Everything Paper: A National Juried Exhibition

Deterioration, mixed media on paper, 50 by 85" 2009

My work, Deterioration, will be on display as a part of Everything Paper: a National Juried Exhibition at the Art Gallery at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Everything Paper: A National Juried Exhibition
Friday, August 29th – Thursday, October 2nd 2014
Opening reception: Friday, August 29th, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Juror’s Lecture by Karin Campbell: Wednesday, September 24th, 12 pm

UNO Art Gallery
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE

Plagued at the Sleeth Gallery

plagued-detail

Now on display at the Sleeth gallery; Plagued is a solo exhibition of my recent works that examine illness, death, and the impermanence of the body. These multi-media works explore the collision of attraction and disgust, and how it creates a difficult beauty and a pleasant anxiety. The exhibition showcases works which blend figurative, street art, and traditional printmaking practices. More photographs of the exhibition can be found at http://tonjatorgerson.com/.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 3rd at 4:30pm with an artist’s talk to immediately follow at 6:00pm in the gallery.

Plagued
March 25th – April 17th, 2014
Reception: Thursday, April 3rd 4:30 to 6pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, April 3rd  6 to 6:30pm

Sleeth Gallery
at West Virginia Wesleyan College
E Main St & College Ave
Buckhannon, WV 26201

Review of “Send Off”

Fed, serigraph, 22 x 15" 2010

Glasstire just published a wonderful review of Send Off,  the current print exhibition at grayDUCK Gallery in Austin, Texas. It included some very kind words about my work in the show:

“Bite by Torgerson is particular haunting, depicting a young woman ingesting (or is that regurgitating?) an unidentifiable, gold substance—a scene rendered peaceful through historical portrait conventions, Damson branch oval vignetting, and a returned gaze. Further down the wall of four (un)traditional portraits, Torgerson’s Fed is a quite sensible portrait of a conservatively dressed woman, save the absurdity of a pile of cash crammed into her mouth. The work references physical money in a secondary, more subtle way: its full-profile circular style mimics the design of a coin. I doubt that it is lost on the artist that currency is also editioned, and in the case of paper money, printed.”

You can find the whole review here.

Send Off

Bite, serigraphy & 23k gold leaf, 14 x 11" 2012

My prints will be on display at grayDUCK Gallery in the month of December.

After three and a half years in South Austin, grayDUCK will be relocating to the Eastside. A final send off in the form of a group print show of a handful of the artists that have adorned these walls in years past, featuring original, small batch prints.

Send Off
grayDUCK Gallery
608 W. Monroe Street, Suite C,
Austin, TX 78704
(S.1st St. & Monroe)
December 6th – 22nd, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, Dec. 6th, 7-10pm