Blurred Boundaries

Blurred Boundaries

June 24, 2017 thru July 22, 2017

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

6666 East River Road Fridley, MN 55432

Works by Jeannine Spooner Kitzhaber and Lyz Wendland

Artist reception June 24 from 2PM to 5PM


Contemporary Abstraction

Journeys in Painting: Contemporary abstraction by Jeannine Kitzhaber and Adam McCauley

October 2014

The James Wegner Arts Gallery

1900 8th Ave NW Austin, MN 55912
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In the James Wegner Art Gallery, October's featured artists are both decidedly "on the grid"- with explorations that evoke travel through suburban topography, as well as painterly voyages that build up complex layers and textures using the grid as a formal structure. Together, the works of Jeannine Kitzhaber and Adam McCauley create an almost dizzying visual dialogue with many delightful surprises.

As a frequent commuter, Jeannine Kitzhaber's paintings and assemblages seek to manifest that experience, a ubiquitous one in the modern age. Rows of houses, painted and/or modeled in wood create patterned constellations that interact with roads, rivers and landscapes. Literally an overview of our shared surroundings, seen from a number of vantage points, Kitzhaber also addresses modes of representation in a continuing series of modifications from the literal to the diagrammatic, from the verbal to the three-dimensional. Kitzhaber has a Master's degree in painting from the University of Minnesota and currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. She has exhibited extensively throughout the metro region and elsewhere.

Adam McCauley's paintings successfully manage to balance the rigidity of the grid with a freewheeling indulgence in color, texture and painterly gesture. Like Kitzhaber, part of his inspiration is the prevalence of the grid in our increasingly urban environment. The works convey specific lights, moods and expressions that can be read as both lyrical and metaphorical. He has received a B.F.A in Studio Arts and an M.A. in Art History both from the University of Wisconsin Superior. He exhibits his art locally and regionally and has participated in several solo and group exhibitions, primarily in Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. He has received an Emerging Artist and a Career Development Grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council.


Geometry in Nature

Geometry in Nature

October 10, 2013 thru November 30, 2013

Silverwood Park Gallery

2500 County Rd E, St Anthony, MN 55421 Saint Anthony, MN 55421

Since its conception, geometry helps us understand and explain the natural world. When shapes, numbers and patterns repeat themselves, intricate and beautiful forms result. Juror Liz Miller selected works in this group exhibition that highlight the relationship between geometric principles and the natural world.


In Flux

In Flux/New Work – Jeannine Spooner Kitzhaber and Michael Helke

May 24th, 2013 thru June 22nd, 2013

Monday-Friday: 10am - 4pm Saturday: Noon - 4pm

Raymond Avenue Gallery

761 Raymond Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55114

Jeannine Spooner Kitzhaber and Michael Helke will show their latest work in an exhibition titled: In Flux/New Work at the Raymond Avenue Gallery beginning Friday, May 24th until Saturday, June 22, 2013. The reception will be held the Friday of May 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

*Ms. Kitzhaber, a 2013-14 MN State Arts Board recipient will show five new works that she created as a result of her grant.