Hull Rust Mine | Aaron Squadroni

MacRostie Gallery | On view through March.

Throughout March MacRostie Gallery will host Hull Rust Mine: a series of drawings by Aaron Squadroni studies the identity of the Hull Rust Mine by exploring the tensions in its landscape. The Hull Rust Mahoning Mine in Hibbing, Minnesota is one of the largest open-pit mines in the world. Having once contained large quantities of iron ore, the mine continues operations today with massive machinery extracting taconite from the earth.

Aaron Squadroni is an architect and artist who lives in Coleraine, Minnesota. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Masters of Architecture program and holds a degree in Studio Art and Philosophy from St. Olaf University. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at Itasca Community College. Aaron has received several grants in support of his work including the Jerome Planning Grant from Forecast Public Art. His artwork has been exhibited regionally and received recognition for excellence in Minnesota.