The Gordon Parks Gallery serves a multi-faceted mission; to support the arts curriculum and cultural activities of Metropolitan State University, and to preserve the legacy of the 20th century multi-media artist Gordon Parks. As an academic venue, the Gallery is committed to providing educational opportunities for adult learners through internships, student exhibitions and related programming. As a civic venue, the Gallery is dedicated to exposing Minnesotans to the life and work of Gordon Parks through youth and community outreach programs. The Gallery is dedicated to showing the work of various subjects, media, forms and content by diverse artists, including emerging and established artists of various ethnic and cultural background.
The Gordon Parks Gallery is located in the Library and Learning Center on the St. Paul Campus at 645 East Seventh Street.
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A Fine Line
featuring the sculptural work of Cecilia Ramόn
Reception: Thursday, Nov. 14, 4:30–7pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, Nov. 14,
7-8pm, Library 302
Show dates: Nov. 15 – Dec. 13, 2013
This exhibition spotlights the sculptural work of Argentina-born artist Cecilia Ramόn. Ramón’s newest work defies any attempt of an easy interpretation. Her sculptural installation Intersticio is an imaginative and careful interplay of not forcing things, while not letting them go. Two notions are proposed; matter as consciousness and the delicate equilibrium of life. The results are captivating wooden sculptures suspended across the walls, with the projected shadows as a reminder of life. A short film addressing Ramόn and her work, will be screened as well.
Regarding the show, guest curator William G. Franklin has said, “There is A Fine Line between materiality and immateriality in Ramón's work. Wood and shadows represent the strength and fragility of life. The artist’s work evokes fear but to alert us, awake us, hence becoming a resourceful emotion. 'Life is defended by knowing how to deal with fear', professes Ramón.”