UP Focus: Lundeen and Smith
UP Focus: John Lundeen and Theresa Smith
The UP: FOCUS series is an annual exhibition highlighting artists who live in or are heavily influenced by the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. John Lundeen (AuTrain, MI and Marfa, TX) and Theresa Smith (Marquette, MI) both find inspiration in natural environments whether the expanses of the Lake Superior shoreline or the minutiae of plant life. Meditations on nature combine with man-made objects to juxtapose the complex and imperfect relationship between humans and their surroundings.
John Lundeen managed an architectural design firm for nearly thirty years before retiring to AuTrain, Michigan where he splits his time with Marfa, Texas. Theresa Smith is based in Marquette, Michigan and has participated in residencies and exhibitions nationally and internationally.