The Banfill-Locke Art Center’s new exhibit, “A Journey of Knowing,” features work from local abstract artists Owen Brown, Rita Dungey and Annie Young. The exhibit runs May 25 through June 22. (Photo submitted)

The Banfill-Locke Art Center in Fridley will exhibit works from artists Owen Brown, Rita Dungey and Annie Young May 25 through June 22.

The exhibit “A Journey of Knowing” explores the artists’ “relationship and navigation of the picture plane through the interplay of color and gesture.”

An opening artists reception will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Banfill-Locke Art Center, 6666 E. River Road, Fridley.

The center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, call 763-574-1850 or visit

Owen Brown

Brown has degrees from Yale and the University of Chicago. In the 1980s, Brown studied painting at California College of Arts in Oakland, where his teachers included Philip Morsberger and Jack Mendenhall.

For many years Brown lived in San Francisco but moved to Minneapolis in 2016. He has exhibited in juried shows and solo exhibits throughout the country, and his paintings are in collections in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Brown was the recipient of a residency at Air Le Parc in July 2017 and at the Land Institute in October 2018, where he created his first sculptural installation, “Units of Measure.” He was an official invitee at Art Prize Nine, and has been invited to exhibit at the 2020 Kochi Biennale.

Brown is represented nationally by Holly Hunt and in the Twin Cities by Art Force and Isles Studio.

To learn more about Brown, visit

Rita Dungey

Dungey completed a two-year program as a protégé in Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota, mentored by artist Mary Bergs. She studied painting five years with Tom Tyler at Bloomington Theatre and Art Center and has taken classes and workshops at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Normandale Community College and local art centers.

Dungey is a Bloomington resident who creates art in her northeast Minneapolis studio. Her work has been exhibited locally and internationally and is placed in multiple corporate settings.

To learn more about Dungey, visit

Annie Young

Young is an award-winning American artist and United States Air Force veteran living with blindness. She deploys the interplay of acrylic paint colors and a variety of textural mediums using her enhanced sensory awareness, both echoic and haptic. Young continually challenges the boundaries of her perceived abilities, exploring the rules of composition, color and contour.

Her work is exhibited and collected throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Currently Young’s work is included as part of the Frida Legacy Foundation and is being exhibited on an international tour until April 2020.

To learn more about Young, visit

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