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Pigeons


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Pigeons


Pigeons, 2017

Now on exhibit at The Local Blend, St. Joseph, MN (August 3 - October 29, 2017)

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Price and Size Inquiries: heidi@heidijeub.com or text 320-828-1437

Hidden Architects


Hidden Architects


Series Statement:

I am known for my abstract paintings, public art, and local arts activity. This perspective and drive started with an insincere desire to become an architect. This series is a detour from my usual work, reflecting on my abandonment of architecture as a life long career. It is about regret, desire, wonder, and cultural and societal critique.

I did everything right before going into architecture school: I had a mentorship with a local architect. I took drafting. I got a bunch of fancy books.

Yet when I built models, they fell apart. When I took tests on the major architectural wonders of the world, I failed miserably. I mispronounced French, Greek, and Italian towns and couldn’t get my centuries straight. I had no skills, no worldly context, or the ability to catch up in the typical college semester time frame. 

I was screwed.

So, I left the program, much to my female dean’s dismay. I saw her rigid “wearing all black” Ayn Rand-ish self, slump in her chair, almost “whining” that I was only 1 of 3 young women n the program, and to please reconsider. I told her that I was afraid I wouldn’t be doing much more than nice garages and church additions. Nothing truly great. I didn’t even know where the Louvre was! I had a strip mall in my town of Sartell… and a paper mill, of course. This was not ample preparation for greatness. And I wanted to be great at something, dangit.

This series of collages allowed me to come to terms with this story. I don’t like blaming society, but after I looked through the magazines my mother (Home Beautiful) and my engineering grandfather (Scientific American) most likely read, I realized that it would have taken a much stronger desire for me to truly succeed in that field of Architecture. MUCH STRONGER. 

Yet, if I would have seen more female architects, had more women mentors, or maybe a few more toys to help me imagine my future as an architect, then maybe it would be different.

So, although I kinda gave up, I still dance within space like I built it, admire the queen bees that made it, and keep making something out of nothing everyday. I teach art in STEM based programs at schools because I believe that this quitting story must be told. I want to look girls in the eyes and encourage them to push themselves into spaces that are still not truly open to them. 

Be Bold. Make Stuff. 

- Heidi Jeub, Artist.
 


Price List

01. A Girl’s Gotta Find Out Somehow! $75
02. Wallpapered $75
03. The Queen Bee in Certain Situations $75
04. The American Home $50
05. Zaha Moment (Female Architect Given A Puppy) $75
06. Re-Decorate with a New Perspective $75
07. Playroom $75
08. Get Down or You’ll Get Hurt $100 *
09. Oh! Stars! How Romantic! $100 *
10. While we were focused on Table Settings $100 * 
11. Play Laundry $100 *
12. White Picket Fences and Doric Columns $100
13. House Beautiful Engineered $100

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Nexus Gallery


Nexus Gallery


nexus |ˈneksəs| noun (pl.same or nexuses)

a connection or series of connections linking two or more things: the nexus between industry and political power.
• a connected group or series: a nexus of ideas.
• the central and most important point or place: the nexus of allthis activity was the disco.

 

Artist Statement

Architectural systems are not about the walls that are built but how the people flow through that space. HVAC pipes push air to where we need to be cool or warm, or take away toxic air that would make us uncomfortable. So when we think of systems that are bigger than what we can see, are we being given the air to breath, or are we saved from the discomfort of our own toxicity?

This work is a visual representation of such systems. It could be applied to any aspect of our discourse in politics, social justice, spirituality or ourselves. It is meant to prompt questions of the larger system, not just about our own selves within that system.

When creating GRIDS, as found in the work in this exhibit, the ideas of our communities are so narrowly focused on the moment/day/space/idea at hand. Issues and ideas are being dropped with a simple click of the track pad or swipe of the screen. One tragedy is outshining another injustice. This is a daily occurrence.

The victims are our neighbors, but we find comfort in blaming them for not being like us... in this house... with these locks. Until we are truly affected by the system that breaks into our space, will we realize that we are all affected.

This is not meant to be a hopeless analysis of our society, but rather, to be aware of the walls that hold us in, and reach through the windows and doors that are passages past complacency and disengagement. Tell your story and listen to other’s stories. Feel a pain that you may not ever have to endure. Look into the eyes of those you are told to fear. Let love be the air you breathe and let toxic hate be taken away.

- Heidi A. Jeub, 2016

Bookbinding


Bookbinding


Bookbinding Studio

Bookbinding is a way for me to meditate over paper and folds. While the studio has been on hiatus while I attend graduate school, I still bring my knowledge into classrooms throughout Minnesota. 

Custom orders are still an option, otherwise expect to see a new series during the holiday season in 2017.

 
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Sartell Mill Project


Sartell Mill Project


Sartell Paper Mill Project

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Made of repurposed tank from the fallen mill. (c) Heidi Jeub, 2015 Powdercoated by All-Pro, St. Cloud Fabrication Assistance by Northside Welding, Sauk Rapids

Made of repurposed tank from the fallen mill. (c) Heidi Jeub, 2015

Powdercoated by All-Pro, St. Cloud

Fabrication Assistance by Northside Welding, Sauk Rapids

 
Artist, Joshua Faye, and fabricator, Jacob Smith, created this bench with scraps of the mill. 2015  

Artist, Joshua Faye, and fabricator, Jacob Smith, created this bench with scraps of the mill. 2015

 

 
"Absence" by Christopher Zlatic, 2015, made from valve covers, LED lighting, acrylic

"Absence" by Christopher Zlatic, 2015, made from valve covers, LED lighting, acrylic

"Absence" night view

"Absence" night view

 
Welds from a time past seeps through the gateway piece. 

Welds from a time past seeps through the gateway piece. 

 
Bikerack beefed up with gears and skyline by Joe Schulte, 2015

Bikerack beefed up with gears and skyline by Joe Schulte, 2015

 

2014-2016 Watab Creek Park, Sartell, Minnesota

The Sartell Mill Functional Art project will be implemented based on careful research of both materials and historical relevance of the Verso Paper Mill. The community is currently watching 100 years tumble down, and this is the only attempt to actively obtain and utilize the parts of the mill that tells a story.

Each artist selected created works based on their interaction with mill employees and community members. They researched the history of the mill, and with their individual aesthetic point of view, created strong design ideas that the community will benefit from for years to come.

The timing of this project was very delicate. We were responding to the fact that the mill is coming down and will no longer be part of the skyline by winter of 2015. The demolition site was massive, and the demolition company was very cooperative to let us tour the space several times, and tag the items that may be useful to the project. Developing trust and a relationship with an international company is a noteworthy achievement and we are grateful for their cooperation.

We found it especially illuminating when the coal shaft ignited on August 6th, just two days after our artist tour. This enabled us to see first hand the emotional responses of those who have lived in the community or worked in the mill. One post said, "Pit in the stomach and a lump in my throat all over again." This made us realize the impact of this building. It is not only a place of work, but a symbol of place and purpose. Anything we, as the artists, can do to give the community something to touch and see, will be worth it.

Documenting and honoring the history of the mill and its workers through a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board is an opportunity that only happens once in a lifetime. 
 

 


CREATIVE TEAM

The creative team for this project brings together different aesthetics and career levels to make this project a dynamic opportunity for the city of Sartell.

 

Having an interest in architecture, Heidi Jeub attended college in Missouri to find out that her gut said no to the field, but to continue to explore the areas of interest in art. Her interest in architecture never subsided, becoming a helpful sense once she began working as a gallery coordinator in various organizations, institutions and galleries. The relationship of art, space, and audience is like a small scale architectural design. This experience is an important part of this project. Heidi served as the executive director of Visual Arts Minnesota from 2010 - 2014, an organization that creates opportunities for visual artists to exhibit and promote their work. She is currently studying at the University of Minnesota, pursuing her masters in Arts and Cultural Leadership. She teaches residencies regularly, throughout Minnesota, as a rostered artist with both COMPAS and formerly (after moving) a TARP artist with the Central Minnesota Arts Board. Her residencies have concentrated on visual journaling, healthy collaborations, abstract art and design thinking.   

Having an interest in architecture, Heidi Jeub attended college in Missouri to find out that her gut said no to the field, but to continue to explore the areas of interest in art. Her interest in architecture never subsided, becoming a helpful sense once she began working as a gallery coordinator in various organizations, institutions and galleries. The relationship of art, space, and audience is like a small scale architectural design. This experience is an important part of this project.


Heidi served as the executive director of Visual Arts Minnesota from 2010 - 2014, an organization that creates opportunities for visual artists to exhibit and promote their work. She is currently studying at the University of Minnesota, pursuing her masters in Arts and Cultural Leadership. She teaches residencies regularly, throughout Minnesota, as a rostered artist with both COMPAS and formerly (after moving) a TARP artist with the Central Minnesota Arts Board. Her residencies have concentrated on visual journaling, healthy collaborations, abstract art and design thinking. 
 

Kyle Fokken was born in the small farming town of Clara City, Minnesota, a town with little to do but entertain yourself with your imagination. After high school, Kyle became the first person in his family to go to college and graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in Ceramics from Minnesota State University at St. Cloud State University.  Kyle has shown in multiple museums and art centers and galleries throughout the United States and abroad. 

Kyle Fokken was born in the small farming town of Clara City, Minnesota, a town with little to do but entertain yourself with your imagination. After high school, Kyle became the first person in his family to go to college and graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in Ceramics from Minnesota State University at St. Cloud State University.  Kyle has shown in multiple museums and art centers and galleries throughout the United States and abroad. 

Joshua Fay will graduate this semester with a BFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Painting from St Cloud State University. He has had a large number of exhibits, as well as curatorial experience from working with the student run Gallery Vault and the Artist Student Union. In 2013, he interned Sizzling Summer Art Crawl, responsible for connecting business in St Cloud with local artists. 

Joshua Fay will graduate this semester with a BFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Painting from St Cloud State University. He has had a large number of exhibits, as well as curatorial experience from working with the student run Gallery Vault and the Artist Student Union. In 2013, he interned Sizzling Summer Art Crawl, responsible for connecting business in St Cloud with local artists. 

Joe Schulte, Fabrication Director/Industrial Arts Teacher at Sartell High School,has extensive experience in mild-steel fabrication. From new steel fabrication, to modification and innovation of existing products, he has over 20 years experience in fabrication, building, and problem solving. He has taught pre-engineering and design thinking courses through the Nationally-recognized Project Lead the Way program for the past 6 years. Furthermore, Joe is a life-long resident whose father and Godfather were both mill employees, and is invested in his community. He seeks to make connections between industry, community, and education.

Joe Schulte, Fabrication Director/Industrial Arts Teacher at Sartell High School,has extensive experience in mild-steel fabrication. From new steel fabrication, to modification and innovation of existing products, he has over 20 years experience in fabrication, building, and problem solving. He has taught pre-engineering and design thinking courses through the Nationally-recognized Project Lead the Way program for the past 6 years. Furthermore, Joe is a life-long resident whose father and Godfather were both mill employees, and is invested in his community. He seeks to make connections between industry, community, and education.

Native to Sartell, growing up in Rice, Christopher Zlatic was enrolled in the Sartell school district in middle and high school. By the time he went to college, the stack at the Champion/Verso Paper Mill had become permanently etched into his mind as the defining visual landmark of the city. Chris is an emerging artist living in Rice, with a Bachelors of Fine Art from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is active in the arts of Central Minnesota, a volunteer board member of Visual Arts Minnesota, helping manage arts programming. He has displayed his work in numerous St. Cloud Art Crawls and has done art demonstrations during them, as well. He has helped coordinate numerous events for Visual Arts Minnesota, like the Pop-Up art galleries and the 34th Annual High School Art Competition, helping him develop a strong capacity to collaborate and work with a team of artistic people in a creative setting. Chris has been documenting the Verso demolition since it began in the fall of 2013. 

Native to Sartell, growing up in Rice, Christopher Zlatic was enrolled in the Sartell school district in middle and high school. By the time he went to college, the stack at the Champion/Verso Paper Mill had become permanently etched into his mind as the defining visual landmark of the city. Chris is an emerging artist living in Rice, with a Bachelors of Fine Art from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is active in the arts of Central Minnesota, a volunteer board member of Visual Arts Minnesota, helping manage arts programming. He has displayed his work in numerous St. Cloud Art Crawls and has done art demonstrations during them, as well. He has helped coordinate numerous events for Visual Arts Minnesota, like the Pop-Up art galleries and the 34th Annual High School Art Competition, helping him develop a strong capacity to collaborate and work with a team of artistic people in a creative setting. Chris has been documenting the Verso demolition since it began in the fall of 2013. 

Custom motorcycle specialist, Jacob Smith,  worked with Joshua Faye. Jacob has over a decade of experience in metal fabrication and welding, utilizing his skills and talent to create one-of-a-kind motorcycles, sculptures and gates.

Custom motorcycle specialist, Jacob Smith,  worked with Joshua Faye. Jacob has over a decade of experience in metal fabrication and welding, utilizing his skills and talent to create one-of-a-kind motorcycles, sculptures and gates.

 
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Abstracts


Abstracts


 

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Laundry Series


Laundry Series


Laundry//Economy 2012