In the Atrium Gallery...
Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson
January 5 – February 26, 2017
In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson believes that among the many relationships that define the human condition, our connection with the environment is primary and that reconnecting to the land is key to finding peace within ourselves. As meditations on the role that natural silence and space plays in personal well-being, the painting surfaces and its color are built up over many weeks and months starting with a wet canvas and using acrylic paint, thinning agents, and other acrylic media. The resulting richness, subtlety, and depth of color pushes the limitations of the acrylic media while creating a final product that is commanding and emotional yet understated.
About the Artist
Lindsy Halleckson’s paintings have been shown in galleries across the country, including Woman Made Gallery (Chicago), Harwood Art Center (Albuquerque), and DeVos Art Museum (Marquette, MI). Her artistic work has been recognized through grants, residencies, commissions, and exhibitions, and she is currently represented by CIRCA Gallery in Minneapolis and Wally Workman Gallery in Austin, TX. She was awarded 2nd place in painting at the Wintertide Biennial in Northeast Minneapolis (2015); an Award of Distinction from the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts (2015); received a project grant from the Puffin Foundation (2013); and received residencies as a Jerome Emerging Artist Fellow at Tofte Lake Center (2011), at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center (2010), and Hinge Arts at the Kirkbride (2016). She has her BA in Studio Art and Art History from St. Olaf College and MBA from the University of St. Thomas.