Artworks > Altered Passages: Nature, Human & Movement

Red River Down
Cut paper and Acryilc
110" x 60"
Way Station One
Paper, acrylic, and gel medium on canvas
30" x 30"
Way Station Two
Way Station 1, 2018 Paper, acrylic, and gel medium on canvas
30" x 30"
Bleached Blue
Cut Paper
Up and Under (Bleached series)
Down Below (Bleached series)
cut paper, graphite and silver leaf on paper
18" x 18"
Off Course
Monarch and Viceroy butterflies, paper & acrylic
18" x 20"

Altered Passages: Nature, Human & Movement is an exhibition curated by Sonja Peterson that examines the recent history of nature, human and movement from multiple perspectives. Laurie Allmann, Rachel Breen, Sonja Peterson, Cheryl Wilgren Clyne, and students from St. Paul Academy explore the world rewoven through the investigation of flora, fauna and seed movement due to human intervention. The exhibit explores the importing and exporting of natural resources while colonizing foreign lands for profit or relocating to a new land for greater opportunity. This exhibition attempts to find seen and unseen parallels in multiple notions of descriptive words such as “migration/immigration,” “exotic/invasive” and “native/passive.”

Thank you to the generous support of the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. The exhibit would also like to thank the University of Minnesota Herbarium and Dr. Anita Cholewa, Curator of the Herbarium and Collections Manager.