ROSALUX presents “inside, for a short amount of time” Dan Buettner and Rebecca Krinke

“inside, for a short amount of time”

Exhibit runs: January 4 – January 26, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 4, 7PM – 10:00PM

Artist Talk: Saturday, January 25, 2:00PM

Dan Buettner and Rebecca Krinke find common ground in exploring what can and cannot be said in their art/lives. Both are using aspects of books, pages, and journals in their separate projects for their January show.

Paintings by Dan Buettner:

“Art needs no meaning to exist, yet most things are expected to – even people. The desire to find meaning where there is none is prevalent in the arts.  I think it’s innately human to look for it, and if meaning isn’t easily known, we tend to make it up.

As I was making these paintings, I started to think of the images as pages in books. Or more specifically, single statements in books of which the contexts are not known.  Imagine opening a book to a random page, putting your finger on a single sentence, and constructing a meaning around it.  It might come as a surprise that to make sense of something one needs nothing more than that.  Think of these paintings as jumping off points for some independent thought on the subjects of human purpose, spirituality, faith, and the politics of personal choice.”

Buettner image: mushroom, 11″ x 14″, collage and acrylic on mat board, 2013.

Sculpture (Insomnia) by Rebecca Krinke:

“My work embodies memory as secrets and fragments, and as a source of intrusion and obsession. My piece for this exhibition, Insomnia, was inspired by the black four poster bed from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (in the Connecticut Room) and by fairy tales, where strange beds, rooms, and cottages in the dark woods abound. Humans and animals change form, a sleeper may sleep 100 years, and straw turns into gold.

Insomnia also continues the thread in my work of revealing one (or several) of my hundreds of black bound journal-notebooks. In my work I am interested in alluding to struggle, growth, beauty, stress, trauma, coping, transcending – referencing issues felt both individually and collectively.”

Krinke image: Insomnia (detail), found object (bed), fabric, feathers, straw, notebooks, 7’ x 7’ x 6’, 2013.

Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 12-4 PM

Rebecca Krinke

Rebecca Krinke

 

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Daniel Buettner