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Swell: Paintings by Beau Carey

August 21 – September 13
Watkins Gallery | Winona State University

Artist talk | August 30th | 4–5pm | Stark Hall, room 103
Reception with the artist at the Watkins Gallery | August 30th | 5-6pm

Beau Carey will present a series of oil paintings that contribute to the rich dialogue of plein air painting in the Winona region. Carey’s landscapes address notions of liminality and the man-altered landscape. The works Carey will show at the Winona State’s Watkins Gallery were conceived during a residency at Rabbit Island, a remote 91 acre forested island in Lake Superior.

Carey is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He earned his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico in 2010. He has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, including at UBS gallery in New York, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder, CO and 516 Arts in Albuquerque, NM. Carey is represented by Goodwin Fine Art in Denver, CO.

For more information and images of work by the artist, please visit his website

The Watkins Gallery is located in Watkins Hall on the campus of Winona State University. The gallery hosts six exhibitions by visiting artists each year along with six exhibitions of work by current WSU students. The gallery is open Monday–Friday from 9am to 4pm and open late on Wednesdays until 8pm.

This exhibition is generously supported by Winona State University and by a grant from the Winona State University Foundation.

Winona State University Arts Administration is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit:


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