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Painting of woman with red hair cleaning a shower

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A new art exhibition that focuses on the complex concept of femininity will be on display starting Monday in the Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center Gallery.

“Feminine Attempts” by Klaire Lockheart will be up through March 28. An opening reception will take place Monday, Feb. 7, 7-8:30 p.m., with Lockheart present to discuss her work. This event is free and open to the public.

Lockheart’s life-size oil paintings employ symbolism through clothing and environment to represent the various roles and expectations placed on women. 

“My paintings allow me to explore the unnatural expectations of femininity,” Lockheart shares.

Lockheart earned her MFA from the University of South Dakota, and she is Miss Art World South Dakota. Her recent solo exhibitions include “Feminine Attempts” at the Sioux City Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa; “A is for Apron” at the Ritz Gallery in Brookings, S.D.; and “Ladylike Representations” at Gallery 120 in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

Poster of two upcoming art receptions

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.