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Mollie Douthit | Grand Forks Herald
Grand Forks native Mollie Douthit has opened her first solo show at Ecce Gallery, 208 Roberts Alley, Fargo.
The exhibition, titled “New Works,” consists of 21 oil paintings, primarily on panels. It opened Sept. 5 and runs through Oct. 21.
Douthit’s paintings capture images of ordinary, everyday objects and situations that have special meaning for her and evoke memories and emotion.
“Painting provides a meditation on those subjects and permits me to better see, understand and transcribe my life,” Douthit said in an artist’s statement that accompanies the collection.
“My work is a visual diary of my life,” she said, noting that she uses paint “in a way that feels like writing.”
Douthit, who lives in Grand Forks, was the fourth artist to be selected for the “Art Makers Series” at the North Dakota Museum of Art on the UND campus. Her show, “Mollie Douthit: Paintings,” was on display for several weeks in the summer of 2017.
The series is a means of introducing museum visitors to regional artists who appear to be on the verge of a breakthrough, said Laurel Reuter, NDMOA director.
A 2004 graduate of Red River High School, Douthit earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at UND and went on to study at Boston’s School of Museum of Fine Arts. She also received a fellowship to study at the Burren College of Art in Ireland.
Mike Marth | Plains Art Museum Solo Exhibition
This is Not a Still Life explores the multiple dimensions of Moorhead (MN)-based artist Mike Marth’s artwork and its remarkable evolution. Exhibiting a mastery of materials, Marth’s work is often formal in nature, emphasizing its inherent qualities of form, style, symbolism, and texture. In 2000 Plains Art Museum exhibited a solo exhibition of Marth’s work titled A Decade of Still Life featuring his early work. This work consisted of painterly and sculptural pieces deconstructing the tradition of still life painting. Since then, Marth’s work has progressed in a variety of directions – often transforming industrial and organic material into surprising inventions and wide-ranging forms.
Join us for the summer exhibition reception on July 12, 7 – 9pm.
Bob Crowe | Design & Living Magazine
South of Fargo stands a yellow farmhouse that is inhabited by local artist, Bob Crowe. This humble, well-known figure has had an undeniable impact on the art community in the FM area. To celebrate his participation in a recent group show at The Rourke Art Gallery + Museum, we visited with Crowe to discuss the exhibition, the camaraderie he has shared with his fellow artists for the past 25 years and how his idyllic childhood challenged him to develop creatively.
Dan Jones | Design & Living Magazine
An insight into the latest work and process of regionally-recognized artist Dan Jones.
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An intimate look inside the homes of collectors.
Mike Marth | Design & Living Magazine
Insightful article on artist Mike Marth in Design & Living Magazine.
Amber Fletschock on Prairie Mosaic
Amber Fletschock is a collage artist working from the rugged forests of central Minnesota. Inspired by the nature surrounding her, Amber’s work is a response to the chaos and abundance of modern times.
More downtown Fargo businesses are opening Sundays
Ecce Gallery is another local business open on Sunday along Zandbroz Variety whose ownerGreg Danz has been opening on Sundays ever since the change to North Dakota’s “blue laws” allowed for it in 1991. He said he felt it was important to open Sundays in order to stay competitive with stores in the mall.
Paintings as illusions: Kessler weaves historical narrative with first solo show
Warren Kessler is a magician with a paintbrush. At least, he creates illusions like one.
Kessler’s newest series of artworks are trompe-l’oeil (pronounced tromp-loy), meaning to paint using optical illusion. Kessler wants to entertain and intrigue his audiences.
You only get one chance to check out Northern Folk Pop-Up Shop
When the doors opened, the crowds poured in. You only get one chance to check out Northern Folk Pop-Up Shop. It’s a first of its kind American-made pop-up shop right in downtown Fargo at Ecce Art Gallery.