Place: THOMAS BARRY FINE ARTS
Event: Opening Night Featuring work by Elizabeth Simonson
When: SEPTEMBER 12, 09 | 6:00 - 9:00pm
Info: Artist Elizabeth Simonson uses grids, systems, sequential logic and the building blocks of nature to inspire and manifest the outcomes of her complex renderings and structures. The range in scale of her work is from hand-sized to roomsized as this exhibition will reveal. A 28-foot-long installation of tiny glass beads and wire, symbolizing genetic code
and representative of early forms of life found in the sea, will grace an entire wall. Also on display will be a series of scaled-down beaded sculptures and a selection of related drawings.
THOMAS BARRY FINE ARTS
Place: STEVENS SQUARE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Event: Photo Op
When: Opening Night Reception September 12, 09 | 7:00 - 10:00pm
Info: For the past eight months, nine photographers and fifteen models have united at the Stevens Square Center for the Arts for day-long photo sessions. SSCA will now exhibit the surprisingly interesting results of those sessions.
These works take you behind the scenes and show the modeling sessions at every angle. The finished works range from the raw edginess of CHRIS CRISIS, to subtle portraits and insightful amateurs’ visions, to the elaborate digital magic of Cris t Halverson.
The Opening Night reception will take place on Saturday, September 12th from 7-10 pm. Meet models and photographers and enter a drawing for a free photo shoot. Also scheduled: a Youtube video of a “Photo-OP” session and live music by Ghostface Cow.
Place: MPLS PHOTO CENTER
Event: Living Land: Travel Documentary Workshop
When: September 11 - 13
Info: Star Tribune photographers and writers, Richard Sennott and Chris Welsch teach this unique workshop at the Mpls Photo Center this weekend.
By cultivating attentiveness and timing, photographers can make a shift between shooting images that are informational, but lifeless, and those that have a sense of soul. During this weekend workshop, veteran documentary and travel photographers Rick Sennott and Chris Welsch will help students explore and express their photographic vision in dynamic landscapes, streetscapes and environmental portraits. Students will share and discuss previous work, shoot an assignment and then edit and present their work in a collaborative atmosphere. We'll also spend some time discussing and practicing the under-appreciated art of captioning. With two instructors, participants will get plenty of one-on-one coaching. The class is designed for amateur photographers who want to take their work to the next level.
MPLS PHOTO CENTER
Place: FORM+CONTENT GALLERY
Event: Shared Distance
When: Opening Night - September 12, 09 | 7:00 - 10:00pm
Info: Drawings and paintings by Clarence Morgan and Howard Oransky.
Place: SOAP FACTORY
Event: $99 Sale
When: SEPTEMBER 11, 09 | 700 - 10:00pm $20 preview party
Saturday free admission 9:00am to Noon.
Info: Annual fundraiser party for The Soap Factory. All work available is signed only on the back. Artists from around the country have donated their works, and all proceeds support The Soap Factory. From Alec Soth to Howard Cruse to Tom Rose, there will be much to choose from and the elbowing at the door will be intense.
Place: SOAP FACTORY
Event: The Austerity Cookbook
When: SEPTEMBER 05, 09 | 7:00 - 11:00pm
Info: Creativity at times of adversity and calm preparation for the on-coming storm are key organizing principles behind this exhibition of eleven artists from our annual submissions.
Participating artists include Peter Owen, Alison Owen, Adam Parker Smith, Scott Rogers, Wendy DesChene, Lauren Herzak-Bauman, Gregory Fitz, Brett Smith, Sarah JaneGorlitz and Wojciech Olejnik and Eileen Maxson.
Place: SHOEBOX GALLERY
Event: Marisol MIA
When: SEPTEMBER 04, 09 | 6:00 - 8:00pm
Info: Daniel Kaniess takes over the Shoebox Gallery with a solo show featuring a backdrop drawing of the gallery within the gallery, accompanied by totems expressive of the urban human.
The Smuda Studio, upstairs, will be hosting an open house as well from 8-10pm.
Place: ALTERED ESTHETICS
Event: The Struggle Within
When: Opening Reception Friday September 4, 2009 – 7:00pm-10pm.
Show runs: September 3-26, 2009.
Info: Artists often use their art, either consciously or subconsciously, to deal with the trials of life. This show features artwork that examines the struggle within.
Place: ROSALUX GALLERY
Event: Praise & Punishment
When: Opening Reception September 12, 09 7:00 - 11:00 pm
Info: Praise & Punishment, a show by Joel Starkey and Toni Gallo, is a mixture of paintings, drawings, and multimedia artwork. Joel's work is a mixture of various media including painting, cassette tape drawings, and portraits of personalities once in the spotlight now in the shadows. Toni's figurative oil paintings use wish bones and candy, medals and awards to identify a measure of success or outcomes based on luck. Both artists work speaks of the way society provides recognition or creates disenchantment by creating labels and characterizations.
Place: GALLERY 13
Event: Eye Smack featuring Polly Norman ‘Photographic abstraction through the looking glass.'
When: September 2 - October 9, 2009. Artist Reception: Friday Sept. 18, 2009 6-9PM.
Info: Polly Norman makes photographic works that invoke the early work of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Man Ray, who experimented with photographic processes at the inception of modern photography using a direct-image -to-print process called photograms. Polly Norman's work is a reflection of this history through her layering of image, use of light, and the dark room process. She is a tinkerer and experimentor who translates real time constructions into photographic images, employing the optical nature of glass, found objects, dark room printing techniques, and the manipulation of the silver gelatin print. She uses materials and light to their fullest capacity in the printing and finishing of her black and white abstracts. Normans' work is a combination of surrealistic landscape and painterly abstract. She strategically places pieces of translucent materials on the surface of the photographic paper at the moment of exposure, which is primary to the layering of photo print and photo gram, blended as a single work . In some cases translucent color, in the form of photo oils and pencil, are added to select works, which acts as a ‘filter' where color is applied, deepening the optical field of her abstractions. Polly Normans work can be described as surreal, optical, fluid, obtuse, impressionist, and transcendent, however description does not alter, in any way, the stroke of genius the artist exhibits in her convergence of photographic history technology, process, and style.