Virtual Gallery 708


Salina Public Library art exhibits showcase local artistic talent and compelling exhibits of interest to the public. The virtual gallery will feature a new exhibit each month. If you’d like to learn more about the artist, please contact Salina Public Library Programs Coordinator Glory Benacka at 785-825-4624, ext. 219, or email [email protected]. You can view the artist's website at skrivblock.com.

 

Due to COVID-19, in-person exhibits and receptions have been suspended until further notice.

Current Exhibit

The Grammatical Heirs  |  L.H. Sven Johnson  |  Jan. 4-31, 2021

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mixed medium art print

"thousand ships" (from the grammatical heirs series)

2019 
mixed medium art print, edition of 20 
8 ½ x 11"

mixed medium art print

"a precis of allusion in the atmosphere of alliterative habets"

2019 
mixed medium art print, edition of 20 
8 ½ x 11"

mixed medium art print

"remembrance of youth (red spells danger)"

2020 
mixed medium art print, edition of 20 
8 ½ x 11"

mixed medium art print

"debris au poivre (front cover)"

2019 
mixed medium art print, edition of 20 
8 ½ x 11"

mixed medium art print

"poesis via erado &c"

2019 
mixed medium art print, edition of 15 
8 ½ x 11"

mixed medium art print

"postilian's view: solecism of the eloquent & absentminded"

2019 
mixed medium art print, edition of 20 
8 ½ x 11"

mixed medium art print

"she was pretty" (from the grammatical heirs series)

2019 
mixed medium art print, edition of 20 
8 ½ x 11"

mixed medium art print

"poema XIV" (from the poesis via erado & c series)

2019 
mixed medium art print, edition of 15 
8 ½ x 11"

mixed medium art print

"icarus"

2019 
mixed medium art print, edition of 20 
8 ½ x 11"

mixed medium art print

"foolish" (from the grammatical heirs series)

2019 
mixed medium art print, edition of 20 
8 ½ x 11"

mixed medium art print

"eleemosyna"

2019 
mixed medium art print, edition of 15 
8 ½ x 11"

mixed medium art print

"a misfortunate understanding (becoming a stranger)"

2020 
mixed medium art print, edition of 10 
8 ½ x 11"

mixed medium art print

"the character of accidents"

2019 
mixed medium art print, edition of 20 
8 ½ x 11"

mixed medium art print

"ambrose" (from the grammatical heirs series)

2019 
mixed medium art print, edition of 20 
8 ½ x 11"

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

cast to the rocks
     at the hands of a callous siren
turbulent brine sifts the debris
into the abyss
     i slowly fade
overwhelmed by a sadness
not from the reality i chose to ignore
     but the illusion she promised me.
 
Everything in life changes, fades, decays, goes away...but in doing so it leaves a mark, a memory, a trace of what was once here before. Whether seen or not, it is felt...it remains: a palimpsest like a rock set in sand then removed, leaving a circular impression, a zero, nothing...the void becomes something in its stead. Existence, an amalgam of the past and present, of what was and what is now, is a tome full of these palimpsests. And as we each take a seat among the absent, it is not our fate to understand it, but simply our hope to accept the absurdity of it all.
 
 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

L.H. Sven Johnson attended the Minneapolis College of Art & Design (1996-97) and received a B.A. in Art from the University of Iowa (2000). He has worn many hats throughout the years, including a 6-year stint as a designer + builder of crates for the Art Institute of Chicago. He currently resides in the small studio he built among the wheat fields north of Galva. He is a part-time cook at a home for the elderly; enjoys crosswords, esoteric trivia, and mowing the lawn.

Interested in exhibiting?

Salina Public Library invites artists to apply to show new work in Gallery 708 by filling out an application and providing a website, digital images, slides or prints or printouts of work samples for review. Applications from artists not selected for a show will be kept on file for future consideration. For more information, contact Glory Benacka, Programs Coordinator, at 785-825-4624, ext. 219, or [email protected].

Artist Application

You’re invited to apply to display your original artwork in Gallery 708. Both experienced and new artists and art instructors are welcome to apply for solo or group exhibitions.

Complete Application

 

Art Exhibition Policies

Gallery 708 Policies (PDF)

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