Re[f]use: Transforming the Landscape to open April 5

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 1:00:00 PM

The Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery will debut its latest exhibition, Re[f]use: Transforming the Landscape, on Friday, April 5.

Equipment for new cell #4, Crow Wing County Landfill, Brainerd, MN

The exhibition features photographs by artist Gina Dabrowski.

Through her photographs, Dabrowski examines “the big business of trash.” Her large format prints are considered exceptional examples of contemporary landscape photography during this environmentally-sensitive time.

“The open pit dumps of the 1970s have evolved into today’s highly engineered facilities,” Dabrowski wrote in her artist’s statement.  “As the project has developed, three major threads have surfaced: the business aspects of solid waste disposal, an examination of dumps that have been repurposed as parks, malls, and other public spaces, and the relationship of people to the refuse they create.”

The exhibition will be featured in a special Gallery Night reception on Friday, April 19. The reception will take place from 5 – 8 p.m. in the gallery.

The Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery is open Sundays –Fridays, from noon – 4 p.m.  Admission is free.

Re[f]use: Transforming the Landscape will be on display through April 28.