The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona will open a new exhibit titled, Impressions of Water: Prints by Clara Ueland 1997-2022, on May 27, featuring intaglio prints by artist Clara Ueland.
A vernissage will take place at the MMAM to celebrate the artist and his work on Friday May 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. This reception is open to the public and tickets are $10 and available at the door.
Medina, Minnesota artist Clara Ueland creates beautiful, colorful prints inspired by her travels to the boundary waters of northern Minnesota, Lake Superior and Scotland.
“I’ve always had an affinity for water in landscape, working with themes such as aquatic plants, rain clouds, lakes and streams,” Ueland says of the connection between the water and its work. “Lake Superior, in particular, is a constant source of inspiration with its changing light and colors, waves, squalls and clouds.”
After earning a master’s degree in painting and printmaking at Berkeley, Clara Ueland assisted the manager and printer of Universal Limited Art Editions, a pioneering publisher of fine art prints located in Long Island, New York.
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“Minnesota’s artistic community, especially the printmaking community, is so much better off because of Clara’s pioneering and artistic contributions,” said MMAM Executive Director Scott Pollock. “For someone who had the opportunity to work alongside artists like Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg early in their careers and translate that level of artistic merit into making it their own, it’s absolutely commendable. You can feel that level of integrity in his work, and we are absolutely thrilled to present this body of work,” adds Pollock.
Ueland creates her work using the labor-intensive process of intaglio printing, which uses a series of etched copper plates to produce the final image. She creates her prints at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis.
Impressions of Water: Prints by Clara Ueland 1997-2022 presents an overview of the artist’s prints from 1997 to the present day, and will be on view at MMAM until September 25, 2022. More information on the exhibition and its associated programming can be found at MMAM.org.