Dec 6, 2005
The Living Art of the Crow: Running Rabbit by Kevin Red Star
Dean Seal visits the Ancient Traders Gallery on Franklin, and finds a good show there. Visit Ancient Traders for the art of Kevin Red Star, and for the work of many other Native artists as well. It's a great place to find gifts full of heart.
Dec 2, 2005
Chair, Sandbag, Rose: No Prescriptions
Lightsey Darst saw the Stuart Pimsler company's performance at the Red Eye; there's more this weekend, Dec 2 - 4. The work is resonant, and a wecome respite from holiday fare.
Nov 11, 2005
Feeding on Human Beauty: Minnesota Dance Theater
Lightsey Darst saw the Minnesota Dance Theatre performance featuring the choreography of Wynn Fricke: “Widening the Circle,” at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium. Sometimes topical, always effective, it was a show worth seeing.
Nov 8, 2005
The Thirty Faces of Two Dimensions: 2DII at the Minnesota Museum
Susan Clayton visited the "Minnesota Biennial: 2D II," up through December 31 at the Minnesota Museum of American Art at 50 West Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. This juried show winnowed 30 artists out of 500: the results were mixed and interesting.
Nov 6, 2005
Julie Snow Architects: High Modern Mediation
Julie Snow is working on a surprising and innovative addition / transformation of the Soap Factory's venerable and mossy environs. Here's Camille LeFevre's review of the book recently published by Princeton Architectural Press on her work.
Oct 31, 2005
The Idea of an Age: "Movement in Stillness" at the Weisman
Lightsey Darst saw "Movement in Stillness" (choreography by Penelope Freeh and Justin Leaf) at the Weisman Museum recently. This performance, part of the programming around the museum's current show of Russian art, was unusually revealing.
Oct 28, 2005
"From the Horse's Mouth": 30 Odd Dancers at the Southern
Camille LeFevre saw this much-buzzed-about survey of Minnesota dance; it's an idiosyncratic collection of dancers / storytellers. Did it work? Mostly. You can see for yourself, on Saturday and Sunday at the Southern Theater.
Oct 27, 2005
"Exercises": Merce Cunningham Draws!
Camille LeFevre has some fascinating conversations about Merce Cunningham in Minnesota, and offers an interesting read on the show of his drawings currently at the Katherine Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota.
Oct 26, 2005
Ambitious: "Zenith" at Washington Galleries
Suzanne Szucs reviews Jason Huntzinger's photo show "Zenith" at the Washington Galleries in Duluth through October 30. Gallery hours Saturday and Sunday, 1-5; Antenna Party October 29, 7 pm.
Oct 25, 2005
Reexamining the Rules: Tom Rose
Mason Riddle here writes a thoughtful essay on Tom Rose's work, exemplified by his recent show at Flanders Gallery, "Rules of the Game."
Oct 10, 2005
More Than One Black Act
Shannon Gibney writes on Black Choreographers’ Evening 2005--it's Thursday and Friday, October 13 and 14 at 7 pm at the Varsity Theater, 1308 4th St. SE, in Minneapolis. The box office opens at 6 pm. For more information, write firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sep 30, 2005
"Vital Force": Collaboration, Generation
Suzanne Szucs reviews Laura Drabant and Pamela Belding’s
“Vital Force: The Alchemy and Potential of the Egg & Seed” at
Hemingway Ceramics, 229 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis.
Sep 21, 2005
Paying Attention to an Other
Thomas O'Sullivan describes the rich variety in the "Fresh Cut " show of botanical art at the Weisman Museum. Botanical art is having an excellent run this fall--check out the show at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum as well.