Jerome Residency 2003–2004
Susannah Bielak, Colin Gatling, & Sara Langworthy
- Friday, January 23, 2004 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
- On View: January 23, 2004 – March 3, 2004
Highpoint Center for Printmaking is pleased to announce the Jerome Emerging Printmakers Exhibition. The January 23, 2004 opening will be celebrated with a Free Reception and Meet the Artists Event, to take place that evening from 6:30–9:00 PM. Work featured in the show was created at Highpoint during the artists’ nine-month residency; select prints are available for purchase. The public is invited to join us as we toast the accomplishments of the featured residents: Susannah Bielak, Colin Gatling, and Sara Langworthy.
The Jerome Emerging Printmakers Residency, created in spring 2003 with a generous grant from the Jerome Foundation, exists to provide a venue for selected emerging artists to further their exploration of the printmaking arts. Eligible artists have proven technical ability and dedication to their work, but have not yet received a commensurate amount of professional accomplishment and recognition. The three residents featured in this exhibition were chosen for their demonstrated artistic ability and promise, and have spent the past nine months creating work in Highpoint’s fully-equipped printmaking shop.
Susannah Bielak’s current work is about her personal experiences living at a busy intersection of Uptown Minneapolis, and is informed by her observations and interactions with the elements of the street. She is a 1998 BFA graduate of Macalester College, and has recently exhibited works at Soo Visual Arts Center, Radiator Gallery, and Intermedia Arts, all located in Minneapolis.
Colin Gatling creates large murals and installations that show a play of shape and space through hard-edged abstraction. A 2001 BFA graduate of Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and has been the recipient of a 2002 MN State Arts Board Artist Fellowship Grant. He has recently shown work in a group show at Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis.
Sara Langworthy’s recent works show a deep interest in the exploration of layering and texture through an unusual and intriguing combination of painting, drawing, and printmaking processes. In 2001, she completed graduate studies in Book Arts at the University of Iowa, and has taught classes in Minnesota, Iowa, and North Carolina. She has had her work exhibited nationwide.