Connecting to Minnesota’s Forests: Past, Present, Future
Opening Thursday, November 5
Join us inside and outside the museum to check out this set of installations from resident artist Josh Winkler. You’ll be able to see a large prints from Winkler in Horizon Hall: The Late Great Pine Forests and Death By A Billion Cuts. This two-sided print with waxed kozo paper is 40 by 120 inches.
Other pieces from Winkler will be installed on an art wall upstairs in our Minnesota Journeys gallery. Outside in our Learning Landscape, take a look at the stone cairn made from cast concrete and iron stones that’s been in place since July 2, too! The lichens aren’t growing in this weather, but the piece will continue to evolve in the spring.
Winkler’s residency has explored interconnection within ecosystems, communities, and families, focusing on the ways we are experiencing—or not experiencing—nature in the present pandemic moment. With these installations, he explores connection in and with Minnesota’s forests.
Winkler uses a range of drawing, printmaking, and sculptural processes to build layered landscape narratives that ask viewers to consider the social, political, and environmental contexts of their surroundings. He is an associate professor of printmaking at Minnesota State University in Mankato.
The Bell’s Resident Artist Research Project program is made possible in part thanks to generous support from the McKnight Foundation.
When to visit
You can see Josh Winkler’s artwork displayed in Horizon Hall, the Minnesota Journeys gallery, and in the Learning Landscape beginning November 5.
Cast concrete stones and one cast iron stone Winkler is working to colonize with lichens and mosses.
"Keeping Water on the Land," a color woodcut printed from several blocks, scale is 18x24.