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In the Inez Greenberg Gallery...

A Collection of Truths

Exhibiting Artists: Kordula Coleman and Linda Seebauer Hansen

June 8 – July 13, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: Tuesday, June 26, 7:00 p.m.

“The animals lack of self-reflection and intellectual concepts is what we find so soothing and nurturing about them. With my current body of work I want to illustrate and honor this multi-faceted bond.” – Kordula Coleman

In A Collection of Truths, artists Kordula Coleman and Linda Seebauer Hansen use their work to examine the realities of interactions. For Coleman, a student of human nature, her ceramic sculptures focus on human emotional and intellectual processes, particularly with regard to our interactions with animals.

“As one form relates to the next, each work lends itself to a themed story line and vocabulary emerging from memories, my rural up-bringing, human activities and maternal values.” – Linda Seebauer Hansen

For Hansen, the interactions she explores in her sculptural relief pieces are on an even more personal level relating to familial, rural, and maternal sources. Using heavily textured, painted surfaces in combination with attached metal sculptural elements Hansen’s work express characteristics and complexities both recognizable and abstract.

Jeffrey StenbomKordula Coleman, born in 1968, was raised in the southwestern part of Germany. She received her bachelor degree in graphic design in the mid-nineties and worked in advertising for some years. She then immigrated to Minnesota in 2000. Here, she rekindled her childhood love for making emotionally expressive clay sculptures of humans and animals, and has been happily pursuing this occupation ever since. Kordula’s work has been shown at several galleries, most recently Gallery360 in Minneapolis. Her pieces are part of many private collections, domestic and abroad. She has been a regular participant in the NE Minneapolis Art-A-Whirl. A photograph of her sculpture ‘Slan Agat’ is part of the permanent picture frieze installed at the NE Minneapolis Central library. She has also been frequently represented at Artistry member shows, and her piece ‘Youth1’ was awarded the 2015 ‘Best of show’ award. Her piece ‘Old Soul’ was featured in Minnesota Monthly’s article “Best new art for 2016” (January 2016 issue). In 2012 and 2017, her work was part of the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Show.

More information about Kordula and her work can be found at http://www.kordulacolemansculptures.com/

Mike VanceLinda Seebauer Hansen is an artist based in Minnesota who is currently dividing her time between teaching and working in the studio.  She holds an MFA in visual arts from the University of Wisconsin Madison and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse.  Her work has been exhibited nationally, including Harper College, In Tandem Gallery, Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, University Rochester Center Gallery, Larson Art Gallery, Textile Center, De Ricci Gallery, Matrix Gallery, AIA Gallery and the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, among others.  In support of her studio practice and scholarship she received a fellowship grant from the Wisconsin State Arts Board and the Barrett Morgan Award for exemplary leadership while teaching at the Worcester Center for Crafts.  Linda is a Women’s Art Institute alumni; international craft school resident and studio assistant at Penland School of Craft; and Art and Art History Department faculty at St. Catherine University where she is also involved with its Women-Centered Learning Communities.  She has a studio in St. Paul, MN and offers classes and workshops at teaching studios and nonprofit art centers sharing technical and creative processes and her excitement for discovery through connections and materials. 

Follow her creative life - images and thoughts, via Instagram: @lindaseehans.