“Confluence” artist reception with Dirk Nelson and Ian Hanesworth
Lanesboro Arts presents “Confluence,” an exhibition of printmaking by Dirk Nelson and Ian Hanesworth. The exhibit opens with an artist reception on Saturday, October 19th from 6-8 p.m. and runs through December 15th, 2019. The reception will include wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music by Nathan Davidson and Kerry Klungtvedt. Always free and open to the public, Lanesboro Arts Gallery is open seven days a week through October and is closed on Mondays November through December.
In “Confluence,” artists Dirk Nelson and Ian Hanesworth bring together their divergent streams of work into an exhibit that acknowledges the ways these two artists have influenced each other. As Ian says, the title of the exhibit “speaks to the co-evolutionary nature of our practices, our relationship as student and mentor, and of the riparian landscape that we both call home.” The mentor and student relationship between Dirk and Ian began with Dirk teaching Ian printmaking techniques in Winona, MN. Both have then gone on to experiment with their own artistic practice, but the influence that each have on the other continues.
Artist Dirk Nelson shares, “My goal for this show is to challenge myself to develop new work that explores new images and processes that are reactions to and influenced by the concepts and processes that I see Ian working through. I’ve never printed on cloth before and Ian has been working with natural dyes. So I’ve used fabrics that they altered to make some monoprints; also finding ways to present and display works on cloth has become one of these challenges.” Dirk received a Bachelors in Art from Winona State University and also currently resides in Winona. View Dirk’s work at mnartists.org/dirkanelson.
Ian Hanesworth writes, “I chose to exhibit print work because this is the medium that Dirk has been teaching me over the past six years. The prominence of textiles in my practice stems from being raised on a small fiber farm in Winona, MN and the influence of my mom’s artistic practice on my own. I am drawn to relief printmaking and textiles because of the materiality of both mediums and because I feel grounded in the slow, repetitive labor of carving, dyeing, and printing.” Ian Hanesworth is an aspiring artist from Winona, MN and is pursuing a BFA in Painting and Drawing at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, but currently resides in Brooklyn, NY for a studio residency program. Ian’s work has been shown in various venues in Minnesota including the Winona Art Center, Homewood Studios and WSU’s Watkins Gallery have exhibited their work as part of various group shows. You can view and read more of Ian’s art work at ianhanesworth.com.
This exhibit is sponsored by KTTC TV and made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. For more information visit www.lanesboroarts.org, call or email email@example.com. Handicapped accessible and free to the public, the exhibition gallery is located at 103 Parkway Avenue North in Lanesboro. 507-467-2446 This exhibit is sponsored by KTTC TV and made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. For more information visit www.lanesboroarts.org, call 507-467-2446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Handicapped accessible and free to the public, the exhibition gallery is located at 103 Parkway Avenue North in Lanesboro.