Back and Forth, a Retrospective
Works by Wendell Arneson
SEPTEMBER 16 - OCTOBER 23, 2011
Gallery Talk: Thursday, Oct. 6, Noon, Dittmann Center. Feel free to bring a bag lunch.
Melby Lecture by Wendell Arneson on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 7:30-9 p.m. in Viking Theatre. Reception to follow in Flaten Art Museum. Music by David Hagedorn and Kevin Clements.
In this retrospective, the viewer will witness Arneson’s artistic journey from the late 1970’s to present.
Two St. Olaf College sculpture students, Anders Niensteadt and James Wilson received student research grants this past summer to create art that interprets Arneson’s work in a three-dimensional way.
Since 1978, Wendell has explored a variety of ideas, using various materials. He is, and always has been interested in the ideas and questions that transcend time, and, therefore, move from painting to painting. One cannot look at his work without noticing the threads that weave through it. As such, this retrospective will be exhibited by relationships, rather than in chronological order. I believe the visitor will enjoy finding connections, back and forth between and among his work.