Museum Reception: Thursday, January 24, 2008 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
January 24 - March 21, 2008
A solo exhibition of sculpture by Jeffrey Mongrain will be displayed at the Museum from January 24 through March 21, 2008. The exhibition will also contain photographs of site-specific installations.
Jeffrey Mongrain was born in International Falls, Minnesota in 1956. He received a BFA from the University of Minnesota and MFA from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois.
Jeffrey Mongrain has been a Professor of Art at Hunter College in New York City since 1995. He previously taught for seven years at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland.
Mongrain creates both gallery-based works and site-specific pieces. The sited works are primarily located in spiritual spaces. His gallery-based sculptures are reductive and generally reference iconic forms. There is a compelling oblique narrative suggested by Mongrain’s sculptures that also reflects an autobiographical politic. Scientific findings and religious philosophy are the conceptual foundation of his emotive forms.