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Minnesota Funk

Date: 12/04/2012 - 01/12/2013

Time: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Location: Katherine E. Nash Gallery Regis Center for Art (East)

Cost: FREE

Description:

Minnesota Funk
Kicks-Off Regis Center’s 10th Anniversary Year 2003-2013

Regis Center for Art celebrates its 10th anniversary 2003-2013 with a year of exhibitions and public programs. Minnesota Funk, a group exhibition that playfully explores the diverse, groovy, funky side of Minnesota culture, kicks-off the 10th anniversary year. The exhibition includes an installation of video and sculptures by Chris Larson, newly appointed to the University of Minnesota Department of Art faculty.

 

Exhibition Dates

December 4, 2012 – January 12, 2013

 

Public Reception

Thursday, December 6, 2012, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Free and open to the public

 

Location

Katherine E. Nash Gallery

Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota

405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

 

Hours

Gallery hours are 11 am to 7 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

 

Accessibility and Cost

The Katherine E. Nash Gallery is wheelchair-accessible. Exhibitions and related public programs are free and open to the public.

 

Artists Included in the Exhibition

Kent Aldrich, Kate Casanova, Perci Chester, Kelly Connole, Jim Dryden, Mary Esch, Frank Gaard, Tom Garrett, Chris Larson, Faye Passow, Lamar Peterson, Sandy Resig, Jenny Schmid, and Bobby Dues Wilson

 

Exhibition Description

Regis Center for Art celebrates its 10th anniversary 2003-2013 with a year of exhibitions and public programs. Minnesota Funk, a group exhibition that playfully explores the diverse, groovy, funky side of Minnesota culture, kicks-off the 10th anniversary year. The exhibition includes artworks in a variety of media, from painting to sculpture, from drawing to home furnishings -- and a motor scooter. The exhibition also includes an installation of video and sculptures by Chris Larson, newly appointed to the University of Minnesota Department of Art faculty.

 

Chris Larson Newly Appointed to Department of Art Faculty

Minnesota Funk features a gallery installation by Chris Larson that includes the 2011 video Heavy Rotation and a series of surprising conceptual sculptures. The Department of Art is pleased to announce that Chris Larson has joined the University of Minnesota faculty as Assistant Professor of Sculpture. “Chris brings a fabulous record of teaching and advising and an exemplary studio practice that has received national and international recognition. We are delighted to welcome him to the Department of Art as a valued member of the faculty,” said Alexis Kuhr, Chair of the Department of Art.

 

Chris Larson received an M.F.A. degree from Yale University School of Art and a B.F.A. degree from Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota. His many honors and awards include the Bush Foundation (2006, 1998), McKnight Foundation Fellowship (2012, 2002), Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Assistant Fellowship, Jerome Media Fellowship, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship, and Forecast Public Arts Commission. His work has been exhibited extensively in North America and Europe and is included in the permanent collections of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Walker Art Center, the Neue Nationalgalerie of Berlin, among others. He is represented by Magnus Muller Temporary gallery of Berlin.

 

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 and 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 the future. The Nash Gallery will play an indispensible role in the educational development of students, faculty, staff and the community. http://nash.umn.edu/

 

Department of Art Mission

The Department of Art provides an introduction to the practice of art for all students as well as immersive training for emerging artists.  We promote creative expression and conceptual development through a broad range of art disciplines and practices. Initial experiences emphasizing traditional methods are supplemented at intermediate and advanced levels by experimental processes. We offer courses in painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and experimental media (EMA). Students pursue their work in our state of the art facilities, mentored by our faculty, all artists recognized in their fields. http://www.art.umn.edu/

Contact:

  • Name: Rachel Kirchgasler
  • E-mail: kirc0110@umn.edu
  • Phone: (612) 624-7900
  • Sponsored by: Art, Katherine E. Nash Gallery

Parking:

Parking is available at the 21st Avenue Ramp. Hourly and event rates will apply.

More information: http://nash.umn.edu

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Rachel Kirchgasler, Department of Art, kirc0110@umn.edu, (612) 624-7900.

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