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Soo Visual Arts Center

2638 Lyndale Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55408 | Uptown/ Eat Street | 612-871-2263

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Soo Visual Arts Center is a non-profit arts exhibition space in Lyn-Lake neighborhood that focuses on showing dynamic and provocative art. Presenting 11 exhibitions a year, SooVAC has been a vibrant advocate of the local arts scene since 2001. The space is suited for lively art openings as well as an alternative venue for cocktail parties and other events. The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday and admission is free.


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  • Dressing Room: Art
    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...
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    There's some kind of magical place artist Garrett Perry must know about. It's a place with rainbows and animal people, dancing musicians and floating heads. If you go there, you might get...
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    For the Soo Visual Arts Center's latest show, "Lovesickness with Trees," artists Sophia Heymans and Garrett Perry have come together to present paintings examining the process of becoming an...
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    Two shows at Soo Visual Arts Center, featuring four artists, are worth the trip to the gallery. In "Tentantless Pause," Theresa Anderson and Jennifer Nevitt show their unique relationship to...
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    This Saturday, Soo Visual Arts Center will be hosting an opening reception for two gallery shows. "Located" features work by Nate Burbeck and Aaron Dysart, and examines place, nature, and...
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    This Saturday, Soo Visual Arts Center will be hosting an opening reception for two gallery shows. "Located" features work by Nate Burbeck and Aaron Dysart, and examines place, nature, and...
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    No one works on cardboard like David Lefkowitz. No one elevates the mundane to the ethereal like Zelda Zinn. Both open shows on Friday in which transformation — whether via drawing,...
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    Chris Larson (of Northern Spark's burning Breuer house) and Chris Groth (of Automatons and the Penfolds Ampule Project) co-curated this show of the simple, everyday objects that inspire the...
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    For "Untitled 10: SooVAC's 10th Annual Juried Exhibition," poet, curator, and cookbook author Heid E. Erdrich teams up with Jennifer Phelps, director of the Burnet Gallery, to present an...
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    Ten years ago, SooVAC initiated its first juried exhibition series, "Untitled." The annual show uniquely encourages artists of any media, at any point in their career, to submit. The result...
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    What drives people to collect art? Love? Obsession? Prestige? Passion, definitely. Several local collectors open up in this exhibition by sharing works from their personal stashes, offering...
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    Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Or, in the age of ubiquitous celebrity culture, and Miley Cyrus debates, perhaps the catch phrase is "Who wore it best?" That's the title, in fact, of a...
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    Sequential art is something that spans artistic genres, from ancient hieroglyphs to today's graphic novels and triptychs. The idea is that this type of art tells a visual narrative by...
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    You might find yourself asking what it is you're looking at in "Everything Is Entrance," on exhibit in the SooVAC's Main Gallery space. That's kind of the point, as Lori Esposito's...
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    You might find yourself asking what it is you're looking at in "Everything Is Entrance," on exhibit in the SooVAC's Main Gallery space. That's kind of the point, as Lori Esposito's...
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    Say what? Verbal mashup meets visceral collage in "Visceral Dysentery: Deep Retardant Cuts Craft Dogma," an exhibition that showcases work by HAZE XXL (a.k.a. Tom Hazelmyer) and MATH.i. The...
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    As with all exhibits at Soo Visual Arts Center, a helpful map is provided for "Fluctuating Capacity," a new show featuring work by Adam Hamilton. The paper gives the titles of all the...
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    The tectonic plates of the imagination collide in Joseph Rizzo's collages, as swaths of pattern and shape crest, crash, and overlap. Joseph Sinness's still-life drawings — lush,...
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    The tectonic plates of the imagination collide in Joseph Rizzo's collages, as swaths of pattern and shape crest, crash, and overlap. Joseph Sinness's still-life drawings — lush,...
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    This Saturday, the Soo Visual Arts Center opens its "9th Annual Juried Exhibition." The show features an eclectic mix of photography, collage, video, drawings, and installation curated by...
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    For nine years, SooVAC's juried exhibition series "Untitled" has presented a panoply of works by diverse local artists. Chris Larson, this year's juror, whose own work provocatively examines...
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    Serena Cole's new show, "Through a Glass, Darkly", opened September 15 at Soo Visual Art Center. The exhibition features an array of inscrutable nude models with penetrating stares, collages...
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    Suzy Greenberg's sudden death this summer left the arts community stunned and grieving. When "Through a Glass, Darkly: New Work by Serena Cole," which Greenberg curated, opens this weekend,...
  • Dressing Room: Dearly Departed
    Members of the Twin Cities art scene were shocked and saddened when artist and curator Suzy Greenberg died suddenly on August 16 of natural causes. As the founder of the Soo Visual Arts...
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    Soo Visual Arts Center's latest exhibition, "Weathering the Storm," features 13 new works from Minneapolis-based artist Greg Gossel. His large-scale pieces on paper and canvas are huge, and...
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    It looks like a kiddie pool: small, circular, decoratively painted. Red and blue balls float in the center, and at the far end of the pool near the steps a seal peeks its head out of the...
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    Two exhibitions opening at Soo Visual Arts Center on Saturday plunge onlookers into watery habitats compromised by structure and/or sentiment. In the evocative "Habitat: Work by Areca Roe,"...
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    Two exhibitions opening at Soo Visual Arts Center on Saturday plunge onlookers into watery habitats compromised by structure and/or sentiment. In the evocative "Habitat: Work by Areca Roe,"...
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    Can the mundane be made epic? According to Amy Toscani, the answer is yes. The artist describes her work as a "mix of fantasy and 4-H." One definitely gets a sense of grand whimsy while...
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    Soo Visual Arts Center's latest exhibition, "New Museal," features work from Jehra Patrick, an artist who takes inspiration from New Institutionalism, a theory that examines institutions...
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    It's around this time of the year that New Year's resolutions start to fall apart. Maybe you snuck a cigarette, or skipped an afternoon at the gym. However, if your resolution included...
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    Soo Visual Arts Center's latest exhibition features a unique collaboration between the gallery and Spectrum ArtWorks. In the show, 12 artists living with mental illness explore their...
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    Decidedly retro, astutely provocative, and unabashedly hilarious, David Sollie's newest "retrospective" is perfectly timed to comment on consumerism in the 21st century through the Mad Men...
  • Dressing Room: Dance
    This Saturday, the SooVAC hosts performances by three choreographers that will take place amongst the artwork. San Francisco-based choreographer/sound-composer team Katherine Hawthorne and...
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    For SooVAC's eighth annual juried exhibition, guest curator Bartholomew Ryan—whose day job is assistant curator at the Walker Art Center—has assembled provocative works by eight...

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