Bright Grit
AUGUST 1ST-AUGUST 31ST 2014
OPENING RECEPTION AUGUST 1ST 7PM-10PM

>Entering into a 'blind date' collaboration, the artists swapped materials to better understand and examine each others' processes and sensibilities. Both artists share an interest in abstraction and use it to address concerns surrounding the natural world, the role of the studio in the art-making process, and material as metaphor. Throughout the month-long residency Jaynus O'Donnell and Sheila Wagner have come to understand their idiosyncratic ways of producing work through a collaborative give and take. Building layered and kinetic compositions, the artists have created an exhibition of small scale, abstract moments that invite the viewer to create their own myths and meanings.>>



Jaynus O'Donnell is a Montreal-based artist. Her practice examines how natural and human-made spaces are imagined and presented. Collage is the foundation and conceptual grounding of her work.
Sheila Wagner is an artist living in Minneapolis, MN. Her paintings reflect a material experimentation and the frenzied inquiry that takes place in the studio; an endless evaluation of the boundaries and opportunities of the medium.