I’ve been asked to write in order to give a peek into my practice and share all of the processes, byproducts, successes, failures, left turns, right turns, u-turns and other minutia that is associated with an art practice is exciting. We usually only see the results. It’s like my car, or video chatting, or air travel…I have no idea how most of it works, I just know (or hope, rather) that it does whatever it’s supposed to do.
It just so happens that I am less than five months away from an a large solo exhibition at The Soap Factory in Minneapolis, a show that I’ve been planning and working towards for a little over 2 years. The scope and nature of the exhibition is very similar to my regular artistic practice, while expanding on some of my ongoing ideas and visual strategies. However, for this exhibition I plan to use new elements, such as video and performance which has never appeared in my work previously. One of the biggest challenges is taking advantage of the massive 12,000 square feet of gallery space in The Soap Factory, and to make it into one cohesive installation.
The exhibition opens the 8th of September, and over the course of the next few months, I will be making regular posts about my progress. I am also working with local artist and videographer Eric Melser to film parts of my processes which I will share in future posts.
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Making It lifts the curtain on art-making around the state with posts that go inside the process of making and showing work. You’ll find these visually-oriented little pieces on both the Education and Community Programs’ blog and here, on the mnartists.org blog, and they’ll include a broad-mash up across disciplines, with everything from staff dispatches from Arty Pants and Open Field to rehearsal notes and studio visits, maybe even a few DIY tutorials by and with Minnesota artists.