Artists David Enblom and Brendon Farley expose to the ever reconstructive Chi-Lake/Midtown area like Duchamp using a credit card in the Wild Wild West. Enblom’s thoroughly legitimate reproduction of one million dollars at 2/3rds scale falls somewhere between the bling of ye olde ‘hood and the ching of the Sears redevelopment. Farley’s severed trees float above themselves in a disconnected landscape, while next to them astronauts confront the native and not so native fauna of Westward expansionism. Recently arrived to Minnesota, Farley brings a plein-air oil sense to his miniature crumpled bag landscapes with delicate surface work that also acknowledges skipped
Enblom and Farley will be up until July 16, 2005. The Shoebox Gallery is just to the right of 2948 Chicago Av S in Minneapolis. It is a storefront window in Roberts Shoes and is open for viewing on a 24 hr basis. Gallery info and contact maybe be had on the web at: http://www.mnartists.org/Shoebox_Gallery
Farley: Simulations of nature like all representations reflect the values and ideologies of the culture that creates them. As an American I have an interest in the role that landscape painting and cartography had in the nation building of the United States. Early American landscape painters and cartographers knowingly or unknowingly were participating in the geopolitics of this country. The new world was represented as a clean slate, a virgin land, a new beginning. Throughout Euro-western history there has always been a belief in a land of paradise. From Arcadia, Utopia, the American dream, there has always been a belief in this mythical land. The myth of the American Dream is still evident in contemporary visual culture. My work explores this utopia, a land of paradise that will always be beyond our physical grasp.
I have been fascinated with grids and matrices for
many years, (initially influenced by Warhol). How it
is possible - and now by the use of computers, simple
- to make not only many things from one image, but
one thing made of many images.
From the book One Million Dots of 1992, through Heaven
, an installation of thousands of Buddhas in the
Material /Immaterial show at the Soap Factory in 1997,
to a currrent project: a series of volumes containing
200 million digits of pi, I continue to explore the
potential of a 2-dimensional surface and its almost
unlimited ability to portray complex relationships
between different levels of reality.
Although now concentrating on photography - itself a
serial medium - I enjoy reducing graphic symbols to
their most essential - a mark on a surface.
Reproduction of Currency
Authority: 18 UNITED STATES CODE; 504: Treasury
Directive Number 15-56 FR 48539 (September 15,1993)
411.1 Color illustrations authorized.
(a) Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 25 of
Title 18 of the U.S. Code, authority is hereby given
for the printing, publishing or importation, or the
making or importation of the necessary plates or items
for such printing or publication, of color
illustrations of U.S. currency provided that:
1. The illustration must be of a size less than
three-fourths or more than one and one-half, in linear
dimension, of each part of any matter so illustrated;
2. The illustration must be one sided; and 3. All
negatives, plates, digitized storage medium, graphic
files, magnetic medium, optical storage devices, and
any other thing used in the making of the illustration
that contain an image of the illustration or any part
thereof shall be destroyed and or deleted or erased
after their final use in accordance with this section.
Bling Bling ya'll!
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