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Saturday, September 4, 2010 - Sunday, January 23, 2011

Gendron Jensen: Stone Lithography

Gallery: Joyce and Sherman Scott Gallery
Portrait of Gendron Jensen, photo credit Joey McLeisterMandan, 2001, stone lithography, Bemidji State University, Courtesy the Artist, 19-1/2" x 25-1/2"Untitled, 2006, stone lithography, Tamarind Impressions, Courtesy the Artist, 40" x 28-1/8"The Elder, 1998, stone lithography, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Courtesy the Artist, 30" x 44-1/2"
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In honor of Tamarind Institute's  50th Anniversary, the Harwood Museum of Art is pleased to present Gendron Jensen's entire opus of stone lithgraphic collaborations to date.  Over half of Jensen's printmaking projects have been accomplished at the Tamarind Institute, an internationally recognized lithography workshop affiliated with the University of New Mexico since 1970. 

Jensen, 70 years old, is a largely self-taught artist,  He works primarily in the medium of graphite pencil on paper, which visually bears a close affinity with the exacting discipline of litho crayon on a carefully ground stone surface. In 1989, having been chosen among seven regional artists for the Tamarind program “Explore Lithography,” Jensen began the long adventure that is fully surveyed in this exhibition.

 For well over forty years of sustained focus, Jensen has drawn mostly from what he calls “the bony relics,” creatures whose environs embrace watery, earthy and airy habitats from all over the world. “There is a majesty inherent in bone," according to Jensen,  "a humbling geography that summons me to map its glories.” Gendron Jensen’s work can be found in the following collections: Johnson Museum - Cornell University; Walker Art Center; Hood Museum of Art – Dartmouth College; Fogg Art Museum – Harvard University; the Smithsonian Institution; Art Institute of Chicago; Grey Art Gallery – NYU; New Mexico Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts. A cache of his drawings and graphics has been destined and officially welcomed into the permanent collection of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art through promised gift of Herbert & Virginia Lust.

Related programs:

Harwood Museum Alliance Members' Reception:  Friday, September 3, 5:00-7:00. 

Lecture Series:

The following panel discussion has been postponed.  A rescheduled date will be announced soon.   In Collaboration:  Bill Lagattuta and Gendron Jensen.  Featuring Gendron Jensen in dialogue with Bill Lagatutta, Master Printer at Tamarind Institute.  Thursday, October 14, 7 pm (postponed).  $6 Alliance Members, $8 nonmembers. 

A Bone of Intention:  My Experience with the Bones of Wild Creatures.  A lecture by Gendron Jensen.  Thursday, November 4, 7 pm.  $6 Alliance Members, $8 nonmembers. 

Fall 2010 exhibitions are generously supported by Maryann Evans, Albertsons, and Chef Currey Cooks.