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Form and Influence

(Bloomington, MN) Artistry is pleased to announce Form and Influence, an art exhibition featuring the work of Saint Paul artists, Teresa Cox and Alexander Tylevich. The exhibition runs August 31 – October 5, 2018.

Opening Reception: Friday, August 31, 6-8 p.m.

Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 18, 7:00 p.m.

Although their influences may differ, artists Teresa Cox and Alexander Tylevich share their artistic expression by flattening, fragmenting, and exaggerating form, line and color. In Form and Influence we’ll visit Cox’s world where surreal qualities are exploited through robust color, pattern and share that suggest and unfolding mystery and theatrical otherworldly environments.

“This work is based on ephemeral and memories collected while hiking in mountains, forests and gardens.” – Teresa Cox

Amidst these dreamlike landscapes, Tylevich’s sculpted characters will pay homage to and comment on the 1920s avant-garde art movement founded in Vitebsk, Belarus by Marc Chagall and Kazimir Melvich. These pieces from his DIY Malevich series are constructed using a variety of materials including bronze, stainless steel, colored plastic, dichroic glass and painted wood. They often have movable, interchangeable parts.

About the Artist

Teresa M. Cox lives and works in the Twin Cities. She received a BS in Studio Arts from Stout University in Wisconsin and studied at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Her artwork includes painting and public installation.  Cox has exhibited her paintings and drawings in the US at galleries, universities and art centers including the Albuquerque Museum of Art in New Mexico, the Drawing Center in Chelsea, New York and abroad at the Fortezza de Basso in Florence Italy.  Her public work includes numerous murals, terrazzo and sculpture installations. Her most recent sculpture, “Prairie Dance” is sited across from the MOA in Bloomington. Two of her terrazzo artworks, Continuum at Winona University and Glacial Twist at Amsoil Arena in Duluth have received design awards with Glacial Twist receiving the 2014 People’s Choice International CODA Video Award for the narrative about her project. She was a finalist for a Bush Artist Grant in 2010 and has received several Minnesota Arts Board grants and a Vermont Studio Fellowship for residency work among others.

Alexander Tylevich is an award-winning sculptor and architect born in Minsk, Belarus. His projects range from freestanding site-specific sculptures to a master plan for a metropolitan city. Since immigrating to the United States in 1989, he has realized more than 70 major art commissions and several architectural projects. He often works as a member of a larger team, with architects, landscape architects, and other design professionals. Tylevich’s work always demonstrates a purposeful co-mingling of the two disciplines of architecture and sculpture, and perhaps the best single word to describe his approach is ‘confluence.’

Gallery Location and Hours: The Inez Greenberg Gallery is located in the Bloomington Center for the Arts at 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road in Bloomington, MN. Gallery hours are MondayFriday8 a.m. to 10 p.m.Saturday9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday1 p.m. to 10 p.m. There is no admission fee.

About Artistry: Artistry is a regional arts nonprofit serving more than 80,000 people annually through theater, visual arts, arts education, and creative placemaking programs. Artistry is a proud participant in the Twin Cities Ivey Awards and one of seven nonprofit organizations based in the Bloomington Center for the Arts. For more information, visit www.artistrymn.org or call 952-563-8575.

Photo Captions: “Forest Entry”, acrylic paper photo skins, by Teresa Cox

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