Title of Work
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Art & Design Study Collection
On display: Third floor
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.
Student composed text panel:
Jackie McElroy-Edwards (American)
Weathervator #2, 1975
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.
Compared to the works in the Dakota Suite, she captures the immortality of North Dakota’s iconic scenery. The grain elevators touched by gold accents are a part of the landscape, their roots being forever held in the Peace Garden State. This imagery implies how strong of a tradition farming has been in our state and will continue to be.
White clouds over tilled field. In the clouds are the silhouette of grain silos. Golden lightning extends from the beneath 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.
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