Terrence Payne’s Paintings paired with Fashion in Minnesota Monthy

backdrop image by Terrence Payne

backdrop image by Terrence Payne

Stylist Jahna Peloquin has paired this spring’s fashion with eye-popping paintings by Minneapolis artist Terrence Payne in Minnesota Monthly. See it for yourself at


Rebecca Krinke will show her sculptural installations at the upcoming Northern Spark Festival.

Rebecca Krinke will show her sculptural installation DREAM WINDOW at the upcoming Northern Spark Festival.

Dream Window is a 4-poster bed sculpture installed among the girders of the Mill City Museum ruins. Suspended high above the courtyard, like some surreal animation from a dreamscape, it is a sight for wonder and a site of remembering in the middle of your all-night, Northern Spark reverie.

The bed is semi-transparent, illuminated from within, and composed of odd bedding materials such as black feathers and transparent fabrics. Check it out from below. Look at it from above. Gaze past it across the Mississippi River, the Stone Arch Bridge and St. Anthony Falls. What is your vision?

Throughout the night the artist and her team will create pages of their dream memories—and yours—and sew them together into a single, community dream book.

Rebecca Krinke is a multidisciplinary artist working across sculpture, installation, public art, and social practice. Her work asks questions about place and emotion – and ideas of private and public.

More info about Rebecca and her artwork on these sites.
Linkon my project

Link on overview of northern spark

Rebecca’s blog about the Dream Window Project

Rebecca Krinke's sculptural installation DREAM WINDOW

Rebecca Krinke’s sculptural installation DREAM WINDOW


Interview with Laura Stack about Rosalux Gallery and NE Minneapolis Arts District

NE Minneapolis Arts District VOTED BEST ARTS DISTRICT in the US by USA Today.
Karen Wilcox from interviewed Laura Stack about being an artist in Northeast Minneapolis and a member of Rosalux Gallery. See more of Laura’s work at

Read the interview with Laura Stack about Rosalux Gallery and NE Minneapolis Arts District

Rosalux Gallery-Laura Stack's artwork

Rosalux Gallery-Laura Stack’s artwork

Shapehifter 20 by Laura Stack

Shapehifter 20 by Laura Stack

Rosalux Gallery-Laura Stack's artwork

Rosalux Gallery-Laura Stack’s artwork

Rosalux Gallery-Laura Stack's artwork

Rosalux Gallery-Laura Stack’s artwork




March Rosalux Exhibit, Laura Stack and Valerie Jenkins “Sticky Ridges”

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7th, 7-10pm

Exhibit Dates: March 7- 29, 2015
Rosalux Gallery Hours: Sat & Sun 12-4

“Sticky Ridges and other perils of silent senses” features the paintings of Laura Stack and paintings/drawings of Val Jenkins in a two-person exhibition at Rosalux Gallery. Both artists share an interest in exploring spatial perception through the simultaneity of flatness and depth, and the illusion of movement that can be suggested within still images. Laura Stack creates a fluid spatial world into which the viewer projects themselves into another world, a bodily or cellular world – a world with its own rules and physics. Val Jenkins’ makes work that she describes as projecting into the space of the viewer, so there is a moment of recognition between materiality and illusion.

Laura Stack’s detailed ink paintings are an amalgam of the natural and the synthetic. Borrowing from both natural and man-made structures, her painted and poured ink images morph into odd, though vaguely familiar forms that bloom, dissolve, and then disperse. Dried pools of ink suggest the flux and flow of indeterminate forms.  and

Valerie Jenkins’ oil paintings and graphite drawings are both pictures of space and they inhabit space as objects. Phenomena gleaned from the material and virtual world create an internal structure that is both subterranean and architectural. Viewed all together, the work functions as a trace of everyday experience; where such concerns as distance and proximity, ambiguity and contradiction, matter and its negation, invite speculation about illusion and reality.

Shapeshifter 21 by Laura Stack, ink on paper, 12″ x 9″


Shapeshifter 20 by Laura Stack

Shapeshifter 20 by Laura Stack, ink and gouache on paper, 16″ x 20″



The Edge of Nature : James Wrayge and Eleanor McGough


February 7-28, 2015
Opening Reception February 7th, Saturday, 7-10pm

The Edge of Nature is an exhibition of paintings engaged in a search. The idea of finding the elusive “edge” of nature is paradoxical in that nature may encompass everything, while simultaneously being a word with meanings that are difficult to define. Wrayge’s nuanced abstractions find influence rooted in classical philosophy that proposes that art is an imitation of nature, and further that art is an imitation of nature in action. McGough’s recent series, “Flight Patterns” and “Flight Jacket Vestments” explore the mysterious qualities of flight, unpredictable natural forces, and insect and bird migrations.

The new paintings of James Wrayge present imagery contained in the world of the wilderness and in the world of the city; illuminating the parallels of nature and the man made world. His compositions are influenced by the erosion, aging, weather and light that occurs in both settings. He explores the contrasts between both worlds visually and emotionally. His work uses layers of textures; the opaque and the transparent intertwine with monochromatic hues and vivid color.

Eleanor McGough’s paintings explore our fleeting place in the larger patterns of weather, migrations, and time. Imagined life forms inhabit terrestrial, aquatic, or atmospheric spaces, revealing fragile and tenuous relationships within these vast systems. McGough is influenced by the research of high altitude entomology that details the astonishing fact that billions of insects are carried in air currents through the layers of our atmosphere. This idea serves as a visual metaphor to the broader context that all life is transitory and swept up in immense patterns of energy.

Gallery hours are 12 – 4 PM Saturdays and Sundays and admission is free and open to the public.


This Sun. Jan. 25th, 3:00-4:00pm – ARTISTS TALK by SHANA KAPLOW and LAURA STACK

This Sun. Jan. 25th, 3:00-4:00pm – ARTISTS TALK by SHANA KAPLOW and LAURA STACK on their paintings in the exhibit “SHIFT” at Track 29 Gallery. LOCATION: Track 29 Apartments, 2841 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis 55408. More info at



Laura Stack awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant

Laura Stack received a Minnesota State Arts Board, Artist Initiative Grant for her “Anomaly” series of drawings. This will help fund her 2016 Rosalux art exhibit.

Image: Anomaly #13,   ink, graphite on watercolor paper,  60″ x 40″

Anomaly 13 by Laura Stack


Anomaly 13 Detail by Laura Stack


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