Since we installed our inaugural “Cows Show” exhibit at Fargo Hector Airport in September, the adorable cow-themed pieces by six local artists has added a little bovine whimsy to the west side of the baggage claim area.
However, as is the nature of art installations, it’s now time for a new exhibit! Although we’re sad to see the cows go, we’re excited to announce the next installation: “Grand Abstractions: Recent Landscapes” by marvelous master painter, Zhimin Guan.
In the exhibit, Guan captures dramatic rock formations and theatrical weather forces of the Badlands through large gestural marks, form, color and shape.
Born in China, Zhimin Guan blends Chinese influences and academic training with modern expressionism. He is known for his landscapes and portraiture, sometimes created in non-traditional “canvases” like wood or metal. Guan’s work is found in museum, corporate and private collections in the U.S. and China and has been featured in numerous publications and art catalogs.
Guan is a long-time resident of the Fargo-Moorhead area and has been a professor of art at Minnesota State University Moorhead since 2003. Among other honors and distinctions, he is a previous recipient of a McKnight Fellowship and several grants through The Arts Partnership.
“Grand Abstractions: Recent Landscapes” will be on display Monday, Jan. 28 to the end of May, so be sure to stop by to see these stunning pieces when you’re passing through the airport in the coming months!
This exhibit is part of our ArtWORKS program, which places art exhibits in businesses, offices, airports and more. Learn more about ArtWORKS here.
If you’d like to purchase any of Guan’s pieces at the airport, contact our Director of Operations Tania Blanich at firstname.lastname@example.org.