This touring exhibition organized by Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota features mixed media works on paper and oil paintings by artist T. L. Solien. Known for cartoon-like and surreal imagery with references to art and cultural history, Solien explores his life, mind, and emotional states as modern man, artist, husband, and father.
In this exhibition Solien extends the reach of the Melville novel, Moby-Dick, transmuting its figures and themes into a meditation on American restlessness and on the major American historical narrative of the settling of the West. He moves the themes of the novel from their basis in adventures on the high seas and Massachusetts whaling towns to the American West.
T. L. Solien: Toward the Setting Sun, is the first major exhibition of this dazzling new body of work, presenting works on paper and large paintings. The exhibition will be accompanied by a 140-page catalog produced by the Plains Art Museum.