Decline and Fall | Marjorie Fedyszyn

Decline and Fall | Marjorie Fedyszyn

Silverwood presents an exhibition of new work by Marjorie Fedyszyn.

In the next decade, Minnesota stands to lose over a billion ash trees to Emerald Ash Borer. Minneapolis-based artist Marjorie Fedyszyn examines this significant loss from the landscape by meditatively encasing one of Silverwood’s own lost ash trees in a handmade paper shell for her installation Decline and Fall

Artist Talk: Saturday, April 1, 1-2:15pm
  Join artist, Marjorie Fedyszyn and scientist Missy Anderson from Three Rivers Park District on Saturday, April 1, 1-2:15pm in the gallery for a conversation about loss as a personal experience, the loss of trees in the landscape and climate change. They will share their experience through a respective lens of art and science raising awareness of ash trees and the Emerald Ash Borer.

The Silverwood Park Gallery is free to the public and open daily from 9 am - 5 pm. Call 763-694-2091 or email for more information. 

Also on view is The Formless Orchestrating an Assembly of Form; A Material Projection by Toni Gallo. 

 Marjorie Fedyszyn (she/her) is a Minnesota-based studio artist and educator who addresses the universal experiences of loss and human vulnerability, and the palpable tension around it, through her sculptural practice in textiles. Careful attention to process and the inherent properties of materials informs her creative vocabulary for this work, which simultaneously expresses ideas from broad environmental concern to personal grief and introspection. Using traditional craft techniques such as paper making, hand stitching, and felt making, Fedyszyn’s forms and installations emerge as emotional histories that investigate ideas of control and the realms of the personal and the global. 

Fedyszyn has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships including a 2023 McKnight Fiber Artist Fellow and a 2019 MCAD-Jerome Visual Arts Fellow. She is a founding member of the MN Felt Makers Guild and the artist collective, SD8. She has exhibited work regionally and throughout the United States. Fedyszyn’s studio practice is in the historic Casket Arts Building in NE Minneapolis where she creates sculptures, paintings, drawings and installation art.

Image: Marjorie Fedyszyn, Decline and Fall (detail), handmade paper, variable dimensions, 2023 

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