Color Of Land; Paintings by Alyssa Wendorff and Margi Grill
Reception Friday September 9, 6 - 8 PM
Color of Land is an exploration by artists Alyssa Wendorff and Margi Grill. Seeking to represent the mood and tone of the Midwestern Landscape, memories and emotion found in the natural environment are obsessions for both. The art making process and the fluid media of paint begins a layered journey of remembrance as they seek document a fleeting recollection.
This exhibit showcases individual works by the paint-based mixed media artists, as well as a collection of collaborative works. For the project, each artist chose the inspiration for the other, sharing photos of captured moments that they found significant. Interpreted through both sets of eyes and imagination, these works on paper tracks moments in time and the changing landscape.
Alyssa Wendorff and Margi Grill met as BFA candidates at the University of Minnesota, in 2003. Initially drawn to each other’s work based on intersecting subject matter and a shared approach to process and media, the two began working collaboratively, and continue to draw inspiration from one-another’s work.
Both Margi and Alyssa still live in the urban centers of the Twin Cities, and their recent work follows the changing seasons in tandem with the changes in their own lives.