April 2-30, 2016
Jonathon Engelien: Apocalyptic Nostalgia
Apocalyptic Nostalgia includes prints and sculptures that imagine a post-apocalyptic Midwestern landscape. The work depicts a new stone age, where bands of people rediscover artifacts from the digital age. Engelien creates this future landscape to force a reexamination of our contemporary moment in the twenty-first century, which oscillates between uncertainty for the future of the environment and longing for the return of the wild.
Jonathon Engelien (b. 1992) is an interdisciplinary artist who grew up in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, and now lives and works in St. Paul, MN. He holds a BFA from Bethel University. He exhibited throughout the Upper Midwest, and is the current recipient of the Tribune Grant through the Incourage Foundation of Central Wisconsin.