Mike Lynch


Pictures by Mike Lynch: 1955-2017

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., and Sat. from Jan. 20-March 3
12-5 p.m.
Art, Galleries

Hibbing-born artist Mike Lynch has an uncanny ability to capture quiet Midwestern scenes and infuse them with an aching sense of loneliness and subtle loveliness. Whether he’s painting a railyard, a church steeple, or a dive bar, his rural architectural interpretations feel both familiar and timeless. Snow, darkness, and the absence of people are hallmarks of his work, a logical aesthetic given his Iron Range roots and his upbringing by a mine watchman father. This exhibition at the Groveland Gallery, his artistic home since 1979, is a retrospective of his artwork over six decades. Lynch’s ’60s-era drawings and woodcuts will be shown with his ’70s and ’80s lithographs, alongside oil paintings, watercolors, and ink drawings that span the entire breadth of his career.