‘Accumulation’

Artists Judy Onofrio and Monica Rudquist have a history of exhibiting work in the same group exhibitions, but now they’ve got a show all their own. Their two-gallery joint exhibition at St. Catherine University is a visually opaque journey through sculptural form — everything in the show has an off-white coloring to it, but the materials they use are entirely disparate. Onofrio recycles buried bovines’ bones (try saying that fast three times) to construct objects that look like large, nonfunctional bowls, oval portraits, and even a pile of twigs, but with teeth, hips, ribs and spinal cord bones jutting out. Across the hall in a separate gallery, Rudquist transforms clay into an abstract wall installation that looks like twisted leaves. She also carves ceramic bowls and then slashes them into thick slices. (8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends March 30. Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Av., St. Paul. Free. 651-690-6644 or gallery.stkate.edu)

Alicia Eler