Michelle Westmark Wingard | A Change in State

Michelle Westmark Wingard | A Change in State

Bethel University's Olson Gallery proudly presents A Change in State, new works by Michelle Westmark Wingard.

What are you leaving behind and what are you bringing with you? Similar to the way UV light fundamentally changes the compositional state of cyanotype emulsion—transforming it permanently to its Prussian blue color—Wingard's new cyanotype prints, participatory postcards, and video work explore the ways in which the pandemic has also changed our way of being.

About the Artist:

 Michelle Westmark Wingard is an installation-based photographer, curator, and arts educator. She is Professor of Art and Gallery Director of Bethel University’s two exhibition spaces. Her photographic and curatorial projects often seek to create experiential and participatory opportunities exploring themes of memory, grief, memorial, perception, and interconnection. She has curated several exhibitions and has also exhibited her own photographic work locally and nationally. She served as a Curatorial Mentor for Emerging Curators Institute (2019-22). She is the recipient of the Jerome Travel Grant (2015) and the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant (2017 and 2019). Westmark Wingard holds an MFA in photography from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York (2006). She lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dates and Times

Physically On-View
Olson Gallery | Community Life Center, Level 2
September 15—October 9, 2022

Virtually On-View
Instagram |@bethelgalleries

In-Person Artist Talk
Eastlund Room | Community Life Center, Level 2
Thursday, September 15 | 6 p.m.
Reception Following in the Olson Gallery

Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 6pm

Image: Postcards to the Future, cyanotype on rag paper reproduced as participatory postcards, 2022

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