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Gallery features two exhibitions by Minnesota artists

"Ulu Camii," or Great Mosque, is a mixed media artwork by Mary Griep.
"Ulu Camii," or Great Mosque, is a mixed media artwork by Mary Griep.
Photo submitted.

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery is pleased to present two exhibitions featuring Minnesota artists: "Everyday Epic: The wild, weird, wacky world of Amy Toscani," and Mary Griep’s "The Anastylosis Project."

Toscani's large-scale sculptures vaguely suggest recognizable objects that have a similar latent function. She states that her work has "an optimistic, buoyant quality" and at the same time "a physical ruggedness about it." The viewer is often dwarfed by her work though her sculptures remain approachable.

Griep's large-scale drawings of sacred structures from around the world have been an on-going project since 1998. In 2007, a selection of the large drawings was exhibited at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Griep will give an artist's talk from noon to 1 p.m. on March 7, in the Lecture Hall, Visual Arts Building.

An opening reception for "Everyday Epic" and "The Anastylosis Project" will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery. The exhibitions will run through March 31, 2012.

All gallery events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery online or call (651) 690-6644.

Feb. 2, 2012 by Melissa Kaelin

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