The artwork exhibition “Letters to the Future” by painter Doug Argue is at present on show at Weisman Artwork Museum on the College of Minnesota. It engages viewers with a journey via previous works of Argue, that includes vivid hues, delicate brushstrokes and lots of chickens.
The exhibit contains an enthralling number of Argue’s work from the previous 40 years. The exhibit opened on June 17 and can run till Sept. 10, permitting college students and artwork lovers to have all summer time to absorb the visionary works of the artist.
Argue, born and raised in St. Paul, is impressed by artwork of every kind, not simply portray.
“It brings me pleasure to create, expertise and take into consideration artwork regardless of how tragic the theme,” he mentioned, citing Hamlet for example of a bit of artwork that conjures up him.
Argue’s different assortment of labor takes viewers on a visible and psychological voyage all through the exhibit. Every bit of artwork, whether or not it’s a huge canvas or smaller work, is visually putting. Argue makes use of summary imagery and distinctive textures putting the attention in a mesmerizing approach.
“I would love individuals to see every particular person work for what it’s but in addition to see the psychological leaps and jumps between works, between concepts,” Argue mentioned. “A testomony to being alive.”
Weisman Artwork Museum director, Alejandra Peña Gutiérrez, was an govt director on the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico for eight years previous to becoming a member of the Weisman in 2021. She studied structure and artwork historical past on the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
“On the Weisman, we regularly embrace exhibitions of labor by artists with native ties. I’m happy that WAM can provide our guests a glance over an artist’s profession, as with this present,” Gutiérrez mentioned. “The so-called rooster portray has been a customer favourite for years. Now you’ll be able to see that beloved work in context of the artist’s physique of labor.”
The “rooster portray” refers to a piece Argue did within the mid Nineties of a seemingly infinite hall with full partitions of caged chickens on all sides. The portray is at present on everlasting mortgage to the Weisman.
“The work are very surreal and have a terrific use of coloration,” museum customer, Sariaya Ingalls, mentioned. “They appear to be depicting a world aside from our personal, like one other realm.”
Argue is at present engaged on a brand new sequence of work he has constructed from screenshots of assorted web sites and apps.
“I’m undecided in the event that they’re going to work out,” Argue mentioned. “I solely began on it a couple of weeks in the past, although I’ve been desirous about it for years. It’s a little bit of a cliché, however I believe it’s true, that if you happen to’re afraid of doing one thing then it’s in all probability price doing as a result of it’s going to result in one thing new and totally different, and that’s what I’m hoping for in my work, to maintain exploring.”
For artwork fans of all ages, Doug Argue’s “Letters to the Future” guarantees to be an engrossing and entertaining exhibit. Argue invitations us to contemplate the chances laying via his skillful brushstroke and philosophical insights.
Till Sept. 10, make sure that to cease by the Weisman Artwork Museum on the College campus to expertise this inventive journey and study extra about Doug Argue’s physique of labor.