We are excited about our postcard! Today, Cameron and I spent the afternoon looking at art (a welcome retreat after weeks of hard work). We visited Groveland Gallery, Bockley Gallery, Circa Gallery and Form + Content. Afterwards, we hashed out our collaborative artist statement:
Departures is a collaborative meditation in painting on the correlation between memory and place. Cameron’s work re-examines his childhood in Cottage Grove and visits to St. Paul to identify and document his relationship to these two cities. Betsy’s paintings explore body awareness through the intersection of memory and abstract landscapes that often reference the waters of Northern Minnesota. Just as we use our surroundings as a starting point for the work in this exhibition, we hope the viewers will be inspired to examine their own relationships to important places in their lives.
Cameron A. Jarvis and Betsy R. Byers