Jun 17, 2006
Whitney Again: What Does It Do?
Lightsey Darst essays another look at the Whitney Biennial; read this and then use the links at the article's foot to read more . . .
Jun 13, 2006
When Sculptors Paint: Joe Sandor at Pizza Luce in Duluth
Julia Durst writes on Joe Sandor's show of paintings at Duluth's Pizza Luce. Pizza Luce is located at the intersection of the two main streets, Superior Street and Lake Avenue; their music and art presentations are important to the downtown community.
May 31, 2006
A River Journey: Ron Merchant
After a career reversal, Ron Merchant packed the van and embarked on a journey that would take him down the Mississippi River, to culminate in the exhibition “Born by the River: People of the Mississippi River Towns.” Britt Aamodt tells the story.
May 20, 2006
The Column: Thaw
Suz Szucs finds a context to think about time, change, photography, and loss, in the disappearance of winter and in the work of photographers.
Apr 26, 2006
Lack of Definition: "Ever More" at MMAA
Alex Starace finds himself frustrated and confused by the "Ever More" show at the Minnesota Museum of American Art (through July 16 on the St Paul riverfront at 50 West Kellogg Boulevard).
Apr 26, 2006
American Dream? The Whitney Biennial
Michael Fallon writes on Minnesota artists in the Whitney Biennial (curated by the Walker's Philippe Vergne and the Whitney's Chrissy Iles). Click links at the article's foot for their conversation at the Walker, and for other reviews of the show.
Apr 20, 2006
Exchange Issue 4: Kristin Makholm and Diane Mullin
The Jerome and McKnight Fellowship programs run by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design are important components of the Minnesota art scene. a+E speaks with their present and former directors.
Apr 18, 2006
Zoom In issue 4: Stephen Ljubovic
Stephen Ljubovic paints the wild melancholy and wry humor of the objects we’ve loved and forgotten, the breath infusing the things that live with us.
Apr 15, 2006
The Column: Is Everybody an Outsider?
Michael Fallon writes on the category "outsider art," wondering if there's any outside to the big living room of art today.
Apr 6, 2006
Radio mnartists: Jila Nikpay
Producer Marya Morstad continues the “Radio mnartists” series of web and radio interviews with Minnesota artists. Listen to her interview with Jila Nikpay.
Apr 2, 2006
Lowbrow Highball: Juxtapoz Juxtaposed
Jeffrey Kalstrom went to the big Juxtapoz show, spread over two galleries, Ox Op and Soo VAC. He elucidates the whole new thing for you. See the link at the foot of this article for Tom Hazelmyer's letter on Ox Op's closing and its life after death.
Mar 30, 2006
Radio mnartists: Espejos - Mentors and Mentees
Producer Marya Morstad continues the “Radio mnartists” series of web and radio interviews with Minnesota artists. Listen to her interview with Anselmo Cornejo, Jovita Francisco Morales, and Alejandro Vargas Lopez.
Mar 17, 2006
Mary Bergs at Augsburg: Overhearing the Things
Chris Atkins describes the experience of seeing, and sensing further, Mary Bergs' assemblages at Christiansen Gallery at Augsburg College in her show "Continuum."
Feb 26, 2006
Moving Intelligence: "Only Human" at the MMAA
Suzanne Szucs covers "Only Human": portraits--both traditional and not--at the Minnesota Museum of American Art at 50 W. Kellogg Blvd. in St Paul. It's an adventurous and interesting show, up through March 26.
Feb 16, 2006
ZOOM IN a+E Issue 2: Andrea Carlson
A collection of Andrea Carlson's powerful paintings inspired by her community and imbued with humor and influenced by Anishinaabe stories.
Feb 7, 2006
Mixed: "Bois Brulee" in Duluth
Julia Durst reviews the show called "Bois Brulé" at the Duluth Art Institute. It featured collaborative work by Carl Gawboy and Jay Newcomb in a union of art and craft--things that in most cultures wouldn't occupy different realms.
Jan 31, 2006
The Hive: "Cities" at the Nash
Glenn Gordon gives a full accounting of the work of some of the cities' best mid-career artists in the show Rochelle Woldorski curated for the Nash Gallery: "Cities."
Jan 27, 2006
Radio mnartists: Scott Stulen
Producer Marya Morstad continues the “Radio mnartists” series of web and radio interviews with Minnesota artists. Listen to her interview with Scott Stulen.