‘Driftless’

The charms of Midwestern terrain, the seemingly never-ending tundra, come to life in the paintings of St. Paul-based artist Joshua Cunningham. In his new exhibition he captures the hazy, hay-filled landscapes of southeastern Minnesota, southwestern Wisconsin and a slice of northeastern Iowa, the so-called Driftless Area left untouched by Ice Age glaciers. A native of rural Isanti, Minn., Cunningham sees the paintings as a Midwestern time capsule of sorts. “These paintings are not unlike the fossils I find along a creek bed,” he said in his artist statement. “They are a record.” (Opening 2-5 p.m. Sat. Regular hours noon-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. through Jan. 13. Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace, Mpls. Free. 612-377-7800, grovelandgallery.com.)

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