February 3, 2014--An art exhibit, "About Space--Contemporary Abstraction," opens Feb. 12 in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Minnesota artists Betsy Byers, Karen Gustafson and Zoë Shulman will exhibit their contemporary artwork at this event. Curated by the UWRF Art Department faculty Jeannine Kitzhaber and Lyz Wendland, the three artists were chosen for their work because it expands the contemporary boundaries of space and abstraction.
Byers is an art professor at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., where she teaches printmaking and painting. With her paintings she is interested in the "relationships that embody our intimate experience with the environment in an abstract form." Gustafson is an art professor at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn., where she teaches drawing and painting. Gustafson's works on paper are intense correlations of science and art that reveals the "underlying structures and patterns to research, reveal, and inform." Shulman is a recent graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her post-modern work is both two-dimensional and three-dimensional. Shulman is interested in finding truth in how she perceives and reconstructs her world.
All three artists are prolific in their fields and utilize contemporary and formal relationships of space in their art.
A reception and gallery discussion, both free and open to the public, is set for Feb. 27 from 4-5:30 p.m. The exhibit is open through March 2.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; and 2-4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, contact the Art Department at 715-425-3266.