Quarter Gallery Regis Center for Arts, UMN
March 28 - April 22, 2017
Opening Saturday, April 8th, 7:00 to 10:00 pm
The exhibition features work by 9 contemporary artists living and working in the Midwest who explore the relationships between objects, the body, queerness and the domestic space. The included artists work across a range of contemporary art practices including ceramics, performance, quilting, and sculpture and are united by their common interest in permeating established boundaries that divide the personal and political, the private and public, and the functional and artistic object. Challenging the way we inhabit and move through space both physically and conceptually, the works raise questions of access, mobility, and the way our identities shape our experience of place. Artist in the exhibition include Anna Campbell, Paige Carlson, Michael David Franklin, Marc LaPointe, Daniel Luedtke, Rosemary McBride, Emmett Ramstad, Alaura Seidl, and Dustin Yager.
Curated by Elise Armani
Join me, Shana Kaplow, Sarah Petersen and Risa Puleo for a dialogue about art and the social body at Rosalux on Saturday Feb 25th from 2-4pm.
Left: Shana Kaplow, Collapsible Podium (detail), ink on paper, 2017 Right: Emmett Ramstad, Untitled (detail), bathroom stall components, toilet paper rolls, bottles, elevated platform, 2017
Shana Kaplow and Emmett Ramstad at rosalux gallery
Opening Reception: February 4, 2017, 6-10pm
Exhibit runs through February 26th.
Public Dialogue with guest contributors:
“Art and the Social Body”, Saturday, February 25th, 2-4pm.
Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Shana Kaplow and Emmett Ramstad, a new exhibition to open February 4th, 2017. The exhibition will feature ink drawings and wall installations by Shana Kaplow and sculptural installations by Emmett Ramstad. The exhibition brings together the artists’ shared interest in the socio-political body.
In Shana Kaplow’s new ink drawings and wall installations, images of architectural structures and found language function as stand-ins for the body’s psychological and political presence. Collapsible podiums and poetic phrases found within writings on social justice are the subjects of her new work. Through Kaplow’s articulated and improvisational gestures, structures are disrupted, rendering them volatile, metaphoric, and ripe for reconstruction. www.shanakaplow.com
In Emmett Ramstad’s new sculptural installation, public bathrooms are source material from which to examine larger personal and political issues. By combining bathroom stall components, toilet paper rolls and a viewing platform, his installation articulates the centrality of bathrooms as sites of surveillance, profiling, and potential for resistance. The installation’s multiple sightlines invite viewers to reflect on social forms of surveillance: who watches whom and how? www.emmettramstad.com
I was awarded a Metropolitan Regional Arts Commission Next Step grant to move and properly outfit a new studio. So far I have moved out of my old, small studio and relocated to my new big studio. I am working on insulating and heating the space and getting proper ventilation before I start making new big works. Hooray! Soon I will have heat in my new studio (as you can see from the trench with piping for gas and electric). A must in Minnesota.
My next show will be at Rosalux Gallery with Shana Kaplow. Opening February 4th, 2017. I am making a large installation with bathroom stall components and a hunting stand. More pictures of art soon.
I am thrilled to announce that I was awarded the Book Arts Mentorship at Minnesota Center for Book Arts. I will be spending the year learning more about book making and letterpress printing. The mentorship culminates in an exhibition in November 2018. Click here for more about the program.
Come and see some art! Be seduced by the sex appeal of the inorganic!* Check out my new artwork!
Jerome Fellowship Exhibition opens on Friday October 7th from 6-8pm at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
WAMBASH (pre-purchase tickets required) is 7-11pm on Saturday October 8th at Weisman Art Museum.
*Thank you Barbara Kruger for your wonderful and poignant artwork.
A powder room, a hotel lobby and a phone booth walk into WAMBASH as Party Line, a series of one-night call stations by artist Emmett Ramstad. Partygoers are invited to call from one station to another and ask a series of questions of the person on the other end. What happens when you abandon the privatization of cell phones for an evening? How will you connect with the stranger who picks up your call? Like a childhood prank or a phone number on a bathroom stall, Party Line evokes the mystery, excitement and daring of calling unknown numbers.
Jerome Fellowship Exhibition
Opening: Friday October 7th 6-8pm. Open through November 8th.
Artists' Panel Discussion: Wed Nov 2nd 6:30pm. Moderated by Christina Schmid
Please join me in celebrating the conclusion of my 2015/2016 Jerome Fellowship year. I am pleased to show new work alongside fellow recipients: Star Wallowing Bull, Holly Streekstra, Lindsay Rhyner, and Samual Weinberg. Visit here for more information.
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