An exhibition of new work by Maggie Thompson exploring loss, grief, and love.
Franconia Sculpture Park is pleased to present Loves Me, Loves Me Not, a solo exhibition by Minnesota-based artist Maggie Thompson. Opening January 28, 2023 in the Mardag Gallery at Franconia Commons, Loves Me, Loves Me Not is an exploration of the personal and universal experience of loss, grief, and love. Through Thompson’s multidisciplinary practice, she expands various textile traditions’ inherited ways of being and becoming.
Loves Me, Loves Me Not opens at Franconia Commons on Saturday, January 28, 2023 with a public reception with the artist from 4pm-6pm, and will run until April 16, 2023.
Please also join Franconia Sculpture Park and Maggie Thompson at 6pm on Tuesday, January 24 for a “Dinner & Discussion” lecture on Facebook Live.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Maggie Thompson (Fond du Lac Ojibwe) holds a BFA in Textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design. Selected for the 2023 Renwick Invitational at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Thompson has recently exhibited at the Plains Art Museum and Minnesota Textile Center. Her recent solo exhibitions include Just Friends at Bockley Gallery (2022) and Dakobijige / She Ties Things Together at the Watermark Center in Bemidji, Minnesota (2021). She has been awarded grants from the Jerome Foundation, The Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, and her work is collected by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Minnesota Museum of American Art, and the Minnesota Historical Society, among other public institutions.
Franconia Commons/Mardag Gallery is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm or by appointment.
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