Barbara Kreft

Showing through January 2018|  MacRostie Gallery |  Sponsored by Miskovich Dental

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“Abstracting patterns is a process of transformation. I incorporate images of culture and nature found in my everyday experience. I take photos of both my urban diverse neighborhood and the natural landscape. These images become blueprints for paintings. My paintings evolve through multiple layers. Carefully painted lines are spread over an expressive and disjointed under painting to ensure a unified entity.”

Barbara Kreft (Minneapolis, MN) grew up in a small town in northern Germany. After receiving an MFA from the School of Fine Arts in West Berlin she came to the United States. Throughout her career, she has supported herself through her creative practice and adjunct teaching. An interest in the natural world has been a constant motif in her paintings.


Kristen Anderson

Showing through January 2018 |  Minnesota Gallery |  Sponsored by Miskovich Dental

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“My work features an interpretation of the roles adaptation and optimism play in a species’ existence and evolution.  In the craft of feltmaking, my goals in were to create piecework that allows for more specific design and to make strong, sturdy pieces of functional felt. While some of the rugs tell the stories of species’ adaptations and hopeful survival, others focus on the positive outcomes of my own limitations and intentional attitude about moving forward with the work.”

Kristen Anderson (Bigfork, MN) inherited a spinning wheel around 20 years ago, and began to explore fiber artistry. She began to create individual pieces of feltwork for shows. Recently, Anderson has been able to devote more time to studio work and develop a body of work while also pursuing artist-in-residencies at local schools.