Opening Reception: Thursday, February 6, 5 - 8 PM
On View: December 2019 - March 2020
George Morrison Gallery
Digital landscapes and meditative harmonies invite viewers to find respite and connect with the surrounding world in Integrated Vision, a collaborative exhibition by Laura Andrews and Paula Gudmundson. Large scale images of nature float on the walls of the Morrison Gallery, documenting the ever-changing state of our environment. Slow, thoughtful music projects a state of fluidity, transcending reality.
Minneapolis based visual artist Laura Andrews examines the relationships and interactions between people and the natural world. Shooting footage for Tunnel 2 on the family tree farm where she learned to paint, Andrews captures the melancholic and nostalgic emotions accompanying change. Local Duluthian, Paula Gudmundson echoes this sentiment with improvised flute melodies, capturing the meditative quality of being… just being in nature. Together, both artists question how one connects with our environment and how art can evoke curiosity about what is unfolding in nature, challenging society’s value on staying busy.
Andrews is a landscape painter teaching drawing and painting at Minneapolis College. She has shown her work throughout the Midwest and explains that the low definition videos in Integrated Vision evoke a painterly quality and aim to provide a sensation of moving through space. Classically trained flutist, Paula Gudmundson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Performing nationally and internationally, Gudmundson began to improvise musically during her travels and explains, “Improve allows me to tap into different senses and with practice, becomes meditative.” Together, Andrews and Gudmundson create a space for viewers to reflect, contemplate, and integrate the senses.
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 6, 5 - 8 PM
On View: February 6 - March 1, 2020
Depot Great Hall
Celebrate Duluth's creative community. From seasoned artists to first time exhibitors, this annual show is a celebration of our member's expressive selves and artistic diversity. Expect a rich and personal collection of work created by members over this past year with paintings, printmaking, ceramics, fiber, photography, and more. Every member is invited to submit one piece per membership that is ready to install.
Details for Entry
1. Check to make sure your membership is up to date. If you need to renew or sign up for a membership, visit our membership page, or call our main office at 218-733-7560.
2. Drop off one work of art per membership, that is ready to install/hang, to the Depot Great Hall on:
January 21, 10 AM - 6 PM
January 22, 9 AM - 5 PM
Be prepared to complete contract and label information upon drop off, including name, title, medium, and price (keeping in mind that 40% of art sales are kept as commission for the DAI) as well as insurance value. Please adhere to the drop off days to ensure that a staff member is available to check in your artwork.
3. Submissions must be picked up on one of the following dates:
March 2, 9 AM - 5 PM
March 3, 10 AM - 6 PM
March 4, 8 AM - 4 PM
Criteria for Work
1. Artwork can be no larger than 40 " high or 40 " wide including frame.
2. Artwork must have been created in 2019.
On View: October 22 - December, 2019
Shannon Cousino’s work resonates with intensity, evoking raw emotions of hope and longing. This series taps into her personal journey seeking strength and celebration following the haunting and burning called up from loss. The work captures movement and fluidity while mirroring the perceived staticity one feels in the depths of grief. The large-scale wood cut prints evolved from photography and layer text and stylized renderings of the heart over self-portraits. The foreshortened figure of What Doesn’t Kill You fills the page, filigree design drops behind the figure symbolizing the carved façade of one in grief. And according to Cousino, echoes the noise that surrounds grieving. Filigree flanks the figure in The New Normal and both images are accented with gold, smooth and reflective; inspired by Medieval illuminated manuscripts documenting stories of life and death. Cousino reflects on her current work, “This series focuses on themes of personal transformation through tragedy and the verbal clichés that are often said during attempts to comfort.”
Cousino, Senior Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin – Superior and Adjunct Instructor at the College of St. Scholastica, has exhibited locally, regionally and internationally. Her work has been collected by the Tweed Museum of Art and was awarded the 52nd Arrowhead Biennial Best of Show.
The Duluth Art Institute's programs and services are made possible in part through the support of the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2018.