Jul 11, 2005
Quagmire: MCAD/McKnight 2005
Andrew Knighton visited one of the most important shows of the year: "MCAD/ McKnight Artists 2004-5," MCAD Gallery, through August 7: Ana Lois-Borzi, Rollin Marquette, Erika Olson, Joe Smith. What he saw was disappointing.
Jun 29, 2005
Evicted Duluth Artists Scramble to Find Studio Space
Paul Lundgren covers the recent sale of the Corner of the Lake Building in Duluth. For 20 years, this building has housed the best of the city's artists, and its ground floor is occupied by Lizzards Gallery, which sells their work.
May 28, 2005
Hanta Po: Lingering Spirits
George Slade reviews "Hanta Po--All You Out of My Way: Dick Bancroft--A Photographic Retrospective of the American Indian Movement," at Ancient Traders Gallery (1113 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis) through July 9.
May 16, 2005
The Column: War Talk, Peace Talk
Suz Szucs writes on art and war and peace, and how hard it is to find vivid language for what is peaceful.
May 16, 2005
Seeing Double and Triple at Washington Galleries
Julia Durst reports on the latest Washington Coop group show, “Diptychs & Triptychs- A Series of Multiples,” at Washington Galleries, 315 Lake Ave N in Duluth, through May 29.
Apr 24, 2005
Tender Regard and Comic Melancholy: Alec Soth at MIA
The Trialogue series at the Minneapolis Institute of Art features discussions between a critic, the artist, and the audience. Here's a transcript of Glenn Gordon's discussion of Alec Soth's show. Michael Fallon's take is next on the site.
Apr 24, 2005
Magic and Hard Work: Alec Soth at MIA
Michael Fallon interpreted Alec Soth's work in the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Series Trialogue at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Trialogues are sponsored by the Visual Arts Critics Union of Minnesota (VACUM), of which Fallon was a founder.
Apr 7, 2005
Rochester Art Center: Obscure No More
Glenn Gordon made the trip to the impressive new Rochester Art Center and spoke to the people there about their new exhibition program for emerging artists. It's a great opportunity.
Mar 24, 2005
Essay: serendipitous hybrids
Kris Douglas' essay on Liz Miller's 'serendipitous hybrids' at the Rochester Art Center.
Mar 15, 2005
Nine Months in America: Unassuming Grandeur
Suzanne Szucs reviews Wing Young Huie's photo show "Nine Months in America: An Ethnocentric Tour" at the Tweed Museum in Duluth through March 27. The show started at the Minnesota Museum of American Art.
Mar 9, 2005
The Perverse Ideal: "Girl Culture" at MCP
Carmen Tomfohrde reviews Lauren Greenfield's show and book "Girl Culture," currently at the Minnesota Center for Photography (165 13th Ave NE) in Minneapolis, through March 27.
Mar 9, 2005
"The past is never dead; it's not even past." - William Faulkner, "Requiem for a Nun"
Mar 7, 2005
Julia Durst: "Impromptu"
Suz Szucs reviews fellow artist and writer Julia Durst's show at North End Arts Gallery in Superior, Wisconsin. She finds the interplay between language and vision intriguing.
Feb 24, 2005
"Secret Movie": Ephemeral Critique
Chris Godsey reports back from an opening, a performance, a collection of art, a film, all in the same place, fitting into each other like a telescoping drinking glass.
Feb 11, 2005
The Free Republic of Duluth: At Last, Real Candidates
When mnartists.org asked writers to look for artist-led initiatives to make the world a better place, Jean Sramek found one right in her lap--that very week the elections for the Free Republic of Duluth were held. Here's an account.
Feb 7, 2005
Trialogue: Above Is Below
Patricia Briggs did the Trialogue--a talk involving the artist, a critic, and the audience--for the MIA Minnesota Artists Exhibition Series show "Above Is Below," by Sarah Chokyi Bauer and David Hamlow. A version of her talk follows.