Schaefer Gallery

Past Exhibitions

Rebecca Silus

April 21 to May 19, 2013

Artists Reception and Lecture: Thursday, April 25th at 4:30 p.m. with the artist reception to follow

The shifting perspectives and fractured spaces in Rebecca Silus's paintings suggest places that are rooted in the physical world but tangled in memory and obscured by technology. Working from her own photographs and videos as well as found images, she explores the connections between place, memory, identity, and media.

From Sturgis to Testy Festy

October 2 to November 2, 2012
Fulfillment is Such a White-Collar Thing

Artist's Talk: Thursday, October 4, 4:30 p.m. (Fine Art Lecture Hall) followed by a reception at 5:30–7 p.m. (Schaefer Gallery)

Don’t miss the gallery installation, artist’s talk and opening reception with nationally recognized community artist and educator, Natasha Pestich in the Schaefer Gallery and Fine Arts Lecture Hall, Thursday, Oct 4, from 4:30–7 p.m.

With keen insight and humor Petstich shakes up and re-presents the way we see and shape our identities in a cultural context. In her artist statement, Pestich says, “I create fictional archives, artifacts and site-based interventions that address social realities, such as the drawbacks of progress, the effects of institutional frameworks on cultural production and the influence of publicly held ideals on private values. My images and objects are often amassed together representing complex mythologies that take up an entire gallery, or intervene in a public place, often mimicking forms of communication we are familiar with, such as newspaper spreads or a museum archive.

Highlights of Pestich’s community art work includes several projects, most notably the inter-disciplinary project/performance North & Beyond, in Philadelphia, Sidewalks Saving Lives in Minneapolis, and her most recent partnership with the Pillsbury House & Theater where she lead a design process to engage community members with MCAD students and faculty to redesign the Pillsbury House lobby, reflecting its new focus as a “Cultural Community Hub.” She is currently working on community projects through Arts on Chicago with the Pillsbury House + Theatre, and will be a resident artist at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in February 2013.

This project was made possible through the support of a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, Gustavus Adolphus College and Anchor Graphics, Columbia College in Chicago