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Feb. 7-26: Printmaking artist Humberto Saenz
Exhibit on transitory migration to be displayed at Conkling Gallery.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 1-31-2012
Mankato, Minn. – The printmaking art of Humberto Saenz, area head of print media and assistant professor of printmaking at Wichita State University, will on display in an exhibit titled “Migración Transitoria” (transitionary migration) at the Conkling Gallery in 139 Nelson Hall on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus from Feb. 7 through Feb. 26.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and some evenings as coverage permits. There will be an artist’s lecture at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 in Centennial Student Union 284, followed by a reception in the Conkling Gallery. A studio residency is scheduled for Feb. 11 and 12 in the Nelson Hall Printmaking Labs. Call 507-389-6412 for more information.
Saenz’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad in solo, juried and invitational exhibitions. Recent exhibitions include the “Border Art Biennial-Bienal Fronteriza de Arte 2010,” and “Ink, Paper, and Process, An Exhibition of Contemporary Prints in America.” Saenz’s work was featured at a recent Mid-American Print Council Conference in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Saenz immigrated to the United States in the mid-1980s from Mexico. More information on Saenz is available online here.
In an artist’s statement on that website, Saenz writes: “My art aims to empower the viewer with knowledge about immigration issues which have affected and segregated Mexican immigrant communities.”
For more information about the Minnesota State Mankato Department of Art’s 2012-13 exhibition schedule, please visit http://www.mnsu.edu/artdept/exhibitions.html.
Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.