Exhibit Information

North of the 45th, 6th annual juried exhibition

DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
June 7 - August 4, 2013
Juror: Mason Riddle, Visual Arts Writer ⁄ Curator, St. Paul, MN

The North of the 45th is an annual juried exhibition of artists living in the geographical area north of the 45th parallel in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. This line is known as the halfway point between the Equator and the North Pole, and crossing this line from the south is often associated with being "up north." The exhibition showcases the breadth and depth of artists living in this upper Midwest region from both rural and urban areas.

Juror Mason Riddle is based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Riddle has published widely on the visual arts, architecture and design. Recent publications include Artforum, Architectural Record, Ceramics: Art & Perception, Dwell, Metalsmith, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Rain Taxi, Sculpture Magazine, Surface Design, and Walker Art Center Magazine. Her catalogue essay on new prints by Willie Cole was published in September 2012 by Highpoint Press, Minneapolis. Recent blogs for Metropolis Magazine feature a Q & A with Andrew Blauvelt, the architecture and design curator at the Walker, and a memorial tribute to the architect Lisl Close. Riddle recently organized an exhibition of photographs by Twin Cities artist Tucker Hollingsworth which explore the digital concept called "camera noise." Riddle is the former director of MN Percent for Art in Public Places program and interim director of The Goldstein Museum of Design. She has a M.A. in Art History and Museum Practice from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and a B.A. in Art History and Studio Arts from Denison University, Granville, OH.  

Text from exhibit prospectus.

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