Oct. 9 – Nov. 6: “Reconciliations” exhibit and reception at Gordon Parks Gallery

The Gordon Parks Gallery presents “Reconciliations,” an exhibit featuring sculptural textiles by Tracy Krumm. The exhibit opens Friday, Oct. 9 and continues through Nov. 6. The reception is 5–7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 and includes a gallery talk from 7–7:30 p.m. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Mondays–Thursdays and 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Fridays–Saturdays. The gallery is on the third floor of the Library and Learning Center, Saint Paul Campus.

Describing her work, the Saint Paul artist said, “My personal connections to place and community—connections that constantly develop, shift and are often transient and fleeting—inform the results. I embrace traditionally “domestic” and gender-specific techniques in my creative practice, including crochet and blacksmithing. As working processes, these universal means of cultural production bear the mark of history and connect me to generations of makers.”

ReconciliationRegarding the exhibition, Erica Rasmussen, gallery director, said, “Krumm’s latest sculptural works may be her most compelling works yet. Beyond her impeccable craftsmanship, her artwork speaks of complimentary forces and elements; masculinity and femininity, industrial and domestic, flexibility and fragility, and familiarity and foreignness. Her new works, incorporating manipulated metals and hand-blown glass, are powerful and poetic.”

For more information about the exhibit, contact Erica Rasmussen, gallery director, at 651-793-1631 or e-mail her at erica.rasmussen@metrostate.edu.