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Humor Me: A Serious Look at Humor in Art

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Humor Me: A Serious Look at Humor in Art

Gallery 427 presents Humor Me: A serious look at humor in art.

You know the stereotype: The high-brow sophisticate in a stuffy suit holding a monocle up to a piece of art while discussing the serious “meaning of life” message behind the work. It is an interesting thing to look at how seriously the art world takes itself, sometimes too seriously.

To combat this stereotype, and to address the critique that the art world takes itself too seriously, Gallery 427 presents 5 artists who consistently employ humor as an overt, rather than a subtle or veiled strategy in their work. By using humor, these artists can break down a viewer’s resistance, perform an end-run around reason, and create a receptive climate for the delivery of impassioned, provocative, or subversive messages.

A social and political critique, a fascination with creating a landscape of perplexing enigmas, dichotomies and paradoxes propelled by an intuitive and unconscious aesthetic force and use of juxtaposition and exploration of ethical concerns…….Oh, who are we kidding? Let’s just have fun!

Heather Renaux
Jocelyn Bullock
Michaela Chorn
James Powell
Darrell Hagan

Opening reception: Saturday, January 21, 2017- 7 to 10pm.
Closing reception: Thursday, February, 2 2017- 5 to 9pm.
Show runs through February 4, 2017

Gallery 427
Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. N.E. #427
Minneapolis MN

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Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents Worlding

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents Worlding

Kolman & Pryor Gallery’s first exhibition of 2017 is Worlding, a bold foray into alternative realities that compels us to experience identity and culture, landscape and consumerism; and popular culture and technology with fresh eyes. Co-curated by gallery co-owner and curator, Patrick K. Pryor, and gallery artist, Kate Casanova, Worlding brings together six artists working in diverse media who create work informed by their culturally specific perspectives: Preston Drum, Andy Ducett, Andrea Carlson, Nicole Gordon, Sarah Faye McPherson and Lamar Peterson.

Worlding opens January 5 and closes February 18, 2017. A
Free artist reception will be held on Saturday, January 21, 7-9 p.m.

Kolman & Pryor Gallery is located in #395 on the third floor of the Northrup King Building

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Emily Johnson Featured in Modern Midwest

Friday, February 07, 2014

Emily Johnson Featured in Modern Midwest

Modern Midwest featured Emily Johnson of EC Design was featured in Modern Midwest along with her minimalist mixed metal wedding rings.

http://modernmidwest.com/things/7-ways-to-say-i-do-with-ec-design

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New Book by Kelly Marshall of Custom Woven Interiors

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

New Book by Kelly Marshall of Custom Woven Interiors

Custom Woven Interiors
Bringing color and design home with Rep weave

As a designer, Marshall takes a contemporary approach to traditional designs. In this beautifully photographed volume she provides insight into her own design process for working with the versatile Rep Weave technique. She shares her tips for finding design inspiration and translating that inspiration into a woven textile.

In Custom Woven Interiors Marshall presents 18 project sets of related items for every room in the home. Weavers at any level, designers, and anyone interested in contemporary fabrics for interiors will find this book a valuable resource.

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NKB Artist Dan Marshall Wins Chase Jarvis Photo Contest

Monday, October 26, 2009

NKB Artist Dan Marshall Wins Chase Jarvis Photo Contest

Out of thousands of submissions, Chase Jarvis, one of the world’s best known photographers, selected this photo by NKB artist Dan Marshall as the winning entry in his Best Camera photo contest.

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