The James Wegner Art Gallery provides an educational experience to students and the community by featuring exhibitions from regional, national, and international artists working in a variety of media.
The gallery is located in the Austin East building just to the left of the Frank W. Bridges Theatre lobby. Gallery hours vary each semester. Please call 507-433-0600 for current information.
Artist: Gregory J. Rose
Show Run: August 29 - October 7, 2022
Gallery Hours: M-F, 10-6
Gregory J. Rose was born in Easton, Pennsylvania and is an East Coast native transplanted in the Midwest. Formally educated at The Pennsylvania State University, Gregory received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 2000, and his Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Minnesota in 2004 - both with a concentration in Drawing and Painting. Gregory has been teaching for Minnesota State since 2003 and is Fine Arts Faculty at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Gregory has exhibited in New York, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania and has begun to build an international career exhibiting in Italy, Mexico, and Africa.
Out of the Darkness is work that was developed before and after my trip to Senegal, Africa. Senegal was a pivotal point of my career and vision that happened to be the catapult and experience found within the curatorial work in “Change is God: Root Among the Stars, Black Abstraction in the Midwest.
Out of the Darkness is work that derives from re-entering the world with a more open eye to how PTSD, Trauma, and Life experience has informed my creative process and projects. The work responds to current social and ethnic shifts within the Black experience and the Black diaspora.