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Rosalux “Open Door 13” Group Show, Reception Dec. 9th

ROSALUX GALLERY is proud to announce it’s Thirteenth Annual OPEN DOOR Exhibit, opening on December 2nd, 2017.

Reception: December 9th, 7 – 10 pm
Exhibition Dates: December 2nd – 30th, 2017

OPEN DOOR is the one time of year when Rosalux opens its doors to artists outside of the collective in the form of an open call to bring inside what is happening outside of the gallery doors and give them an opportunity to share their work with our audience.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Beth Barron, Natalia Berglund, Bennett Bossert, Jenny Brown, Mat Brutger, Jocelyn Burke, Yeonhee Cheong, Jessica Christy, Marina Dunbar, Torey Erin, Shawna Gilmore, Megan Herwig, Jeremy Jones, Betni Kalk, Julie Liger-Belair, Julie Nagle, Serena Perrone, Evie Richner, Amy Schissel, Maureen Shields, and Lyz Wendland.

JUROR: DANIELLE KRYSA, AKA The Jealous Curator thejealouscurator.com/blog  Krysa has a BFA in Visual Arts, and a post-grad in graphic design. She is the writer/curator behind the contemporary art site, The Jealous Curator (est.2009). Danielle has curated shows from Washington DC to Los Angeles, San Francisco to Toronto. In 2014 she published two books, titled “Creative Block” and “Collage”. Her third book, “Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk” was released in October 2016, and she is currently working a new book due out Fall 2018. Danielle has also had the great pleasure of speaking at TEDx, PIXAR, Creative Mornings, CreativeLive, and was interviewed for several video segments on oprah.com.

JUROR’S COMMENTS ON WORK SELECTED FOR THE EXHIBITION:

“A gorgeous grouping of art, hung together under one, simple, unifying theme – I love this stuff! I really do, and here’s why. The pieces in this show are the work of 21 artists from all over North America, each with their own unique use of materials and personal point of view. Every piece – from drawings to paintings to sculpture – tells its own story but together, in this particular grouping, the narrative gets even more interesting. A metal dog makes friends with a bandaid mandala, while a text covered mirror in the corner speaks quietly to an unconventional
scientific-esque timeline. Weird and wonderful, unique while strangely harmonious.”

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Rosalux is pleased to present new work by local painters Melissa Loop and Ute Bertog.

Public Reception: Saturday, November 11, 6-10pm
Family Happy Hour: Saturday, November 18, 4-6pm
Exhibition Dates: November 4-26, 2017

Melissa Loop uses her travels to explore notions of authenticity, place, and spirituality through our experiences of other cultures. Follow the Moon is inspired by her trips to Central America in 2012 and 2015 when she visited ancient Mayan sites. While her paintings are based on reality, the compositions are purposefully invented in an attempt to recreate rare moments of spiritual transcendence one encounters when taking a pilgrimage to a sacred place. With this particular group of paintings, Loop focused on exploring the space between imagination, reality, spiritual transcendence, and dreams. By doing this, she is weaving a tale of a pilgrim coming out of a deep sorrow and finding the origin of life.

Tie Yourself to Me, 2017, Synthetic polymer on panel, 18 x 24″
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In Voiceatscript
, Ute Bertog continues to explore the tenuous relationship between abstraction and language in her paintings to address themes of communication and its failure. For Voiceatscript she focuses on a deeply felt sense of speechlessness. Being speechless and without words to articulate one’s thoughts and opinions is seen either as a defiant gesture or – more often – as a sign of powerlessness. In order to regain a sense of power Bertog then reaches for readymade texts, quotes,  and cliches as a starting point for her paintings, only to lose them again in the painting process. The goal is to introduce the necessary space for questions, imagination and play to take hold to freely renegotiate original content.

Foreign echoes, 2017, Oil on canvas, 14 x 11″
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& Pryor Gallery, Silverwood Park, Minnesota State University">Betsy Alwin’s Sculpture at Kolman & Pryor Gallery, Silverwood Park, Minnesota State University

Betsy Alwin will show her concrete and metal sculptures at Silverwood Park, Kolman & Pryor Gallery, and Minnesota State University during September and October.

INFRA: Betsy Alwin at Silverwood Park
Infra is a new outdoor concrete and metal sculpture that will be shown on the grounds of Silverwood Park, Three Rivers Park District, in St. Anthony, MN.
Opening Reception
: September 14th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
Exhibition Dates: September 14th – October 21st. 

“My interest in casting lace concrete forms is derived from my recent and current body of work that incorporates lace and ceramic form. I wanted to combine the delicate nature of lace with the harsh durability and weight of concrete. The decorative lace texture combined with the contrast of blue and white refers to domestic ware but also allows one to see the forms in a different way.  These cast forms are combined with rebar, emphasizing an industrial and construction context. I am also excited to experiment with larger forms in an outdoor public setting. In this way, my work can engage more viewers for longer periods of time.The title, “Infra-,“ is derived from Latin meaning under or below. Besides being the prefix of infrastructure, I also take it as a way to connote what is there but not seen; what is taken for granted.

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BEYOND CANVAS: Group Sculpture Exhibition at Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Opening Reception: September 23rd from 7pm – 9pm.
Exhibition Dates: September 16th – October 28th.
More information at kolmanpryorgallery.com

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BETSY ALWIN participating in Faculty, Emeritus, Alumni, 150!
A group exhibition celebrating 150 years of Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Opens: September 28th, Reception: October 8th 3:00 -5:00 pm.





 

Amelia Biewald, Treats / John Gaunt, Rocking Chair

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Rosalux Gallery, July 8th – July 30th 2017

Opening Reception: July 8th, 7-10pm
1400 Van Buren Street NE, #195
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Amelia Biewald:

In a style that has become distinctly her own, Amelia Biewald intertwines imagery of romantic and powerful female figures, animals, real and imagined histories, and landscapes. Employing a wide range of materials, she creates lands full of sensual and alluring surfaces and textures, often combining references to the Old Masters and Surrealism with contemporary culture. Biewald mingles fact with fiction to recreate fables or intrigues. She captures states of transformation and curious unions seeking the pinnacle of a supernatural beauty.

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Sausage Walkers, 2017, watercolor on rag paper, 11 x 11 inches.

In her upcoming show at Rosalux Gallery, Treats, Biewald paints her recent research into Renaissance eating and banquet culture. She creates scrumptious and alluring food presentations appropriate for the grandest dinner party. No grocery stores, no pre-packaged meats. During the Renaissance, if you could catch it, you ate it, and usually ALL of it. Let’s just say we are very picky and boring in our eating habits as compared to those of the 16th century…and the display of our comestibles is far less grand.

Artist Bio

Amelia works with a wide variety of materials creating painterly drawings and sculptural works, which often culminate in large multi-textural installations. She received a BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design and Goldsmith’s College, University of London and then pursued installation artwork at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where she received her MFA. She has received various artist awards, residencies and fellowships for her work including The Skowhegan School Of Painting & Sculpture Residency, a Bush Foundation Fellowship and a Jerome Foundation Fellowship. She recently completed artist residencies at Art Garda, Sirmione, Italy and The Wassaic Project, NY. Amelia’s solo exhibition Autour De La Fin Du Monde was on view at The Soo Visual Arts Center in 2016.

John Gaunt

I have an empiricist approach to making. In recent years I have been developing a kind of “graphic scaffolding” inspired by weather and the shifting architecture of rivers. This scaffolding or intuitive gesture has become a malleable motif for me across artistic processes – allowing me to generate new combinations of abstract structures, illusionistic spaces and diagrammatic drawing. The accumulation of this practice is beginning to yield a kind of personal topology.

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Mend, Oil on Canvas, 22″ x 26″

Artist Bio

John Gaunt has been active in university teaching since 1995. Educated in the United States and abroad, he maintains a studio practice in Minneapolis that embraces generative processes through painting, drawing and model building. Gaunt is a member of Rosalux Gallery in NE Minneapolis where he exhibits his work annually.

Building on a career that began as a realist painter, Gaunt has distilled his research into an abstract language that is at once gestural and restrained. Interested in the idea of painting and drawing serving as a proposition, the work offers closure yet resists naming – a desirable tension that occupies his current practice.

His work has been exhibited regionally and nationally and acquired in both public and private collections. He has held numerous visiting artist and guest lecturer positions including, the Burren College of Art in Ireland, the International Academy Neukloster Germany, School of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Kansas, Gustavus Adolphus College, Cazenovia College, University of Minnesota, Hamline University, and University of Wisconsin Stout.





 

SHANA KAPLOW at Form+Content Gallery

SHANA KAPLOW  is a showing ink wall drawings at Form+Content Gallery, May 25-July 1.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, May 27, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

UNSTOPPABLE FORCE Women Artists, Here and Now is an exhibition by 5 exhilarating women artists. This exhibition was conceptualized by Vesna Kittelson and co-curated by Gallery members Vesna Kittelson and Mark Ostapchuk.  formandcontent.org
Photo: Install of Shana Kaplow’s work.

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Vivid Relics: Shawn McNulty and Michael Sweere

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Opening Reception: June 3 rd , 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates: June 3 rd -25 th 2017

Rosalux Gallery presents “Vivid Relics” – a new exhibition featuring the dynamic
paintings of Shawn McNulty and folk-inspired works by Michael Sweere. Each artist
creates work that commands the attention of the viewer, and both McNulty and Sweere
are featured in the U.S. Bank Stadium art collection.

Artery McNulty

Shawn McNulty’s signature abstractions have evolved over the past 20 years into a
more organic territory with some subtle ties back to his geometric pieces with rigid
edges. He utilizes a “shoe palette knife,” which allows him to work the canvas on the
floor with his feet, along with random tools like a Swiffer and pieces of plastic. The
result of this process is refreshing and innovative forms comprised of thick acrylic and
pumice, along with his masterful grasp of color theory. McNulty is essentially an action
painter, but there’s a heavy dose of energized color fields throughout his work, which
lend itself to a “calmness over chaos” vibe. His work can be found in private and
corporate collections all over the world including that of General Mills and President Bill
Clinton.

 

Musky Sweere

With the recent installation of his mural at the new Webber Park Library in Minneapolis,
Michael Sweere shifts gears and brings something completely different to Rosalux
Gallery in June. Mr. Sweere’s affinity of American folk art is evident in his newest
installation. A detour from his familiar mosaic work, the exhibition features a wide
range of polychromed (painted) woodcarvings. His characters – inspired
by imagination, native tales and urban folklore invite viewers of all ages to experience
the wonder of “Folk-O- Rama.”

Banner Images:

Tombstone, Shawn McNulty 40×80” (diptych) acrylic and pumice on canvas

Animal Woodcarvings, Michael Sweere – various sizes

Press Release Images:

Artery, Shawn McNulty, 40″ x 40″ acrylic and pumice on canvas

Muskie, Michael Sweere, Tin-wrapped woodcarving

 





 

“Last Refuge” New Work by Eleanor McGough and a group show introducing three new Rosalux artists: Betsy Alwin, John Gaunt, Jim Hittinger

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Laura Stack and Shana Kaplow Art at Peterssen/Keller Architecture

Laura Stack’s organic hyper-color paintings and Shana Kaplow’s tall black and white ink paintings are featured at Peterssen/Keller Architecture in Minneapolis.
Curated by Tim Peterson.

Visit the artists’ websites – Laurastackart.com and Shanakaplow.com

Peterssen/Keller Architecture – pkarch.com
2919 James Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

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(Left) Laura Stack’s, organic hyper-color ink painting “Fluere #12” – (Right) Shana Kaplow’s vertical black and white ink painting.

 

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