In Focus: The Memories Of Our Memories Art Exhibit At BSU

In Focus: The Memories Of Our Memories Art Exhibit At BSU


THEY’VE BEEN CONSISTENTLY PUTTING UP WINS OVER THE YEARS.>>Dennis: GOOD FOR THEM. THANKS, A.J.>>>THE TALLY GALLERY AT BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY IS SHOWCASING AN ART COLLECTION BY A MINNESOTA EDUCATOR AND ARTIST. THE EXHIBIT EXAMINES IDENTITY THROUGH MEMORY. FOR THIS WEEK’S “IN FOCUS,” REPORTER MALAAK KHATTAB TAKES A LOOK AT THE EXHIBIT.>>Reporter: THE EXHIBIT, THE MEMORIES OF OUR MEMORIES, IS A COLLECTION OF WATER COLORS BY MINNEAPOLIS ARTIST KAREN KROLL. HER EXHIBIT IS INSPIRED BY HER UPBRINGING. SHE WAS BORN IN ISRAEL TO AN ARGENTINEAN FATHER AND AN ISRAELI MOTHER AND WAS RAISED IN MEXICO. THE DIRECTOR OF THE GALLERY SAYS IT’S NICE TO SHOW A WATER COLOR ARTIST AT THE GALLERY, ESPECIALLY SINCE THEY DON’T OFFER IT OFTEN.>>JUST TO SEE ANOTHER FORM OF A WATER MEDIA ARTIST HERE, BUT JUST TO SEE HOW ARTISTS ACTUALLY CONVEY IDEAS ARE REALLY IMPORTANT TO ALL STUDENTS.>>Reporter: HER WORK DISPLAYS A LOT OF SYMBOLISM OF THE PROCESS OF MEMORY. THE DIRECTOR SAYS THE ARTIST’S WORK IS INSPIRED BY THE BRAIN COLLECTING AND RESTORING INFORMATION.>>WHAT YOU CAN SEE ARE ALL THE ITEMS THAT ARE OF INTEREST TO HER ABOUT MEMORY IN TERMS OF HOW WE REMEMBER THINGS. WE REMEMBER THINGS IN FRAGMENTS AND SOMETIMES WE HAVE MEMORIES THAT CLOUD OTHER MEMORIES OR THERE’S A LOSS OF MEMORY. SHE USES THIS BEAUTIFULLY, EVEN THROUGH THE MATERIALS THAT SHE USES.>>Reporter: THE ARTIST USES WATER COLOR ON PAPER AND EACH OF HER ART CREATIONS THERE’S A THREAD THAT CONNECTS FROM PAINTING TO PAINTING. OF OR FROM MEMORY TO MEMORY. THE DIRECTOR SAYS KROLL OVERLAYS PAPER TO REPRESENT THE CLOUDING OF MEMORIES IN LITTLE FRAGMENTS AND SHAPES TO EMPHASIZE HOW MUCH TIME HAS PASSED BY IN OUR MEMORY. SHE SAYS SHE LIKES TO INVESTIGATE IN ARTWORK AND LOOK DEEPER FOR ITS MEANING.>>YOU CAN CONNECT TO IT RIGHT AWAY, ESPECIALLY AS YOU’RE GETTING OLDER AND, YOU KNOW, YOU TRY TO REMEMBER SOME THINGS FROM YOUR YOUTH AND IT GETS A LITTLE CLOUDED. YOU CAN CONVINCE YOURSELF SOMETIMES THAT SOMETHING HAS HAPPENED BEFORE WHEN IT HASN’T. SHE JUST DOES IT BEAUTIFULLY IN THE SYMBOLISM THAT YOU CAN SEE.>>Reporter: THE DIRECTOR SAYS EVERYBODY INTERPRETS ARTWORK DIFFERENTLY.>>EVERYONE WHO SEES A PIECE OF ARTWORK WILL TAKE AWAY WHATEVER THEY CAN FROM IT. WHAT YOU INTERPRET FROM A PIECE OF ART REALLY DEPENDS WHAT YOU BRING TO IT.>>Reporter: THE GALLERY AT BSU IS AN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE FOR STUDENTS. THE ARTISTS THAT ARE FEATURED IN THE GALLERY ARE TYPICALLY CHOSEN TO HELP ENHANCE STUDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE IN ART.

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