May and June 2011
I'll be having an OPEN STUDIO as part of Art-a-Whirl
in North East Minneapolis on Friday, May 20th, Saturday the 21st, and Sunday the 22nd, 2011.
If you'd like to stop by I'll be in my studio with Natalie Northrup
on the 6th floor of the California Building. Click here
My work will be up in the Material Matters
show at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. The show aims to highlight contemporary artists who work with the language of fibers, textiles, and textile design. Work in the show was assembled by Elissa Auther, associate professor of contemporary art at the University of ColoradoColorado Springs and the author of String, Felt, Thread: The Hierarchy of Art and Craft in American Art, and is organized in conjunction with Confluence, the 2011 International Surface Design Association Conference
. Material Matters will be up in the Main Gallery at MCAD from Saturday, June 4th through Sunday, June 26, 2011
and is free to the public. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, June 4, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Also you've got to read Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees
by Lawrence Weschler about the artist Robert Irwin. It is fantastic and, though I never thought it possible, the updated version is even better than the original from '82. Ironically when I saw "Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Blue" at Pace Wildenstein in Chelsea the red plate had a huge dent in it. And, when the Walker in Minneapolis re-installed his angled scrim piece from 1971 there was an awkwardly placed pillar in the room that you couldn't stop looking at. Once you've read the book you'll know why these distractions are so uncharacteristic (and slightly funny) for Irwin's work.
Natalie Northrup and I will be doing a show later this summer with Julie Kesti/Chakra Kahn in the Ivy Arts Building. More details to come.
Lastly, there is an issue with the videos
that have gone up. It seems that once you hit play, it is necessary to pause then hit play a second time to actually get it going. Otherwise only sound plays. We're working to get this fixed.
GROUP SHOW AT THE MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART
A gouache and collage version of this piece
, titled II/III
, is up in the Foot in the Door 4
show at the Minneapolis Institute of Art from Feb. 19th through June 13th, 2010, in the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Gallery. This giant exhibit happens once every ten years and is an experience of magnitude worth seeing. Admission is free.
Visit the MIA's website
for more information.
Foot in the Door 4
Friday, February 19, 2010Sunday, June 13, 2010
Minnesota Artists Exhibition Gallery
Opening reception/Third Thursday: Foot in the Door 4 Premiere: Thursday, February 18, 2010
Celebrate opening night of "Foot in the Door 4," the wildly popular exhibition held every 10 years. Rub elbows with hundreds of Minnesota artists and view thousands of submissions in this stupendous art stampede. Sport your most fab footwear for our "Best Shoes in the Door" Flickr gallery. Sock it to our Saint Stephen's sock drive, ideal for warming the hearts and tootsies of kids and adults alike; new socks accepted at the entry. Live music by Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles.
*Show/Open Studio September 18th-20th*
GRAIN BELT ARTISTS COLLECTIVE PRESENTS THE AUTUMN ART-QUINOX
A FREE MULTI-MEDIA, INTERACTIVE EVENT
At the Grain Belt Bottling House in Northeast Minneapolis, Film, Music, Art and More
The Grain Belt Bottling House, Northeast Minneapolis, 79 13th Avenue N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55413. September 18th, 6 pm-midnight, September 19th, noon-8 pm, September 20th, noon-4 pm.
The Grain Belt Artists present a free multi-media event featuring resident
and guest artists working in film, music, performance art, painting,
sculpture and photography. This special event will begin with an
opening reception on Friday, September 18th, 6 pm-midnight and will
continue throughout the weekend on Saturday, September 19th, noon-8 pm and
Sunday, September 20th noon-4 pm. Performance events will be scheduled
all three days, stop by the Grain Belt Bottling House for a complete
Resident Grain Belt artists participating in this event include:
Jeanne Frink,Joe Greco, Jeff Hirst, Caitlin Karolczak, Holly Nelson,
Natalie Northrup, Tom Riggle, Brian Severns, Lynn Speaker and Coffee
Selected guest artists participating in the AUTUMN ART-QUINOX are:
Jason Wasyk,Tara Costello,Nate Petterson,Benjamin Moore,Katherine Ryan Roth,Jocelyn Bullock,
Dan Schneiger,Sandesh Nicol,Jeffrey Skemp,Deborah Splain,Josh Stulen,Noreen Tyler,Noelle Wolf,
Paul Von Stoetzel,JM Culver,Scott Wenner,Jane Frees-Kluth,David Kluth,Faye Hoch,Shuji Usui,
Steven Lang,Matt Gorrie,Jesse Golfis,Jeffrey Bordenkecher,Michael Slagle,Nicole Stanoch,Patrick Pryor,
Jason Dorweiler,Bridget Riversmith,Ed Keegan,Gina Germ,Griffin Costello,Tad Murawska,Jen Hanlon,
Robert Eichinger,Tricia Schweltzer, Kristina Mooney,Matthew J.Olson,David Qaudy,C.L Meisinger
Brian S. Ellis, HOMERr and the Bi-Penial octopus, The Default Project
The Prizefighters, Easy to Love,HOMERr and the BI-Penial octopus, Jenny Dalton,Inushuk Pass,& Military Specialists, Manners
Artspace Projects, Audubon Coffee, EMI, Spinario Design
Friday, Feb 6th 6:00pm-12 midnight
Music: (approximate times)
6:00 The Prize Fighters
7:00 Easy to Love
8:00 HOMERr and the Bi-Penial octopus
9:00 Jenny Dalton
10:00 Inukshuk Pass
11:00 Military Specialists
Film: Outside viewing
By: Matt Gorrie 6pm-12am
Film: Main viewing area
By: Paul Von Stoetzel, Bridget Riversmith, Kate Balsley,Brianna Deihl,Tyler Jensen
Film: Secondary viewing
The Default Project- Through out the night
Readings: By Brian S. Ellis -Through out the night
Sat, Feb, 7th 12:00-8:00
An Immigrant's Tale
A Program on 19th Century Norwegian Immigration. 1:00pm & 3:00pm
Hosted by: Roger R. Hellesvig
The Default Project-TBA