Art Reach St. Croix, Stillwater, MN
August 29 – October 5, 2019
On display are artist books and 2D work exploring the continuum of endings and beginnings. Also on display as part of “School Daze” are mixed media “shrines” to school days past by Sue Cranston and portraits celebrating the innocence of youth by Jennifer Davenport.
The Other Four
Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
June 13 – November 30, 2019
With rare exceptions, art objects are created to be experienced through our sense of sight. The Other Four is an exhibition that relies primarily on the nonvisual senses: touch, hearing, scent and taste. My piece in the exhibition, titled “Common Scents,” explores the connection between scents and words. At a subliminal level, scent gives us quite a bit of information. Scents, like sounds, trigger memories and emotions we thought we’d forgotten.
“Common Scents” suggests that we associates a scent with an idiom or phrase. For instance, the scent of Delicious Feelings could trigger the phrase “Good lovin’ gone bad” for a guy once married to someone who doused herself with that perfume. Could becoming more consciously aware of our sense of smell, and the information that scents bring us, enhance our common sense?
At the exhibition you are encouraged to uncork the bottles, sniff, and explore the associations that arise for you.