Buettner and Krinke featured in City Pages

Daniel Buettner

Public artist Rebecca Krinke, whose work resonates with whatever community it appears in, recently mounted a project called the Black Box Camera Obscura on Northrop Plaza at the University of Minnesota. Part of the Pop-Up Northrop initiative, the work invites passersby to enter a small, windowless building where they’re beguiled by an inverted image of the outside. This weekend at Rosalux, Krinke comes inside, bringing with her an enormous black-curtained bed, an installation titled Insomnia. She says it’s a companion to Black Box, and speaks to her recent works, including the black books in which she journals and sketches. Also on view are new pieces by painter Dan Buettner, in which white paint washes across landscapes and objects of beautiful mystery, from which intricately detailed mushrooms pop as if after a spring rain. There will be an opening reception 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, January 4, and an artists’ talk at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 25. (Pictured: Dan Buettner, Mushroom)

— By Camille LeFevre