Because it is cold, I have been looking back to spring. Here is an image from my installation "Escape to the Country too" from Herkimer in Brooklyn in May. The work was part of the show Hair and Nails so lovingly brought from Minneapolis to Brooklyn. It was a fantastic show and I am so grateful to have been a part of it from a distance.
If you haven't yet visited Franconia Sculpture Park to see my latest work, make a visit! If you can't make it this month, no pressure, it will be up until September 2020 at least!
photo by Jaffa Aharonov
For those on the East Coast, I will be giving a talk on Weds Feb 20th at 6:30 at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.
Ramstad’s talk considers the intimate collectivity of public bathrooms, domestic grooming implements, and archives of the body. He will discuss his work in the context of considering what it means to care, be cared for, and provide care and how institutions exhibit tenderness towards their public.
All readings and artist talks will be held in the Stanley Kunitz Common Room, and all exhibitions will be in the Hudson D. Walker Gallery unless otherwise noted. Both venues are located at 24 Pearl Street in Provincetown.
The Stanley Kunitz Common Room and the Hudson D. Walker Gallery are handicapped accessible. If you need assistance, please call the Fine Arts Work Center at 508-487-9960 ext. 101 in advance.
Juried by Nicole Soukup, this group show at Rosalux looks great. It is open from Dec 7th-Dec 30th. Come and see some art if you are in Minneapolis!
It was a pleasure to work on a bathroom commission at The Minnesota Museum of American Art this fall. They are now open to the public as of December 2nd! It's okay, take your time (water sounds), features waterfall murals in two bathrooms for the whole year. So when you visit, make sure to take your loo break in the education wing of the museum and enjoy the rushing water imagery! Admission is free, the bathrooms are both single stall, lockable, accessible by wheelchair, with support bars and one has a baby changer. Let me know what you think!
Francisco J. Galarte featured my work, Touching Each Other, in the Transgender Studies Reader fashion section. Check out all the awesome articles.
I am really happy to share my latest collaborative artwork that Riley Cludy and I made over the summer at Midwest Special Services. Riley and I were totally connected about making useful, durable, and accessible artworks. We made this viewing stand together and Riley took the photographs. We were thinking about multiple perspectives, how sitting, standing and being elevated each allow us to see things differently. We were inspired by horse mounts and Kinji Akagawa's sculpture Seating, Reading, Thinking (1987/2017). Please come and celebrate our work and all the other collaborative artworks made through Co Lab this summer.
Co Lab Opening Reception
Saturday September 8th, 5 pm- 8 pm
The Show Gallery Lowertown
346 Sibley St North
Saint Paul MN
Parking: Street parking with several pay-parking lots nearby. The closest one is located at the corner of Sibley and Kellogg, on the left when you enter the Sibley one-way from Kellogg toward the gallery.
Access: The Show Gallery Lowertown is wheelchair accessible with a gender together single stall bathroom.
There will be a program starting at 6 pm, featuring experimental video introduction by William G. Franklin and Mazin Hasabelrasoul, a performance by Carnage the Executioner and Michael Dangerous, and live drawing by Lara Hanson and Kelly Mcnamara.
The Bill Murray’s Choice Award Winners will be announced following the program, around 6:30. I hope to see you all there to thank you for your hard work in person!
Samuel Steward and the Pursuit of the Erotic is finally available in paperback! Aren Z Aizura and I wrote the chapter "Ungilting the Gold Star Gay." Order from Amazon.com or Ohio State Press.
Come see the show Living Together at Gallery 71 in Edina on July 25th and listen to the artists talk about their work (including me). See previous post for details about gallery location and information.
May 21 – Aug 25, 2018
June 6, 7 – 9 pm
July 25, 6-7pm
Living Together is an exhibition featuring the work of five artists – Betsy Alwin, Mara Duvra, Teréz Iacovino, Haley Prochnow, Emmett Ramstad, and Jen Sonibare – whose practices analyze our encounters with interior environments, the objects we live with, and spaces we live in, and do so often by marrying materials and disciplines in unexpected ways. The collective works form a range-ystill life or a Period Room of a conceptual parlor. Exhibitions are living arrangements; objects and artists are gathered in a room and co-habitate for months. The exhibition asks us to consider what does this living arrangement look like? How do exhibition spaces feel like home and not a showroom? What art do we choose to live with, and what artifacts do we inherit? How do we create spaces for ourselves, as artists, not only to live safely and comfortably, but to show our work publicly and form a livelihood? As art spaces adapt to changing support structures and economies, how will we change our living arrangements to continue our work?
The exhibition will include a public conversation prompted by these questions in late July.
Saturdays 12-4 pm and by appointment
Gallery 71 is located at
7141 France Av S
Edina, Minnesota, 55435
within the France 71 apartment building
About Gallery 71
Gallery 71 is an artist-run gallery space at 71 France. Located in the heart of Edina, the gallery contributes to art and dialogue around issues including misconceptions of the suburbs, the myth of the artist, new rules for the artist-run spaces, how we live with art (and artists), urban planning, and the importance of being a good neighbor.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour, or make an appointment outside of gallery hours.
About Waiting Room
Waiting Room is a non-fixed platform intended to support artists through visual and personal networks. Born out of a start-up ethos, Waiting Room insists that artists can bypass the traditional gallery model and grow their own audiences through genuine relationship-building. The duration and focus of this program and space will be responsive to the changing values of artists, audiences and patrons. At present, Waiting Room produces exhibitions and public programming at Gallery 71.https://www.gallery71mpls.com/living-together
For more information about the exhibition or program, please contact Jehra Patrick at email@example.com
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