Steenbock Gallery to Open Kendall McMinimy Exhibit
“Summer Eclipsed” exhibition explores the complex relationship northerners have with Winter,
a struggle that defines the character of the region.
“Summer Eclipsed,” an exhibit featuring photographs by Kendall McMinimy, will be on display September 26 to November 4 in the Steenbock Gallery. An artist’s reception will take place on Friday, September 30, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. The Steenbock Gallery is located at the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, 1922 University Ave., and is open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
“These images are intended to draw the viewer into the snowy isolation—to feel the effect of a long winter, and to place a high value on what summer will bring,” says McMinimy. “However chilling the landscape, some viewers will see hope in the vestiges of summer. Others may feel the jeer of summer relics left out by insensitive procrastinators, caught off-guard by an early onslaught. Some may see garish summer monuments demanding our unseasonable attention, tainting the pristine landscape… For those of us who live within the upper-Midwest snow belt, winter can be a long struggle: fighting the snow, fighting the inertia, and fighting the hopeless isolation that comes with the frozen overlay… My course through the snow and ice became my passage through inertia, isolation and confinement I had previously succumbed to in winter. In finding this path, I also found a glimpse of the true character of the region: that winter’s fury strengthens resolve and winter’s stillness affords introspection.”
To view the artist’s work, visit www.mcminimy.com