The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public and take place in the Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building. Thompson Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Face coverings are required.
Molly Jo Burke and Nate Gorgen
Now through Monday, Sept. 27
Artist/designer couple Nathan and Molly Gorgen create semi-functional artwork centered on the complexity of modern life as they are forced to grapple with the blending boundaries of work, art and parenting. They use discarded art, found objects and sustainably sourced natural materials as well as objects they collect in their family life, such as unused or broken children’s items and leftover components from home improvement projects. The result is an imaginative repurposing of substances for roles that they do not normally fill, allowing the artists to create surprising, occasionally whimsical artwork, while also addressing their own waste stream, reflecting on consumer culture in general, and playing with the perception of a material’s purpose, quality and value.