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.
“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.