Artworks
Performance
33 minutes
2013
Performance
15 minutes
2014
Performance
8 weeks
2013
Dance, Performance
2013
Performance
2 hours
2012
Dance
20 minutes
2012
Performative Lecture
20 minutes
2012
Participatory Performance
4 hours
2011

Activity

  • In order to speak a truer word concerning myself, I must strip down through layers of attenuated meanings made an excess … over time, assigned by a particular historical order, and there await                     whatever marvels of my own inventiveness[1]       /  /   /   /     /   The adjectives flake away from me, no threads left holding me, I flake apart layer by layer down quietly to the bone, my skull unfolds to an astounded flower[2]     To be seen / to …
  • "Even if one no longer speaks of painting as a window opened onto the world, the modernist picture is still conceived as a vertical section that presupposes the viewer's having forgotten that his or her feet are in the dirt."  — Yves Alain Bois and Rosalind Krauss, Formless: A User's Guide Amanda Hamilton's 11 small, new paintings in her exhibition like this at Bethel University grapple with transcendence, despair, and the legacy of Abstract Expressionism through thickly applied layers of gr…
  • Pao Houa Her's My Mother's Flowers at Bockley Gallery is a thoughtful examination of the intersection between beauty and identity. Her's series of 15 photographs alternate between delicate black and white photographs of floral arrangements and colorful images of beautiful women wreathed in tropical blooms. Both emanate a quiet, poised beauty. The formality of these photographs is reminiscent of Victorian-era portraiture and botanical illustrations with every lady, every bloom perfectly position…
  • Photo credit: Studio Zu. In Minnesota, it’s hard to imagine a more famous axe-person than the fictional lumberjack Paul Bunyan. As a kid, each summer my family would go to Paul Bunyan land in Brainerd, Minnesota. There, a larger-than-life sculpture would welcome you over a loud speaker by your first name, which the ticket person sneakily collected before you entered the building. As a little blonde girl, staring up at this big brute, I never related to him. That massive axe at his side would b…
  • Selma Fernandez Richter, Kristina and great grandmother Dhan Piakurel, Saint Paul, MN, 2011. “Place is latitudinal and longitudinal within the map of a person’s life. It is temporal and spatial, personal and political. A layered location replete with human histories and memories, place has width as well as depth.” - Lucy R. Lippard, The Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society “Our grandmother, Baba, made this house living space. She was certain that the way we lived…
  • Pao Houa Her's My Mother's Flowers at Bockley Gallery is a thoughtful examination of the intersection between beauty and identity. Her's series of 15 photographs alternate between delicate black and white photographs of floral arrangements and colorful images of beautiful women wreathed in tropical blooms. Both emanate a quiet, poised beauty. The formality of these photographs is reminiscent of Victorian-era portraiture and botanical illustrations with every lady, every bloom perfectly position…
  • "Even if one no longer speaks of painting as a window opened onto the world, the modernist picture is still conceived as a vertical section that presupposes the viewer's having forgotten that his or her feet are in the dirt."  — Yves Alain Bois and Rosalind Krauss, Formless: A User's Guide Amanda Hamilton's 11 small, new paintings in her exhibition like this at Bethel University grapple with transcendence, despair, and the legacy of Abstract Expressionism through thickly applied layers of gr…
  • Soap Factory Midwest Artist Residency   Application Deadline: February 28th, 2018 @ 3PM! Residency runs: Round 1, June 4th - August 25th, 2017 Round 2, September 7th - November 30th, 2017     The Soap Factory (TSF) aims to provide an opportunity to research, produce, and exhibit during a three month residency in our building. This three month residency program asks emerging to mid-career artists, or collectives, from the Midwest to develop and share their practice with our audiences. The Mi…
  • Soap Factory Solo Exhibition Residency Application Deadline: February 28th, 2018 @ 3PM Residency runs: June 4th - November 30th, 2018 Solo Exhibition: November 17th, 2017 - January 6th, 2018 The Soap Factory (TSF) aims to provide a rare opportunity to contemporary artists looking to exhibit their work in the three main floor galleries of the Soap Factory. This six month residency program asks one mid-career or established artist, or collective, to develop an exhibition in the Soap Factory’s 12…
  • Soap Factory Solo Exhibition Residency Application Deadline: February 28th, 2018 @ 3PM Residency runs: June 4th - November 30th, 2018 Solo Exhibition: November 17th, 2017 - January 6th, 2018 The Soap Factory (TSF) aims to provide a rare opportunity to contemporary artists looking to exhibit their work in the three main floor galleries of the Soap Factory. This six month residency program asks one mid-career or established artist, or collective, to develop an exhibition in the Soap Factory’s 12…