New Work : Shana Kaplow and Michael Sweere


New Work : Shana Kaplow and Michael Sweere

Exhibition April 5 – 27, 2014
Opening Reception Saturday, April 5th   7-10 PM
Gallery hours: Saturday-Sunday 12-4

Shana Kaplow’s artwork includes a 50-foot long sequence of evocative ink paintings that explore the subject of a chair. Working both representationally and abstractly, she imbues the paintings with complex questions about interconnection, separation, culture, and even globalism. Also on view are new video projections with sculptural elements made in collaboration with sculptor, Kirstie Brengman. Kaplow has exhibited and screened her work nationally and internationally at venues such as The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Walker Art Center, Franklin Art Works, 55 Mercer Gallery (NY), and The Austro-Sino Arts Program (Beijing). She is a recipient of the 2014 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, the 2013 Joan Mitchell Grant for Painters and Sculptors (NY), and was an artist in residence at The Red Gate International Artists Residency, Beijing.

Shana Kaplow is a fiscal year 2014 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant form the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


Michael Sweere

After a five year hiatus from Rosalux, Michael Sweere proudly returns to the gallery with a series of new creations. His current work continues to utilize salvaged objects, transforming non-traditional mediums into original works of art. His commissioned artwork installations can be seen in numerous collections including: The Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), Children’s Hospitals (Minneapolis) St. John’s Mercy Medical Center (St. Louis, MO), Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Lake Superior College (Duluth, MN).