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

 

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.

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!

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)

New Work- Know Desolation

A new illustration made for Racial Justice! Class Equity! Earth Power! : A Dossier on the Social Landscape of Abuse Culture and its Possible Remediation, a publication & happening occurring in conjunction with the Hippie Modernism exhibition at the Walker Art Center of Minneapolis.

Racial Justice! Class Equity! Earth Power! : Tools for Remediation within a Culture of Abuse

Using the era focused on within the exhibition Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia the experimental publication platform Red76 will invite visitors to the Walker Art Center to create their own hand-compiled dossiers of their continuing conversation in print and public space, Racial Justice! Class Equity! Earth Power! : A Dossier on the Social Landscape of Abuse Culture and its Possible Remediation

Comprised of dozens of individuals pages which look at histories, forms, ideas, and concerns from across time and specific struggles and issues, Racial Justice! Class Equity! Earth Power! in full sets about to question how we can make room for what could be considered different political issues / struggles and see them, not simply in alliance with one another, but as the same thing, all part of the same culture of abuse which can be engaged through an understanding of how we occupy space with one another and how our actions, within that space, form the landscape we collectively inhabit.

Tools for Remediation
Thursday, November 12th, 5 – 9pm
Walker Art Center
Cargill Lounge
1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403