Artistry proudly presents World Warriors in the Atrium Gallery
(Bloomington, MN) Artistry is pleased to announce World Warriors an art exhibition featuring the work of artist, Kristi Abbott. The exhibition will take place in the Atrium Gallery and runs November 7 – December 22, 2019. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, November 7, 6 – 8 p.m. The artists and several of her costumed models will be in attendance at the reception.
Please credit Artistry as the independent nonprofit organization responsible for presenting this exhibition at the venue, Bloomington Center for the Arts.
Expanding on a very successful 2018 artistic series titled Woman Warriors, Minneapolis artist Kristi Abbott will introduce several male warriors to compliment the women in the exhibition, World Warriors. These original collages incorporate paper, glitter, transfer images, paint, pencil, printmaking and more to create intricate and layered portraits. The characters that Abbott chooses to create reflect strength and energy from personas around the world and across time. Imagined through costuming, photographs, paintings, world maps, and other elements, the portraits carry certain cultural markers distinctive to their geography and heritage, but their power and beauty speak universally to the essence of the female and male warrior. Abbott’s portraits are often embedded with hidden images, “small secrets” relating back to some part of the personality or biography of the individual, unlocking their story one detail at a time.
About the Artist:
From early childhood, Kristi Abbott has spent her life travelling between Sydney, Australia and the Twin Cities. She was seldom without a book, a Barbie doll and a set of coloring pencils. She was fascinated by art, travel, culture, and making things with her hands from a very early age and chose to study art, theatre and design throughout school and university. After a decade in the corporate arena and a graduate degree in Design and an Executive MBA she decided to leave the corporate life for one where she could pursue her true passion – to become a self-sustaining artist.
Gallery Location and Hours: The Atrium Gallery is located on the second floor of the Bloomington Center for the Arts at 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road in Bloomington, MN.
***Gallery hours are Monday- Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. There is no admission fee.
Artistry is a producing theater and visual arts nonprofit serving a regional audience of more than 82,000 people through stage productions, exhibitions, lifelong arts learning, and arts-centered community development. In pursuit of artistic excellence, we engage our region’s most talented artists in work that welcomes and develops audiences and opens hearts and minds.
Artist: Kristi Abbott
November 7 – December 22, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 7, 6:00 – 8:00 pm