Window to the right of 2948 Chicago Av S.
Mail to: 734 E Lake St #304 c/o Sean Smuda
Mpls MN 55407
July 9th – Sept 10th 2010
Lecture on the History and Continuum of Art Police by founding member Frank Gaard Thursday, July 22 at 7 PM
A Small Resurrection of Artpolice, as compiled by Stephen Rife,
Opening Reception with the band Saltee: July 9th, 2010, 6-8 PM, Music at 8 upstairs in Smuda Studio
Art Police was an art ‘zine collectively published by a dozen Minneapolis artists, including the painters Andy Baird, Frank Gaard, and Stu Mead. The zine lasted from 1974-1994. It was known for a mixture of "low brow" humor and "high brow" sensibilities, with political cartoons appearing next to pictures of B.J.’s.
“Perusing a few issues of Art Police in the late 70s and early 80s, I recall being struck by the chaos and ambition of each issue. My goal in revisiting the work of Artpolice is to recognize an important underground art collective through fragments of its two-decades of production. The street level location of the Shoebox Gallery offers the public an opportunity to spot this rare bird, its very appearance standing as a gesture to the city that fostered it.” –Stephen Rife.
Art Police is in the permanent collections of the MOMA Library (Museum of Modern Art), The Smithsonian NPG Library, The Walker Art Center, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and The Minnesota History Center.
Free, donations hypnotically suggested.
GALLERY HOURS= 24-7-365 The Gallery is always open for viewing as it is a small storefront window (8'x8'x2') just to the right of 2948 Chicago Av S, part of the Roberts Shoes store (see schema in Information for exact dimensions).
WHAT WE LIKE TO SEE: Work that is cognizant or sensitive to the rough, tumble, smooth and glossy of the area. Artists may consider using the entire building and other display windows in Roberts when proposing marriage of ideas and place. Any media including dance and performance is welcome. ACCEPTED WORK MUST BE READY TO HANG.
CAVEAT: As the Gallery is a window in a shoestore, we cannot offer insurance, shipping nor climate control. The sun will beat down and it will be a little colder or hotter than the store's interior. Automatic awnings protect the window, but not completely. Let your art withstand these conditions when considering submitting.
GO DEEP: The Gallery has existed for the past 3.5 years and has been host to many provocative art shows as well as the Shoebox Biennial and various performance festivals. Please see details elsewhere herein.
EXCUSE ME WHILE I CLEAR MY THROAT: Three artists who’ve shown at the Shoebox and Sean Smuda Studio in 2004: Alexa Horchowski, Jenny Schmid and Emily Johnson, received Bush Fellowships.
Born Between Art and This: Jade Townsend at the ART OF THIS, Nov 27, 2007 Art and Loathing in Miami, Dec 22, 2008 In Heaven, Everything is Fine - Basel, '09, Dec 17, 2009 Box Populi, Apr 29, 2010 Basel 2010: Mission Meta-Impossible - Art, Pray, F**K, Dec 30, 2010