LAURA STACK and VALERIE JENKINS: Painting and Drawing at Rosalux Gallery

LAURA STACK’S paintings and VAL JENKINS’ drawings at Rosalux Gallery until Jan. 31st.
Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays 12noon-4:00pm.

Location:  1400 Van Buren Street NE #195, Minneapolis, MN 55413
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Ink drawing by Valerie Jenkins. Hyper-color gouache painting by Laura Stack.

LAURA STACK and VALERIE JENKINS debut new DRAWINGS and PAINTINGS in their third exhibition together at Rosalux Gallery. Both artists delve into abstraction as a means of understanding the mysteries of life and the dynamics of culture.

LAURA STACK’S HYPER-COLOR PAINTINGS allude to a fluid, cellular, bodily or chemical world with its own rules and physics. Her work suggests paradoxes, simultaneities and illusions: the paradox that living things can now embody synthetic elements, the simultaneity of flatness and depth, and the illusion of movement that can be suggested within still images. The paintings are an imagined mirroring of the mysterious questions that define our relationship with the physical world. Art website Laurastackart.com
VALERIE JENKINS EXPLORES HOW PERCEPTION is shaped by cultural experience, how interpretation is conditioned by perception, and the way meaning filters through the significance of being and the banality of everyday life. In her new series titled ‘Figure/Ground” drawings and objects interrelate through an economy of means. Form results through a distillation of events, people and places. When viewed together, Valerie’s work functions as a lexicon of experience that is particular to the urban environment and cultural moment.

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Laura Stack is a fiscal year 2015 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 

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Laura Stack – PLasmora #23, gouache on paper, 40″ x 50″

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Laura Stack – Shapeshifter #38, ink, gouache on paper, 26″ x 20″