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February 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 24, 2022
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 19, 2022
The Northwest Arts Center presents ‘Two Friends,’ by artist Erin Wohletz, Americas 2021: Paperworks Best of Show artist, on view from January 13 through February 24.
Erin Wohletz is an artist and printmaker originally from Las Vegas, NV and currently working in Knoxville, TN. They received their BFA in Printmaking and Painting from the University of Nevada, Reno and most recently their MFA in Studio Art, Printmaking from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
’Two Friends’ expands upon a body of work Wohletz created for their MFA thesis show titled ‘The Black Vortex.’ Traditional printmaking techniques and materials illustrate images and symbols in a way akin to naturalist prints; expertly drawn with a special attention to detail. Naturalist prints were used for scientific study and education. Wohletz’s “naturalist prints” display in pairs, as if each individual print is a page from the artist’s personal journal laid out for the viewer to investigate.
On each page, Wohltez engages in argument with themself. The argument? ‘Am I, or am I not a liar?’ Each piece in the exhibition seeks to approach this debate from a different angle in order to come to a conclusion which takes into account history, memory, risk, deception and feeling. The artworks bound together create visual essays that recount Wohletz’s battle with nonbinary queerness.
For more about Wohletz and their work go to http://ewohle.otherpeoplespixels.com/home.html.
A public reception and online viewing is scheduled Thursday, February 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Both exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Please see the reception event or NAC website for more details. Masks are not required, but individuals who are not fully vaccinated or deemed vulnerable are encouraged to continue to wear masks.
Wohletz will also be presenting in the Art Seminar series on Friday, February 18 at 12 noon in Aleshire Theatre, Hartnett Hall.
The Walter Piehl Gallery is located in the Northwest Arts Center on the lower level of the Gordon B. Olson Library, with its own entrance on the south side of the library. The Arts Center is open TWThF 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 1-5 p.m. and by special arrangement. It is closed holidays.
This project is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.