A new exhibit “Breaking Point” by Betsy Alwin is open in the Kiehle Gallery on the St. Cloud State University campus.
The exhibit runs through Dec. 8 and features a tactile-evoking exhibition that metaphor through materiality. Alwin explores the stability of structural forms and touches on the human condition through her sculptures and drawings. Rebar, wood and plaster combine to hint at the familiar and question how materials carry meaning.
The Department of Art held an opening reception in the gallery on Nov. 8 to kick off the opening of the new exhibit, featuring an artist talk with Alwin.
Alwin is a visual artist and educator. In 1997 she received a BFA in sculpture at Minnesota State University in Mankato and in 2001 an MFA in sculpture at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. Alwin received a Jerome Foundation fellowship in 2019 and has exhibited extensively, including shows at A.I.R. in Brooklyn, New York; Rosalux in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Rubine Red in Palm Springs, California and Icosa Gallery in Austin, Texas. Alwin currently teaches at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and has formerly taught at Cooper Union in New York.
The Kiehl Gallery is located in the Kiehle Visual Arts Center on the campus of St. Cloud State. The gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.