People of the Future 
Student Show
Juried by Wendy Red Star

Exhibition Dates:  November 30 to December 16
Reception: Wednesday, November 30 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Please join us Wednesday (November 30) for the opening Reception of People of the Future a new exhibition of student work juried by Wendy Red Star. Selected artists include: Spencer Beck, Rachel Blanco, Kellie Bowen, Jasmine Fojas, Elsa Harris, Elizabeth Loukas, Tess Newberry, Dylan Savage, Kytana Winn, and Megan Yamaguchi.

"People of The Future" examines a visual record of figurative landscapes and abstract decay, sparked by dubious calamity. It is an exhibition transcribed with bold saturated color, regression, exposed earthly backdrops, and bliss—an epic of humanity and nature. Bringing together a group of art students from Linfield College, the exhibition depicts a milieuin which humankind is being obscured and new ecological systems grapple to find a balance. 

 

The artists in "People of The Future" share an interest in abstraction, and a fascination for personal cosmologies and visionary languages. It is an unusual form of magic realism that emerges from the works on view, paired with a renewed credence in art as a tool for myth making. 

 

- Wendy Red Star


painting on a skateboard hung on the wall

 
About the Juror
Wendy Red Star works across disciplines to explore the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society. Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, Red Star’s work is informed both by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance Red Star has exhibited in the United States and abroad at venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fondation Cartier pour l’ Art Contemporain, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Portland Art Museum, Hood Art Museum, St. Louis Art Museum, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, among others. She holds a BFA from Montana State University, Bozeman, and an MFA in sculpture from University of California, Los Angeles. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

About Linfield Gallery
Exhibitions of regional, national and international stature are on view throughout the academic year in the 1,500 square foot space at Linfield College. Patrons can expect challenging shows that exemplify diverse approaches to the practice of contemporary visual art.   

All exhibits are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The gallery is located in the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center on the Linfield College campus. To reach the gallery from 99W, turn east on Keck Drive at the McMinnville Market Center in south McMinnville. Turn right at the first street onto Library Court. The art gallery is located in the second building on the left, Building B. Parking is available on the street and in the lot west of Nicholson Library.    

For a campus map, visit http://www.linfield.edu/campus-map.html. Miller Fine Arts Center is number 56. For more information, call 503.883.2804 or visit Linfield Gallery athttp://www.linfield.edu/art/gallery-now.html

Image: Kellie Bowen, Skateboard #2