STAR JOURNAL REPORT
Two new exhibits are on display at ArtStart Rhinelander. Artist Jessica Christy, whose installation, “Through the Window: My experience as a woman living in the Boom,” is one of the two new displays.
Through the Window’ consists of more than 150 boxes, each representative of an experience of Jessica Christy’s life as a woman living in the Bakken Oil Patch in North Dakota. During the two years Christy lived in the boom, she collected stories and artifacts that challenge her way of life and her femininity.
“Diminishing Returns, works in cut paper,” by Minneapolis-based artist Sonja Peterson fills the second gallery’s walls. Peterson says she employs motifs of common agricultural plants and animals, underground roots, spider webs and vine-like growths to create hanging landscapes. Her work expands from small collages into installation, sculpture and large scale papercuts and multi-media that deal with hidden environmental and geo-political systems.
ArtStart is open at 68 S. Stevens St., downtown Rhinelander Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.