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Minnesota Funk

Date: 01/10/2013

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 10 th
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.

Sponsorship
This activity is made possible by Joseph G. Brown and Mary M. Easter and 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.

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 apply.

More information: www.art.umn.edu/nash

Disability Options:

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

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