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Permutations at Form+Content Gallery

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Permutations: Print works by Beth Dorsey, Gwen Partin, Ingrid Restemayer, Patty Scott, and Dean Trisko 
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Form+Content Gallery and five printmakers from the Northrup King Building present an exhibit of hand-pulled prints
and mixed media artworks.

Exhibiting Artists
Beth Dorsey
Gwen Partin
Ingrid Restemayer
Patty Scott
Dean Trisko

These five printmakers are all seasoned artists, knowledgeable in print processes as well as other fine art mediums. They have all shared the same studio building for many years, yet only recently came together to share resources and to learn each others varied uses of printmaking. All are currently using printmaking as a mode of furthering their creative voices.

Beth Dorsey is attracted to everyday objects with repeatable patterns. Venetian blinds, windows, and corrugated material in photogravure prints form the foundation of her imagery. Dorsey uses the ability to repeat an image to build singular compositions. Then through experimentation, she adds layers, sometime plaiting them to change and increase complexity and interest.

Gwen Partin works in drawing, printmaking and book arts. Her focus comes from geometric and natural shapes and textures as well as from textiles with their systems of woven, tiled or tessellated patterns. Partin prints in monotype, with cut paper stencils, relief blocks and collagraphs making a lexicon of parts that get collaged back together. Her textural 2-d works embody a unique balance of control and serendipity.

Ingrid Restemayer is a printmaker and fiber artist. Her work has a hint of storytelling with the inclusion of dry-point intaglio images as pseudo-illustrations when paired with shapes formed from hand-embroidery. Restemayer is interested in sustainable tactics in art creation. She uses discarded plastics for her printing plates. While printmaking is a form of mechanization, she enhances the repetitive imagery with hand-sewing shapes that change the meaning of the overall image.

Patty Scott works solely on paper. Part of an international community of urban sketchers, her background in printmaking includes lithography, etching, monoprint and linocuts. Her current linocut images convey tension and feelings of confinement. Scott’s de-emphasis of line has her relying on large areas of flat color. She enacts a type of anthropomorphizing of the abstract.

Dean Trisko makes abstract art—drawings, paintings, and prints. Abstraction allows his pursuit of beauty without demanding narrative or specific reference. Trisko is often inspired by landscapes – observed then reduced, exaggerated and edited until most representation is gone. Intaglio print methods spark ideas by allowing Trisko to rearrange imagery and free him to try different ways of printing plates.

Permutations is a chance to see new work by accomplished artists who share a medium that, in itself, has several possible variations.

May 23 – June 29, 2024

Opening Reception|
Saturday, May 25  3:00 – 6:00 pm

Free and open to the public


Artist’s Talk

A panel discussion featuring all five artists will be held in the gallery in June. Date, time, and moderator to be announced.



Form+Content Gallery

Whitney Square Building, 210 North Second Street, Suite 104, Minneapolis MN 55401

One block north of Washington Avenue and two blocks west of Hennepin Avenue. Metered parking is available on the street and in neighborhood ramps.


Gallery hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm and by appointment

More Information

Gallery (612) 436-1151 | formandcontent@gmail.com | www.formandcontent.org
Curator (651) 276-4160 | gpartinart@gmail.com | www.gwenpartin.com
For high resolution images, please contact gpartinart@gmail.com

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Gwen Partin, Flying Carpet 5, Monotype print, cut paper, collage, 11”x10”, 2024

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Beth Dorsey, Barriers V, Watercolor monotype with relief,11.5 x 12, 2024

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Ingrid Restemayer, The Big House, all are Mixed media, dry point print with collage, 10×10″, 2024


Patty Scott, Ochre Series, Linocut on Rives BFK, 16.5×13.25, 2022


Dean Trisko, Equivocal, Intaglio print with chine colle,  15×20, 2023

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.



May 25
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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