October 1, 2008

Gallery at MAEP ROOM at Minnesota Institute of Art

The works on display at the Minnesota Artistes exhibition Program Galleries that attracted my attention most was "Journey to the surface of the Earth" by Margaret Pezalla-Granlund and Max Schollett. The most striking thing about their work that drew me to take a long look was how they used items which were close by them to make art of that particular quality. Especially Max's work with the plastic bags and the tape on the wall. Impressive as they were, I was also reminded of the environmental consequence of plastic bags in our daily lives.
Another impression I had was Margaret's work with the folding of the magazines and the way they were arranged to make an esquisite piece of work.
The two artistes also draw their viewers into their work by including samples of their work which when I tried to make one, made me appreciate their work in a better way.