Vibrant Matters Show

It’s a month away yet, but this is just a heads-up that I’ll be one of the seven artists in the show Vibrant Matters that opens in late January at the Instinct Gallery in downtown Minneapolis.


Dark Matter #06 — platinum-palladium print

“MATTER: Physical substance in general, as distinct from mind and spirit; (in physics) that which occupies space and possesses rest mass, especially as distinct from energy.” — The Oxford English Dictionary


VIBRANT MATTERS features art produced with a truly astonishing array of media (discarded cans, bronze, animal corpses, tomato paste, dog hair, fish skins, wooden nickels, Masonic relics, platinum and palladium) notable for their variety and mesmerizing effect. These artworks are made of everyday materials, which have been imbued with a new energy and enthusiasm.


The seven artists in this exhibition work with the literal, inanimate objects or (in some cases) once-animate objects and, metaphorically, re-animate them, giving them a new vibrancy. VIBRANT MATTERS explores the theme of material transformation, either literal or metaphorical, examining the very nature of matter itself.

The other artists are David Adams, David Aschenbrener, Sarina Brewer, Erica Spitzer Rasmussen, Chris Strouth and Michael Thompsen.

The opening reception, free and open to the public, is on Saturday, January 24th from 6pm – 8pm.

Instinct Art Gallery,
940, Nicollet Mall,
Minneapolis, MN 55403.
(612) 208-0696

Around Town(s)

New York City — The Editions/Artists’ Books Fair

If you’re going to be in New York City this weekend, there’s a chance for you to take a look at the stunning new publication of Cy DeCosse‘s work from 21st Editions at the Editions/Artists’ Books Fair.


Highlighted at this year’s fair will be Cy DeCosse’s Midnight Garden and Sally Mann’s Southern Landscape. We will also be showing the very first prototype of the third and final book in the Imogen Cunningham trilogy, Family.

The Editions/Artists’ Books Fair
540, West 21st Street
New York, NY

Thursday, November 6: Opening Night Preview
Friday, November 7: 11am – 7pm, FREE Public hours
Saturday, November 8: 11am – 7pm, FREE Public hours
Sunday, November 9: 11am – 5pm, FREE Public hours


Minneapolis — Instinct Gallery

There’s a public reception for Instinct Gallery‘s first pop-up show on Wednesday, November 5th, from 6pm – 8pm. Cy’s work will be paired with the bronze pieces by sculptor David Aschenbrener.



Santa Fe — Figments of Reality, Verve Gallery of Photography


Next week I’ll be travelling to Santa Fe for the opening of Verve’s landscape show, Figments of Reality. The show includes the work of six photographers: Blue Mitchell, Duane Monczewski, Beth Moon, Jennifer Schlesinger Hanson, Takeshi Shikama and myself.

October 31st 2014 — January 10th 2015
Reception — November 7th, 5pm – 7pm
Book Signing for Beth Moon — Saturday, November 8th, from 1pm – 2pm