SEGRELICIOUS- What the Artists Say
In working in somewhat of a collaborative spirit, I found the
Segrelicious process a welcome challenge to my usual approach to aesthetic resolutions. The opportunity to interact with another's
creation, or more specifically to respond to it, required a broadening of considerations and a refining of familiar methods. The idea of an inter-racial pose and respond offered a new subjectivity and brought about a dialogue which became pertinent to the aesthetic outcome. Ultimately, I was challenged, the work was challenged, and hopefully the audience was stimulated. Both Obsidian and Shoebox ought to be lauded for their effort to corral the diverse artists and disciplines, and for their nurturing of dialogue and relations.
- Daniel Kaniess
We were so struck by the story of the origin of Segrelicious. Something about Shoebox and Obsidian sharing the same roof and yet the gesture to cross the hallway to collaborate was remarkable. Rare. Although we feel we take risks, as artists, as people, Segrelicious has helped shine a light on what we've omitted from our palates, our choices.
The assignment was a great challenge in all ways. Now, even after we presented the work for this show, we continue to work our piece. A feeling of accountability to Felix Hampton Brown, to the other artists presenting, and to the spirit of the project as articulated by its curators remains strong. This feeling is complicated by the fact that our exchange was incomplete: Felix did not present a response to our submitted work, nor did he come to see our response to his.
Still, watching the other pairs of artists meet and exchange words about their pieces was inspiring. The bold move to include both performance and non-time-based art in the same pool highlighted for us the striking cultural divide between "art opening" and "show" as forms of presentation. It would have been great to have a bigger artist turn out at the "second opening" (the October show at Smuda Studio) as the response of the other artists involved was so valuable.
A highlight of Segrelicious was certainly the Artist Talk. It was a wonderful mixture of venting, polite and impolite exchange, pulled punches, acting out, thoughtful discourse, jumping out on a limb...
Thank you Sean, Roderick, and everyone at Obsidian Arts (and Shoebox!) for realizing this ambitious project and including HIJACK. Please do it again next year!
Kristin Van Loon and Arwen Wilder
Being a part of segrelicious was both a challenging and rewarding experience. I was inspired to make work
I otherwise would not of created from 2000 miles away in a rural part of washington state. Paired up with Aaron Nichols, a sculptor living in Minneapolis, I was immedietly drawn to his mixed media sculptural forms. I imagined these pieces as rare relics from some lost mystical tribe. I thought about what might be inside these creations. I wondered what types of materials I might find inside these forms-plastic, stones and gems could all be within these sculptures. I allowed my imagination to open up and organically create a response to Aarons sculptures. The outcome was a melding of my natural tendencies and the unfamiliar artistic creations of a stranger.
I envision Segrelicious as a model- an avenue for dialogue about social and political issues. This platform can allow artists to creatively collaborate in engaging and pivotal ways. A chance to work with dancers, poets and visual artists creates new processes and ways of thinking. Albeit in ways that are at times diffucult and uncomfortable. Perhaps this is what is needed to truely begin to change society in positive ways.This model could act as a conduit to bring about the creative dialogue and new ways of working.
-Io Palmer 11.26.07
Curator (Visual Arts)
Terrorist Attack On Gallery! Feb 10 2004
Michon Weeks Closing Reception
Michon Weeks Closing reception
Matthew Grover Opening
Matthew Grover- Untitled (lens flare), 2006, C-print, 9" x 14"
POHOSHOW in Newly Redesigned Shoebox Gallery
Art of This n' That
Incident Statement, Schuermann Opening July 16th, 2005
5 Squad Opening
A Million Bucks A New Beginning
$1,000,000 meets the Astronauts
La Luz de Jesu
Xavier Tavera's "La Pasion"
Alair Wells' opening
Frank III St Fightin' Man
In Here Music
In Here Flier
IN HERE ARTIST BIOS
Tiffany Bolk Night Window
Each Sunday A Window Is Broken
Happy Shoebox Halloween Election!
Oeuvres Raisonne d'Exposition de Boite-Chausseur
Shoebox audience watches Mankwe Ndosi perform
Artists Statements for the Biennial
Body Cartography Performance
What the Community Says
Offering to Walter Mondale
SHOEBOX BIENNIAL JUNE 12TH, 2004!
Pie and coffee were served
X-Ray Alley (How it all started)
Minneosta Daily Review of Segrelicious
Shoebox Tour, Performances and Essay
Facelift for the Shoebox
Day of The Dead for Mark Loesch
Sachiko Performance at Elise Blue opening
What the Artists say about Segrelicious
Martha Iserman at her opening
Aziz Osman tells of being in front of a firing squad
Beautiful Deleuzers/Guattari Heroes Bios and Statements
Beautiful Deleuzers/Guattari Heroes Piece Descriptions
Beautiful Deleuzers Opening
Lite Brite Opening
Lite Brite Opening vid
Mary Bergs' Art Matters
Chritopher Hauseman Opening
Shoebox By Night
Shoebox By Night
Ping Wang Window
Josh Ryther Review in ARP!
Vance Gellert Install 3.4.2010
Guns and Ammo
Vance Gellert Artist Talk 4.29.10
Shoebox 6.5 year anniversary Opening for Jenny Schmid