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Something Fleeting- University of Kansas

The Fall (detail), mixed media installation, 2016

I have recreated “The Fall” for an exhibition at the University of Kansas. The artists in this exhibition work directly or indirectly with the transient & fleeting. They explore this idea through material, process, or content. A moment, a body, a conversation, a landscape, a culture, a life … these things change, evolve, vanish, grow, get lost, or transform into something new.

Artists: Andrew Cho, Ann Dean, Neil Goss, Tressa Jones, Alicia Kelly, Amanda Maciuba, Cate Richards, Carly Slade, Kyla Strid, and Tonja Torgerson.

Something Fleeting
University of Kansas Art & Design Gallery
Lawrence, KS
September 19th  – October 13th
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 22nd 5:30-7pm

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Women & Money Project

Flow (detail), screenprint on newsprint, 2013

The Women & Money Project

By investigating the relationship between women and money through a contemporary lens, Women and Money posits questions and initiates visual and verbal dialogue regarding economics, of which money is a by-product, a construct, and a human creation. Money has evolved from an “exchange of value” to a purpose of its own that has, in some instances, created its own scarcity. Women have experienced this scarcity and the exhibition provides an opportunity to bring artistic voices to the discussion. Women and Money expands beyond the limits of the gallery space into the community by connecting artists, community organizations, private entities, and audiences in exploring a local and global problem. The exhibition promotes the use of art for social change, examines women’s place in the precarious state of the world’s economic and financial situation, and scrutinizes, investigates and discusses infrastructures that perpetuate gender and economic inequality.

Artists: Hend Al Mansour, Lynnette Black, Carolina Borja, Rachel Breen, Barbara Bridges, Angela Davis, Liz Dodson, Kate Durbin, Lucy Rose Fischer, Camille Gage, Beth Grossman, Andrea Jenkins, Diane Katsiaficas, Tiffany Keri, Virginia Maksymowicz , Mz Direct (Jeanne Phillip/Judith Huacuja/Susan Byrnes/Tess Cortes), Laurel O’Gorman, Priscilla Otani, Shira Richter, Ellen Schillace, Karen Searle, Marcia Soderman, Meng Tang, Tonja Torgerson, Suzanne Vigil, Krista Kelley Walsh, Jill Waterhouse, Jennifer Weigel, and Karen Wilcox

The Women and Money Project
Katherine E. Nash Gallery
Regis Art Center
Minneapolis, MN
September 6 – December 10, 2016
Reception: Friday, September 9th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

 

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New Work- Sprout

I recently spent two weeks at the Penland School of Craft, and completed this print during my stay:

Sprout, serigraph, 7 by 5 inches, 2016

Sprout
serigraph
7 by 5 inches
2016

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New Work

untitled (Vanitas)

untitled (Vanitas)
serigraph
22 by 20 inches
2016

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New Work- Lucid

New print, created for the Dreamland Portfolio.Lucid, serigraph, 9 by 6", 2016

Lucid
serigraph
9 by 6 inches
2016

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Free Radicals- Katherine E. Nash Gallery

I am in Minneapolis, working away on a piece for this exhibition.

WIP-The Fall

Free Radicals: Remixing History Through the Power of Print
February 23 – March 26, 2016

Program: Thursday, February 25, 2016 7:00 pm with Jenny Schmid & Tonja Torgerson
Reception: Thursday, February 25, 2016  8:00 – 10:00pm

Curated by Jenny Schmid, Professor of Art, and Howard Oransky, Director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Free Radicals: Remixing History Through the Power of Print, considers the power of associative thinking and historical mash-ups in the print medium. Graphic media inherently offers artists the potential to remix or reference history. The artists in this exhibition discuss revolution and employ metaphor in sampling and in the free combination of history and politics that might be more limiting in other disciplines. The pursuit of free association may not appear to be directly activist, but the use of artistic license to draw on the subconscious may be a tool for the deconstruction of assumed paradigms.

Artists in the exhibition include Sandow Birk, Randy Bolton, Julie Buffalohead, Enrique Chagoya, Sue Coe, Wille Cole, Jim Denomie, Fred Hagstrom, John Hitchcock and Emily Arthur, Barbara Kruger, Michael Krueger, Glenn Ligon, Hung Liu, Emmy Lingscheit, Martin Mazorra, Kristin Powers Nowlin, Andrew Raftery, Robert Rauschenberg, John Risseeuw, Roger Shimomura, Lorna Simpson, Piotr Szyhalski, Tonja Torgerson, Ericka Walker, and Valerie Wallace.

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Delta Small National Prints – Bradbury Art Museum

Vice II, serigraph, 22 x 15", 2014
Vice II is included in the Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, which opens today.

Delta National Small Prints 2016
January 28th – February 28th
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 28th 5-6:30pm

Bradbury Art Museum
Arkansas State University
201 Olympic Drive
Jonesboro, AR

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Out of the Ruined Place- grayDuck gallery

Seep, screenprint on newsprint, 2014

Out of the Ruined Place

Works by Tonja Torgerson & Margaret Craig

To celebrate Print Austin, grayDUCK gallery presents two artists with an atypical approach to printmaking. Out of the Ruined Place finds beauty in unlikely settings. Tonja Torgerson explores human impermanence, decaying/being consumed by nature, with serigraphs, wheat paste graffiti and photography.  Margaret Craig uses an invented printing process on discarded plastic to create a luminous Trash Reef installation.

grayDUCK Gallery
2213 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78702

January 15 – February 14, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, January 15th  7-10pm

I am headed to Austin for the opening, so if you are in the area, come and say hello!

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Printed Matter- Torpedo Factory Art Center

Spew & Sip will be on exhibition as a part of Printed Matter at the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Spew, handmade paper, pulp painting, serigraphy and gouache, 24 x 18" 2011  Sip, handmade paper, pulp painting, serigraphy and gouache, 24 x 18" 2011
Printed Matter
December 5, 2015- January 17, 2016

Public Reception: Thursday, December 10 • 6 – 8 pm
 Juror Talk with Gretchen Schermerhorn at 7pm

Target Gallery explores the fine art of printed matter in this exhibition featuring printmaking, graphic design, illustration, artsits’ books and zines. Our juror for this exhibition was Gretchen Schermerhorn, Artistic Director of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, MD.

Participating Artists: Mark Bischel (NY), Tyrus Clutter (FL), Jake Ingram (NY), Annie May Johnston (TX), Michele Montalbano (VA), Leah Oates (NY), Danielle O’Brien (VA), Megan Perra (OR), Maria Victoria Savka (NY), Tania Sen (NJ), Meredith Starr (NY), FICTILIS (CA), Elizabeth Sweeney (VA), Tonja Torgerson (MO), The Wax Paper (NY), Jenny Wiener (FL)

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New Work

New print, completed recently at Directangle Press in Pittsburgh PA.

(Untitled), risograph & letterpress, 12 by 18", 2015

Untitled (Vanitas)
letterpress & risograph print
(3 color risograph & letterpress key)
12″ x 18″
Limited edition of 30
Printed in collaboration with Josh Dannin at Directangle Press
Pittsburgh, PA / November 2015
Published by Directangle Editions

(Untitled), risograph & letterpress, 12 by 18", 2015

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