Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Pilot artists John Alspach, Tara Costello, and Yuri Arajs are currently showing work at the Historic Tower Lofts in Minneapolis.
RECEPTION with the Artists: Thurs Dec 6th from 630-9pm
700 Washington Ave N
Pilot artist Yuri Arajs has opened Placement Gallery Shop, Downtown Minneapolis.
The Shop features original art works & gifts by some of Minnesota’s most talented artists.
For original paintings, ceramics, miniature wood carvings, Gocco prints, cards, or anything else you might want to buy someone for the holidays, you can be sure that this will be the only place to find these wonderful gifts of art.
Here is the vital information:
The Placement Gallery Shop
November 19 – December 24, 2007
651 Nicollet Mall, Gaviidae Common, street level, next to Saks
Gallery Hours: M-F 10-7pm, SA 10-6pm
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Amy Rice and Jennifer Davis at the Birchwood, Mpls
Through Nov 2007
From the Birchwood website:
"Mixed media artists Jennifer Davis and Amy Rice both create narrative images that delight and surprise. In August of 2006 they premiered a series of paintings and collages based on their mutual admiration of and inspiration garnered from each others work. In the show (Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis), entitled "Delightful", each artist used elements from the others artwork to create a new piece. An additional work was created using the original "collaborative" piece and so on and so on creating a visual dialogue in paintings and mixed media pieces that were new, yet familiar. The show was a local favorite receiving "delightful" reviews from every major local print media. While this first show had been over a year in the making and included a staggering amount of work produced, both Davis and Rice stated they felt like they were just getting warmed up and in August of 2007 "Delightful Too" continued this visual dialogue at Young Blood Gallery in Atlanta, GA."
This marks the third istallment in the ongoing series.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Yuri Arajs is an artist but he is also a celebrated curator and this week he is a very busy guy. On Friday night his gallery, Placement, is presenting:
Obsessive Compulsive Drawing
September 14 – October 14, 2007
Featuring artists Ben Boylan, John Fleischer, Melissa Gahagan, David Gaul, Nick Howard.
Exhibit location: 509 – 1st Avenue NE, 2nd floor, Minneapolis
Friday, September 14, 7 to 10 pm
A fantastic art event and party. Free and open to the public!
and on Saturday Yuri's solo exhibition opens at Gallery 360:
LOST & FOUND...recent works by Yuri Arajs
September 15 - October 21
Opening reception with the artist
Saturday, 9/15, 7-10pm
Free and open to the public
3011 West 50th Street
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Two person show of Pilot artists John Alspach & Terrence Payne
September 4th-30th, 2007
Opening Reception: September 7th 7-11pm
Here's what Minnesota Monthly is saying about the upcoming show:
Don’t blame us if you come away with a sudden urge to buy a warehouse condominium and fill it with these artists’ works. Alspach and Payne are the reigning kings of condo art; their bold, iconic paintings hang in the hippest rehabs. It makes sense, given that Alspach creates his works from salvaged construction debris, discarded billboards, and metal signs—perfect for that industrial ethos. Payne’s portraits of his youthful peers are similarly striking, evoking both coolness and vulnerability.
Attest and Grow
New Works in New Mediums by Amy Rice
Gallery 122 at Hang It
September 7 - September 28
Opening Reception: September 7th 7-10pm
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Each piece is "around the same price as a CD, book or record..." and a percentage of each sale goes to the artists charity of choice.
They sell out super fast, (often within minutes of the art being posted) so you need to be quick. They are pretty hush-hush about who the artist will be and the print for sale (a new one goes up each Tuesday evening) , but I got a source and tonight it is our own Jennifer Davis.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Michael Sweere's recent commission for the Mayo Clinic is now installed and on permanent display in the T. Denny Sanford Pediatrics Center, located in the Mayo Building, Rochester, MN.
Created entirely from recycled paper packaging, the mosaic mural depicts the four major natural biomes (environments) of Minnesota and the plant and animal life that live within each. They are: Forest, Prairie, Lakes and Wetlands. Over 100 living creatures are depicted - including several hidden surprises. Measuring six feet in height by sixteen feet wide, the mural took almost one year to complete.
click on images for the amazing details
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Delightful Too: Mutual admiration
Minneapolis artists Amy Rice and Jennifer Davis
BY FELICIA FEASTER
Delightful Too, the Young Blood Gallery exhibition of work by Minneapolis artists Amy Rice and Jennifer Davis, is infused with a friendly, two-peas-in-a-pod vibe. Like best friends sitting down to paint each others' toenails or to read racy excerpts from Harold Robbins novels, there is a charming sense of play and intimacy in this collaborative exhibition of two women who share a fascination with vintage advertisements, girl culture, birds and bunnies, sprinkle cupcakes, retro colors, and a snarky take on the past.
Favoring juicy hues of peach, melon, sea-foam green and salmon pink, Rice and Davis also share an obvious delight in riffing on each others' creations. Almost every work in the show offers a nod to the other artist, with one of Rice's artworks invariably "inspired by" one of Davis' and vice versa. The way the artists play off of each other's work evokes the bonds that often form in female friendships with their similar rhythms of back-and forth admiration and borrowing.
Rice's work is the more graphic and visibly street-art-inspired of the two. Rice works with spray paint, acrylics and the fat, black borders of stencils. Her paintings blend the look of ads from 1940s women's magazines; an irreverent, female take on street art; and a touch of Henry Darger kink. Though her clunkier technique and more garish palette can often compare unfavorably with Davis', at its best Rice's work offers poignant evocations of both the look and the emotional texture of the past. Her re-creation of the kind of barter system practiced in childhood in the self-explanatory "You Can Hold the Bunny If I Can Wear the Mask" is a good example of the artist's loaded content.
Davis tends to work on a smaller scale, using collage, painting and drawing to create surreal little vignettes. A popular motif is human bodies with animal heads and a visual style that seems to borrow from the 1970s at some moments and the '40s at others. A typically satisfying mix of color and content is the creepy "Birthday Party," in which Davis' bright, chirpy color palette extends to the seasick hues of the children's faces.
Davis' work is fascinatingly rich in both its cultural borrowings and its air of decadence mixed with preciousness.
Delightful Too. Through July 27. Young Blood Gallery, 629 Glenwood Ave. Wed. and Fri., noon-6 p.m.; Thurs., noon-7 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-5 p.m. 404-627-0393. www.youngbloodgallery.com.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
More information about the project and more banners at the Brick by Brick website.
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Friday, June 8, 2007
Many of the Pilot artist are or were members of Rosalux, a fantastic collective gallery in Minneapolis.
This Saturday night, June 9th you can buy raffle tickets for only $5 each and enter to win art by some of the Twin Cities most innovative artists, as well as hip local shops and restaurants. Place your ticket in the envelope by the artwork or item you want to win. Raffle tickets will be available at the gallery during regular hours from June 5th-June 9th, as well as during the night of the event. You do not need to be present to win.
1011 Washington Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55415
tuesday-thursday : 12-8pm
friday-sunday : noon-5pm
Image by Terrence Payne
Everything is Great
54" x 42"