Star Wallowing Bull at Bockley Gallery
Windigo Versus the Cannibal Man by Star Wallowing Bull
"Mechanistic Renderings," a new show at Bockley Gallery featuring the work of Star Wallowing Bull, the son of revered Anishinabe artist Frank Big Bear, presents a dynamic body of work showing the artist's transition from drawing to painting. Wallowing Bull's fractured, geometrical, and colorful style is startling in its sharp storytelling and vivid imagery.
The odd worlds of "The Edge of Camp" at Bockley Gallery
Hazel Belvo and the "Spirit Tree" at Bockley Gallery
Poker Face by Star Wallowing Bull
Mechanical Chieftan by Star Wallowing Bull
For example, in Mechanical Chieftan Wallowing Bull depicts a chief character as robot, with various mechanical objects making up the figure. It's much simpler than the earlier paintings, but the result is breathtaking. Toxic Seahorse contains a political bent similar to the earlier works, but there's a precision in the way he paints that makes it very exciting.
IF YOU GO:
Through November 30
2123 W. 21st St., Minneapolis
The gallery is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday
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