Saturday, August 23, 2014
Join us for Open Saturdays as dozens of studios open their doors to the public this winter and spring.
See a list of studios open Saturday, August 23rd from 12-4 pm.
Friday, August 01, 2014
A vicious beast? A gentle giant? Or is it an animal at all? Decide for yourself when you see “Delicate Beasts” an exhibition of new work by Christy Puetz & Ingrid Restemayer.
Dedicated to the use of methods and materials traditionally associated with craft, artists Christy Puetz and Ingrid Restemayer explore the boundaries and reconceive how craft materials are seen in the fine art world.
Christy Puetz’s recent sculptures are beautifully grotesque little creatures. Holding poses that seem frozen in time, each piece is covered with combinations of glass beads, felted wool, dried paint slabs, silk cocoons and other found elements. The materials and exaggerated body parts cause the animals to appear in a state of transformation, or shedding. Because of the “true to life” scale and the colorful, delicately beaded surfaces viewers are drawn in for a closer look.
Ingrid Restemayer’s latest works include gentle etchings of beastly animals like buffalo, elephants and octopi collaged and hand-embroidered. The etchings themselves are intimate studies of individual animals’ expressions and organic movements captured in a still, illustrated moment of individual personality. The images are small. Their size dictated by the etched substrate – discarded retail gift cards. Pairing the tiny portraits with spans of running stitches or French knots also brings each one of these studies to a place of gentle meditation.
This inaugural opening of “Delicate Beasts” takes place at the Northrup King Building in the heart of the vibrant Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.
Location: 3rd Floor Gallery (332)
Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 4th, 5-9pm
Show Runs: September 4-27, 2014
Thomas Schrunk’s work is characterized by the changing luster from the surface of the materials used. The areas of relative bright and dark change as the viewer walks (or drives) by, or with a change in the angle of the light source. His pieces are found in the collections of princes and presidents, Steinway Art Case pianos, celebraties, charitable organizations and fine residences on three continents. He works in a variety of media, teaches, writes in trade publications, has several patents and patents pending, and is the inventor of “lustrous concrete”, a method of creating light-responsive (lustrous) imagery on opaque materials.
Photography will give a basic impression of the size, shape, and color of the work, but with lustrous materials it gives only a single viewpoint. The actual light response from the surface changes with a change with a change in position of the viewer, or a change in the angle of the light source. Single photographs of lustrous materials are really akin to a still from a movie. Several video clips are contained on his website to give a better understanding of the effect. Go to http://www.thomasschrunk.com
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014
Eddie Hamilton’s work is primarily acrylic on canvas but also includes mixed media on wood panel. His direct and playful work represents the emotion, energy, and interactions of people in their communities.
Eddie’s paintings are developed after research and reflection on the concept to be represented. Currently, his work is the result of studying gentrification and interpersonal human urban contact. Acrylics, ink, and crayon are used because of the ability to quickly apply and layer these materials resulting in a continuous flow of work in one sitting.
His visual representation of people and the urban setting has been greatly influenced by his childhood in California. His fascination with communities and the urban life is a result of living in vastly different areas as a child and an adult search for a sense of a community to call his own.
Eddie will be featured on MN Original on the following dates, times and channels:
3/23/2014 – 10:00 PM on Channel 2
3/23/2014 – 6:00 PM on Channel 2
3/24/2014 – 7:00 PM in SW MN
3/24/2014 – 1:00 AM in SW MN
3/24/2014 – 7:00 AM in SW MN
3/24/2014 – 4:00 AM on Channel 2
3/27/2014 – 9:30 PM on Life
3/28/2014 – 3:30 AM on Life
Posted on Friday, February 07, 2014
Congratulations to Sharra Frank (Studio 469) on being selected for the Mosaic Arts International 2014 exhibition! The juried exhibit was selected by jurors Guilio Menossi (Udine, Italy), Jeannine Falino, (New York, New York) and Reginald C. Adams (Houston, TX). The exhibit will be held April 24th – May 30th at the Williams Tower Gallery. Sharra will also return as a teaching artists, offering two workshops at the conference. See more of Sharra’s work at www.sharrafrank.com
For more information about the Mosaic Arts International exhibition go to www.americanmosaics.org