In honor of the Minnesota State Fair, Emily Gray Koehler has dug deep into her portfolio to find works celebrating the plants and animals we grow to produce the foods and materials on which our society depends. Some of these prints were created nearly a decade ago for a body of work entitled "Agraria" which investigated the farm animals we raise for consumption and pleasure. Others are new works from her "Garden Beasts" series exploring the importance of pollinators in the complex ecosystems we attempt to domesticate. While the marrying of these works, old and new, shows something of her artistic development, it is truly designed to demonstrate our dependence on and interconnectedness with the natural systems and processes we have tamed for our survival.
Meet the artist at the opening from 6-9pm on Monday, August 13th or stop by any time during cocktail room hours to see the show which will be on display through Sept 9th.