New Talley Gallery Opens With Show by North Dakota Artist Jennifer Nelson

After a year-long redesign and construction effort, Bemidji State University is unveiling its new Talley Gallery with an exhibition by local artist Jennifer Nelson.

Nelson’s exhibit, “The Space Between,” opens on Jan. 28 and runs through Feb. 26. An artist reception will be held for Nelson beginning at 11 a.m. on Jan. 28.

The exhibit will include a selection of drawings focused on storytelling and the creation of place through compositional space. Nelson’s work concentrates on a single moment in time in a narrative and features objects or characters of interest in an isolated space.

“The openness causes one to become acutely aware space, and the things that are present take on greater meaning because of the isolation,” Nelson said. “The isolation and emptiness create a location that becomes tangible through the actions of the things that inhabit the space.”

Jennifer Nelson received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Minnesota State University, Mankato and has a master of fine arts degree from the University of North Dakota. Currently a lecturer at the University of North Dakota, Nelson’s work can be seen in solo and group shows around the country.

“A Space Between” and all activities at the Talley Gallery are supported by Bemidji State’s students through the Student Activity Feel Allocation Committee.

About the Talley Gallery
Located in Bridgeman Hall room 140 on the campus of Bemidji State University, the Talley Gallery is barrier-free and open at no charge to the public. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Laura Goliaszewski, Talley Gallery director