The St. Olaf community is welcome to join Professor of Art John Saurer and art alumni he mentored in a conversation about creative practice and reciprocal mentorship, followed by a celebratory opening reception in Flaten Art Museum’s galleries. Stream the event here.
John Saurer: Let it Loose celebrates St. Olaf College Professor of Art John Saurer’s fruitful artistic career as he marks 29 years of teaching at the college. Saurer’s work is notable in its technical variety, spanning sculpture, drawing, installation, and printmaking. Printmaking–Saurer’s primary teaching area–has a unique capacity for reproducibility, an approach that echoes throughout Saurer’s work in other media. Cast elements, repeated forms, and matrixes with individual components that create a larger whole express the artist’s attraction to repetition, order, and technical refinement.