Living Together

May 21 – July 28, 2018

Public Reception

Wednesday, June 6 from 7-9 PM

Living Together is an exhibition featuring the work of six artists – Betsy Alwin, Mara Duvra, Teréz Iacovino, Haley Prochnow, Emmet Ramstad, and Jen Sonibare – whose practices analyze our encounters with interior environments, the objects we live with, and spaces we live in, and do so often by marrying materials and disciplines in unexpected ways. The collective works form a range-y still life or a Period Room of a conceptual parlor. Exhibitions are living arrangements; objects and artists are gathered in a room and co-habitate for months. The exhibition asks us to consider what does this living arrangement look like? How do exhibition spaces feel like home and not a showroom? What art do we choose to live with, and what artifacts do we inherit? How do we create spaces for ourselves, as artists, not only to live safely and comfortably, but to show our work publicly and form a livelihood? As art spaces adapt to changing support structures and economies, how will we change our living arrangements to continue our work.


Related Event

Living Together Artists' Talk and Patio Cookout

5:30-6:00 pm Grilling on the patio behind Gallery 71.  BYO grill-ables! 
6:00–7:00 pm Artist talk on the patio.

Join 'Living Together' artists Betsy Alwin, Emmett Ramstad, Jen Sonibare, Mara Duvra, and Haley Prochnow in conversation about their work and exhibition themes of exhibitions as living arrangements, living with art, and living as an artist.

Parking is available at Think Bank opposite 71 France on the roundabout. Enter through Gallery 71 and proceed to patio.

In the event of inclement weather, the talk will move inside and alternate light snacks will be provided.




Mary Bergs


Mary Bergs is a visual artist whose practice includes drawing, collage and site specific installation. Bergs has been the recipient of two Minnesota State Arts Board Grants and a Jerome Travel Study Grant.  She has exhibited her work regionally and nationally.  Bergs has been the curator at Gallery 71 since its inception in 2015.  She has a BFA from the University of MN, an MSSW from the University of Louisville and a BA from the University of WI. Bergs has had artist residencies at Jentel, Vermont Studio Center and Kimmel Harding Nelson Art Center. She has had Jerome foundation residencies at Lanesboro Art Center and Tofte Lake Center. Bergs currently lives in Minneapolis, in spring of 2018 she will be relocating to Benton, WI. 


Anne George


Anne George is an artist living in the Twin Cities. She has received a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Grant, Jerome Foundation Book Arts Fellowship from Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and has work in the collections of the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Her education was at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. Her most recent one person exhibition was at Denler Gallery, University of Northwestern, St. Paul, MN, 2015. 



Shana Kaplow


Shana Kaplow is a visual artist living and working in St. Paul. She makes large-scale ink-on-paper installations and videos. Her work has received critical attention in local and national publications such as ArtPulse Magazine,, New American Paintings, City Pages, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Twin Cities Public Television created a video profile about Kaplow’s artwork for the show MN Original. Kaplow is a Professor in the art department at St. Cloud State University.

Paula McCartney


Paula McCartney makes photographs and books that illustrate her collaborations with the natural world. McCartney earned an M.F.A. in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and has received grants from the Aaron Siskind Foundation, Women's Studio Workshop, Minnesota State Arts Board, and the McKnight Foundation.  Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the artist book collections at MoMA and the Walker Art Center among others.  Princeton Architectural Press published her first monograph, Bird Watching, in 2010.  A Field Guide to Snow and Ice, was published by Silas Finch in 2014

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Mary Bergs - Anne George

                Shana Kaplow - Paula McCartney













Valerie Jenkins - Brett Kallusky




          Rachel Breen - Andrea Shaker

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