Sioux City Art Center Selects

Bold Colors

Jun 13, 2019
Sioux City Art Center

"[Palmer] has always used pretty bold colors, but the colors now are brighter. And, she's also choosing that paint color that many artists really steer clear of working in a style as Cathy does of abstraction. And, that's white," says Behrens. "But, when you look at Cathy's you're not looking at blankness…"

Works by Cathy Palmer are currently on display in the Sioux City Art Center Selects exhibition which is on view through June 23rd.

Who But An Artist

Jun 5, 2019
Sioux City Art Center

"She was influenced by what's called the Vienna Dioscurides. What that was, was the oldest illustrated book of edible and medicinal plants in existance," says Behrens. "She felt like she needed to translate the drawings in the books into something new. And she drew using her sewing machine and thread and organza, these images of the plants."

Let Me Begin Again

May 29, 2019
Sioux City Art Center

"Kind of an unusual thing for us to show in terms of a series of paintings where the paintings themselves have had two different lives," says Behrens. "…[Gardner]'s probably going to keep trying to make all of the paintings that he has, as reflective of who he is at that moment as possible."

Works by Benjamin Gardner are currently on display in the Sioux City Art Center Selects exhibition which is on view through June 23rd.

Extreme Panoramics

May 28, 2019
Sioux City Art Center

"Looking at these drawings it really feels like you are inside someplace looking through a window out onto the setting that she has drawn," says Behrens. "…She takes great care in making certain that virtually all tones available to her through the charcoal is in each drawing."

Works by Barbara Fedeler are currently on display in the Sioux City Art Center Selects exhibition which is on view through June 23rd.

Pure Nostalgia

May 21, 2019
Sioux City Art Center

"His artworks are really accessible, they are combinations of nostalgia with a little bit of pop thrown in," says Behrens. "But, the more you start to look you recognize that there's a lot more detail than what your eyes first tell you…"  

Works by Andrew Kosten are currently on display in the Sioux City Art Center Selects exhibition which is on view through June 23rd.

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"The splatters came first and then the drawings came second but that allowed him to pick out just the right size building so that they are incorporated really well into the splatters and sometimes even the tire tracks," says Behrens. "It's a really unusual project and such a creative way to try to connect to where you are. Literally taking the stuff that is in many ways impacting your life at a certain time of the year and converting that into art."