WHAT WE HAVE TO LOSE by Kimberlee Joy Roth

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WHAT WE HAVE TO LOSE
Kimberlee Joy Roth

August 29 – October 27, 2016
Reception: September 16, 6-8 p.m.

Christensen Center Art Gallery

Artist Statement & Bio

In What We Have to Lose, Roth’s tessellated wall installation romanticizes the flora and very small fauna found in meticulously manicured gardens. Concerned with water availability and quality, pesticide use and the earth’s ecosystem, this large installation is Roth’s second solo exhibition to address awareness to the importance of unpolluted water.

Kimberlee Joy Roth is a fiscal year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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ONE LINE by Emily C. K. Hoisington

Emily Hoisington ArtworkONE LINE
Emily C. K. Hoisington

May 12 – August 7, 2016

In her “One Line” body of works, Emily C. K. Hoisington uses continuous lines to show encounters between a person and their environment. By using parts of the same line to show, for example, both the contour of a finger and the texture it is touching, the subject and object become connected.

Frozen Music by Anna Boyer Bredeson

Bredeson Artwork

FROZEN MUSIC
Anna Boyer Bredeson

May 12 – August 7, 2016

Bredeson explores the relationship between musical notation and heard vocal song through thread installations that act as visual interpretations of a choral piece. Loosely based on traditional bookbinding stitches, these thread drawings are based on the written score as well as the composer’s conceptual ideas.

Reconfiguring Casta by Maria Cristina Tavera

Reconfiguring Casta

 

February 29 – March 31, 2016
Reception: March 2, 4 – 7 p.m.

Exhibition Essay by Mia Lopez

This site-specific installation combines prints and paintings to address the social concept of race, socio-racial classifications, and the contemporary evolution of concepts regarding identity. Artist Statement & Bio

This exhibition is organized as part of the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover. From January to March 2016 the Takeover will include over twenty arts and cultural organizations in Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding cities. From small non-profit art centers to major cultural institutions in the region, these partners will be highlighting gender and racial inequalities, taking on stereotypes and hypocrisies, and promoting artistic expression by the often overlooked and underrepresented. Join the collective roar for change at www.ggtakeover.com.

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Hours : M – F, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

 

WHERE BACK WHEN by J.M. Culver

J.M. Culver Painting

January 11 – March 23, 2016

Reception: January 22, 6 – 8 p.m.

Large-scale paintings by J. M. Culver reconstruct the past and explore new perspectives in generational storytelling with narratives that vary from the mundanity, absurdity, gravity, and humor of life. These intimate paintings take a look into the transitory nature of memory, inconsistency of perspective with mental illness, and the ownership of stories and secrets.

Artist Statement: My paintings reconstruct the past and explore new perspectives with generational storytelling. They are personal interpretations of my grandfather’s stories, both lucid memories and surreal moments skewed by his altered mental states from schizophrenia. My large-scale paintings explore the transitory nature of memory, the ownership of stories and secrets, and the inconsistency of perspective with mental illness. These narratives depict scenes that range from mundanity, absurdity, gravity, Continue reading “WHERE BACK WHEN by J.M. Culver”

Circumstantial Evidence by JODY WILLIAMS

JODY WILLIAMS Exhibition

January 11 – February 19, 2016

Reception: January 22, 6 – 8 p.m

Exhibition Essay by Ken Steinbach

Something of a peek into the artist’s archives, this exhibition will present new books and boxes along with older works that have rarely been exhibited.

Artist Statement:

I have been obsessed with creating order out of chaos (or even slight disarray) since I was a child. With five siblings, and four major relocations before I was ten, I found it necessary to keep my possessions small, contained, and protected. As an adult, the compulsion to collect, organize and find containers for things has remained with me, and has directed much of my artwork. Continue reading “Circumstantial Evidence by JODY WILLIAMS”

rEVOLVING: 2015 Juried Alumni Art Exhibition

Gage Family Art Gallery & Christensen Center Art Gallery

rEVOLVING: 2015

rEVOLVING: 2015 Juried Alumni Art Exhibition

  • October 9 – December 15, 2015
  • Reception: October 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Awards @ 7 p.m. in Oren Gateway Center Lobby

JUROR: Christina Chang, Interim Director & Curator, Perlman Teaching Museum at Carleton College: Chang is originally from California, earning her BA in political economy from the University of California at Berkeley (Cal) in 2001 with a minor in art history. In 2003 she moved to the Midwest to begin the PhD program in art history at the University of Michigan. She completed the degree in May 2010 and immediately moved to Minneapolis to begin as assistant curator at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, where she stayed until June 2012. She serves on the Board of Directors of Photography @ the Center, a nonprofit organization started by the co-founders of the photography co-op, Mpls Photo Center. Chang was the Curator of Engagement at the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Currently she is the Interim Director & Curator, Perlman Teaching Museum at Carleton College.

Hours: M – F, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  |  Directions – map

Structures of Support: Augsburg

Structures of Support

August 18 – October 3, 2015 

Gage Family Art Gallery & Christensen Center Gallery 


Take the survey here: http://www.wearethethinktank.org/structures-of-support-survey/


Artist statement:
The Think Tank that has yet to be named is a social practice and artistic research studio. We initiate research, conversations, and actions that explore contemporary sociopolitical issues in the places where we encounter them. Whether physical sites, institutional structures, or social systems, we address these contexts as manifestations of models and metaphors that inescapably impact our lives. We draw on our experience with direct action, participatory design, action research, and community organizing to create generative spaces where strategic questions are invitations to others to consider their relationship to the places, structures, and systems which shape our individual and collective experiences of the world.

Bios:
Katie Hargrave is a multi-media artist interested in politics, history, mythology, and narrative. Her work elevates stories from popular culture, those hidden in the archives, and the everyday conversations from passersby and participants. http://katiehargrave.us
Jeremy Beaudry is a founding member of The Think Tank that has yet to be named. He works in and between the fields of socially-engaged art, design, and education, and has lectured and publicly presented projects in national and international venues. He is an Assistant Professor of Design and Director of the Master of Industrial Design Program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. http://meaning.boxwith.com

Meredith Warner is a multidisciplinary artist based in Philadelphia and is a founding member of the Think Tank that has yet to be named. With a background in community organizing and strategic nonviolence, her work is focused on community engagement and the design of tools for conversation.

Revisionaries

Revisionaries

REVISIONARIES – Tim Abel, Melissa Wagner-Lawler & Angela Zammarelli – May 15 – August 10, 2015

Reception: May 15, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Hours: M – F, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  |  Directions – map