past exhibitions

Language: Abstract and Concrete

January 23 - June 15, 2011

The North Dakota Museum of Art is filling the galleries with works from the Permanent Collection. The exhibition will be divided into two themes. Visitors will find work based abstraction in one gallery and language-based artwork in the other.

Artists in the exhibition include: Xu Bing, Gonzalo Rojas and Guillermo Nunez, Steve Sorman and Patricia Hampf, Francis Wilson, Ewa Tarsia, Paul Fundingsland, Adam Kemp, Kellyann Burns, Marjorie Schlossman, Will Maclean, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Barton Benes, Doug Kinsey,Vance Gellert, Daniel Heyman, John Cage, William T. Wiley, Kiki Smith, Geoffrey Wharton, T.L. Solien, Steve Heitzeg, Clair Van Vliet, Lene MacGrath Welker, and Janet Markarian.

Echavarría has shown at the North Dakota Museum of Art as part of The Disappeared exhibition,which opened in 2005, and again later that year with a solo exhibition. Requiem NN is a gift from the artist.



Exhibition funded by:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This activity is made possible by a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This project is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.




Programming is supported in part by a grant from the City of Grand Forks through the North Valley Arts Council.













Ewa Tarsia
Winnipeg, Manitoba
I Cry When I See Their Faces...
Acrylic, Polymer, Plastic, ink on canvas






Juan Manuel Echavarría
Bogotá, Colombia
Requiem NN, 2007-08
Lenticular photographs









Paul Fundingsland
Olympia, Washinton
Oil, Polymer transfer on Aluminum
12 Panels. 134" x 245"

























Will Maclean
Inverness, Scotland
A Night of Islands; Ten Etchings from Gaelic Poems and Prose
10 etchings with accompanying poem