“Young Dakota Artists”, co-curated by Greg Blair & Matthew Wallace, is on view in South Dakota at the Isaac Lincoln gallery at Northern State University. The exhibit will be on view until March 2nd, and will then travel to the North Dakota Museum of Art.
see below for the curator’s statement.
Here, the eye learns to appreciate small variations, the possibilities inherent in emptiness.
It sees that the emptiness is full of small things, like grasshoppers in their samurai
armor clicking and jumping as you pass.
This exhibition developed over the last few years as a result of seeing artwork that held up to national standards by some of North and South Dakotas young artists.Young Dakota Artists is an attempt to bring some of these voices together in order to provide a snapshot of the vibrancy and diversity of the landscape occupied by some of these young creative people.
This gathering of some of the area’s most prolific artists is not an attempt to forge a common universal conception and interpretation of the Dakotas or cultural modernity. Rather, the hope is to reveal the profound and poetic energies circulating throughout the region, and to display their expression in the artwork of the Young Dakota Artists.