split image shows an abstract work with organic forms in deep blue and golden orange on the left, and angular pieces of driftwood on the right.

Once Removed

The exhibition Once Removed features artwork by Alonso Sierralta and Lisa Loudon and runs from May 18 – September 21, 2024. Alonso Sierralta and Lisa Loudon make work in conversation with nature. They take inspiration from, collect, manipulate, and reinvent natural materials and forms. Both artists use these foraged elements to create a body of work which is individual in vision, but very collaborative in the way they experience nature and forage together for materials.

Loudon writes, “Our ability to read depth, scale, micro or macro depends on our experience in the world. Looking at aerial views of the earth out of context, rivers easily turned into blood cells in a vein, pine trees became microscopic hairs on an insects leg, mountain ranges became a virus as it deforms cells, multiplies, and spreads. Our relationship to the world and place in it is circumstantial and constantly changing.”

For Sierralta, “The concepts and subject matter for my work develop from ideas related to my experience as an immigrant. The work is not meant to be a political commentary, but rather a visual representation of transplantation using organic forms and natural motifs.”

About the Artists

Alonso Sierralta and Lisa Loudon are married artists and educators that live and work in Minneapolis. They both came to Minnesota from Nebraska where they met while studying visual art at the University of Nebraska. Alonso is originally from Chile and came to the United States with his family at age fourteen. Both hold an MFA from the University of Nebraska.

Alonso and Lisa have been featured in numerous national shows and are the recipients of several grants and awards for their work. They primarily work independently but have collaborated as well, most notably for the Jerome Fellowship of Book Arts, awarded and presented by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

About the Venue

Anderson Center Galleries are free to the public (donations welcome). The galleries are open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gallery Three is on the first (main) floor of the main building and is at-grade. If you have questions about the accessibility of Anderson Center facilities or programs, please contact us! info@andersoncenter.org or 651-388-2009.

This exhibit is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through an Operating Support grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.



May 18 2024 - Sep 21 2024


11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Gallery Three
Gallery Three
Anderson Center at Tower View, 163 Tower View Dr, Red Wing, MN 55066