Made in Minnesota brightens things up at Katherine E. Nash Gallery
Honesty by John Ilg (detail)
"Made in Minnesota," a new group exhibition celebrating sculptural art by Minnesota artists, is a welcome dose of color and levity in these winter months. There's also a good deal of humor thrown into the mix. The show, curated by Wayne E. Potratz and Howard Oransky, features artists such as the late George Morrison, John Ilg, Fred Cogelow, and Mayumi Amada, and is well worth braving the temperatures to enjoy.
Dining with Big Daddy Hum (and Mum) by Fred Cogelow
Doily of Foremothers by Mayumi Amada
Another show-stopper is Doily of Foremothers, a piece that takes up an entire gallery room. Made of cut up plastic tarp, the piece is no ordinary doily. The pattern is made of skulls and rose shapes. Hung from the ceiling, the work is back-lit so that a giant shadow spreads across the floor. Taken as a whole, Mayumi Amada's work takes your breath away, perhaps in part due to the change in lighting that aids in giving the piece a magical quality. It's stunning stuff.
IF YOU GO:
Through February 15
Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota
405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis
Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
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