Photo courtesy of the artist
Myths are made as they are told. With reverence for heritage traditions of his Scandinavian ancestors as well as the working knowledge shared by his father, Sam Gathje’s work beautifully wedges function with form. And yet, delineations don’t stick on Gathje’s work, as the material, object and concept are respected as living things. Transparently about processes varying in scale, to put it simply; the work of Sam Gathje is the myth of art.
-Ian Carstens, lead curator
Sam Gathje is an artist and craftsperson from Rochester, Minnesota. A third generation carpenter, Sam draws on 13+ years of commercial construction experience in a studio practice that focuses on memory, material, and mark making. He is currently a graduate student and instructor of record at Montana State University.
Featured Artist Dec 1 - Dec 31 2018