Chris Larson:  Axonometric / Threshold at TOPO Gallery

Thursday, September 07, 2017 - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Chris Larson:  Axonometric / Threshold at TOPO Gallery photo

Infinity and entropy echo one another in space and time for Chris Larson’s Axonometric/Threshold, the inaugural exhibition at TOPO Gallery. This ten-year investigation of Axonometric pencil drawings on vellum transposes and collides the imagery of industrial workplaces, rural architectural structures and aeronautic machines. Condensing these uncanny elements together depicts invented architectural landscapes that are defined by darkness and erasure. New and impossible spaces of production are created through similarities of form and contradictions in scale that are compounded into inconsistent perspectives.

Larson’s most recent graphite work, Threshold, continue the exploration of perceiving and bending space through line and void. The panel is built up of many coats of black gesso through the process of sanding and polishing. The final layer is burnished with steel wool to work the material toward a slate like surface. A strip of aluminum, commonly used as a threshold to form the bottom of a doorway, is repurposed as a drawing tool and straight edge. Rotating around a nail embedded in the panel, in a performative and repetitious motion, Larson makes hundreds of graphite lines that converge and radiate infinitely off the surface. As the lines flip two separate spaces can be perceived simultaneously.

Preview: Thursday, September 7th 5-9 PM
Opening Reception: September 22th 6-9PM

On view from September 7th through October 31st

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Beyond the Canvas

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Saturday, October 28, 2017

Beyond the Canvas photo

Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture exhibition, Beyond the Canvas. Curated by gallery artist and co-owner Patrick K. Pryor, the exhibition includes new sculptural work by gallery artists, Kate Casanova, Jodi Reeb and Pryor, as well as work by guest artists, Jim Dryden and Betsy Alwin.

The genesis of the exhibition began with Kolman & Pryor’s show, Tiny Art, which included Casanova’s small sculptures. “Kate created these really wonderful small works and we decided we had something there,” says Pryor. “Also, Jim had begun experimenting with three-dimensional forms that generated intriguing conversations about painting and sculpture. As Kate and Jim began moving into new areas of creativity, we decided to follow and expand by providing a forum for other artists to experiment with sculpture.”

Beyond the Canvas begins Saturday, September 16 and closes Saturday, October 28, 2017.
Artist Reception: Saturday September 23, 2017, 7-9 p.m.

The Kolman & Pryor Gallery is located in Studio 395, Northrop King Building at 1500 Jackson Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. For more information visit

Mi Vida, Mi Amor

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Friday, December 22, 2017

Mi Vida, Mi Amor photo

Mi Vida, Mi Amor: Photography by Argentina’s Eduardo Blidner

“Death does not exist. We die when we are forgotten”
Eduardo Blidner 1959 – 2015

Eduardo Blidner is arguably one of the most gifted photographers to arise from Buenos Aries, Argentina in the 21st Century. He is a story-teller one frame at a time. His work rises from his love for his country and it’s culture and people. Eduardo explored life through his camera lens. His images are intimate, romantic, and often revealing something that is or was taboo.

Eduardo created his images with a Leica camera. (Leica co-sponsored the Tango exhibit) When photographing a stage performance once, an older lady siting in front of him suggested he use a Leica camera because the shutter makes little sound. That began his love for the camera. Over the years Eduardo worked tirelessly in the darkroom creating his black and white images. He loved to tone and try different photographic papers for various affects. Eduardo approached his work in series, concentrating his efforts on the current series until he had enough work to tell his story that would exhibit in a solo show. Mi Vida, Mi Amor features photographs from five bodies of work by Eduardo Blidner.

Opening Saturday, October 21, 2017, 7:00-11:00 PM
Continues through December 22, 2017
Open during Art Attack

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Art Attack 2017

Friday, November 03, 2017 - Sunday, November 05, 2017

Art Attack 2017 photo

Join us for an exciting weekend when we celebrate the 20th annual Art Attack at the Northrup King Building. Explore the photos and artifacts of 100 years of history at the Northrup King Building and the future forward through the arts.

Art Attack 2017 features 300 visual artists, live music, interactive art experiences, food trucks, and free parking.

Friday, November 3rd: 5:00-10:00 PM
Saturday, November 4th: Noon – 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 5th: Noon – 5:00 PM

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