A variety of windows are displayed at The Emy Frentz Arts Guild, but unless you count the frames, you probably won’t recognize any structures that allow you to see through walls.

The “Windows,” which is the title of artist Amber Rahe’s exhibit at the guild, are figurative. Rahe, who recently earned her master’s in art at Minnesota State University, doesn’t want to explain too much. For her, it’s more important each viewer has a unique experience and takes what they will from her work.

But, basically, she envisions the work to be various windows into different places decided upon by the viewer.

“Whether it’s a good place or a bad place, that can be determined from the viewer,” said Rahe, who first began to paint at age 5, partially inspired by her grandmother, also a painter.

Rahe’s body of work overall are abstract paintings of emotions “based on feelings of insignificance and smallness,” she wrote in her artist statement. “There is a sense of being left behind, being engulfed by something, being lost, or being overpowered.”

Rahe begins canvases with layers of color. She uses transparent color washes and industrial colors, and the finished products have a great sense of movement and repetition.

“I create these wall-sized, two-dimensional, fantastic environments to crawl into and to possibly experience that emotion from the outside. It is important to me that the viewer does the same.”

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