In The Inez Greenberg Gallery

Pop Construct

May 10 – June 14, 2019

Works by: Jennifer Drinkwater, Teresa Paschke, and Robert Slotterback

Artist Reception: Friday, May 10, 6 – 8 p.m.

Artist Talk: Tuesday, June 4, 7 p.m.

Pop Construct explores how three individual artists incorporate a modern twist in their traditional mediums. For Jennifer Drinkwater, that means using embroidery to express a fascination with the thinly veiled spectacle of weekly magazine. By spontaneously selecting and reproducing a Time and People Magazine cover published on the same day Drinkwater creates a broad cultural documentation that is “old news” by the time the stitching is complete. The stitch replaces the pixel to interrupt the seamless image, revealing each cover as an elaborate construction despite it fleeting prominence on the newsstand.

Likewise, Teresa Paschke juxtaposes contemporary forms such as graffiti with historical needlework and traditional imagery. By mixing elements of painting, printmaking, photography, and textile design, Paschke aims to represent the confluence of traditional techniques and state of the art technology as a way to highlight the visual impact of global perspectives on modern cultural landscapes.

A self-taught wood worker, Robert Slotterback is fascinated by boxes and other vessels but he’s also interested combining this traditional fine craft with his interests in technology, art history, physics, and astronomy. Slotterback enjoys posing questions and puzzles to solve through his art such as how to blend a traditional writing desk with a binary message? Or, how can a theoretical physicist’s mind experiment become a jewelry box? Visit this exhibition to see the answers to these questions and how all three of these talented artists combine contemporary ideas and issues with their traditional mediums.

“The Childfree Life,” embroidery floss on cotton, by Jennifer Drinkwater

“Monograms and Tags,” textile, by Teresa Paschke

“Won’t you Please,” wood, by Robert Slotterback

This exhibit is supported in part by the  National Endowment for the Arts .

This exhibit is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional Support provided by the  Mall of America .

Additional Support provided by the Mall of America.

In the Atrium Gallery

Bloomington Elementary Schools Art Show

April 26 – May 30, 2019

Participating Bloomington Public Elementary Schools: Hillcrest, Indian Mounds, Normandale Hills, Oak Grove, Olson, Poplar Bridge, Ridgeview, Valley View, Washburn, and Westwood

Receptions: Monday, April 29 (Olson, Popular Bridge, Normandale Hills, Washburn, Westwood) and Tuesday, April 30 (Hillcrest, Indian Mounds, Oak Grove, Ridgeview, Valley View) from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Schneider Theater

Picasso once famously stated, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” That statement is on full display in the Atrium Gallery during the month of May. This inspirational annual exhibition showcases the wonderful art being created in Bloomington Public Schools. Art specialists from ten Bloomington Elementary Schools select a total of 150 young artists to be featured in this colorful exhibition.

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Cultures, Chicken Feet, & Conical Hats

June 7 – July 21, 2019

“Girl in Yellow,” Photograph, by Peter wong

Works by: Peter Wong

Opening Reception: June 7, 6 – 8 p.m.

A photographic adventure, Cultures, Chicken Feet, & Conical Hats is an exploration of the people, places, and customs of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Malaysia as seen through the expert lens of photographer Peter Wong.

Captivating landscapes, rich imagery, colorful tapestries and characters await the viewer and provide a rare glimpse of these complex and changing countries.

“I have been photographing people, places and products for more than 38 years. With the advancement of technology, the cameras are getting better and better and the software is constantly improving, all of which challenges and pushes the pursuit of creativity to even greater heights.” – Peter Wong

Ways of Seeing: Bog Tapestries

July 25 – September 8, 2019

“Wild Sarsaparilla,” photograph, by Elizabeth Blair

Works by: Elizabeth Blair

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 25, 6 – 8 p.m.

Impressionist artist Claude Monet described his Water Lilies paintings as “a study of water and how it reflects light and the world above it.” Elizabeth Blair’s photographic series performs a similar study in a northern cedar bog.

“One day, as I walked past a small pool in a northern Minnesota black spruce, cedar, and tamarack bog, I noticed the reflections in it. I keep looking into the pool as I passed it that summer and found that the view was never the same twice.”

Ways of Seeing: Bog Tapestries depicts complex, layered images of water and trees in bog pools. The pools present the attentive observer with endless variations on the colorful bog world that surrounds them. Blair captures these abstract images using a macro lens and focusing on only a few square inches of the water surface.

Artist Talks are a great way to learn about our exhibiting artists and their work. Join us in the Inez Greenberg Gallery for casual yet in-depth discussions about each artist's inspiration and creative process. Artist talks are free and open to the general public.

Gallery Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 - 10:00 p.m.