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Imposter Syndrome Artist Talk

Date Wednesday, March 28, 2018
6 - 7 p.m.
Location Eastlund Room (Lundquist Community Life Center Level 2) - View maps and directions
Instructions for GuestsPark in the West Lot, enter the Lundquist Community Life Center, and follow the hallway signs to Eastlund Room.

Event Description

Please join Lyz Wendland and Lisa Bergh for their artist talk. Following the talk, you're invited to a reception with the artists in the Johnson Gallery. 
Imposter Syndrome is on view through April 22, 2018. It includes the work of two artists examining the boundaries of two dimensions and pushing their respective works on paper to sculptural proportions.
Working on paper is central to Lisa Bergh's work but she has not bound herself to the common or predictable scale and pictorial orientation. Small framed arrangements, large irregular shapes, or hung from the ceiling and presented as screens, she explores paper as both an object and a substrate. Bergh does not stick close to the center of either abstraction or representation, but instead hovers and crosses the dotted line between them with regularity.
Lyz Wendland's work is founded on explorations of color and shape, this resulting work is grounded in interplay of visual language between two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces. The lines, shapes and forms she observes in her neighborhood results in this current body of work, which is made up of layered processes of painting and sculpture. Through these explorations, Wendland seek to challenge viewers' assumptions about space and place, while casting familiar landscapes into new contexts.
About the Artists

Lisa Bergh earned her BFA in printmaking from the University of Arizona and her MFA in spatial arts from San Jose State University. In addition to her studio practice, she is co-founder of The Traveling Museum, works as an advocate for the rural arts and culture movement, and serves as the executive director for the Hutchinson Center for the Arts in Hutchinson, MN. She resides in the small community of New London, MN, with her husband, painter Andrew Nordin, and their two children.

Lyz Wendland received her MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and her BFA in drawing, painting, and art history from Minnesota State University–Mankato. Her work has been exhibited nationally in galleries such as the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND, and The Berkeley Art Center in Berkeley, CA. In 2009, Lyz was the recipient of a Jerome Foundation Project Grant through the Textile Center and was a 2016 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant.

Lyz teaches in the art departments at Augsburg University and the University of Wisconsin–River Falls. She has received numerous faculty development grants for her research on improving motivation, critical thinking, and critique participation in studio art courses. In 2016, Lyz represented the University of Wisconsin–River Falls as a selected teaching fellow. Currently Lyz lives and works in her home studio in Stillwater, MN.


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