EXHIBITION: “SUMMER IN THE CITIES”
EXHIBITION DATES:JULY 24TH through SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2012
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, JULY 26TH, 5 TO 8PM
LOCATION: 225 SOUTH 6TH STREET, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA 55402
Nina Bliese Gallery presents “Summer in the Cities,”
a show that exhibits a medley of Minnesota artists and their locally themed artwork.
Graphic artist Jeremi Hanson will create a large-scale mural of activities and events happening in the Twin Cities this summer. Throughout the exhibition on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 3 to 5pm Jeremi will personally illustrate the canvas. He will interact with pedestrians and the gallery’s Facebook followers at www.facebook.com/ninabliesegallery. Those discussions will supply additional information he will use to produce his mural.
Michael Schmidt’s paintings illuminate the “the urban landscape and the often-overlooked, mundane objects that surround us.” His abstraction of these scenes opens up the interpretation to the viewer. Schmidt’s subject matter can disappear completely under the color, texture, and composition of his pieces. This does not bother Schmidt since he simple wants the viewer “to slow down and take a second look at the world around them,” and just “appreciate the way the paint is applied.”
Michael Haiduck keeps nostalgia alive in his work. Haiduck’s paintbrush captures “the roadside attractions of the more neglected American scenery.” This scenery includes some of Minnesota’s popular hangouts and institutions portrayed in their “evening atmosphere.” His work often has a sentimental feeling, which could come from his use of postcards that are the foundation for many of his pieces.
Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin’s ethereal photography brings a new twist to the urban landscape. She uses black and white infrared film to capture the visible spectrum that lies beyond what the human eye can see. In “3rd Avenue Bridge,” she has captured a firmament of clouds suspended over the structure.
David Malcolm Scott’s training in architecture and design creates a deep influence on his sophisticated collages. Watercolor, ink, and photography are used to narrate the riverfronts, and the Saint Paul and Minneapolis downtown skylines.
Digital images will be sent upon request.
Exhibition Through: September 7th, 2012
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 12-5:00 PM
Contacts: Emma Seeley or Wendy Frieze