Oddities and Curiosities: Laura Stack’s mixed media drawings and Amy Toscani’s sculptures

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ROSALUX GALLERY presents “Oddities and Curiosities”: Laura Stack’s mixed media drawings and Amy Toscani’s sculptures.

Exhibit runs: September 7– September 29. 2013

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 6:30 -10:30 PM

Artist Talk: Saturday, September 14, 1:00 PM. Conversation with David Lefkowitz (Associate Professor of Art, Carleton College), Laura Stack, Amy Toscani.

Poetry and Fiction Reading: Saturday, September 28, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.

Readings inspired by Stack’s and Toscani’s artwork.

Rosalux Gallery is proud to announce the exhibition entitled Oddities and Curiosities: Laura Stack and Amy Toscani find common ground in their experimental and quirky artistic sensibility and their exploration of beauty/ugliness and reality/illusion. The abstract nature of their work allows the viewer to engage in recognition that is both familiar and unworldly.

Laura Stack’s mixed media work combines spontaneous ink pours inkblots with intricately drawn complex forms that evoke undulating pulsating plant life, bulbous human organs, and architectural structures. Stack’s drawn and poured ink images morph into odd, though vaguely familiar forms that straddle the line between fact and fiction. Squirmy and intuitive, her artwork is a visceral response to the perception of nature and the human body in an increasingly technologically mediated world.

 

Amy Toscani’s hand-made objects are physical manifestations that are cultural misfits.  Toscani is interested in recoding the mainstream, borrowing heavily from Midwestern culture and lowbrow crafts. Her buoyant plastic sculptures are a result of an experimental approach to materials. In Toscani’s artistic process, found plastic objects are transformed into sculptures by deconstructing, combining and then welding together forms into a new visceral amalgamation.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the new work from Laura Stack, one of Citypages “100 Creatives”, and Amy Toscani 2013/14 recipient of the McKnight Artist Fellowship.

Rosalux is an artist cooperative art gallery founded in Minneapolis in 2002. The gallery is home to artists whose work is in well known nationally and internationally, and whose work prestigious awards and grants recognize.

 

Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 12-4 PM, admission is free. For more information on the Rosalux Art Collective, visit www.rosaluxgallery.com.
Contact Laura Stack  Ls@Laurastackart.com and Amy Toscani ajbela@gmail.com for more information and image samples. Admission is free and open to the public.