Artistry Presents Free Time in the Atrium Gallery

Artistry Presents Free Time in the Atrium Gallery

Untitled (Linen) by Lindsy Halleckson

(Bloomington, MN) Artistry is pleased to announce Free Time, an exhibition featuring the work of Lindsy Halleckson, running January 5February 27, 2017.

 About the Exhibit: In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson believes that among the many relationships that define the human condition, our connection with the environment is primary and that reconnecting to the land is key to finding peace within ourselves. As meditations on the role that natural silence and space plays in personal well-being, the painting surfaces and its color are built up over many weeks and months starting with a wet canvas and using acrylic paint, thinning agents, and other acrylic media. The resulting richness, subtlety, and depth of color pushes the limitations of the acrylic media while creating a final product that is commanding and emotional yet understated.

 About the Artist: Lindsy Halleckson’s paintings have been shown in galleries across the country, including Woman Made Gallery (Chicago), Harwood Art Center (Albuquerque), and DeVos Art Museum (Marquette, MI). Her artistic work has been recognized through grants, residencies, commissions, and exhibitions, and she is currently represented by CIRCA Gallery in Minneapolis and Wally Workman Gallery in Austin, TX. She was awarded 2nd place in painting at the Wintertide Biennial in Northeast Minneapolis (2015); an Award of Distinction from the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts (2015); received a project grant from the Puffin Foundation (2013); and received residencies as a Jerome Emerging Artist Fellow at Tofte Lake Center (2011), at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center (2010), and Hinge Arts at the Kirkbride (2016). She has her BA in Studio Art and Art History from St. Olaf College and MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

 Gallery Location and Hours: The Atrium Gallery is located on the second floor of the Bloomington Center for the Arts at 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road in Bloomington, MN. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. There is no admission fee.

About Artistry: Artistry is a regional arts nonprofit serving more than 80,000 people annually through theater, visual arts, arts education, and creative placemaking programs. Artistry is a proud participant in the Twin Cities Ivey Awards and one of seven nonprofit organizations based in the Bloomington Center for the Arts. For more information, visit www.artistrymn.org or call 952-563-8575.