Constructed Mysteries

Group exhibition curated by Kenneth Steinbach and Michelle Westmark Wingard

Physically On View by Appointment:
February 8 – April 18, 2021
Bethel University Olson Gallery, Saint Paul, MN

Virtual On View: Instagram @bethelgalleries

Artists include: Heather Nameth Bren, Shin-Hee Chin, Caroline Kent, Scott Kolbo, Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Marianne Lettieri, Cherith Lundin, Justin Randolph Thompson and Bradly Dever Treadaway.

Constructed Mysteries explores questions about the ways in which spiritual practice and artistic practice can resonate and interact with each other. The catalog that accompanies the exhibit includes in-depth interviews with the artists discussing the role of spirituality in their processes. 

Familiar, Unbidden

Solo exhibition, Marge Meade Gallery, Armerding Hall, Wheaton College, IL
September 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Borrowed Light

An exhibition of work by and borrowed by Cherith Lundin
Together with Mara Baker, Ute Bertog, Paula McCartney, Astri Snodgrass

Center Art Gallery, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI
March 2 – August 1, 2020

This exhibition is an exuberant series of conversations about the poetics of color and light, and the ability of abstraction to access our perceptions and memories of space and time. The exhibition is shaped around the idea of homage: to friends and heroes, to artistic influence and exchange, and to the transformations and delights that occur when one medium is translated into another.

The impetus for the show is a series of woodblock prints I have been making over the past year that translate the work of early 20th century pioneers of abstraction. The prints have been an attempt to learn and understand through doing: how are these artists able to evoke visceral experiences of color and light through the language of abstraction? What is the relationship between their experiments in abstraction and the optimistic and hopeful vision so many of them held for how art can function in society?

Artists such as Sonia Delaunay saw collaboration with others and experimentation with diverse media (such as painting, textiles, and collage) as integral not only to the making of art, but also to how it functioned and found meaning. Following this example, the exhibition places my interactions with past artists in conversation with contemporary friends and peers. Some of the threads running throughout are a fascination with the generative potential of materials, a reveling in the tactile beauty of color and light, and a foregrounding of process, discovery, and delight.
UN/RAVELLING: A Collective Mourning

Group exhibition at Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

Curated by Emma Saperstein and Cynthia Post Hunt

January 30-February 27, 2020

Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it
—Joan Didion

Artists have long used their contemporary practices to wrestle with grief and mourning—both personal and collective. This group exhibition exhibits work by select artists whose work deals with these themes in a profound and direct way. 


Group exhibition at Sojourn Arts, Louisville, KY
May19 - July 9, 2019

As if always begun and unfinished

Solo exhibition at Harper College, Palatine, IL
March 4 - April 4, 2019

Things that are in place, and things that are out of place

Solo exhibition at Trinity College, Palos Height, IL
Nov.1-30, 2018

A Pocket of Time

Solo exhibition at Indiana Wesleyan University's 1920 Gallery.

Sept. 1-28, 2018

Click here for an interview with gallery director Sophie Stewart