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Jil Evans: The Heart’s Bright and Dark Light
November 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 6, 2019
An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 5, 2019
Heart Bright Dark: The series Aqua Alta (“high water”) are abstract paintings based on observation of a flooded river moving throughout a woodland in Minnesota. Evans’ is drawn to the movement of light, reflections on water disordered by what lies underneath, and the premonitions of metamorphosis perceptible in natural structures. In the way that sound, rhythm, and breath physically build compression and express feeling in a lyric poem, Evans’ uses contrasting color and spatial depths, a wide range of marks, gestures, and the physicality of paint- from sheer washes to thick impasto – to suggest the way intimacy, alienation, struggle, and freedom exist in the psyche always in a constant state of flux.
Academic year gallery hours:
Tuesday through Saturday: noon to 6 p.m.
Thursdays: noon – 9 p.m.
The SJU Art Center will be closed for Thanksgiving break from Wednesday, November 27 – Sunday, December 1. The gallery will open for regular hours on Tuesday, December 3.
For more information about exhibitions in the SJU Galleries, call 320-363-2701.