Mar 7, 2005
Julia Durst: "Impromptu"
Suz Szucs reviews fellow artist and writer Julia Durst's show at North End Arts Gallery in Superior, Wisconsin. She finds the interplay between language and vision intriguing.
Mar 7, 2005
Good Intentions: Jack El-Hai's "The Lobotomist"
George Slade reviews Minnesota writer Jack El-Hai's "The Lobotomist": a level gaze at an almost unthinkably barbarous practice that was once accepted. (Please note the link at the foot of this article to the fascinating related musical performance.)
Mar 2, 2005
Art Shanties: Frozen Pool of Inspiration
Lightsey Darst reviews the Ice Shanties on Medicine Lake--a Soap Factory project that will continue on into the summer at the Factory itself.
Feb 27, 2005
Judaism Does Indeed Sing!: Arrowhead Chorale at Weber Music Hall
Sam Black writes about a concert of Jewish choral music in Duluth; reprised in the Twin Cities in New Brighton, and St. Louis Park (at Beth El, at 7:30 Sunday evening). A choral tradition is shown off brilliantly in this series of performances.
Feb 24, 2005
"Secret Movie": Ephemeral Critique
Chris Godsey reports back from an opening, a performance, a collection of art, a film, all in the same place, fitting into each other like a telescoping drinking glass.
Feb 21, 2005
Strange Art: Best Feet at the Southern
Lightsey Darst went to see Best Feet Forward, Feb 3-20
at the Southern Theater. This collection of over a dozen choreographers showed the range of dance around here.
Feb 17, 2005
Deceiving Appearances: John Starkey at Jitters
Sally McGraw caught John Starkey's regular Saturday show at Jitters on Hennepin Avenue. His big soulful voice was a welcome surprise. Check out the recording of "Sugar" accompanying this review--
Feb 11, 2005
The Free Republic of Duluth: At Last, Real Candidates
When mnartists.org asked writers to look for artist-led initiatives to make the world a better place, Jean Sramek found one right in her lap--that very week the elections for the Free Republic of Duluth were held. Here's an account.
Feb 7, 2005
Trialogue: Above Is Below
Patricia Briggs did the Trialogue--a talk involving the artist, a critic, and the audience--for the MIA Minnesota Artists Exhibition Series show "Above Is Below," by Sarah Chokyi Bauer and David Hamlow. A version of her talk follows.
Jan 17, 2005
No Reprieve: "Two Rooms"
Jaime Kleiman reviews Lee Blessing's powerful and newly timely "Two Rooms" at Theater in the Round. You can see it through January 30.
Jan 6, 2005
Colored Stories: Lisa Fifield at Ancient Traders
Dean Seal describes the resonant work of Lisa Fifield, which you can see at Ancient Traders Gallery through January 15. The gallery is at 1113 East Franklin Ave. in Minneapolis. For hours and information, call 612-870-7555.
Dec 12, 2004
He Qi: Two Levels of Amazement
Dean Seal attended a show of Chinese religious paintings at the Premier Gallery, 141 South 11th Street, in Minneapolis, and was impressed and touched by the work.