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Gallery Exhibit: Jessica Gorman
- Exhibit runs
- March 12 - May 1, 2020
- SMAC Gallery
- 114 N Third Street
Marshall, MN 56258
OPEN MONDAY – FRIDAY
8:00 AM – 12:00 NOON
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
*Artist Reception: Join us on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 5-7 pm, meet Jess and view her artwork. Stick around to listen to the music of Darwin Dyce, David KelseyBassett and Oak Kelsey from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.
**Since we know the gallery has been closed for a large portion of this exhibit’s run due to COVID-19, we have created a virtual tour of Jessica’s exhibit! It can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/hujS-tyK_pk
"Prohibited Acts" by Jess Gorman
Jess Gorman is an artist using social practice, visual art and immersive research to kickstart rural revival of community history and legacy. Originally from the Rustbelt of Dayton Ohio, Gorman has lived in the south and west, moving to Minnesota from Denver in 2017. Her projects incorporate history and collaborators such as arts councils, businesses, historical societies, nonprofits, and other local artists with goals of invigorating interest in rural stories, providing access to art in rural places and connecting modern communities with local legacy and each other. She doesn’t believe in strangers. Her work is often begun by enticing public participation with taboo talk, silly costumes, and pie.
Prohibited Acts is a multimedia arts installation and in theme looked at the acts and imagery
of an era that was riddled with rules on what was taboo. Whether it be women’s ankles or alcohol, the world one hundred years ago held a different view of acceptable. The interactive multimedia art series explored the rich history of prohibited acts in the hometown of prohibition legislator Andrew Volstead, Granite Falls, Minnesota producing a 2D exhibit for the community. The multiple artists engaged used art in a variety of ways to inform, celebrate and educate during this 100 year anniversary of the Prohibition Act with the totality being documented by Artist Jess Gorman.
**Since we know the gallery has been closed for a large portion of this exhibit's run due to COVID-19, we have created a virtual tour of Jessica's exhibit! It can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/hujS-tyK_pk