Cafe at Prairie Lights

  • Short, Nascent Fragments

    Work by Jeremy Chen
    December 31-February 3, 2017
    Please join us for the closing reception, Saturday, February 3, 5-7pm in the cafe.

    Jeremy Chen is an artist and educator producing work in three areas: individual practice (drawing, print, sculpture); collaboration side-by-side with other artists; and work with the public or specific communities. He is a founding member of The Moving Crew, a collaborative group of cultural workers engaged in activities including site responsive events, installations and performances. Chen received an MFA in Printmaking and Center for the Book Arts Certificate from The University of Iowa. He lives and works in Grinnell, Iowa.

    For sale inquries or to make purchases, please contact:
    Rachel Kauff, Gallery Curator at TIMESCLUBGALLERY@PRAIRIELIGHTS.COM.

  • Glitter and Grit

    works by Dulcee Boehm
    December 2-31 2017

    The Times Club gallery at Prairie Lights presents: Glitter and Grit: work by Dulcee Boehm.

    Dulcee Boehm is an artist based in the Midwest. In performative and object-based works particular attention is paid to country culture, bodies (both human and non-human), farm work and food. Boehm has exhibited in a variety of contexts from the former Mess Hall (2012) in Chicago, Illinois to an old cattle barn at Grin City (2015) in Grinnell, Iowa. Boehm continues to be part of Ox-Bow School of Art & Artist Residency as a staff member since 2010, and co-founded a nomadic residency & exhibition program called Say Uncle in 2015 with colleagues Benjamin Cook and Cory Imig.

     

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    Rachel Kauff, Gallery Curator at TIMESCLUBGALLERY@PRAIRIELIGHTS.COM.

     

  • Dacaments

    works by Fidencio Fifield-Perez
    November 5- December 1 2017

    The Times Club gallery at Prairie Lights presents: Dacaments: works by Fidencio Fifield-Perez. Please join us for the opening reception, Saturday, November 11 from 5-7pm in the Prairie Lights Cafe.

    Fidencio Martinez was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, but raised in the U.S. after his family migrated. His current work examines the debate over borders, edges, and the people who must traverse through them. In his work, Martinez manipulates paper, surfaces, and maps to refer tot he crafts and customs taught to him as a toddler in Oaxaca- ones used to celebrate festivals and to mourn the dead. For Martinez these techniques are a way to reconnect with a time and place no longer present. 

    Martinez received his MA & MFA from the University of Iowa in 2015 and is now based out of Des Moines. Recent group exhibitions include the Smithsonians's Art Intersections: AsianLatino Popup Gallery, Fresh Prints: The Nineties to Now at the Cleveland Museum of Art, DUMA Biennial at the Dubuque Museum of Art; The Annual at the Chicago Artist Coalition; Somewheres & Nowheres: New Prints 2014 at the International Print Center in New York. Recent solo exhibitions were held in Illinois, Iowa, North Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, and Maryland. 

     

    For sale inquries or to make purchases, please contact:
    Rachel Kauff, Gallery Curator at TIMESCLUBGALLERY@PRAIRIELIGHTS.COM.

  • Arrangement of Bones

    Works by Lee Running with Alissa Nutting

    Please join us for an opening reception on
    Friday October 13th from 6-8 PM at the cafe!

     

    The Times Club gallery at Prairie Lights presents: Lee Emma Running with Alissa Nutting: Arrangement of Bones. Please join us for the opening reception, Friday, October 13, 6-8pm, with a brief reading at 7:00pm. 

    This exhibition features a collaborative exchange between Running and Nutting, facilitated by 7x7, an online publishing project that facilitates exchanges between writers and visual artists based on the surrealist game "exquisite corpse." You can find out more about 7x7 at http://7x7.la/

    Lee Emma Running makes installations and sculptures inspired by natural phenomena. The materials she works with include animal bones, paper, fabric, fur, raw pigments and gold. Running is an Associate Professor at Grinnell College, and has received Artists Residencies at Jentel, Banner WY, Penland School of Crafts, NC, the Santa Fe Art Institute, and The Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been exhibited at the Des Moines Art Center, The Charlotte Street Foundation, The Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking, and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art. Running received a BFA from Pratt Institute in 1999, and an MFA from the University of Iowa in 2005. She is an Associate Professor at Grinnell College, and is represented by Olsen Larson Gallery. Learn more about her work at http://leeemmarunning.org/

    Alissa Nutting is the author of the novels Made for Love, a recent New York Times editor's choice selection, and Tampa, as well as the story collection Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, an expanded/revised version of which is being rereleased in Summer 2018 as part of Ecco's "Art of the Story" series. A nonfiction book of her comedic essays is forthcoming from Ecco in 2019. Her writing as appeared in publications such as Tin House, Fence, BOMB, and Elle magazine. She is an assistant professor of English at Grinnell College. Learn more about her work at https://alissanutting.com/

    For sale inquries or to make purchases, please contact:

    Rachel Kauff, Gallery Curator at TIMESCLUBGALLERY@PRAIRIELIGHTS.COM.