New Work by Monica Rudquist and Judy OnofrioEvent Website

Feb 9th - Mar 30th, 2019
Sat Feb 9th, 2019 6PM - 8PM CST
Artist Talk
Tue Mar 5th, 2019 10:30AM - 11:30AM CST
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, St. Kate's University
2004 Randolph Ave
St Paul ( map )

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery proudly presents an exhibition by two Minnesota artists: ceramicist Monica Rudquist and her mentor, sculptor Judy Onofrio.

Rudquist and Onofrio share an interest in materiality, repetition of form and redefining space through an assemblage of smaller parts. Obvious visual parallels can be drawn between their work, including a monochromatic palette, large-scale installation methods and an aesthetic rooted in vessel-like forms. 

Each artist also explores the concept and role of accumulation in her art practice: Onofrio assembles structures made from found and cast animal bones, creating complex structures out of individual parts; Rudquist cuts down her wheel-thrown pieces and reassembles them into dynamic compositions she mounts on the wall. For both artists, the objects that make up their works are imbued with power that both Rudquist and Onofrio harness in distinct ways.

IC:  Left—Monica Rudquist, 'Dancing Vines' (detail), Right—Judy Onofrio, 'Swirl' (detail)

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