconic American landscape is the same. Aaron’s work focuses on industrial objects and their mimicry of natural formations while Jenny’s work captures the stark expanse of the landscape in large-scale paintings. Ultimately, their realist perspectives serve to celebrate the beauty of common places.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Denny Gemeny, Hotel Alex Johnson, South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
Dancing Demons | Charles Keeling Lassiter
11.16.18 – 02.23.19 | Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery
This exhibit provides a unique opportunity for visitors to view work from well-known artist Charles Keeling Lassiter (1926-2005) who was often considered an outsider because of his unconventional use of tools and techniques. His work has been collected in many of the major galleries around the world. Lassiter was formally trained and travelled throughout the U.S., Europe and the Caribbean despite suffering from agoraphobia and schizophrenia. These mental illnesses are quite apparent in his work, from his frenzied and almost uncontrolled movements to his depersonalization of subjects in a spider-like network. Together these qualities create a sense of unease and anxiety for viewers, giving them a sense of the artist’s challenges with his mental disorders. Twenty-five of his paintings are on display.
Exhibit generously sponsored by Denny Gemeny, South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
Bog Cycle Series | Alan Montgomery
12.21.18 - 02.23.19 | Lobby Gallery
The inspiration for this series comes from Alan Montgomery’s reading of the late Irish poet Seamus Heaney. Heaney's seminal pieces on the Irish peat bog is a journey through time and space and a signifier of Irish culture. Montgomery's intention is not to illustrate the poems, but rather to interpret the written text through his own visual language of design
and art, in these predominantly monochromatic pieces.
Exhibit generously sponsored by South Dakota Arts Council and Rapid City Arts Council.
Still photography is permitted for personal, noncommercial use with a hand-held camera/mobile device. Sharing on social media is encouraged! Photographs may not be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited. The use of flashes, tripods or video cameras is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the Curator.
Animals are not permitted in the galleries, with the exception of service dogs.