Fridley, MN – Banfill-Locke Art Center is pleased to present a group exhibition of works by artists Owen Brown, Rita Dungey, and Annie Young in their show titled A Journey to Knowing. This exhibition will run May, 25th to June 22, 2019 with an opening reception on Saturday, June 1st 5-8pm featuring an artist talk and discussion.
Owen Brown has degrees from Yale and the University of Chicago. In the 1980’s he studied painting at California College of Arts in Oakland, California, where his teachers included Philip Morsberger and Jack Mendenhall. For many years resident in San Francisco, he moved to Minneapolis in 2016. He has exhibited in juried shows and solo exhibits throughout the United States, and his paintings are in collections in this country, in Europe, and in Asia. He was the recipient of a residency at Air Le Parc in July 2017, and at the Land Institute in October 2018, where he created his first sculptural installation: “Units of Measure. He was an official invitee at Art Prize Nine, and has been invited to exhibit at the 2020 Kochi Biennale.
His art has been favorably reviewed in such publications as The San Francisco Chronicle, Vostos, the Exeter Bulletin, The Land Report, A2, and Paragon. Meridian Gallery Press published a monograph of his work for the opening of his show “Ideasthesia” (2015) and most recently, his work has been included in the Society for Art Publications of the America’s latest publication, “Trees of the Field” (2017).
Owen Brown is represented nationally by Holly Hunt, and in the Twin Cities, by Art Force and Isles Studio.
Annie Young is an award -winning American artist and USAF veteran, living with blindness. She deploys the interplay of acrylic paint colors and a variety of textural mediums using her enhanced sensorial awareness, both echoic and haptic. She continually challenges the boundaries of her perceived abilities, exploring the rules of compositions, color and contour. Annie’s work is exhibited and collected thru out both North and South America, Europe and Asia. Currently, Annie’s work is included as part of the Frida Legacy Foundation and is being exhibiting on an international tour until April 2020.
Rita completed a 2-year program as a protégé in WARM (Women’s Art Resources of MN), mentored by artist Mary Bergs. She studied painting for five years with Tom Tyler at Bloomington Theatre and Art Center, and has also taken classes and workshops at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Normandale Community College, and local art centers.
Rita is a Bloomington resident who creates art in her NE MPLS studio. Her work has been exhibited locally and internationally and is placed in multiple corporate settings.
The gallery will be open 10am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday at 6666 E River Rd, Fridley, MN 55432. If you have any questions or comments please contact Banfill-Locke Art Center at 763.574.1850.