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Jerome Residency 2013 – 2014

Hend Al-Mansour, Lindsay Splichal, and Michael Gordon

Residency period: September 2013 – May 2014

The 2013-2014 Jerome Emerging Printmakers culminating exhibition was on view in Highpoint’s galleries between May 23rd and July 3rd, 2014. Thank you to all of those that made it out to see the show and support the artists!

The residency, funded with a generous grant from the Jerome Foundation, is open to emerging Minnesota printmakers — defined here as artists who show significant potential, yet have not received a commensurate amount of professional accomplishment or recognition regardless of age or recognition in other fields. Residents are selected on the basis of their dedication, interest, and potential in printmaking and the artistic merit of their work.

Here’s a synopsis of the 2013-2014 residency:

Lindsay Splichal  developed a new body of work based on the print as an object. Using a collection of printmaking-related throwaway items from local printshops as her substrate for printing repeating patterns, Lindsay created a site-specific installation in Highpoint’s gallery.

During her nine-month residency, Hend Al-Mansour utilized screenprinting, relief, and intaglio to reference traditional Arab art and contemporary issues confronting women in the Middle East.

For his part, Michael Gordon utilized print techniques to explore relationships between landforms and create narratives based on specific sites. Gordon exhibited prints and objects related to casts taken from structural remnants found at the site of a former brick factory.

A special thank you to Rachel McGarry, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Minnesota-based artist and educator Chris Larson, who served as panelists in the selection process. Additionally, Chris and Rachel visited with the residents to offer insight and guidance during critique sessions.

Also, thank you to Bryan Ritchie, Associate Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and Jennifer Phelps, Art Director at Le Meridien Chambers’ Burnet Gallery, both of whom led a critique session with the artists during the residency.