Dana Schutz, Ryan Johnson and Ginny Sims exhibit at Nemeth Art Center

July 05, 2022 - October 01, 2022

The Nemeth Art Center (NAC) is excited to present a joint show of new work by painter Dana Schutz and sculptor Ryan Johnson together for the first time. The Brooklyn-based couple have established reputations for creativity and expressiveness, with work on display in major galleries across the U.S. and internationally. Dana Schutz’s vivid, gestural paintings combine figuration and abstraction and often depict subjects in a fluctuating state of invented and realistic scenarios that plumb the emotional complexities of contemporary life. The renowned artist’s work can be found in the Hammer Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others. Ryan Johnson’s creations rely on a variety of sculptural media to depict dreamlike subjects that convey both stillness and the potential for action. Recurrent themes include family, mortality, frailty and strength. Dana Schutz hails originally from Livonia, MI, and Ryan Johnson grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia. They maintain family connections in Hubbard County. Their work will be on display at the NAC galleries July 5 through Oct. 1. Ceramicist Ginny Sims’ new work also will be on display July 5 through Oct. 1. She creates functional and sculptural objects that are highly narrative. For inspiration, she looks to different moments in ceramic history, and incorporates the cultural information she finds with present day social and political experiences. Ginny Sims was born and raised in Little Rock, AR, and now makes Minneapolis her home. She teaches ceramics and art history at Minneapolis College. The NAC will host a reception for Schutz, Johnson and Sims Friday, July 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. The Nemeth Art Center is located at 301 Court Avenue, in the upper floor of the historic Hubbard County Courthouse. Galleries are open and free to the public 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until Oct. 1. More programming information is available at www.nemethartcenter.org