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Rosalux Gallery presents: Common Ground by Ute Bertog

Exhibition Dates: September 2 - October 1, 2023.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9th, 7:00-10:00 pm.

Special Event: Popovers & Poetry -a Poetry reading and conversation with Eric Lorberer & Sun Yung Shin. This event is held in conjunction with Twin Cities Art Week on September 30, 2023 from 10-12am


Bonding, 2023, oil on canvas, 24x18 inches oil painting abstract
Bonding, 2023, oil on canvas, 24x18 inches

This September Rosalux Gallery presents Common Ground, an exhibition of new paintings, ceramics and poetry by Ute Bertog. This exhibition brings together a diverse group of work for a close look at the interstices between objects, mediums and ideas to explore their convergences and open up an itinerant conversation between.


In her practice Ute is drawn to pliable material for its ability to continuously yield to intuitive changes before time will fix materials into place, be it oil paint or clay. Similarly with collages of found text, where she accentuates the physicality of language and explores its possibilities to shift and turn until committed to the page. This continuous process of change is a way to emphasize the physicality of making, of working with materials of the earth in both clay and painting, which is traditionally made of pigments of the earth suspended in oil. Language is another medium deeply rooted in the physical body especially in its spoken form, establishing connections to others, bridging spaces between and finding common ground.


Getting to Center, 2023, oil on canvas, 54x62 inches abstractoil painting
Getting to Center, 2023, oil on canvas, 54x62 inches

Born in Germany, Ute Bertog came to the US in 1999. She holds degrees from Philipps-University Marburg, Germany and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN. Past solo exhibitions include Rosalux Gallery in Minneapolis, MN, the Kiehle Gallery at St. Cloud State University, MN and the Rochester Art Center in Rochester, MN. Group shows include Center Art Gallery at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, MI, National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland, grayDuck Gallery in Austin, TX, Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND and the Sioux City Art Center in Sioux City, IA. She currently lives and works in St. Paul, MN.

Website: utebertog.com

Instagram: @utebertog

Inquiries: Please address all inquiries to Ute Bertog at utebertog@gmail.com


Gallery Hours: Rosalux Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 12-4 PM or by appointment. The gallery is located at 315 West 48th Street in Minneapolis. Rosalux is free and open to the public.


Waiting for Three. 3 never cried, 2023, oil on canvas, 24x20 inches abstract oil painting
Waiting for Three. 3 never cried, 2023, oil on canvas, 24x20 inches

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