Honest Mistakes

Featuring Wayne Roosa

Date Monday, March 10
through Sunday, April 20, 2014
Location Johnson Gallery

Event Description

About the Show

Where we live--body and soul--hovers between the abstract ideals of perfect Architecture and the botched repairs of the ill-equipped Handyman. These paintings amuse themselves with the sorry beauty of that state. 

About the Artist

Wayne Roosa is Professor of Art History/Depart Chair, Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota, & former Chair, New York Center for Art & Media Studies, NYC. He earned his BFA (painting) and BA (art history) from the University of Colorado, Boulder; and his MA & PhD (art history) from Rutgers University.  He has been an Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; recipient of National Endowment for the Humanities grant for work on American painter, Stuart Davis, at Harvard; twice juror for the NEH.  Writings include many exhibition catalog essays: three on Stuart Davis (exhibitions in Vienna, Venice, Rome, Amsterdam, New York City, Washington D.C., Koriyama City, Shiga, and Tokyo, Japan); contemporary American artists including, Chris Larson, Failure(Hatje Cantz; Rochester, MN and Gallery Magnus Müller, Berlin); Domestic Vision, Twenty-five Years of the Art of Joel Sheesley (Minneapolis: Lutheran University Press, Valparaiso University); "Flooded" and Other Intimate Terrains by Cherith Lundin (Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Jerome Foundation); Retrospectives: Guy Baldwin(Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of MN); forty-four contemporary artists for "Dancing in the Dark/Waltzing in the Mystery," The Next Generation:  Contemporary Expressions of Faith, MOBIA, NYC.  He is contributor to Imageand Arts magazine.  After focusing all energies on art history for twenty-five years, he returned to painting in 2000, now dividing time between painting, writing and teaching.

Show Events

Artist Talk: On the Fine Art of Jerry-Rigging
Tuesday, March 11, 6 p.m.
Eastlund Room, CLC, Level 2

Reception with the artist following the talk
Johnson Gallery, CC, Level 2


Michelle Westmark
Gallery Director and Associate Professor of Art