Meg Ojala: I Want to Show You Something

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Date(s) - March 13, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Flaten Art Museum


Meg Ojala: I Want to Show You Something celebrates the 35-year teaching career of Meg Ojala, Professor of Art at St. Olaf College, with a body of new work – a photographic exploration of bogs and fens. For the past 15 years, Ojala’s large-scale photographs have described the spatial ambiguities and seasonal changes on the prairies and riverbanks close to her home and studio near Northfield, Minnesota. This exhibition is a meandering visual and poetic search through ecologically crucial peatlands in Finland, Ireland and Minnesota. Bogs are disorienting, often impassable, ambiguous, slowly changing bodies of sphagnum moss, sedges, carnivorous plants, cranberries, tamarack, and black spruce. The installation of photographs, text, and prints of these captivating ecosystems envelops the viewer in their paradoxes and unfathomability.

The exhibition is complemented by Barbara Hurd’s new collection of essays, Invitations to the Indefinite, presented with selected photographs by Ojala in a full-color catalog. In-gallery copies are complimentary. To receive a copy by mail for a small shipping fee, contact Flaten Art Museum at

Museum closed for Spring Break March 24 – April 2.

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