Exhibition Details

John Saurer: Across Tender LandContemplation of Landscape through Print and Sculpture
August 4 to October 27, 2017
Opening Reception on Friday, August 4th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
 
ARTIST STATEMENT
The rhythm of walking along a railroad track or pacing the white lines down the middle of a highway; counting spaces between the cars of a coal train; the steady work of weaving material by hand: over-under-over-under; the breathing of a small child as she sleeps in the bed handmade by my wife.  I have discovered that my artwork is a metaphor for order: sometimes re-expressing order found in the landscape, a mechanical process, the rhythm of form, personal relationships, and the life around me.  Each work is also a collaboration of many independent parts that are crafted to come together and express a larger whole. 
Bio:
John Saurer earned his BA at Hope College (sculpture and drawing) and MFA at Colorado State University (sculpture).  He has installed and exhibited work nationally and internationally, and has garnered regional and national grants.  Sauer’s work consistently involves sculpture, printmaking, and drawing and he has been teaching each of these media at St. Olaf College since 1995.
View the artist's website here.

John Saurer: Across Tender Land


John Saurer: Across Tender Land
Contemplation of Landscape through Print and Sculpture

August 4 to October 27, 2017

Opening Reception on Friday, August 4th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

The rhythm of walking along a railroad track or pacing the white lines down the middle of a highway; counting spaces between the cars of a coal train; the steady work of weaving material by hand: over-under-over-under; the breathing of a small child as she sleeps in the bed handmade by my wife.  I have discovered that my artwork is a metaphor for order: sometimes re-expressing order found in the landscape, a mechanical process, the rhythm of form, personal relationships, and the life around me.  Each work is also a collaboration of many independent parts that are crafted to come together and express a larger whole. 

Bio:

John Saurer earned his BA at Hope College (sculpture and drawing) and MFA at Colorado State University (sculpture).  He has installed and exhibited work nationally and internationally, and has garnered regional and national grants.  Sauer’s work consistently involves sculpture, printmaking, and drawing and he has been teaching each of these media at St. Olaf College since 1995.

View the artist's website here.

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