Opening this Saturday, "Untitled 11" is an annual group exhibition that showcases a wide array of artistic voices. This year's collection is curated by jurors Tom Rassieur and Caroline Kent. Now in its 11 year, SooVAC's series represent broader conversations that is starting to unfold through the work of Minneapolis-based artists.
"It will be interesting to see what the works looks like when installed together, and to look for ways in which the works speak to each other," says Kent.
[jump] The selection process wasn't easy, as Rassieur and Kent whittled down the exhibition's applicant pool from 190 submissions to the 18 participating artists. Rassieur, the John E. Andrus III Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Kent, co-founder of St. Paul's exhibition space the Bindery Projects, both sifted through the massive amount of applications on their iPads.
Using gut instincts and past curation experience, they have selected a provocative group of artists from multiple disciplines.
The resulting blend of artists at different points in their careers will foster a unique atmosphere made up of various perspectives. Pieces include paintings of rust-colored riot scenes, evocative multimedia collages, and hollow casts of bullets dispensed through candy machines.
People who visit "Untitled 11" can expect to see "a range of ways of working, and less traditional ways of seeing painting, sculpture, and photography," says Kent.
IF YOU GO:
Soo Visual Arts Center
2638 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis
Through December 28
There will be an opening reception Saturday, November 15 from 6 to 9 p.m.