Seeing Voices



Seeing Voices: A Solo Exhibition from Jane Wunrow: An exhibit of works that explore the intersections and connections between dreams, migraines, psychology, and neurology.

Jane Wunrow describes her migraines as a “waking dream,” where her fogginess, pain, and visual aura come together and force her to view the world in a different way, with perceptions of reality wholly altered. Migraines and dreams remain central to Wunrow’s artistic inspiration, not only due to their visual effects but also because of her interest in the science behind them. For the last several months Wunrow has immersed herself in a more clinical-based self-study of psychology’s discourse around dreams and neurology’s discussion of migraines in an effort to understand what causes them. Her artistic output on the subject culminates in the collection “Seeing Voices,” on display at Gamut Gallery February 3rd through March 3rd.

Wunrow’s works are directly influenced by specific dreams or migraine aura she experiences, particularly those that surface subconscious fears, pains, or perceptions. While creating, Wunrow puts herself back into that mental headspace and taps into the emotions that she felt in that dream state, imbuing her works with raw feeling. The artist believes that viewers are perceptive to these contributions, and that the work would be ingenuine without this process, which she also cites as a method of working through the myriad of sensations that dreams create.

While a familiar face in the Twin Cities art community, this is Wunrow’s first solo exhibition. As a full-time mother of three, the artist originally did not have a designated studio space, forced to work out of coffee shops. While limiting the scale and materials of her works, this allowed Wunrow to hone her craft and find her signature style. After receiving a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, Wunrow made the move to an artist studio space allowing for the scale of her work to increase dramatically, creating new challenges and navigations of materials. “Seeing Voices” ……places Jane Wunrow’s dreams and visual perceptions into the physical realm.

Jane Wunrow is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


EXHIBIT OPENING
Saturday, February 3rd, 7-11pm, $5

 
COLLECTOR TALK:
BUYING & SELLING ART IN THE TWIN CITIES
Thursday, February 22nd, 7-9pm, FREE
RSVP seating sold out – Limited room available
A panel discussion featuring Douglas Flanders, Herman Milligan, Kristi Abbott, Jade Patrick and Marco Suemnik

ARTIST TALK
Saturday, March 3rd, 2-4pm, FREE
An artist talk with solo artist Jane Wunrow

EXHIBIT FINALE
Saturday, March 3rd, 2-4pm, $5
Featuring 88 Project