The Shoebox Gallery is a display window in the Roberts Shoe Store just to the right of 2948 Chicago Avenue S, Mpls, MN.
Images of our work in progress can be found on our studio’s blog.
An opening reception will take place on Saturday, November 8th from 5-7pm and will include an open studio and party afterwards.
Nite Lite runs from Saturday Nov 8, 2008-Saturday Jan 3, 2009.
The Shoebox Gallery is a display window in the Roberts Shoe Store just to the right of 2948 Chicago Avenue S, Mpls, MN
As winter intensifies, the days grow short and darkness plays a greater role in our daily lives. Religious and cultural celebrations such as Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, the Japanese Amatersu celebration and the Scandinavian Beiwe festival use human-created lights as ritual during this season. These manifestations of light are shared across age groups just as they are shared cross-culturally. Focusing on the magic these traditions hold for children, we have created our own illumination for this season. The project emulates the Hasbro© Lite Brite — a once common holiday gift of our generation. In many ways this toy was our first introduction to a canvas, its black surface tilted up towards us to be decorated with glowing plastic pegs. By magnifying this simple toy’s scale, the Shoebox Gallery is transformed into a playful celebration of light in these dark days of winter. Camphor Studios is: Helen Franzen, Julia Kouneski, Lindsay Noble, Tonja Torgerson and Patrick Vincent.
More information can be found at:
The preface of the book includes two interviews, including an interview I conducted with Kristen Martincic. This was a wonderful opportunity and a great learning experience which I feel fortunate to have been offered.
The catalog includes my artist statement and an image of I am Fine which has since been purchased by the Weisman Art Museum.
Finally I wanted to show an image from Drew Peterson, who was also included in the catalog and conducted the other interview at the beginning of the catalog. I went to school with Drew and its been interesting to see how our styles have evolved over the years while often working in the same medium.
The catalog can be found online in the form of a pdf, made available by Katherine E Nash Gallery.
Find it here.
The Opening Reception will be on Friday, October 10th from 6-8:30 pm and will include an award ceremony at 7:00 with purchases by the Walker Art Center, The Minnesota Museum of American Art and The Weisman Art Museum, among others.
I will have two works in the exhibition, including my self-portrait I am Fine (below), which is currently being featured on the Nash Gallery’s website.I am Fine is also included in the catalog that was been produced featuring a select amount of images from the exhibition. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to interview another artist in the exhibition, and this interview has also been incorporated into the catalog. I have not had a chance to see the catalog yet, but it should be available at the Opening.
Here is some more information:
The Sixth Minnesota National Print Biennial
The Katherine E Nash Gallery
University of Minnesota
Regis Center for Art
405 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Exhibition length: October 7th to November 6th
Opening reception and award ceremony:
Friday October 10th, 6:30-8 pm
And as always, both of my artworks included in this exhibition can be found on my website.
Yesterday UPPERCASE released a link to preview the soon-to-be-book, which can be found here. I have to say, the design looks amazing and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. The book went to the printers today, and will be 192 pages when released! The preview site only shows a handful of these pages and doesn’t display my included print, but I promise to post an image once I receive my copy.
I am Fine will included in the catalog being produced for the Sixth Minnesota National Print Biennial. Only twenty images from the exhibition were selected to be a part of the catalog, so I feel very fortunate to be included. I am also working on a small project that may be included at the beginning of the catalog, which I’ll post more about if it is incorporated into the finished catalog.
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery
405 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
October 7th – November 6th, 2008
Two small artist books I created are included in the exhibition, Commute and Ageless City.
I hope to see you there!
Altered Esthetics‘ address is:
1224 Quincy Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Featured Artwork:“Welcome To Minneapolis” by Lauri Svedberg and “Dog Walking Mears Park” by Ron Merchant