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Elsewhere – New Artwork By Martin Nelson – Opening Reception

August 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Franklin Arts Center presents ‘Elsewhere’, New Artwork By Martin Nelson. This exhibition showcases the collage and mixed media work of Martin Nelson, as he explores the concepts of place, time, and existence. The incorporation of images and ideas which pull from various themes are rooted in tribal/native, holistic, ritual, and scientific aesthetics. This body of work creates a mesmerizing visualization of questions unknown, that in the end are really just an unending abstracted visual of our own history. Current events and issues of today can still be seen in the shadows of each piece, as traditional means of the past and 21st-century ideals of the present collide to form their own revitalized presence. Bold colors, textures, and design patterns enhance these visualizations as they mix together creating an unabridged union of artwork that is deeply thought-provoking. Martin’s recent artwork takes a new approach to the medium of collage and how he has created this type of work in the past; all of the collages included in this exhibition have been created in a digital format. In addition, the exhibit will feature an art film and some sculptural work.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, August 2, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

– Free art door prizes will be given to the first 10 visitors.
– Refreshments will be served.
– Meet the artist and enjoy mingling with fellow art supporters.

This exhibition is free and the public is invited to attend.

The exhibition is on display from August 2 – August 17, and is open to the public by appointment only, Please Contact 218-839-5807

Franklin Arts Center, 1001 Kingwood St, Gallery 101, Brainerd, MN 56401. For more information, please contact us by email at martinnelson@me.com

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August 2, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Martin Nelson Design Studio


Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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