“Plagued” by Artist in Residence Opens in Sleeth Gallery

Friday, February 28th, 2014

The Sleeth Gallery at West Virginia Wesleyan College is proud to announce the inaugural Artist in Residence exhibition: Plagued: Recent works by Artist in Residence Tonja Torgerson. The exhibition will run from March 25 – April 1.

Torgerson’s work examines illness, death and the impermanence of the body through colorful and often welcoming imagery. Her multi-media works explore this collision of attraction and disgust, and how it creates a difficult beauty and a pleasant anxiety.

Torgerson’s artwork is regularly exhibited nationally and internationally, and is included in several private and museum collections including the Weisman Art Museum and the Minnesota Museum of American Art. She received her MFA in Printmaking at Syracuse University and her BFA from the University of Minnesota. Her recent work blends figurative, street art, and traditional printmaking practices. More information about the artist can be found at http://tonjatorgerson.com.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 3rd at 4:30 p.m. with an artist’s talk to immediately follow at 6:00 p.m. in the gallery.

For more information about Sleeth Gallery, please contact Gallery Director, Phil McCollam, at sleethgallery@wvwc.edu or at (304) 473-8433. The Sleeth Gallery can be found online athttp://sleethgallery.wvwc.edu or https://www.facebook.com/SleethGallery

The gallery is open Monday – Friday 12:00 – 5:00pm or by appointment. The Sleeth Gallery is located on the first floor of McCuskey Hall at West Virginia Wesleyan College, at the intersection of East Main Street and College Avenue in Buckhannon, WV. Admission is free.