ON VIEWCAROL LEE CHASE: ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES: A RETROSPECTIVE OF SELECTED WORKS BY CAROL LEE CHASE
In celebration of her forthcoming retirement, Associate Professor Carol Lee Chase considers her 40-year painting career. While her early work is marked by representational landscapes, her compositions have grown increasingly abstracted over time, with color, light and luminosity remaining central to her paintings. The artist explains: “My work has evolved to the space between abstraction and realism; I prefer to blend these approaches because I can reduce the structure of narration, and bring the viewer back to the experience of the painting rather than a literal interpretation of an image.”
BETHANY RAHN: INDUCTED
Assistant Professor Bethany Rahn relies on her background in design, print, fibers, photography and digital fabrication to explore the iconography of higher-education and its role in telling our national story of student loan debt. Rhan writes: “As the pandemic-era pause on student loan payments comes to an end, Inducted highlights the morally laced publicity that is often associated with acquiring educational debt. Pennants and banners serve as celebratory emblems that question the narrative of higher education as a guaranteed pathway to future success and growth. I question the value and burden we place on merit-based achievements, along with the societal pressures associated with educational pursuits. The role technology plays in obtaining success is integrated throughout this body of work.”
ART WEEK EVENTSOCIAL HOUR + PERFORMANCE
Join St. Kate's for an evening of visual and performance art across campus! See our current exhibitions by Carol Lee Chase and Bethany C. Rahn during a social hour in the gallery, followed by Classical Uprising: The [uncertain] Four Seasons at The O'Shaughnessy (TICKETS $5 to $33).
Catherine G Murphy at St. Catherine University
Visual Arts Building, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105
2004 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
Mon–Th 8–8; Fri 8–6; Sat–Sun 12–6
Bethany Rahn. Inducted Swag Bag, 2023. Canvas, serigraph. Courtesy of the artist.
Carol Lee Chase. Summer Willow, 2019. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.