There will be an opening reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, January 12, and a free monotype workshop taught by the artist at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 9.
Jodi Reeb often works with encaustic (beeswax) to create her paintings and sculptures. When she received a 2018 Artist’s Initiative Grant through the Minnesota State Arts Board, she decided to head out to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to look at native flora from the bee’s perspective. Her goal was to better understand the relationship between pollinators and their food, and to immerse herself in the beauty of the plants they—and we—need to sustain life. The result is a new series of works with an ephemeral aesthetic. Combining photography, paint, beeswax, and tissue, the collagelike pieces invite viewers into the rich detail inherent in vast landscapes.