Dissolution at CASP Studios/806 Collective
From February 27th to March 2nd, artist-in-residence Tonja Torgerson transformed the 806 Collective Space at the Charles Adams Studio Project into Dissolution, a dystopic Garden of Eden filled with images of flora, insects, and decomposing figures. Wheat-pasting screen-printed collages of both symbolic and local plants, the artist provided an intimate pause for the audience to contemplate the uncomfortable nature of mortality, impermanence, and the frailty of the body in a lush but bleak environment.
This project was created with the help of students from Texas Tech School of Art and the Lubbock community. The results of the project were on view to the public in Studio C at CASP during the March 3rd First Friday Art Trail. This project was presented by the printmaking area of the TTU School of Art with support from the John T. & Ryla F. Lott Endowment for Excellence in the Visual Arts, and in collaboration with the 806 Collective and the Charles Adams Studio Project.
Body Politics at CUNY Staten Island
Interview about Body Politic
Christa Carleton and I were recently interviewed about our Body Politic exhibition, you can find the article here.
Body Politic – Lynn Rodeman Metzger Galleries at The University of Akron
Pressing Matters – Issue 18
My Mixed Grit print is featured in Issue 18 of Pressing Matters magazine, as part of an article about the project.
Find out more about the magazine and the article here.
The Fierce Urgency of Now
One of my collaborative prints, Rat Race, is part of an exhibition at the Janet Turner Print Museum. This print was made with Christa Carleton, and is part of a new body of work that we are premiering at the Mid American Print Council Conference this fall. We are keeping this work mostly under wraps until then, but you can see on of these prints on display now.
The Fierce Urgency of Now
Janet Turner Print Museum
400 West First Street
February 14 – April 9, 2022
Succumb at the Cider Gallery
A large scale installation that uses prints, cut paper and collage to create a fallen utopia in which figures confront their mortality.
June 25th – August 21st
810 Pennsylvania Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
More images the installation can be viewed here.
Dissections at Golden Stag Gallery
A solo exhibition on prints that merge and reflect on the history of medical anatomy and botanical illustrations.
June 18th – August 13th
Golden Stag Gallery
3119 Gillham Road | 2nd Floor
Kansas City, MO 64109
Project Based Residency at the Lawrence Arts Center
This June, I will be a Project-based Artist in Residence at the Lawrence Arts Center. During this residency, I am executing a large print-based installation at the Cider Gallery in Lawrence, Kansas. I will also have a solo exhibition at the Golden Stag Gallery in Kansas City. More information to come!