Kristen Lowe’s Documentary to Air on TPT This Saturday

Painting the Place Between will be played on PBS' TPT MN channel four times on Saturday, December 3.
Posted on December 1st, 2016 by

Associate Professor of Art and Art History Kristen Lowe

Gustavus Adolphus College art professor Kristen Lowe’s documentary, Painting the Place Between, will be broadcast on Twin Cities Public Television four times on Saturday, December 3. The piece will air on the TPT MN channel at 1 a.m., 7 a.m., 1 p.m, and 7 p.m.

To find the proper channel listing for your location and provider, visit the TPT website.

Painting the Place Between is a two-year project by Lowe that premiered at St. Paul, Minnesota’s Fitzgerald Theatre in 2013 and features the work of four contemporary Minnesota artists: Betsy Byers, Jill Evans, Holly Swift and Andrew Wykes. Byers also serves on the art faculty at Gustavus.

Lowe’s feature-length documentary focuses on the work of these four Minnesota artists who work with a common thread — the land. Their work includes land and water, virgin prairie and woodland as well as farmland and urban areas around Minnesota. With a desire to connect with the world around them through their work, each artist asks (in uniquely different ways) whether they “shape or are shaped” by the land around them.

In describing her reason for making the film, Lowe wrote, “Through the physicality of the painted surface — the ‘place between’ the artist, the viewer, and the landscape — these artists shape a vision of our natural space as mediated by the artist’s subjective experience and the legacy of painting on canvas. Confronting unpredictable weather, time constraints and internal doubts, the audience sees in semi-abstract and often emotional works evidence of the role the painter plays in how we view and interpret one subject we all have in common, our land.”

The documentary was covered in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article in December 2013.

Funding for Painting the Place Between was provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, USA Projects (now Hatchfund), the Minnesota Museum of American Art, and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design as well as private donors.


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