Labovitz’s MMAM Exhibition, ‘Water Works’, Creates Space for Reflection
Water has the essential and restorative qualities that provide respite, refuge and regeneration. I hope Water Stories will provide a place for discovery, enjoyment, contemplation and meditation on and about water.
WINONA, MN (PRWEB)
October 24, 2022
“Water Stories: New Work by Anne Labovitz” runs now through January 2023 at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota. The two-gallery exhibit features large-scale works by the Minnesota artist.
According to Labovitz, “Water Stories reflects ideas of the regenerative qualities of water expressed visually through painting, installation, and sound.”
The exhibition includes paintings, an immersive installation room with sound, and a public participatory section. Water Stories features six 12-foot rolls reflecting local Minnesota foliage. These scrolls were created specifically for the museum and hang in the museum’s atrium, welcoming visitors into the exhibit. In the gallery, a 12-by-24-foot Tyvek® room, titled Sunset Water Memories, is for the public. “Sunset Memories is an invitation for viewers to immerse themselves in a tranquil blue color field while experiencing spatial water sounds,” says Labovitz.
The second gallery features nine large-scale square acrylic paintings. Through tonality, the paintings embody the physicality of reflection, focusing on the quality and luminosity of the water surface. Of his exhibits, Labovitz says, “Water has the essential, restorative qualities that provide respite, refuge, and regeneration. I hope Water Stories will provide a place for discovery, enjoyment, contemplation and meditation on and about water.
Labovitz is known for creating works that transform and convert controversial social, political and cultural issues into experiences that inspire contemplation and connection. She is the founder of the I Love You Institute, a site-specific project led by artists working with communities to creatively address today’s world, using artistic creation, social justice, kindness radical and relational listening to normalize saying “I love you” as an alternative to division and conflict.
Labovitz has exhibited his works internationally and nationally. His work is in the collections of institutions around the world, including the Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis, MN), the International Gallery of Portraiture (Bosnia and Herzegovina), and Växjö Kommun (Vaxjo, Sweden). Recent projects include two large-scale mosaic permanent public artworks at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. Labovitz’s first exhibition at MMAM, Water Stories: New Work by Anne Labovitz, will be on view from September 30, 2022 to January 22, 2023.
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum is a nonprofit art museum that engages visitors in meaningful visual art experiences through education and exhibits that explore the ongoing and historic human relationship with water. Located in Winona, Minnesota, a short distance from Minneapolis and Chicago, the purpose-built museum sits on the banks of the Mississippi River and has six galleries, education and events space, and retail store on its campus. of seven acres by the river. . It is through this surprising diversity that MMAM not only describes what marine art is, but pushes the limits of what marine art can be.
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