Arts Blog

"Swing Low" ushers in spring season

April 2, 2015

Swing Low is an exhibition featuring the work of three Minnesota artists, Elizabeth Simonson, Alison Hiltner, and Eric Rieger, along with Massachusetts artist Rebecca Hutchinson. Sculptures created by these four artists dangle from the ceiling of the Perlman Teaching Museum's Braucher Gallery to form an "upside down landscape." Audiences can walk around the display in all directions, allowing them to see the complex variations in texture, color, and lighting of the sculptures.

Although each artist has a very distinct sculpting style, the conglomeration of different works of art help to highlight the art of the natural world. Nature is abound with a variety of physical compositions, perspectives, and organisms that make up landscapes. Swing Low reflects the diversity of natural formations by combining Hiltner's interactive science-fiction-themed creation, Rieger's rainbow yarn display, Hutchinson's use of hard clay and twigs, and Simonson's large sculpture of wire and beads. Overall, Swing Low is a celebration of nature and spring, and members of the Carleton and Northfield community are invited to come enjoy the exhibit and reflect on art inspired by nature.

Key information:

Friday, April 3, 2015
Opening night
7:00-8:00pm - Artists discuss their work in Weitz room 236
8:00-9:30pm - Reception with the artists in the Weitz Commons

Exhibition will be in the Perlman Teaching Museum's Braucher Gallery until Sunday, May 3.