Mary Catherine Solberg’s “Shine” Exhibit at Hopkins Center for the Arts
The Hopkins Center for the Arts is open for tours by reservation and you can see Mary Catherine Solberg’s exhibit called “Shine.” Solberg is a Minneapolis artist who receives inspiration from art and world history icons.
The exhibit is on the first floor of the Hopkins Center for the Arts.
“This is an exhibition of work done by Minneapolis artist Mary Catherine Solberg. The show’s called “Shine.” Mary has described her work as everyday icons. You’ll probably see that she derives influence and inspiration from religious icons of art history and world history,” said Jim Clark, Hopkins Center for the Arts visual arts director.
“The works on display are portraits of young women and girls. In some of her other works she also paints animals. They are lovely luminous pieces,” said Jim Clark, Hopkins Center for the Arts visual arts director.
You can check out not only the artwork, but the frames too. Clark says the frames are very architectural with strong form.
“They’re meant to be seen as part of the work itself. There is some gold leaf as well. There is also some shiny baubles of mixed media application,” said Clark.
Clark says Mary Catherine Solberg‘s art is also interesting from a texture standpoint too.
“She often starts with a layer of plaster, which she paints black,” explains Clark. “She works from dark to light. For her really helps to create that sense of illumination and the power and light from within. They often times start with oil sticks. A lot like a crepa and her process is, in the beginning stages, very much like drawing. It becomes more painterly throughout the development of the piece.”
Mary Catherine Solberg’s exhibit is on display in the Hopkins Center for the Arts through June 20th.
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