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.
Sep 12, 2005
Patricia Briggs gives her read of the work of her colleague David Rich. “Local Implications: Recent Painting by David Rich” will be at Gallery Co through September 17.
Aug 18, 2005
Szucs and Quisling Show Some Skin
Julia Durst really liked "Volatile Bodies" by Rob Quisling and Suz Szucs, at Washington Galleries, 315 N. Lake Ave., Duluth. Up through August 28. Gallery hours are Sat & Sun 1-5 pm (or by appointment).
Aug 18, 2005
Wants to Be Your Dog: "Untitled" at Soo VAC
Collier White surveyed the mixed results of the Soo VAC "Untitled" show--their annual juried exhibition. There's much to praise and blame, a lot of visual interest, stuff that'll inspire talk. Show is up through August 28 at Soo VAC on Lyndale.
Aug 14, 2005
Fringe Shorts: Press Play
Lightsey Darst saw "Press Play," and this final Fringe Shorts review wraps up on a hopeful note: even if we didn't get everything right this time, there's more times. Youth is not wasted on the young.
Aug 11, 2005
Fringe Shorts: "The Princeton Seventh"
Jakki Spicer was intrigued by this meditation on fame, identity, and writing; one chance left to see it, Friday at 2 at the Bryant Lake Bowl.
Aug 10, 2005
Fringe Shorts: Dance in the Dark
Lightsey Darst saw "Dance in the Dark," which will appear again this fall in a full-on version at the Southern. It's worth the wait and your dime.
Aug 10, 2005
Fringe Shorts: “Dead Wait” and “I Voted for Gummi Bears”
Jaime Kleiman reviews "Dead Wait" and "I Voted for Gummi Bears"--one complex and a little hermetic; the other open and a little polemic. Both, she notes, worth your while. See link below for ticketing.
Aug 8, 2005
Visible Fringe F-Stops: Money, Money!
Thomas O'Sullivan reviews Mickey Smith's installation at the Old Federal Reserve Building; this is part of the "F-Stop" series of visual arts events of the Fringe Festival, the Visual Fringe.
Aug 3, 2005
Family Reunion: Musicapolis at MCP
Rachel Joyce, redoubtable scenester, goes through the family album of her dreams at the Minnesota Center for Photography's show "Musicapolis: Scene and Seen 1965-2005."
Jul 29, 2005
Second Skin: "Marked Men" at Rogue Buddha
Suz Szucs visited the "Marked Men" show at Rogue Buddha Gallery in Northeast Minneapolis (357 NE 13th Avenue) just before it closed. Here's her take on this fascinating show; for more, click the link at the foot of the article.
Jul 24, 2005
Minimal/Maximal at Momentum: Dance
Lightsey Darst reviews the second show in the Momentum series: Colin Rusch's "Dearest 3535" and Risa Cohen's
"Two Worlds" at the Southern Theater; copresented by the Walker Art Center, July 22-24.
Jul 22, 2005
Young and Restless: Full House
Suzanne Szucs writes on "The Young and the Restless," a show of artists under 30 from Duluth at the Duluth Art Institute. There's a lot to see--and it's up through August 7 at 506 W. Michigan Street in the Depot building.
Jul 20, 2005
New Dance: Momentum at the Southern
Lightsey Darst reviews Morgan Thorson and Jennifer Hart in the first week of the Walker Art Center/Southern Theater series of new local dance: "Momentum: New Dance Works." This weekend (July 22-24) Colin Rusch and Risa Cohen are up. Be there!
Jul 14, 2005
The Sites of Lake Street: Heart of the Beast
Kim Surkan walked the three blocks of "Lake Street Excavations," Heart of the Beast's exploration of their home. It runs through July 16, Wednesday-Saturday @ 6:30 p.m. Call. 612.721.2535 for tickets and information.
Jul 11, 2005
Quagmire: MCAD/McKnight 2005
Andrew Knighton visited one of the most important shows of the year: "MCAD/ McKnight Artists 2004-5," MCAD Gallery, through August 7: Ana Lois-Borzi, Rollin Marquette, Erika Olson, Joe Smith. What he saw was disappointing.
Jul 10, 2005
Not a Drag: The Artificial Jungle at the Varsity
Kim Surkan took in, with pleasure, “The Artificial Jungle,” by Charles Ludlam, at the Varsity Theater, 1308 4th St. SE, Minneapolis, through July 24. It plays Thursdays-Sundays at 7:30 p.m.; tickets $15, call 612-604-0222.
Jul 7, 2005
How Far Do You Want Me to Go?: Isolated Acts
Lightsey Darst considers overarching questions of performance: expectations, context, the implied contract, in her take on "Isolated Acts
Weeks 3 and 4: David DeBlieck and Marcus Young
at the Red Eye."
Jun 27, 2005
Waiting for Nobody: Not Quite Absurd
Kim Surkan waited for nobody and they finally arrived. "Waiting for Nobody" will show again at 8 p.m. on July 1, 2, 8, and 9 at the Center for Independent Artists, 4137 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. $15, 612-724-8392.