Sacred Space by Jeff Morin
Reason and Sensation by Eric Nelson
Responses to the Grid
An Invitational Exhibition
Dates: November 3 - December 26, 2014
Twelve artists respond to the concept of “the grid” in a new exhibition at New Visions Gallery. Responses to the Grid is an invitational exhibition in which artists were asked to each provide their own unique interpretations of “the grid” in their respective artistic media. The exhibit will be on display from November 3 – December 26, 2014.
“The grid” has references in art and design, entertainment and media, science and technology, geography, geometry, agriculture, mythology and much more. Marshfield area artists were invited to create works of art that responded, either figuratively or abstractly, to one of the various references of “the grid”. Participating artists include Brian Borchardt of Stevens Point, CathyJean Clark of Neillsville, R. Christian Egger of Marshfield, Riley Egger of Marshfield, Caren Heft of Stevens Point, Margot Jones of Chili, Rebecca Korth of Marshfield, Ines Krolo of Marshfield, Jeff Morin of Stevens Point, Eric Nelson of Chili, Andrea Salchert of Stevens Point and Jake Weigel (Marshfield native) of Odessa, Texas. Various forms of artistic media will be on display, including printmaking, clay, photography, encaustics, mixed media, oils, acrylics and more.
“The grid has been an integral part of the artistic process and many artistic movements throughout history,” states New Visions Gallery Director, Betsy Tanenbaum, “Many artists first learned to draw and paint using the grid system and it is now an essential tool for designers, architects, graphic designers…entire movements of art were based around the grid format, especially constructivist movement and other conceptual artistic movements of the 1960’s and 1970’s. It is a tool that has many uses and has been applied in many different formats. Seeing each artist’s response is fascinating!”
School and community group tours are available for this exhibit, made possible in part through a generous grant from the Marshfield Area Community Foundation. Interested parties should contact New Visions Gallery to schedule a tour and to learn more about available stipends for transportation costs.
Responses to the Grid will be on exhibit November 3 – December 26, 2014. It can be viewed Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at New Visions Gallery, located in the main lobby of Marshfield Clinic, 1000 North Oak Avenue. Admission is free thanks in part to donations from ART PARTNERS. Exhibit space and other support is donated by Marshfield Clinic.