Field Trials II in the barn!

This fall the Free Range Film Barn is hosting a visual art! Field Trials II features the work of Catherine Meier and Kristina Estell. The two artists will use the space as a lab space for the generation and exhibition of new work. In agricultural terms, field trials offer farmers the opportunity to see how new practices might be adapted and to closely observe how these management decisions might function on a larger scale. Farmers as well as artists try to minimize failure yet innovation and creativity often comes from taking risks and exploring new ideas. Field Trials II offers a space for artists and audiences to invite chance and wild growth into the artistic process.

Catherine Meier explores the meaning of “open space” through animation, site-specific installations, and large-scale prints and drawings. Representing a state of mind as well as a state of being, these expansive works are redolent of the artist’s own travels crossing the Great Plains of North America and the Mongolian Steppe where her experience of freedom and boundlessness also fueled feelings of fear and paranoia. Meier has shown her work in gallery and museum settings in the Midwest, South, and Japan, at film festivals, and in the very landscapes that gave rise to her drawings. She has a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and an MFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Most recently, she was an Artist in Residence at Badlands National Park in South Dakota, and her awards include a national Jacob K. Javits Fellowship for Graduate study, three from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, and a McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship.

Kristina Estell uses daily encounters with natural and constructed environments to generate ideas of implicit action and reaction. Using a variety of processes and materials, Estell creates sculpture, installation, interactive and watercolor works that generate sensitive and dynamic material experiences. She exhibits and participates in creative projects nationally and internationally.


OPENING – Saturday, September 21, 4-8pm


Saturday, September 21, 4-8pm

Sunday, September 22, 1-5pm

Saturday, September 28, 1-5pm

Or by appointment:

Annie Dugan


909 County Road 4



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