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Sept. 14: 'By Nature We Are Connected' at Gordon Parks Gallery

Posted August 18, 2017

Metropolitan State University Gordon Parks Gallery presents “By Nature We Are Connected,” a solo exhibition by Saint Paul artist Carey Dean. In this exhibition, mixed media drawings on paper and glass artwork will adorn the gallery walls and windows.

“The body of work that I’m exhibiting is part of an ongoing project inspired by common elements of the Midwestern landscape, in particular trees and large bodies of water. Seasonal changes and the lighting effects that occur at different times of day or year are also important observations that inspire my work. Aesthetically my work is about color, visual texture and movement while conceptually it challenges the viewer’s ideas about place, time and the changing environment,” Dean says.

The exhibit opens with a reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, with a gallery talk by the artist at 7 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 19.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday. The gallery is located at the university’s Saint Paul Campus on the third floor of the Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Erica Rasmussen, gallery director, at 651-999-5942 or e-mail her at