Cafe at Prairie Lights

  • 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.

  • Replicate

    Works by Noah Doely.

    Please join us for a closing reception on
    Saturday October 7th from 5-7 PM at the cafe!

     

    This Times Club exhibition includes photographs from two bodies of work: Facsimilies and New Forms. Through physical (re)constructions and digital manipulation, each series utilizes a different method of recursive replication to transform existing objects. In New Forms, Doely digitally fragments and rebuilds a single image of a butterfly wing through a process of patterning. In Facsimilies, Doely documents wooden replicas of passenger pigeons based on archival photographs that he has fabricated himself, made only to be destroyed at the end of the project. 

    About the Artist:
    Noah Doely (born Golden Valley, Minnesota) works across various media, primarily in photography, sculpture and video. He earned a BFA in Sculpture from the University of Northern Iowa in 2005 and an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego in 2013. Doely has had solo exhibitions in venues such as Steve Turner Contemporary in Los Angeles, California and the San Diego Museum of Art. Doely’s work has appeared in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, Juxtapoz Magazine, and Burnaway Magazine. Doely has been awarded fellowships and residencies at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and The Macdowell Colony where he was named a 2015-16 Robert and Stephanie Olmsted Fellow. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Northern Iowa.   

    See more at http://www.noahdoely.com/

    For sale inquries or to make purchases, please contact:
    Lauren Frances Evans, Gallery Curator, at TIMESCLUBGALLERY@PRAIRIELIGHTS.COM.