An exhibition of photographs by Henry Roberts continues through May 2016.
He traveled to Venice, Italy to experience the colorful Carnival pagentry in 2015. The Carnival of Venice began in 1162 when people started to dance in San Marco Square. During the 18th century it encouraged license and pleasure but was sporadic over the years when it became an occasion for artistic creations. Early masks were a response to the rigid Venetian class hierarchies.
For the month of May, we’re proud to offer a show from a deeply talented local artist!
With “Underwater Dreaming Bunnies,” take a ride on the ancient highway deep into the dreamscape of painter Jonathan Thunder. Deities and cartoon memories lace this array of images that will both challenge viewers and make them fall in love.
Jonathan Thunder is a painter and digital media artist currently residing in Duluth, Minnesota. He has attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics from the Art Institutes International Minnesota. His work has been featured in many state, regional, and national exhibitions, as well as in local and international publications. Thunder has won several awards in SWAIA’s annual Class ‘X’ Moving Images competition.
The images I paint are the dreamscape representation of the seen world I cohabitate everyday in my life and journey. The characters in my paintings come to me as any dream would, as messengers and pivotal roles that carry out the story. They change identities and faces just as fluidly as most of the characters in our lives change on a daily basis with and without notice or reason. It is the constant evolution and state of change that keeps this dream world interesting. I cross paths with each scene depicted in each painting and it is recorded in my canvas journal. These are my scrapbook entries and the narrative to my life-story.