Groveland Gallery presents Annual/Perennial, a solo exhibition by Tim Tozer.
Annual/Perennial, an exhibition of new paintings by Tim Tozer, opens Saturday, October 21 at Groveland Gallery. Born in Portsmouth, UK, Tim Tozer has taught painting and drawing at Indiana University in Bloomington, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and Normandale Community College. He currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin – Stout and lives with his family in south Minneapolis.
In Tozer’s newest body of work, intimately descriptive still life paintings hum with the energy of a living moment. Layers of vibrant underpainting and dynamic brushwork evoke scenes of familiar windows and wilting wildflowers, capturing the quiet evidence of time’s passage. He writes of the work, “My recent paintings explore the smaller corners of reality that surround me every day. I have seen these arrangements of architecture and nature over many summers, constant and constantly changing, from moment to moment as well as year to year. I paint these dynamic relationships of form and space in search of a sort of mystery – the moment when the independent reality of the painting rises to meet the complexity of what I see, an unfixed point somewhere between fact and desire.”
About the Artist:
Born in 1969 in Portsmouth, UK, Tim moved to the U.S. upon receiving the prestigious Andy Warhol Scholarship for study at the New York Academy of Art. After earning his MFA in painting, Tozer taught painting and drawing at Indiana University in Bloomington. He moved to Minneapolis in 2002 and taught art at both the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Normandale Community College. He currently teaches painting and drawing at the University of Wisconsin - Stout. In 2011, he completed a large commission for the lobby of Securian corporation in St. Paul. The paintings commemorate the company’s annual Winter Run marathon. An avid runner, Tim also participated in the race. Tim lives with his family in south Minneapolis. In 2022, Tim was a favorite contestant on the Portrait Artist of the Year, a UK television production on the Sky Arts Channel.
Presented alongside: The View from Here | Rod Massey.
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