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Tracing Time: Meghan Duda and Amenda Tate @Artistry/Bloomington Center for the Arts


  • Artistry 1800 West Old Shakopee Road Bloomington, MN, 55431 United States (map)
Mississippi Panorama  by Meghan Duda on display at the Inez Greenberg Gallery at Artistry in the Bloomington Center for the Arts (photo credit TC Photo)

Mississippi Panorama by Meghan Duda on display at the Inez Greenberg Gallery at Artistry in the Bloomington Center for the Arts (photo credit TC Photo)

[From the gallery press release]

Regional artists Meghan Duda and Amenda Tate create works that observe and record movement and time. Duda uses a large scale pinhole camera mounted on a trailer to photographically record scenic changes along the Mississippi River.

“As I watch the silver reveal itself in the developer tray I feel as if stepping into a dream - transported to a mysterious, yet somehow familiar world. The views are imprinted on my mind, yet the final image is different from my experienced reality. They are simple atmospheric gradations of light that become place and no-place at the same time, challenging the relevance of vantage point and scale and demonstrating the effect of time on our perception of visible space.” – Meghan Duda

Tate’s work seeks to capture the fluidity, grace, and motion of a ballet dancer. By incorporating the use of a motion-sensing remote control connected wirelessly to a robotic painting device, Tate can translate the dancer’s movement by recording the device’s mark making.

“The emotion of the dance becomes a painted vestige honoring the energies emitted in that instance. The specific individual spirit of that moment is unable to be exactly replicated. The lingering traces are mapped connections facilitated by the encounter of art, engineering, and technology.” – Amenda Tate 

ARTISTS TALK Tuesday, February 5, 7 p.m.