Alumna Karen Kasel ’03 is in Practice a solo exhibition at TuckUnder Projects in Minneapolis from October 25 - November 25, 2012.
For seven years, the artist’s space (mental and physical) has been filled with little voices, toys, dirt, laughter, screaming, meals, dishes, dust bunnies and joy. Kasel’s current artistic endeavor is to dust off the cobwebs and find some space. The inspiration for her work at TuckUnder is the sky and landscape as a means to find quiet and openness and an expansion of the tiny world she has been occupying.
After recently reading an article about how it is art’s “job” to hold up a mirror to culture to critique it, Kasel took a walk through the woods and decided that she did not want that job, if that is indeed what it is. She prefers to investigate the clouds and trees, simply for the beauty of the view.
The works shown at TuckUnder are Kasel’s renewal of her studio practice and ideas she has been playing with for the length of her stay-at-home parenting stint. The graphite drawings and oil paintings on paper are simplified landscapes; very distant and ambiguous. There is a sense of unbalance or a feeling of being made impossibly small when viewing Kasel's new work.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
October 25 - November 25, 2012
5120 York Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55410
Unstructured hours Wed-Sun and by appointment
oil and pencil on paper
22 by 30 inches