CURRENTLY IN THE GALLERY
Traffic Zone Gallery presents Riverland, an exhibition of intaglio prints by James Boyd Brent. This is a series of works of imaginary versions of life by the river and in its vicinity in Minneapolis and St Paul, an animated space where the urban world meets the natural world. The images are of everyday fleeting moments and are not narratives as such but are story-like as they are about animal and human characters and occurrences.
James Boyd Brent grew up in the United Kingdom and studied print-making at Ruskin University Cambridge and Central St Martins London.
He came to Minnesota as a Fulbright Scholar in the early 1990s and received his MFA in printmaking here. He currently lives and works in Minneapolis/St Paul, and is Associate Professor in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. Academic interests include the relationship between creativity and place and all aspects of printing and studio culture. His studio practice centers on printmaking and painting, and his work has been exhibited and collected internationally.