The gallery is located at 173 Western Avenue North in Saint Paul on the corner of Western and Selby avenues. Google map
Wednesday and Friday
12 – 6 p.m.
12 – 8 p.m.
12 – 4 p.m.
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“In both the northern and southern hemispheres of the new world, Nature has not only outlined her works on a larger scale, but has painted the whole picture with brighter and more costly colors than she used in delineating and in beautifying the old world. The heavens of America appear infinitely higher — the sky is bluer — the air is fresher — the cold is intenser — the moon looks larger — the stars are brighter — the thunder is louder — the lightning is vivider — the wind is stronger — the rain is heavier — the mountains are higher — the rivers larger — the forests bigger — the plains broader.”
Henry David Thoreau, “Walking”, 1862
Walking: The New Forests of Thoreau’s America is an installation that deals with the transformation of the myth of the North American landscape since Thoreau wrote the essay “Walking.” The work seeks to explore and challenge established cultural, historical, and personal mythologies we have about our natural world that are frequently based on ideas of ownership and dominion, and create a new context where our relationship to nature and understanding of power, control, and interaction in that relationship can be re-evaluated.
The installation uses European Buckthorn, a non-native plant species introduced into North America about the time the essay was written. The species has since taken over large sections of the Midwestern wetlands and prairie. The trees were gathered from the St. Paul area.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Concurrent with Ill0 Minn: Volume Three opening.
January 30 - June 1, 2012
Located in a public art exhibition space within the windows and storefront of CVA’s Gallery Building. This exhibition series presents annual installations by Minnesota artists. The series began in the fall of 2009.