Internal Landscape

“Winter Landscape” by Kristi Roenning.

The Essentials exhibit, hanging in the UU Gallery for July, will include works on paper using ink and watercolor pencil to explore shadow, as well as works using cold wax and oil, a medium that allows for the layering and manipulation of paint by artist Kristi Roenning.

Roenning is a Door County artist who makes art in her rural Sturgeon Bay studio, and can be seen locally at Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor. Her work reflects both the rural landscape that surrounds her and her internal “landscape” in more abstract work. Roenning works in series to express the impulse to reach the essential quality or truth of an object, space or idea. She refers to her process of painting in cold wax and oil (moving, mixing, scratching, rolling, blotting) as “an act of faith” that the clouds will part and she will be able to find that essence even when it seems lost along the way.

A reception with the artist will be held July 12, 12 – 2 pm, where visitors can meet the artist and learn about her work. The UU Gallery is located at 10341 Hwy. 42 in north Ephraim. Gallery hours are 1 – 3 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 am – 12:30 pm Sunday, and by appointment. For more information call 920.854.7559.