Exhibit in Tandem
Group exhibits at Taube Museum feature local oil painters
The Taube Museum of Art’s Main Gallery will feature “Exhibit in Tandem,” a group show featuring local oil painters Avis Veikley and Leonard Haabak. Veikley’s work captures different North Dakota landscapes on large canvases while Haabak’s work focuses on landmarks around Minot, from architecture to landscapes.
“This collection of paintings is about the quiet ’empty’ spaces of North Dakota — the land and sky — and indirectly, its people. There are no people in these images, but we see them in the working of the land, the occasional building, the rowed trees, a fence line. They, too, have been slow, patient shapers of the landscape, like the glaciers, the wind, the rain, and the frost cycles,” said Avis Veikley about her part of the exhibition.
Leonard Haabak was born in Minot, and has had no formal art training. He enjoys creating in oils and strives for realism in his paintings.
The museum’s Lower Gallery will feature abstract oil paintings by Mary Kay Reitmeyer also. “Processing Minot 2018” will feature 19 vividly colored abstract expressionistic paintings created on her own kitchen table. Reitmeyer’s style is energetic and spontaneous, using a method called process painting. In process painting, the act of painting and the emotion that goes into it is more important than the final outcome of the artwork.
Both exhibitions will run concurrently from Oct. 16 through Nov. 16 at the Taube Museum of Art with a public reception for the artists on Oct. 19 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.