Art-A-Whirl is the largest open studio tour in the Country! I wish I could see you all in person, but Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) set up a fabulous online Art-a-Whirl experience. Check out my page and see all the great things I have for sale (psst – I’m making paintings now!). While you’re there, support some of the other great artists’ work.
Regis Center for the Arts
Feb 20-Mar 14, 2020
Friday Feb 21, 5-8pm
Dec 7-29, 2019
Dec 7, 7-10pm
Nov 15 – Dec 8, 2018
Nov 30, 6-8pm
August 16, 2018
Aug 9 – Oct 27
Aug 9, 7-9pm
Oct 17, 6-7pm
Featuring the art of Lamia Abukhadra, Katayoun Amjadi, Sarah Sampedro, Chris Willcox; curated by Katayoun Amjadi.
Home Inside Out explores the idea of “home” not just as the sheltering eave and centering hearth, but as the site of alienating dynamics of loss and the slippage of identity, of barriers to ownership, of separation and longing. The artists in this exhibition reflect on the idea of sheltering space, from personal, collective, national or cultural perspectives. Home becomes a discursive arena in which inside and outside spaces hold specific social and cultural associations that can be subtended or subverted through artistic representation.
Inside and outside are conflated in Sarah Sampedro’s installation where the vulnerability within social and economic power structures becomes part of the everyday. Here the occupant is held “outside” by the language of exclusion and hidden borders. As an exile, Lamia Abukhadra looks into historical and colonial narratives and portrays the trauma of inheritance and national loss. After all, in Adorno’s words, ‘it is part of morality not to be at home in one’s home.” The outside spaces in Chris Willcox’s paintings evoke a temporal and metaphoric threshold: the contemplative place between home and play or work. Here time suspends, light fades, quiet settles in. Promise waits at the door. Katayoun Amjadi’s works take on a metaphorical approach to the ideology of home as commodity, the consumable good. Clay and porcelain speak to production and prefabrication yet the work suggests a fragile vulnerability. Time and gravity whisper in conspiratorial tones.
July 17, 2018
“One of the basic situationist practices is the dérive [literally: “drifting”], a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiances. Dérives involve playful-constructive behavior and awareness of psychogeographical effects, and are thus quite different from the classic notions of journey or stroll. In a dérive one or more persons during a certain period drop their relations, their work and leisure activities, and all their other usual motives for movement and action, and let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters they find there.”
– Guy Debord, Theory of the Dérive, 1956
I’m thrilled to be heading back to Berlin this summer to participate in Picture Berlin, a Berlin-based, artist run residency to develop new work and meet international artists and curators. I loved Berlin so much last summer I can’t wait to go back!
I’m excited to be working with Mapping Prejudice to install my work, Covenant, with Art Shanties Project this winter. Swing by to learn more about the history of racially restrictive homeownership in Minneapolis.
Join us at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis on February 3-4 or 10-11 to experience the best of Minnesota winter.