Fagan Flower 3


October 29, 2015 – January 24, 2016

Michelle Fagan started her abstract macro photography practice as a personal project in 2010. Fagan’s large format giclée prints on canvas are hyper-magnified portraits of the interiors and details of flowers. At first glance viewers often interpret her prints as paintings, as lines fall out of focus and colors blend and blur, allowing a painterly dance to unfold across each canvas.

Her work invites and beautifies, calmly encouraging the viewer to slow down, pause and gaze more deeply and closely to the simple things that surround them.

Michelle Fagan is a Rochester native and studied photojournalism South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. Fagan, and her husband Shawn, own Fagan Studios, on S Broadway, a contemporary portrait studio in Rochester, MN.

Rochester Art Center (RAC) and People’s Food Co-Op (PFC) are pleased to partner to present the exhibition initiative Locally Grown. This curated series presents artists who have exhibited in Rochester Art Center’s local artist series RAC2 (Rochester Area Collaborative) in a second exhibition. Annually, four artists will have the opportunity to create new exhibitions in the Co-Op’s welcoming dining space as an innovative outgrowth of their presentation at RAC2.

As the community’s appetite for local art and food expands, PFC is an ideal business and space for Rochester Art Center to continue to support artists and reach yet another audience, helping to broaden and shape the cultural landscape of Rochester. This partnership recognizes the many ways in which healthy food and contemporary art are good for you. Together we are serving our community the best in local art and food.

RAC2 serves eleven counties including Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona. With this series RAC has broadened and diversified the creative opportunities for Rochester area artists as RAC’s professional staff serves both a curatorial and mentorship role, working directly with the artists on their vision and the implementation of a new project. This collaboration creates an enriching experience and an exciting venue and program for artists practicing in our area. It also offers the community the opportunity to celebrate local artistic achievement. We look forward to further supporting talented artists and all the possibilities that Locally Grown offers.

RAC2 is supported by the Judy & Jim Sloan Foundation, and Maggie & Dr. Paul Scanlon.