The Watkins Gallery will host work by Anda Tanaka, a Minneapolis-based artist. Tanaka’s work is based in printmaking. The exhibition includes works made with a variety of printmaking and painting processes. Conceptually, Tanaka uses the Midwestern landscape as a metaphor for dealing with anxiety. Printmaking is particularly well-suited for Tanaka’s ideas. The repetitive quality of the medium lends itself to expressing the causes and effects of feeling anxious by creating works that communicate obsession. In the artist’s words, “I am motivated to combat anxiety by examining it while seeking stillness.”
Tanaka will give a public lecture in the Science Lab Center (SLC) room 120 on January 17 from 4-5 p.m. A reception in Watkins Hall right outside the gallery will follow from 5-6 p.m.
Learn more about Anda Tanaka and her work at http://andatanaka.com.
The Watkins Gallery is located in Watkins Hall on the campus of Winona State University. The gallery hosts six exhibitions by visiting artists each year along with six exhibitions of work by current WSU students. The gallery is open on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open late on Wednesdays until 8 p.m.