Idealized Imperfection Artist Talks

21 February 2020
  • 6:00 - 8:00
  • Friday, February 21, 2020
    6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
    Department of Art History Gallery, O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Lobby

    Free and open to the public.

    Viewing Hours:
    9 a.m. -8 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday
    9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
    Noon-5 p.m Sunday

    Parking is available in the Anderson Parking Facility, corner of Grand and Cretin avenues.
    Gallery location and parking directions: www.stthomas.edu/campusmaps

    The O'Shaughnessy Educational Center is handicap accessible. For accessibility requests: (651) 962-6315

Join us for artists talks by Natalia Berglund and Kelly Kruse and an exhibition reception for Idealized Imperfection.

Artist talks will begin at 6:30 p.m.

About the Exhibition:
An exploration into the spiritual dimension of human experience, Idealized Imperfection showcases two artists who expand on contemporary life while utilizing historical traditions and text. Inspired by Orthodox iconography and fashion photography, Natalia Berglund's paintings are a commentary on the modern ideals of femininity. Kelly Kruse blends sacred text and personal reflection to create illuminated paintings that consider the duality between time and the reality of pain. While appearing to be idyllic, contemplation and reflection allows the viewer to witness the limitations in life through this visual dialogue.
On view: February 3 - May 22, 2020

In memory of Dr. Shelly Nordtorp-Madson, teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend.