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September 14th, Rochester, MN: 2011-2012 McKnight Photography Fellows Opening Reception

Rochester Art Center
McKnight Photography Fellowship Exhibition
Opening Reception: Friday, September 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm

“In collaboration with the McKnight Foundation and mnartists.org, the Rochester Art Center is pleased to present the exhibition of work produced by the 2011-2012 McKnight Photography Fellows.

The 2011-12 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photography Recipients:

Peter Happel Christian’s work investigates social relationships with the natural landscape using photography, but operating within a broader practice which integrates performative events, sculptural objects, as well as science, philosophy, and history to create connections and disconnections with the natural world.

Beth Dow uses historical references and traditional photographic processes to address our use of land and experience of time. Her current project, ‘Here, Nor There,’ employs tongue-in-cheek conceptualism to cross-reference historical and local architectural landscapes which re-imagine history and space.

James Henkel presents LAB WORK a new body of photographs that continue his interest in studio based still-life photography. These photographs use as subject matter the vessels found in a chemistry classroom. These works take objects that are purely functional and through color and arrangement present them as purely formal abstractions exploring the relationship between art and science.

Colleen Mullins’ most recent work explores her sense of memory, family, and place through revisiting and documenting sites along the West Coast, recharting her family’s histories and creating new personal meaning.

The 2011 McKnight Photography fellows were chosen from a field of 100 applicants by a distinguished jury of nationally recognized photographers and curators. This year’s panel included New York-based artist Chris Verene; Karen Irvine, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Columbia College, Chicago; and Sofia Hernandez Chong Coy, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York.

About The McKnight Artist Fellowships
The McKnight Artist Fellowships were created in 1981 to help artists set aside time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of opportunities; and work on new projects. McKnight contributes nearly $1 million per year to individual artists through the 12 fellowship programs. The Foundation delegates management of the fellowships to arts organizations that tailor programs to the unique challenges of different creative disciplines.”

Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, Minnesota


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