Thank you to all who came to the party last night. It was a lot of fun. We are planning many more events for the summer. The first being an art sale and opening party on June 14th. Hope to see you there!
Two small artist books I created are included in the exhibition, Commute and Ageless City.
I hope to see you there!
Altered Esthetics‘ address is:
1224 Quincy Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Featured Artwork:“Welcome To Minneapolis” by Lauri Svedberg and “Dog Walking Mears Park” by Ron Merchant
Here’s a link.
Most recently I have added more portrait photography. Here is a link to check it out.
I have moved into a new studio on Lake and Chicago, in the same building as the Shoebox Gallery. The screenprinting area is not set up quite yet, but I thought I would share some photographs of the space.
As well as what I am currently working on.
I was written about in a recent article by Molly Priesmeyer for MinnPost about the Minneapolis 55408 exhibition. Priesmeyer was kind enough to discuss the motivation behind my work in some detail, and I was most impressed with her interpretation of my print, I am Fine. She nailed it.
“Tonja Torgerson’s screen print, “I Am Fine,” is a portrait of a girl with snaking leaves framing her head, the ends of which are festooned with two syringes. The word “okay” has been crossed out and replaced with “fine.” While the design and colors are cheery and childlike, the image tells a more complicated story: a struggle, an illness, a push to put on a pretty face in the midst of it all.” –Molly Priesmeyer
An image of ThinkGirl Poster was also included in the article. Talent artists and colleagues, Ellen Mueller and Isaac Arvold, were also featured in the article.
You can read the full article on MinnPost.com