Every Sun. from June 19-26
Artist Kenneth Steinbach has excavated the geographic and cultural history of the intersection at View Street and Juno Avenue in the West Seventh neighborhood of St. Paul to create a site-specific installation that reverberates with memory. Ten thousand years ago, the location was a waterway — a precursor to the Mississippi nearby. Today, a stone church stands at the site, constructed by Irish immigrants. Using ultramarine blue, a color associated with water and images of the Madonna, and a chemical process that produces starbursts of rust and fluid color, Steinbach connects land and spirit. More than 500 of these "artifacts" are included in the installation, creating an abstracted narrative about time and space. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, June 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. Viewings will also be held on Sundays, June 19-26, from 2 to 5 p.m. and by appointment.