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'Magic Carpet (detail),' Justine Di Fiore

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Justine Di Fiore: Magic Carpet

Daily from March 30-May 14
Time Varies
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Art, Galleries

In the hands of Justine Di Fiore, the female form becomes a catalyst for luminous abstract expression, full of striking gestures and feminist awareness. Rebelling against the centuries-long male-gaze tradition, Di Fiore’s take on figurative work is authoritative and powerful. Her solo show, “Magic Carpet,” opens this weekend in south Minneapolis’ Pirsig Projects. The storefront gallery, run by artist Sean Smuda, is found at Lake and Chicago, just around the corner from his previous space, Shoebox Gallery, which was housed at the now-closed Robert’s Shoes. You can see Di Fiore’s work in the main gallery on Lake Street, and in the adjacent alleyway, named “Biennale Beinalley.” Her work is also currently on view in Soo Visual Art Center’s “Untitled 14.”