Nov 12, 2003
Theater Review: Sacred Spaces--An Eyeful
Dean J. Seal
15 Head, an experimental theater company that bases their collectively created works on literature and art, performs "Sacred Spaces" at Red Eye through November 22. Dean Seal reviews the show.
Nov 10, 2003
Performance Review: Kurt and Bert
Kim Surkan reviews “Kurt & Bert: The Last Days of Weimar with Weill and Brecht,” by Prudence Johnson, directed by Carolyn Goelzer, with music direction by Gregory Thiesen. The show ran at the Southern Theater.
Oct 24, 2003
Art Review: Scott Murphy, "New Narrative Paintings"
Julia Durst reviews "Scott Murphy: New Narrative Paintings," at the Duluth Art Institute's George Morrison Gallery through December 7. This review was first published in the Ripsaw News, a Duluth tabloid.
Oct 24, 2003
Art Review: "Sweet Dreams" and "Opposing the Opposition"
The Soap Factory’s last show of this year (it’s getting cold soon . . . show ends Oct. 26) resounds with the industrial buzz of busy minds, devices that spin out endless ropes of analogy and inference. Are any of these useful?
Oct 22, 2003
Art Review: Small in a Big World--Stacey Davidson
Stacey Davidson's show at Franklin Art Works (1021 E. Franklin, through Nov. 8) is resonant. Michael Fallon wonders, how much does one have to know about an artist's intentions to establish the context for their work?
Sep 30, 2003
Art Review: "Token Male'"
Michael Fallon went to Soo VAC and took in "Token Male," a show of photography, sculpture, drawings and more by seven male artists. It runs through Oct. 26 at 2640 Lyndale Av. S. Phone 612-871-2263.
Sep 27, 2003
Dance Review: "3 x Tennessee" by the Dolls
"3 x Tennessee" runs through Sunday at the Southern. Kim Surkan describes the illuminating treatment that Ballet of the Dolls gives to fragments of Tennessee Williams' life and works.
Sep 26, 2003
If You Give a Shit About Painting, Come to This Party
In a house on 6th Street off of Broadway is a new gallery, Image Dump. It's on the second floor-- a full-on tracklighted space full of paintings that cast a sensual formalist spell. Opening party 8 pm, Sat., Sept. 27.
Sep 16, 2003
Performance Review: Carmen Funebre (Funeral Song)
When the Teatr Biuro Podrózy of Poland did their outdoor performance on themes of war, Jakki Spicer was there. She discusses the work with Sonja Kuftinec, a theater professor at the U of M. The performance was sponsored by the Guthrie Theater.
Sep 10, 2003
Dance Review: "Body and Soul"
Kim Surkan writes about a popular and unusual pairing of jazz and bharatanatyam dance that took place at the Southern Theater September 6 and 7.
Aug 18, 2003
Art Review: Placelessness in American Life
Jan Zita Grover
J. Z. Grover reviews an exhibition of a turn-of-the-century Minnesota artist at the Tweed Museum in Duluth: "Gilbert Munger: Quest for Distinction." The show runs July 26–October 12.
Aug 12, 2003
Art Review: NRA, Now
"Girls with Guns: Ten National Artists--A Portfolio of Prints" at Kellie Rae Theiss Gallery, portfolio organized by Jenny Schmid, show curated by Kevin Quandt. 400 1st Ave. N., Suite 318, the Wyman Building. Through August 30.
Jul 19, 2003
Music Review: Duets @ the Corner
Music by Phil Hey and Pat Moriarty at Brilliant Corners in St. Paul, Minnesota. This is a review of an impression, an impression of a review - an improvised expression of music in deep flow.
Jul 9, 2003
Book Review: "Tilt" by Elizabeth Burns
"Tilt" is published by Sourcebooks ($22). This review is republished by permission from Rain Taxi, an Alternative Press Award-winning quarterly magazine published in Minneapolis.
Jun 26, 2003
"Jen Murphy: New Photography": The Embodied Landscape
Jen Murphy’s photos can be seen at the Richard Dadd Gallery, 2486 University Avenue, in Saint Paul, on street level below Midway Contemporary Artworks, through June 29. Call 612-423-2714 for more information.
Jun 18, 2003
Adu Gindy : Several Thresholds
Adu Gindy’s paintings are featured at three galleries in Duluth this month: the Duluth Art Institute, Waters of Superior, and Pizza Luce. Differing bodies of work are shown in each place. How does context affect artwork?
Jun 3, 2003
Review: "Eat More Dirt" by Ellen Sandbeck
“Eat More Dirt,” published by Broadway Books, is widely available and retails for $10.95. Ellen Sandbeck also wrote "Slug Bread and Beheaded Thistles," also published by Broadway.