Opening Reception Saturday May 14th from 7PM to Midnight
Purge your hidden art compulsions at Rosalux Gallery celebrating our 14th anniversary this coming May 14th with this spring bacchanal and fundraiser titled Peepshow! We will be transforming Rosalux Gallery into a virtual red light district designed to spank and tickle the eye of even the most frigid art connoisseur. Peepshow will feature a group exhibition of original work guaranteed to satisfy your artistic predilections by Rosalux artists viewable only through peepholes, lending a voyeuristic intimacy between the longing eyes of the spectator and the depravity of the artist’s seed. Peepshow will also feature our artist’s ribald humor in the form of short films in the Peepshow Movie House, answers to your heart’s desire in the mysterious Peepshow Box of Secrets, limited edition collectibles for fun at home, and many other exciting surprises throughout the evening. The opening reception for peepshow will be on Saturday may 14th from 7 -midnight and will have a limited exhibition run during art a whirl weekend.
Special thanks goes to Pabst Blue Ribbon for their generous sponsorship of this event! For more information and some sneak peeks of the whats in store, visit the Peepshow event page on facebook
Mike Sweere, tin collage 2016
Rosalux Gallery Presents: Somewhere (Else)
Work By Priscilla Briggs and Shannon Estlund
Opening Reception Saturday April 2, 2016, 7-10 PM
April 2 – April 25, 2016
Somewhere (Else) pairs photographs by Priscilla Briggs and the paintings and sculpture of Shannon Estlund. Both artists explore imagined spaces or spaces altered by the imagination.
Priscilla Briggs’ large-scale color prints of Chinese wedding photo studio sets address issues of truth and fiction in photography as they conflate with consumer fantasy in this booming business. While wealthy Chinese travel to foreign sites for their wedding photos, the burgeoning middle class is transported to locales of their romantic fantasies through constructed illusions. Briggs’ photos speak to universal ideas of freedom and luxury.
Shannon Estlund’s abstracted landscape paintings feature dirt roads, deer paths, back alleys, and nighttime suburban yards where the familiar is transformed into the mysterious. Through use of expressive color and mark making she conveys an experience of wonder and curiosity in the landscape. Estlund also creates objects that fuse natural and found materials into forms that transmit their own uncanny nature.
Priscilla Briggs holds a Master of Fine Arts in Photography and Digital Imaging from the Maryland Institute College of Art and received her B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University. Priscilla teaches studio art at Gustavus Adolphus College. Her work has been supported by grants from the MN State Arts Board, the McKnight Foundation, and Gustavus Adolphus College. Priscilla has participated in artist residencies in Beijing and Xiamen, China. She has exhibited widely including venues such as the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Living Arts in Tulsa, OK, the Hillstrom Museum in St. Peter, MN, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans.
Shannon Estlund holds a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and received her B.F.A. from the University of Florida. Shannon currently teaches at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Augsburg College. She has received numerous grants in support of her work. Estlund has exhibited extensively in Jacksonville, Boston and Minneapolis. Shannon Estlund
Exhibition runs: March 5th – March 27th
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 5th, 7-10 pm
The paintings of David Malcolm Scott act as a cross-temporal between the artist and our environment, revealing a visual abstraction of the collision between the man-made and natural worlds.
Often long and horizontal in dimension (and taking the form of a scroll), Scott’s watercolor paintings tell visual stories of places and events through time, often with an environmental bent.
As a corollary to the diversity of his subject matter, Scott’s art incorporates a variety of media beyond watercolor, such as acrylics, pencil and ink drawing, collage and photography. The resulting work draws the viewer into a rich non-verbal history recorded in rivers, prairies, lunar cycles, and human settlements. – David Malcolm Scott
James Wrayge describes his recent paintings:
“ In this selection of autotelic compositions the emphasis is on the planes and textures created by light and its movement as it travels across and within both natural and architectural landscapes.” – James Wrayge
Rosalux Gallery Minneapolis’ Top 10 Contemporary Art Galleries according to The Culture Trip a national online Arts and Culture magazine.
The Culture Trip is a national online magazine for art, food, culture, and travel. Rosalux Gallery was rated third after Midway Contemporary Art and The Walker Art Center.
Read about it here http://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/minnesota
ARECA ROE’S exquisitely odd photographs were recently featured in Slate and Wired online magazines. Take a look at out-of-the-ordinary pets in their domestic environments.
Wired.com – http://www.wired.com/2016/01/areca-roe
Ute Bertog is showing her abstract gestural paintings at Southwest Minnesota State University through March 4th, 2016. Congratulations Ute.