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Labor in the Eyes of Artists: Zines, Scenes and In-Betweens

Date: 04/07/2014

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: T.R. Anderson Gallery Wilson Library

Cost: Free


Labor in the Eyes of Artists: Zines, Scenes, and In-Betweens
Related historical exhibition in conjunction with the Quarter Gallery exhibition, The Enduring Spirit of Labor, April 22 - May 3, 2014.

Anna Meteyer, an undergraduate senior majoring in Global Studies and Studio Art at the University of Minnesota, has organized an exhibition at the Quarter Gallery and additional special events, which speak to injustices rampant in labor industries and celebrate the struggle against systemic forces of injustice. A related historical exhibition is also presented at Wilson Library T.R. Anderson Gallery.

When and Where
Labor in the Eyes of Artists: Zines, Scenes, and In-Betweens
Wilson Library T. R. Anderson Gallery
Curated by Lindsay Keating
April 1 – July 11, 2014
309 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis
Gallery hours are 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

Parking for all events can be conveniently found at:
The 21st Avenue ramp and the 19th Avenue Ramp, hourly or event rates apply

Accessibility and Cost
The Regis Center for Art, Heller Hall, and the Wilson Library are wheelchair-accessible. The exhibitions and related public programs are free and open to the public.

Labor in the Eyes of Artists: Zines, Scenes, and In-Betweens
Related Historical Exhibition in the Wilson Library T. R. Anderson Gallery
This exhibition includes artist zines, posters, and other forms of aesthetically derived text/image formats that explore issues of social justice and promote social change. The materials on exhibition are from the Francis V. Gorman Collection of Rare Art Books, the Social Welfare History Archives, and the University Libraries' Special Collections. This exhibition was curated by Lindsay Keating, an online graduate student at the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana, studying Library and Information Science with an emphasis on Special Collections. Lindsay has been working in libraries for over a decade and she currently interns with Deborah Boudewyns, the Arts & Architecture Librarian, at the University.

The Enduring Spirit of Labor
Art Exhibition in the Quarter Gallery, Regis Center for Art
Anna Meteyer, an undergraduate senior majoring in Global Studies and Studio Art at the University of Minnesota, has organized The Enduring Spirit of Labor, an exhibition that speaks to injustices rampant in labor industries and services and celebrates the struggle against systemic forces of injustice. Anna’s involvement with the University of Minnesota Human Rights Program and her close affiliation with the Institute for Global Studies and Department of Art brings a multidisciplinary approach to social justice advocacy and artistic practice. The artists featured in the exhibition have worked collaboratively and individually on projects that speak to deeper dimensions of human rights violations in labor industries, challenging participants to consider elements of injustice existing beyond physical and explicit violence.

Two common themes arise in the artists’ works: the exposure of underlying social, political, and economic systems maintaining injustices in labor industries; and an exploration of the detrimental effects of hardening, mechanized work on the human psyche. These artists often draw upon their own personal experiences, work with marginalized communities, and/or incorporate their academic research in their artistic practice and advocacy. The Enduring Spirit of Labor features local and national artists working in a variety of media. Artists in the exhibition: David Bacon, Shawn Teseo Ballarin, Rachel Breen, Dan Bunn, Brenden Gerber, Maddy Grimmer, Teréz Iacovino, Anna Kaminski, Anna Meteyer, Maria Cristina Tavera, Xavier Tavera, and Nick Vlcek.

Support for these events comes from the Department of Art, the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, the Human Rights Program, the Institute for Global Studies, and the University of Minnesota Libraries. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Katherine E. Nash Gallery Mission
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery is a research laboratory for the practice and interpretation of the visual arts. We believe the visual arts have the capacity to interpret, critique, and expand on all of human experience. Our engagement with the visual arts helps us to discover who we are and understand our relationships to each other society. The Katherine E. Nash Gallery will be a center of discourse on the practice of visual art and its relationship to culture and community—a place where we examine our assumptions about the past and suggest possibilities for he future. The Nash Gallery will play an indispensible role in the educational development of students, faculty, staff, and the community. https://art.umn.edu/nash

University Libraries Mission
Wilson Library is dedicated to arts, humanities and social sciences collections that are part of a 5 million volume campus-wide computerized library system, incorporating over 40 libraries as well as an interlibrary loan system which extends internationally. Exhibitions at the library connect local and larger communities, while connecting artistic explorations with the collections. The award-winning University of Minnesota Libraries are open to the public. With millions of titles available in our general collections and treasures held by our archives and special collections, we are among the University’s and the state’s greatest intellectual assets. https://www.lib.umn.edu/wilson


  • Name: Deborah Boudewyns
  • E-mail: ultan004@umn.edu
  • Phone: (612) 624-1638
  • Sponsored by: Art, Katherine E. Nash Gallery


Parking is available in the 21st Avenue ramp, hourly or event rates apply.

More information: http://www.lib.umn.edu/wilson

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Deborah Boudewyns, Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library, ultan004@umn.edu, (612) 624-1638.

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