TuckUnder Projects is very pleased to announce the Raspberry Patch Residency exhibition TNT/Tunnel & Trellis/Sarah Wolbert.TNT/Tunnel & Trellis/Sarah Wolbert/Raspberry Patch Residency
Saturday, July 28, 7-9 pm.
The opening will happen in tandem with the closing party of Pamela & Frank Gaard/Dual Portraits,
which includes an in-process dual portrait of Ms. Wolbert. The artist will be available during the opening. The Raspberry Patch Residency project began May 15, and runs thru September 15, 2012, with unstructured hours Wednesday through Sunday, and by appointment. Please email info(AT)tuckunder(Dot)org
to confirm open hours. TuckUnder Projects is located at 5120 York Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, USA 55410. For further information visit www.TuckUnder.org
. TNT/Tunnel & Trellis
is an artist residency in a raspberry patch that expands assumptions about growing systems. By building structures within the raspberry canes, paths and rooms will encourage visitors to experience raspberries in new ways. By constructing trellises and spaces, the TNT
patch is a textural respite from TuckUnder’s parallel asphalt driveway and clean white garage gallery. Some berry bushes have been given away to help sculpt paths, and the boundaries are maintained and organically redesigned using salvaged materials, woven branches, and additional plants. Raspberry products are continually created by the homeowner/curator and raspberry patch resident, and will be available for interpretation or ingestion by visitors. Similarly, the TNT
patch and subsequent information should be seen as inspirational fodder for your own experience or artistic practice.
American interdisciplinary multi-media artist Sarah Wolbert (born Flint, Michigan, 1978) is an extellectual ~ an experiential learner that believes reality is engagement with the greater public, and not a truth produced by her own intellect. After attending Princeton University for a dual concentration in architecture and engineering, she practiced her craft by working for architecture and construction firms. Graduate school brought her to the University of Minnesota where she received her Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Sustainable Design, which helped cultivate her designs beyond buildings to include issues of equity, engagement, and ecology.
After practicing architecture for over ten years, Sarah expanded her projects to include lifestyle issues around food and waste, which brings her to this residency. Ms. Wolbert has also been a Visiting Instructor in the Environmental Studies Department at Carleton College, Northfield, MN. She has performed as a musician in various locations, including in apple trees, lakes, and Carnegie Hall. Locally, she plays with a few groups that have performed at the Northern Spark Festival/Mississippi Megalops, FineLine Music Café, and various environmental benefits. Last year, she coordinated a group of large puppets and dancing vegetables to represent local foods for the MN State Fair Parade. Wolbert holds an Urban Farmer Certification from a cold-climate permaculture non-profit, and is a LEED accredited professional.
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. Along with Raspberry Patch Resident Sarah Wolbert, recent and forthcoming exhibition and curatorial projects include the artists Lisa Bergh & Andrew Nordin/Rural Aesthetic Initiative, Pamela & Frank Gaard, Ann George, Scott Stulen, and Karen Kasel.
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: TNT/Tunnel & Trellis/
Sarah Wolbert © 2012/Work in Process. For further information please contact Pete Driessen at firstname.lastname@example.org