Barnhouse landscapes on display [UPDATED]Published 9:26am Thursday, February 14, 2013 Updated 11:28am Thursday, February 14, 2013
This week a new exhibition opens at the Kaddatz Gallery featuring new landscapes by artist Sandra Barnhouse.
Although the images in this exhibition were created over the last three years, the inspiration for this series began in 1972, while Barnhouse was working as publications editor at St. Cloud State University. When she was working she didn’t have time to paint, but she would drive out into the country and photograph the landscape.
Over the years she has collected thousands of photographs of the Minnesota landscape.
Barnhouse moved to Otter Tail County in the late 1990′s, renovating the old Barnhard School building into her home and studio. Here she found the opportunity to work and fell in love with the landscape. Barnhouse finds serenity in the rolling farmlands, and feels she is right where she wants to be.
Unlike most landscapes, where any man-made aspects are left out, Barnhouse often includes parts or whole sections of the road. She finds beauty in the design quality of the road, the black lines and grey asphalt sometimes reflecting characteristics of Japanese art and design. This creates a unique juxtaposition, recording the natural beauty of the landscape but also reminding us of the role we have in shaping it.
The exhibit will be on display at the Kaddatz Gallery, 111 W Lincoln Ave Fergus Falls, through April 6. An artist reception is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.
For more information and hours call 218-998-4405 or visit our website www.kaddatzgalleries.org. For a private tour of this exhibition or the gallery contact manager Gretchen Boyum.