Current Exhibition

Cheryl LeClair-Sommer: Scents to Scenes: A Project Space Exhibition

February 10 - March 23, 2024

Artist Reception
February 17, 2024
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Artist Talk
Thursday, March 7, 2024
7:00 p.m.

Kolman & Reeb Gallery  is pleased to announce its next Project Space grantee exhibition, Scents to Scenes, with works painted exclusively for this show. Plein air artist, Cheryl LeClair-Sommer pairs visual and olfactory stimuli to whisk us off to those romantic little hideaways of Minnesota. LeClair-Sommer used fragrance as a catalyst to search for locations that embodied the properties of those scents. This allowed for the characteristics of each perfume to inspire the mood and help predict the color palette of the work. Gallery patrons will have the opportunity to sample the scents associated with each painting to fully appreciate the experience.By pairing essential oils with her expertly painted landscapes, LeClair-Sommer hopes to deeply immerse the viewer into the scene and encompass the entirety of the artist’s experience.


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Upcoming Exhibition

Project Space Grant Exhibition by Carolyn Halliday

March 30 – May 11, 2024

Embracing the sometimes denigrated term, “fiber artist”, Carolyn Halliday’s art is grounded in the use of textiles. Knitting wire is a favorite material and technique. Deeply connected to nature and influenced by two biologists/ecologists in her family, Carolyn’s work references the natural world and our environment.

For her Project Space Grant exhibition, Carolyn plans to present an immersive environment of installation art in the Kolman & Reeb Gallery related to climate change.

More details coming!

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Congratulations 2024 Project Space Grantees!

We’re excited to announce the artists who received the Kolman & Reeb Gallery’s Project Space grants for 2024.

Lisa Truax will create wall-based, abstract ceramic work based on the concepts of the Biophilia hypothesis, environmental psychology, geology, and mapping, with a focus on individual relationships with local natural environments.

Andrew Wykes intends to create semi-abstract landscape paintings by capturing an extreme viewpoint, using a drone to make footage from above. He will then synthesize these aerial vantage points with traditional views from below to present a scene.

Regan Golden will create collages made from cut paper, gouache, and photographs based on roses at the Lyndale Rose Garden in Minneapolis. To better understand the complex botanical history and rich symbolism of roses, Golden will learn the history and cross-cultural significance of the species, capturing photographs along the way.