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Form+Content Gallery Opening Reception

June 24, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Joyce Lyon, Cooper’s Pond 1, 2023, oil stick on paper, 34″ x 46″
Form+Content Gallery presents Cooper’s Pond: Recent Reflections, an installation of new large scale oil stick on paper drawings responding to the vibrant autumnal life of a northern Minnesota pond.

June 22 – July 29, 2023
Gallery hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm and by appointment.
Free and open to the public.

Opening Reception                                                                                                           
Saturday, June 24, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

Artist’s Talk
Thursday, July 13, 7:00 pm

A one-hour tour of the exhibition with Joyce Lyon will include the opportunity for questions.
Free and open to the public. All are welcome.

Form+Content Gallery
Whitney Square Building
210 North Second Street, Suite 104, Minneapolis, MN 55401
One block north of Washington Avenue North and two blocks west of East Hennepin Avenue.
Parking is available on the street (metered) and in neighborhood parking ramps. See our website for additional parking options.

More Information

formandcontent@gmail.com     |    (612) 436-1151    |    www.formandcontent.org
Artist’s email: lyonx001@umn.edu

Artist’s Statement
My spiritual practice is to walk in places where nature is allowed to assert itself. Knowing the land holds stories, I pay attention. I am interested in the resonant relationship between observed experience and the expressive language of drawing and in the nuanced and essential ways through which meaning is conveyed.    – Joyce Lyon
In these new large-scale works, Joyce Lyon evokes the autumnal world she experienced at a boreal Minnesota pond. She translates the vibrancy and complexity of reflected images using the sensual medium of oil stick and the gestural engagement of drawing. These works become expressions that hover between recognition and mystery. The artist plays on the double meaning of reflection, attentive to the sometimes ambiguous images projected onto the water (is this real or mirrored, is this what I see?) while engaging in meditations on the natural cycles of life and the intertwined journeys of the human and natural world.


Artist’s Biography

Joyce Lyon has used drawing and digital imagery / artist’s books to address issues of identity, ecology and ageing from a personal and female perspective. Recent exhibitions include Crosby Farm Park (Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis), Passing Radiance and Some Pages for a Book of Hours (Form+Content Gallery) and Shifting Perspectives: Dialogue in Place with Andrea Thoma (University of Leeds, England). In support of her work she has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Jerome Foundation and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Her work is in many public and private collections, including the Minnesota Historical Society; the Georgetown University Law Library, Washington, D.C.; the Florida Holocaust Museum / Tampa; the Federal Reserve Bank / Minneapolis; and the Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis. She was a founding member of the feminist collective, WARM: Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota, and has shown her work regularly at Groveland and Form+Content Galleries. Joyce is Associate Professor of Art emerita at the University of Minnesota.

Press Images 
For high resolution images, please contact lyonx001@umn.edu

Joyce Lyon, Cooper’s Pond, Study 2, 2023, oil stick on paper, 23 x 31.5″

Joyce Lyon, Cooper’s Pond 3, 2023, oil stick on paper, 40″ x 51.5″

Mission Statement
Form+Content Gallery nurtures diverse artistic practice and thoughtful dialogue. We value art as a catalyst for critical thinking. We value integrity and the artistic process. We aspire to link personal expression to broader social contexts. Form+Content Gallery is dedicated to moving the definitions and practice of culture forward in new and lively ways


June 24, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Form+Content Gallery
210 2nd Street North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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