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Nationality

American

Title of Work

January Thaw

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Date of Work

1976

Medium

Screenprint

Edition #

5 of 22

Signature

Lower right

Height

27"

Width

22"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

On display: Third floor

Location

Memorial Union

Artist Bio

Jackie McElroy is a former Professor and Chair of the University of North Dakota Art Department. In her unusual landscapes, McElroy draws attention to the unexpected and illustrates how creative exploration of a physical location can reveal a uniqueness of place and culture.

Additional Information

Student composed text panel:

Jackie McElroy-Edwards (American)
January Thaw, 1976
Serigraph
UND Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection

Former Professor and Chair of the UND Department of Art & Design, Jackie McElroy-Edwards created thousands of surreal artworks that provide those who view her pieces a journey into the beauty of North Dakota. McElroy-Edwards’s screen-prints were a method of sharing what she and the people of North Dakota hold sacred – the iconic landscapes. After 30 years of service, over 300 of her works remain at the University.

McElroy-Edwards continues her depiction of North Dakota’s landscape in January Thaw. We see a ghostly figure of an elevator, covered in ice. It floats over a prairie that appears free of frost. Like Titanic II, it is a message about North Dakota’s decline in agriculture. The farming lifestyle slowly freezes away as the prairie continues to grow and sustain life.

A mass of white grain silos float against a light blue sky in the middle of a snowy field. Icicles protrude from the bottom of the silos.

Included in Land Escape: A Collection of Works on Paper by Jackie McElroy-Edwards at the UND Art Collections Gallery in the Empire Arts Center, 2018-2019.

Condition

Excellent

Rights

Images are provided for educational purposes only and may not be reproduced for commercial use. Images may be protected by artist copyright. A credit line is required to be used for any public non-commercial educational purpose. The credit line must include, “Image courtesy of the University of North Dakota.”

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