Activities & off-campus events

Accumulation Opening Reception

Saturday, February 9, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery proudly presents Accumulation, an exhibition by two Minnesota artists: ceramicist and St. Kate's professor Monica Rudquist and her mentor, sculptor Judy Onofrio.


  • Opening Reception: Saturday, February 9, 6-8 p.m.
  • NCECA Reception: Friday, March 29, 5-9 p.m.

Accumulation will run February 9-March 30, 2019. The opening reception and exhibition are FREE and open to the public.

Rudquist and Onofrio share an interest in materiality, repetition of form and redefining space through an assemblage of smaller parts. Obvious visual parallels can be drawn between their work, including a monochromatic palette, large-scale installation methods and an aesthetic rooted in vessel-like forms.

Each artist also explores the concept and role of accumulation in her art practice: Onofrio assembles structures made from found and cast animal bones, creating complex structures out of individual parts; Rudquist cuts down her wheel-thrown pieces and reassembles them into dynamic compositions she mounts on the wall. For both artists, the objects that make up their works are imbued with power that both Onofrio and Rudquist harness in distinct ways.

Monica Rudquist in her Studio.

For more information visit the Accumulation page on The Catherine G. Murphy website. Questions? Contact the Gallery at 651-690-6644.