(Bloomington, MN) Artistry is pleased to present Visual Translations an exhibition by Minnesota artists Teresa Audet, Martha Bird, and Amy Usdin, January 15 – February 19, 2021 in the Inez Greenberg Gallery.
About the Exhibition
It is not only a meditative respect of the medium that artists Teresa Audet, Martha Bird, and Amy Usdin have in common. They each wrap, weave, tie, and string together their preferred material to create artwork as a way to process their individual, personal stories and move toward a sense of wholeness and healing. Their tactile and fibrous materials and techniques, often employed in traditional crafts and basketweaving, are used to create unique and complex contemporary sculptures.
“My work serves as a visual diary, telling secrets between my inner thoughts and the objects produced from my hands.” – Teresa Audet
“I am an artist, a nurse and a truth teller. The artist in me wants to express, the nurse in me wants to heal, and the truth teller wants to put form to difficult universal truths.” – Martha Bird
“My work is nostalgic meditation on personal memory, time, and place.” – Amy Usdin
Inez Greenberg Gallery, Bloomington Center for the Arts (venue)
Presented by Artistry
January 15 – February 19, 2021
Artists: Teresa Audet, Martha Bird, Amy Usdin
About the Artists
Teresa Audet is a sculptor and object maker from Minneapolis. Audet holds a BFA in Furniture Design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and has studied at the Mount Fuji School of Fine Woodworking in Yamanashi, Japan. She has been awarded two Artist Initiative Grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and has participated in artist residencies and exhibitions nationwide. Audet teaches furniture making and art nationwide, including the Women’s Woodshop of Minneapolis, the North House Folk School, and Arrowmont School of Crafts. She is currently a MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.