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The Let Down Reflex

 

 

 

Head to the MIA this Thursday, February 23rd from 7:30 – 8:30 for a thoughtful conversation about the complexities of parenting in the art world. Curator, scholar, and author Amber Berson will present her recent exhibition, “The Let Down Reflex.” A conversation with Shana Kaplow, MAEP panelist and Rosalux artist, will follow the presentation.

“The Let Down Reflex” attempts to recognize the complexities of parenting in the art world, and asks if a better alternative for families can exist. Calling out a slippage in today’s world, the curators summon a group of artist-parents to contribute to a springboard for re-imagining an art world where “Mom” is not a demeaning characterization, where childcare is factored in for participating artists at art spaces, and where artists aren’t forced to choose between home and work. The “let down reflex” references the involuntary reflex that causes nursing mothers to produce breast milk. The term takes on a double meaning in this exhibition, referring here to the reflexive tendency of letting down parents, and particularly mothers, within the flawed labor system of the art world.

Amber Berson is a writer, curator, and PhD student conducting doctoral research at Queen’s University on artist-run culture and feminist, utopian thinking.

Shana Kaplow is a visual artist living and working in St. Paul. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at museums and galleries, including Mia, the TEDA Museum of Contemporary Art (Tianjin, China), the Asheville Museum of Art (N.C.), the Plains Art Museum (N.D.), and the Soap Factory (MN). She is a professor of painting and drawing at St. Cloud State University and an MAEP panelist.

This program is brought to you by the Department of Art, St Cloud State University’s Visiting Artists and Scholars program and Mia’s Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program (MAEP).

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& Guests">Public Dialogue Feb. 25 Shana Kaplow, Emmett Ramstad & Guests

Join Shana Kaplow/ Emmett Ramstad/ and Guests – Risa Puleo/Sarah Petersen
Public dialogue “Art and the Social Body”
February 25th, 2-4pm at Rosalux Gallery.

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 Flyer For Rosalux Dialogue 2017





 

Shana Kaplow and Emmett Ramstad Exhibition in February

Shana Kaplow and Emmett Ramstad, a new Rosalux exhibition to open February 4th. The exhibition will feature ink drawings and wall installations by Shana Kaplow and sculptural installations by Emmett Ramstad. The exhibition brings together the artists’ shared interest in the socio-political body.

Opening Reception: February 4, 6-10pm
Public dialogue with guest contributors “Art and the Social Body”: February 25, 2-4pm
Exhibition runs through February 26th.

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Shana Kaplow ink drawings – Emmett Ramstad sculptural installations

 

 





 

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

Laura Stack Art Peterssen Keller Architects

(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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Shana Kaplow in the Waiting Room’s group exhibition NO VACANCY

No Vacancy
October 16 – December 13, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, October 16, from 7–10 pm

Featuring Melissa Cooke, Shana Kaplow, Cherith Lundin, Laura Migliorino, Joe Smith, Sara Suppan, and Carrie Thompson.
A glowing red neon hotel sign signifies that all empty rooms are full. 

No Vacancy, on view at Waiting Room October 16 through December 13th, replies to this presupposition with the work of seven artists, who, in their discrete practices, model emotional airlocks for working through contemplation of self and surroundings. 

The exhibition fixates on the residual perceptual affect and psychological tensions that linger in domestic, liminal, and transient places, spaces, and non-spaces. The artists featured in this exhibition point to architecture, furnishings, and self-imagery as a means of representing and simulating the vestiges of internal sensibilities, memory, and feeling.

Many artists here take empty and temporary spaces as their subjects: pregnant thresholds momentarily cool with the sense of delay or a pause in activity. A sense of discomfort, maybe even transformation, settles in these interstitial chambers. Other artists point to objects as vehicles for self or avail their own image as a metric for tenor. In such containers, the lone self is fully on view: inadequate, restless, waiting.No Vacancy brings together artists from various career stages and mediums around the notion of letting in, or out, the metaphorical white noise from that shared sense of solitude.

Curated by Jehra Patrick, the exhibition marks the one-year anniversary of Waiting Room’s exhibition program. In the past 12 months, Waiting Room has hosted five exhibitions, multiple public programs, and shown work from 24 local and national artists. Following this exhibition, Waiting Room will welcome a 2016 exhibition program curated by invitation.

Stain : ink on paper : 44 x 30" by Shana Kalpw

Stain : ink on paper : 44 x 30″ by Shana Kalpow – from her recent Rosalux exhibit

 





 
 

This Sun. Jan. 25th, 3:00-4:00pm – ARTISTS TALK by SHANA KAPLOW and LAURA STACK

This Sun. Jan. 25th, 3:00-4:00pm – ARTISTS TALK by SHANA KAPLOW and LAURA STACK on their paintings in the exhibit “SHIFT” at Track 29 Gallery. LOCATION: Track 29 Apartments, 2841 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis 55408. More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1023844750963047/?ref_dashboard_filter=explore&unit_ref=popular_with_friends
http://laurastackart.com/    http://www.shanakaplow.com/

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