Nancy Randall: Eschaton
October 10, 2014 - November 16, 2014
Alice R. Rogers Gallery & Target Gallery, SJU
This retrospective by critically acclaimed visual artist Nancy Randall illuminates timeless themes of transformation engaged by the artist for more than three decades. Featuring key signature images this exhibit includes Randall's early iconic prints and kinesthetic drawings, monumental mixed media landscapes and stoneware sculptures created by the artist at St. John's Pottery. Coinciding is the permanent outdoor installation of Randall's sculptural masterwork Eschaton: Sanctuary for the End of Time on the wooded grounds of the Collegeville Center for Ecumenical and Cultural Research.
Video Documentary • Eschaton: Sanctuary for the End of Time
Executive Producer: Patrick Siegrist • Director of Photography and Video Editor: Luke J. Ogrodnik
Additional Video: Jonathan Miller • Script Writer and Voice Over: Cynde Randall
Sound Score: Elisa Carlson and Ken Chastain • Vocals: Elisa Carlson
This 6 minute video highlights the temporary installation of Nancy Randall's sculptural masterwork Eschaton: Sanctuary for the End of Time in the woodland garden surrounding her home and studio in Hopkins, Minnesota. Shot through all four seasons of 2012 this documentary was produced by Patrick Seigrist with videography by Luke Ogrodnik and script and sound- score by her daughters Cynde Randall and Elisa Carlson. This presentation reveals the philosophy, themes and motifs engaged by the artist over more than three decades.
The sculptural ensemble Eschaton: Sanctuary for the End of Time will be permanently installed on the wooded grounds of the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical Study and Cultural Research in October 2014, where it will ultimately decay and return to the earth.
Eschaton: Related Works is made possible by a Lee Krasner Award (2009-2011) from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Nancy Randall is a fiscal year 2014 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible, in part, by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to an appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.