The Concordia University, St. Paul Department of Art and Design is hosting a pair of exhibitions November 21 through December 18 featuring work from Amanda Smith and Gary Erickson.
Amanda Smith's "Glacial Erratic", an exhibition of oil and acrylic paintings, is on display at the Concordia Gallery. Smith's work uses glacial erratics (boulder's transported by a glacier to a non-native environment) as subject matter and a metaphor for the mixed environments of screen-mediated contemporary experience, and the much slower pace of the practice of painting.
Gary Erickson's "Experiencing China: Jingdezhen Procelain Spirals," a collection of ceramics, is on display at the H. Williams Teaching Gallery. Erickson is a fiscal year 2013 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. The work in this exhibition combines Erickson’s interests in sensual forms, rhythms and growth systems of nature with influences from eight years of travel to China and working with the historic porcelain in Jingdezhen Jiangxi Province.
Both galleries are located in the Concordia Art Center at 1301 Marshall Avenue. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The galleries are free and open to all.
Visit csp.edu/art for a complete listing of 2013-14 exhibitions.