"The Little Show"

Featuring "Square Stories" as part of Lise Kildegaard's Jones Professorship project
Curated by Anna Johnson (‘16) and Paige Harne (‘15)
1st Floor Preus Library

The Little Show

Take a minute to experience and explore the little objects, images, and stories gathered together in this exhibition.

The diverse artworks, ranging from pre-Columbian figurines to modern watercolors, are all selected from the 1600+ objects in the Luther College Fine Arts Collection. The stories are all by Louis Jensen, the Danish author who has written 1001 of the quirky, poetic microfictions he calls “Square Stories.”

What can we see in such little things? A story that ends in a flash, an image that fits in the palm of your hand—these diminutive artworks offer a quick and concentrated experience. They focus our attention, teaching us to look sharp before the moment is gone.

The stories, images, and sculptures here are grouped by theme and concept. They don’t illustrate each other, exactly—rather, they are in conversation with each other. They share a highly condensed universe, and they are brought together here to unfold and illuminate each other.

Visitors are invited to join the conversation. Help yourself to a square story from the pad. Use the colored pencils to make a story or a drawing of your own. Put a little something in your pocket, or leave a little story or image behind. Have a little fun!

For more information on this show and the artists displayed, please visit the accompanying page in the Luther College Galleries Archive of Exhibitions.