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Sabrina Hornung “Dirt Road Therapy” Artist Reception at the Red Raven
Fri Mar 22, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6 – 8 p.m. Friday, March 22 at the Red Raven Espresso Parlor
916 Main Ave, Fargo
Showing digital photos outside of a digital gallery…is a bit of a new thing for Sabrina Hornung.
Keep in mind she’s the kind of artist who is fascinated by alternative or rather antiquated photo processes, who mixes her own cyanotype solution, is mildly obsessed with folk art, and still cuts collages by hand. So this was a little stressful.
In 2010 she started a statewide mission to document areas of interest on the roads less traveled. She found herself documenting examples of folk art, ghost towns, pioneer cemeteries, and events that preserve pioneer ways of life, such as threshing bees and regional museums. She slowly started to realize that the North Dakota she grew up with is rapidly changing and felt compelled to document these events, stories, and places. Needless to say she has a hard drive full of images that have never seen gallery walls.
The photos currently on view were taken within the past three years and were curated from her Instagram account and photographed with an Android phone.
Sabrina Hornung was born in Jamestown, North Dakota in June 1984. She attended Minnesota State University Moorhead in pursuit of photography and currently resides in Fargo, North Dakota.
Hornung’s roots play an integral role in her work—her pieces serve as an ode to the Dakota prairie. When not wandering the prairie with her camera, she serves as editor-in-chief for the alternative weekly publication, High Plains Reader.
She has won a number of awards regionally for her cyanotypes and mixed media pieces, has participated in the Fergus Falls based Hingeart residency through Springboard for the arts and the Art for Life program in Jamestown, New Rockford and Ellendale ND, through the North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA.) She has also had her work published for the internationally acclaimed folk art publication Raw Vision Magazine.
She has also received grant awards through the Folk art and traditional art apprenticeship in 2015 and 2016 to learn scherenschnitte and wycinanki, the traditional German and Polish art of paper cutting and in 2018 to learn Telemark rosemaling.