Artworks
Performance
19:35 minutes
2013

Alison Morse's TIC FLO(we){u}R Reading.

Poetry Reading
4.20 minutes
2012
Audio Recordings
1:53 minutes
2015
Audio Recording
4:12
2015
Murals on Garages
Dimensions variable, ranaging from 10' to 12' high and 10' to 18' wide.
2014
Wall Drawing
7' x 17'
2014
Charcoal on the wall
6' x 4'
2015
Poetry on fabric
Dimensions variable
2015
Installation/Performance
This performance/public art installation originated in 2011 and is on-going. It has been performed for periods of an hour to a few hours at a time.
2011
Wall Drawing
18' x 35'
2011
Wall Drawing
13' x 21'
2010
Installation
15' x 25'
2015

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  • Rachel Breen updated the Artwork we, heirs apparent
    we, heirs apparent examines the tension between biological uniformity and diversity.  Hopefully, it encourages reflection about the idea of a common legacy and about what we hope to pass on to future generations. This is a site specific installation that is inspired by the practice of seed saving.
  • This work explores the fragile balance of biodiversity.  This work has been made directly on the wall of the gallery space and was painted over when the exhibition was finished.  It was made by first creating stencils with an unthreaded sewing machine and then pouncing (shaking) powdered charcoal through the stencil, directly onto the wall.  
  • This project, supported by a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant, is comprised of a series of murals on 6 garages in the neighborhood I live in.  Each mural is of a flower, herb or vegetable that grows in this neighborhood and the seed that each plant produces and can be saved to plant the following year. I lead tours of the murals and teach about how to save the seeds of each plant in the murals. I also created, printed and distributed a map so people can take self-guided tours of the murals.
  • This is a detail of the drawing installation that would be installed at 250 Monroe.  
  • This project, supported by a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant, is comprised of a series of murals on 6 garages in the neighborhood I live in.  Each mural is of a flower, herb or vegetable that grows in this neighborhood and the seed that each plant produces and can be saved to plant the following year. I lead tours of the murals and teach about how to save the seeds of each plant in the murals. I also created, printed and distributed a map so people can take self-guided tours of the murals.
  • This work by Rachel Breen explores the fragile balance of biodiversity.  This work has been made directly on the wall of the gallery space and was painted over when the exhibition was finished.  It was made by first creating stencils with an unthreaded sewing machine and then pouncing (shaking) powdered charcoal through the stencil, directly onto the wall.  
  • Because Rachel Breen uses a sewing machine to make much of her work, and because her work is so focussed on process, she decided to take advantage of the invitation to perform at this experimental performance series. This shows her making a drawing with an unthreaded sewing machine.
  • Rachel Breen updated the Artwork Seven Meals
    This installation by Rachel Breen is a response to the adage “There are seven meals between civilization and anarchy.”   The work responds visually to the realities of povery and hunger. Rachel was inspired by the great disparity between those with plenty and those who go hungry—among people in our own city and within communities in different corners of the world. She was also compelled by life, itself, hanging in such delicate and impermanent balance. The work was created directly …
  • The Bank of Our Common Wealth is an on-going project developed by Rachel Breen through an Open Field Fellowship with the Walker Art Center in 2011. Rachel invites people to invest a dollar in the idea that wealth is about the strength of our connections to each other.  Each dollar invested is sewn end to end with the other dollars previously invested using a foot powered treadle sewing machine.  The one-on-one conversations about how we understand the idea of value and wealth that take place …
  • Alison Morse reads her poem "Explosive Dispersal" at the Soap Factory as part of the May 12, 2012 TalkingImageConnection reading in response to the exhibition FLO(we){u}R by artists Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal.