TuckUnder Projects is very pleased to announce the video installation exhibition Lisa Bergh & Andrew Nordin/Rural Aesthetic Initiative/Long Ago and Tomorrow.
Lisa Bergh & Andrew Nordin/Rural Aesthetic Initiative/Long Ago and Tomorrow
Thursday, August 2, 6-9 pm.
The exhibition runs August 2-September 16, 2012, with unstructured hours Wednesday through Sunday, and by appointment. Please email email@example.com
to confirm open hours. TuckUnder Projects is located at 5120 York Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, USA 55410. For further information visit www.TuckUnder.org
. Long Ago and Tomorrow
is a collaborative video project by Lisa Bergh and Andrew Nordin (Rural Aesthetic Initiative) exploring the intuitive notions of landscape, location and place. With this two channel video installation project Rural Aesthetic Initiative transforms TuckUnder Projects sly and slender gallery into a visceral space of mid-Minnesota agricultural land and rural activity. Along with their recent Inheritance of Location
video project, R.A.I. employs new video footage recorded and reworked of prairie grasses, wild flowers, corn furrows, and often overlooked organic structures which illuminates a precarious connection and disconnection to the vocabulary of place.
In the summer of 2007, Andrew and Lisa created ARThouse:
a phantom, residential exhibition event space located in their New London, Minnesota home. Through exhibitions and site-specific projects, ARThouse
works to nurture and support the creative endeavors of artists and deepen public understanding of contemporary art. Recently, Andrew and Lisa formed Rural Aesthetic Initiative
, a joint project that folds together their individual studio practices, collaborative projects, curatorial work and community arts programming interests. Both Nordin and Bergh are past recipients of Southwest Minnesota Arts & Humanities Council Individual Artist Career grants and together received a 2010 SMAHC Arts Legacy Project Grant. This is their first time exhibiting together in Minneapolis as the Rural Aesthetic Initiative
American video and visual artist Andrew Nordin was born in 1972 in Willmar, Minnesota. Nordin studied both painting and graphic design at St. Cloud State University after attending Ridgewater Community College. He received his MFA in Pictorial Arts from San José State University in California. Growing up in the farmlands of southern Kandiyohi county and exploring Minnesota lakes in both summer and winter have helped form his aesthetic: ruggedly crafted works that mix landscape elements with the language of painterly abstraction. Andrew is adjunct instructor in digital art, drawing and painting at St. Cloud State University, and gallery manager and art instructor at Ridgewater College.
American video and visual artist Lisa Bergh was born in 1969 in Sioux City, Iowa. Ms. Bergh holds a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Arizona, and an MFA in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University. Lisa’s artwork vacillates from 2-D works on paper, to small sculptures and installations, which are all informed by the ideas of memory, place, and the body; beauty and the grotesque; and an ongoing curiosity in collections and display. In addition to her own studio practice, Lisa is an adjunct drawing instructor at St. Cloud State University.
is a temporary, independent artist exhibition space and sculpture site located within the Fulton neighborhood of Southwest Minneapolis. As an alternative, hybridic home-based contemporary gallery, TuckUnder Projects specializes in unrecognized emerging artists and curatorial collaborators, tactical institutional critique, participatory initiatives and conceptual curatorial projects. Artistic quality at TuckUnder is based upon artist’s tactical aesthetics, participatory exchange, home economics, and conceptual fortitude rather than traditionally conservative art fair and gallery criteria.
For its first season of interior and exterior art exhibit programming, TuckUnder plans six platform exhibits that engage the local community with under recognized local and regional emerging artists and curators working in visual arts, video, site specific sculpture and installation from May thru November 2012. Artists will collaborate with the unique 1950’s architectural environs, TuckUnder garage, fake butterflies and woodpecker, raspberry patch, and scenic overlook. Recent and forthcoming exhibition and curatorial projects include the artists Lisa Bergh & Andrew Nordin/ Rural Aesthetic Initiative, Scott Stulen, Karen Kasel, Pamela & Frank Gaard, Ann George, and Raspberry Patch Resident Sarah Wolbert.
TuckUnder Projects is created with the generous help of MRAC, Springboard for the Arts Incubator program, Arvesen Co., Driessen Water, Mayan Co., and many individuals. TuckUnder Projects activity is funded, in part, by a Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Community Arts Grant, and by appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State's general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
Image: This Place
/Rural Aesthetic Initiative/Lisa Bergh & Andrew Nordin © 2012/Source Photo. For further information please contact Pete Driessen at 612-719-7377 or firstname.lastname@example.org.