Solo Exhibition | Kristina Fjellman
2nd floor gallery
2nd floor gallery
Exhibit Info & Statement
February 28, 2022 - May 21, 2022
"Parts of a whole. This is an idea that has always made sense to me: stars make up a galaxy, leaves nourish the tree, people give and take within a community. The idea of being part of something larger, is reassuring, and can be invigorating, and we see it in so much of the nature around us. I am drawn to the details, creating these smaller bits that then create the whole because, when all the elements come together, it’s truly remarkable. Especially if they can create an illusion of movement. From the microscopic shifts in our human bodies to the cosmic movement of a galaxy, the parts of the whole are always in motion. Achieving this illusion from numerous seemingly static objects has always been a driving force in my artwork.
With this recent work, however, I’ve also focused on exploring the perception of depth and layering, taking into consideration how the work changes depending on what is behind it, or not, as the case may be. Light and shadow and how these elements play off the colors, textures, and shapes within the finished piece are also part of my process. In addition, many of these pieces are a homage to my favorite abstract shapes and colors, which resulted in a more painterly approach to the construction and finished designs.
The artwork in this collection are my perception of color and composition of the natural world around me—some fantastic and some grounded. These pieces connect my curiosity to the fascinating universe around us."
About the Artist
Kristina is a visual artist and performer and is drawn to creative projects that will combine both of these passions. She has exhibited her sculpture in venues around the Midwest and Twin Cities and was a recipient of a Jerome Fiber Art Project Grant for 2010-2011 at the MN Textile Center. Her performance work includes: The Memory Box of the Sister's Fox and The Theater of the Tiny Clandestines with The Winding Sheet Outfit; Works In Progress My Life Is All But Over at the Red Eye Theatre; and 9 shows with Sandbox Theatre: including War with the Newts (2007 and 2015), This Is a World to Live In, 600 Years, In The Treetops, and as Project Lead for the performance/installation The Golden Record Project. She was also involved in remounts of Theater of the Tiny Clandestines with The Winding Sheet Outfit, which received a Knight Foundation Grant in 2015, and performance/installation for 2018 Art Shanties on Lake Harriet.
Kristina is a graduate of St. Catherine University with a MAED in Art and Theater Education, an ensemble member of Sandbox Theatre and a founding member of The Winding Sheet Outfit.