St. Paul, Minn. – Megan Vossler presents studies of the landscape in her exhibition “Overlook,” at the Macalester College Art Gallery, 1665 Princeton Ave., St. Paul, Minn., from Friday, February 3 through March 9, 2012.  The exhibition is free and open to the public.  Call 651-696-6416 for more information.

The works in Overlook are ‘studies’ in the broadest sense: they are investigations, portrayals, experiments, and analyses of landscapes both directly experienced and mediated. All of these pieces have their root in the act of looking.

“How to translate the act of looking into a representation became a very intriguing question for me, said Vossler, who teaches drawing at Macalester.  “When is something best evoked as a drawing, and when as a video? What is the difference between studying a landscape and studying someone else’s representation of a landscape? Can a landscape be fluid? Can it be a single object? The pieces in this exhibition reflect my ongoing interest in these questions. They are the remnants of several years of thinking out loud.”

Vossler received her BA in Studio Arts from Brown University (R.I.), and her MFA in Visual Studies (Drawing/Painting) at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited nationwide, with recent shows at Franklin Art Works, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the De Young Museum in San Francisco, and the Wooster Art Museum in Ohio.

Vossler has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including a Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists (2005), a McKnight Artists Fellowship for Visual Artists (2007), and a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study grant (2009). Most recently, she has been selected as the featured artist for Volume 39.2 of Diacritics, Cornell University’s acclaimed journal of critical theory (forthcoming in Spring of 2012).

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January 25 2012

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