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.
More information here.
Christa Carleton and I were recently interviewed about our Body Politic exhibition, you can find the article here.
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
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!
My print, Bursting, is on display as a part of the Parkside National Print Exhibition. For three decades, the PNPE has shown some of the finest examples of original prints from artists nationwide, and it is one of the longest-running competitive print exhibitions in the Midwest.
Parkside National Print Exhibition
Fine Arts Gallery
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
900 Wood Road
May 4-Oct 2, 2021
My work is included in Printin‘, an exhibition which aims to highlight current trends in contemporary American printmaking and shine a spotlight on a cross-section of artists working in a variety of traditional, alternative, and experimental print processes.
St. Louis Artists’ Guild
12 North Jackson Ave.
Clayton, MO 63105
January 15 – February 20, 2021
Sip is on display as a part of the Paperworks VII exhibition.
The Foundry Art Centre
520 N. Main Center
St. Charles, MO 63301
November 20 – January 7
New print for the ‘Doodley Do Unto Others’ portfolio that will be exhibited at the Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library.
“I’m simply along for the ride to see what happens to this body and this brain of mine.” – Kurt Vonnegut
18 by 14 inches
Edition of 18