The exhibition, Collections, is presented by the Minneapolis office of Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank and curated by the Elizabeth Leach Gallery. The exhibition features artwork from two private collections, and limited edition prints published by Highpoint Editions. Minneapolis has an engaged and healthy arts ecology through the relationships and interactions of its collectors, artists, regional institutions and the public. Evidence of this interconnected community is demonstrated by the relationships present in this exhibition.

Howard Tam, a collector based in Minnesota, started collecting art while in Singapore in 2001. The focus of Tam’s collection is primarily Asian art. Collections also includes paintings on loan from a private collector in Minneapolis who wishes to remain anonymous.

Highpoint Center for Printmaking approaches the art community and art collecting from a different vantage point. A printshop cooperative and gallery, Highpoint curates a Visiting Artists Program that invites artists to create original prints under the guidance and support of a Master Printer.

Hollis Sigler
Hollis Sigler, The Lady Felt Caught Between Yesterday and Today, 1981, Cray-Pas on paper, 28 x 43”, Courtesy Private Collection 



Ngo Ba Hoang
Untitled, 2002
oil on canvas
56 x 46"
Courtesy Howard Tam Collection


Aaron Spangler
How Do I Say Goodbye, 2014
45.75 x 36.25"
Courtesy of the artist and Highpoint Editions


How Do I Say Goodbye


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    Ngo Ba Hoang, Untitled, 2002, oil on canvas, 56 x 46”, Courtesy Howard Tam Collection

    Ngo Ba Hoang was born in Bad Ninh, Vietnam in 1974. He graduated from Hanoi Industrial Fine Art University where he now teaches.

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    Aaron Spangler, How Do I Say Goodbye, 2014, woodcut, Edition of 8, 45.75 x 36.25”, Courtesy the artist and Highpoint Editions

    Aaron Spangler is a sculptor and printmaker who reimagines the traditional medium and technique of woodcarving with a contemporary eye. Starting with solid blocks of basswood, Spangler carves detailed scenes and motifs into large, figurative bas-reliefs and freestanding sculptures, which he then covers in black graphite and gesso. The monochromatic surface provides an impartial yet inscrutable base from which to interpret the meaning of his enigmatic, often surrealistic scenes and figures.

    Aaron Spangler's (b. 1971 Minneapolis, MN, lives and works in Park Rapids, MN) work has been in recent exhibitions in Minneapolis at David Petersen Gallery and the Walker Art Center, where he has been commissioned for a new work for the Sculpture Garden. This will be the artist’s first sculpture cast in bronze.






  Participating Artists     
Carlos Amorales
Gu Gan
Ngo Ba Hoang
Soo Kim
Yee I-Lann
Hollis Sigler
Steven Sorman
Aaron Spangler
Mungo Thomson



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