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Shana Kaplow at Gallery 71, Reception March 7th

Shana Kaplow’s ink drawings are included in the Gallery 71 exhibition Situations.  A group exhibit with work by other local artists including Mary Bergs, Anne George and, Paula McCartney.

Exhibition opens on Feb. 10th.
Public Reception: Wed., March. 7th from 6:30-9:00 pm.

gallery71mpls.com
7141 France Av S
Edina, Minnesota, 55435
Hours: Saturdays 1:00 – 4:00pm

Shana Kaplow – Ink and gouache on paper, 30″ x 22″
Shana Kaplow

 

 

& Betsy Ruth Byers at Rosalux Gallery, Opening Feb. 3rd">Priscilla Briggs & Betsy Ruth Byers at Rosalux Gallery, Opening Feb. 3rd

ROSALUX GALLERY is pleased to present two solo shows by artists Priscilla Briggs and Betsy Ruth Byers. In For the Gods Briggs’s photographs relate ancient beliefs about caste and karma to contemporary economic and environmental issues in India.  In Remnants, Betsy Ruth Byers’ paintings meditate on the changing landscape at Glacier National Park.

Public Reception: Saturday, February 3rd, 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates: February 3-25th
Gallery Hours: Saturdays + Sundays: 12–4 pm

Priscilla Briggs – Temple Flower Market, Varanasi, Archival Ink Print, 18” x 27”
Priscilla Briggs

Betsy Ruth Byers – Remnant, Oil on Canvas, 16” x 16”
Betsy Ruth Byers

Priscilla Briggs / For the Gods 
While visiting the Golden Temple in Varanasi, Briggs lifted a garland of flowers from a basket of offerings to breathe in the aroma. The temple guide stopped her short, “The smell is not for you, it is for the gods.” This exhibition of photographs considers various facets of India’s economic and social structure in the wake of globalization and rapid growth. While the caste system is technically illegal, it is embedded in centuries of social structure and religious belief. The already wide contrast between rich and poor has been compounded by globalization and its effect on the environment. Through groupings of images, Briggs photographs represent environmental and economic contrasts.

Briggs is an artist and an Associate Professor at Gustavus Adolphus College. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her research has been supported by artist grants from the McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board, as well as various professional research grants. Her work has been exhibited at the Landskrona Photo Salon in Sweden, the National Galleries of Scotland, the Minneapolis International Film Festival, the DeVos Art Museum, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Lousiville Photo Biennial, and the Living Arts New Genre Festival in Tulsa, OK. Her artist monograph, Impossible Is Nothing: China’s Theater of Consumerism, was published last year by Daylight Books. Priscilla Briggs

Betsy Ruth Byers / Remnants
This series, Remnants, was developed through a combination of direct observation at Glacier National Park and indirect reference of historical images from the USGS Repeat Photography Project Archive. Through the process of repeatedly returning to the same subject matter as a point of reference, Byers aims to hone a nuanced understanding of our subjective experience of place. The act of painting itself manipulates time, allowing Byers to transpose multiple perspectives into a singular, abstracted space. Utilizing paint to mimic glacial processes such as melt and flow, her paintings seek to intertwine past and present events.

Byers is an artist and an Associate Professor at Gustavus Adolphus College. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited at the National Galleries of Scotland, SCOPE International Art Fair, the Minnesota Museum of American Art, De Vos Art Museum, Hillstrom Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Intermedia Arts, Guilford Art Center and The Soap Factory. Her work resides in several private, corporate and museum collections including the Weisman Museum of Art, Hillstrom Museum of Art, Target Corporation, Nordstrom Corporation, BMO Harris Bank, LPM Corporation, and Allina Health Center. Betsy Ruth Byers

This activity was made possible by an Artist Grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council with fund provided by the McKnight Foundation.

 

 

& Ashely Peifer Paintings in “Fuse / Surprise Party”, Opens Jan. 6th">Tara Costello & Ashely Peifer Paintings in “Fuse / Surprise Party”, Opens Jan. 6th

Rosalux is pleased to present new work by local painters Tara Costello and Ashely Peifer.

Public Reception: Saturday, January 13, 6-9 pm
Exhibition runs through January 6-28, 2018

In Fuse, Tara Costello’s paintings explore the malleability of perspective, subtle documented shifts in time merging to create landscape in an abstract form. Her work searches for unexpected beauty in the relationships between rich textures and primitive mark. She is interested in the way multiple perspectives live, move and shift within the same moment. The spontaneous is art is complete absorption in the paintings that is fresh. The freshness holds the emotion, emotional energy evokes, assembles, accepts, and rejects memories, images, observations and works them into a whole.

Tara Costello lives and works in Minneapolis, MN. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at galleries including The Burren College of Art in Ireland, The National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh, Soo Local, Minnesota, Circa Gallery, MN, Bloomington Center for the Arts, MN, Sears Peyton Gallery, NY. Costello has numerous commissions including commercial and residential murals. rosaluxgallery.com/tara-costello

Tara Costello, Ballyvaughn, 2017, Venetian plaster, 30” x 32”
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In surprise party, Ashely Peifer’s mixed media paintings on paper, panel, and shaped plywood to explore the distortion of memory over time. Can nostalgia over-beautify a memory beyond recognition? The paintings and sculptures grasp at the blurry edges of memory, attempting to transmute the non-material into haptic experience.  Sunny childhood memories appear in repeated shapes throughout the work: jump ropes, forts, garden edges, hula hoops, coloring, and candy. Willful optimism is the goal and it is achieved through embracing nostalgia and translating it into the realm of pattern, color, and form.

Ashely Peifer is an artist and textile designer living in Minneapolis. She holds an MFA in Painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a BA in Visual Art from Taylor University in Indiana. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including solo shows at Galleria Daniele Agostini in Lugano, Switzerland and Burnet Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her paintings are represented by Galleria Daniele Agostini in Switzerland, Uprise Art in New York City, and she is a member of Rosalux Gallery in Minneapolis. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings, the Urban Outfitters blog, Design*Sponge, and Maake Magazine, as well as numerous art blogs and digital magazines. ashelypeifer.com

Ashely Peifer, tumble quilt, 2017, mixed media on panel, 32” x 30”
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Laura Stack at Circa Gallery, Dec. 2 – Jan. 13

LAURA STACK ‘s colorful organic ink paintings are in CIRCA GALLERY’s Winter Salon exhibit.
Group show including work by Circa Gallery Artists.

EXHIBITION DATES: December 2 – January 13, 2018
Info at circagallery.org/laurastack

Laura Stack creates ink paintings and collages that are an imagined view of artificial life or the
“new natural”. Her painting process begins by envisioning a fluid, bodily, cellular, or chemical world expressing its own laws of physics. Organic forms such as fungi and microscopic life and the biological processes of lava flow and branching inspire the painting imagery. She coaxes the ink across the paper’s surface, corralling, halting, spreading, and encouraging its direction. The ink shapes then morph into tendrils or bloom and disperse. Through physical gestures and the fluidity of the ink, she aims to create a sense of pulse and movement.

Stack’s work evokes contradictions – the embodiment of the natural and synthetic, the simultaneity of flatness and depth, and the illusion of movement within a still image. There is no logical reading of these paintings. They are a mirroring of the mysterious questions that define our changing relationship with the natural world.  See more of Laura’s artwork at laurastackart.com

Fluere #27 / ink painting collage on panel / 20″ x 20″

Laura Stack Fluere 27

Laura Stack

 

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

 

 

Rosalux Gallery 15-Year Anniversary Exhibit

Rosalux Gallery Celebrating its 15-Year Anniversary featuring work of current and former Rosalux artists.
OPEN Art-a-Whirl weekend: Fri. 5/19 5:00-10:00pm, Sat. and Sun. 12noon-4:00pm.
Show Runs through May 28th.
Regular Gallery hours: Sat & Sun, 12-4pm.

2 Rosalux 15 Anniversary Full Show

 

 

Laura Stack at CIRCA GALLERY “Winter Salon” Exhibit

LAURA STACK is a new artist at CIRCA GALLERY and her paintings are part of the Circa “Winter Salon” exhibit. Stack’s painting “Fluere #8” was featured in the recent Star Tribune review of  the “Winter Salon”.
www.startribune.com/circa-gallery

Laura Stack Fluere 8

Laura Stack, “Fluere 8″, ink painting, 26″ x 20”