Art at 801 Gallery

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801 Lofts presents art openings three times a year. The three-story atrium and public space is a gallery, Art at 801, to local and national artists who display their work on an ongoing basis.

Art and artisans change every four months to display new talent and media. Gallery openings offer residents and the association a chance to open their doors to friends, family and others who want to support our local art community.

 

 

 

 

Art at 801 Gallery presents the 41st show of the work of artists Jodi Reeb, Kurt Seaburg, Mark Barlow and Patrick Pryor

Opening reception Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 6-9pm

Music by Marlin Ledin

marlinledin.com

Show runs through June 2019

 

Jodi Reeb

By painting abstracted landscapes using Encaustic paint (molten beeswax), I like to explore the horizon line. By simply dividing the painting with a flowing motion, I can create shapes, textures, and patterns that speak to landscape.  It can act as a visual language of foreground and sky, permitting a visual imitation of reality. It appears solid in the distance but is in fact completely ephemeral, existing only in our own perceptions.  The horizon line for me implies transition, change, and development. The landscapes I create are remembered and re-imagined landscapes that I have experienced

jodireeb.com

 

Kurt Seaburg

I have worked in a number of mediums but for many years have directed much of my creative energy through lithography. I love the way the texture of the stone preserves the liveliness and spontaneity of the drawing, as well as the numerous possibilities this medium offers to further transform and manipulate the drawn image. And being a printed form, it makes my art and what I’m trying to communicate more available to others.

One of the tasks of the artist, I feel, is to remind us where our strength and power lies – in beauty, community and a sense of place. Nature has always been a theme and source of inspiration in my work, in particular the spiritual qualities that I find there. My hope is that my art will evoke the same feelings that arise in me what I contemplate the mystery of being alive in a living world: humility, gratitude and a sense of wonder before what I believe is truly sacred.

kurtseaburg.com

 

Magnum Caelum/Stor Himmel

 

Mark Barlow/markobarloco

These seventy oil paintings celebrate the gift of having visited this particularly wondrous chunk of Montana land. Close to the Smith River, Browns and Rainbows and moving waters are imbedded in the pigments, but are not graphically depicted. Born of gratitude. Functioning as opaquely personal conduits to memory.

   “At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear.” 
           - Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

There is a waterfall at the end of an approach. Ends up being a wooden staircase painted white. During heavy rains it is possible to wish to fish the waters running in the gutter and alley. Turn on the hose and let it course down the driveway. Even this could be fished. Dough-ball, safety-pin, butcher-string. 

    “Inspiration is when I feel motivated to fearlessly enrich the parts of me I like the best.”

            - Marlin Ledin

If there is a key, it is to proceed, to continue, and to get out of your own way.

Artist, musician, educator, and craftsman, Minneapolis native Mark Barlow has had a hand in the creative arts since 1984. Some of his recent sonic efforts can be explored through www.liarsconspiracy.com. Other works and interests can be seen via Instagram. Request to follow @markobarloco.  

 

Patrick Pryor­­

The heavily worked surface and muted palette of the Tablet Series paintings are inspired by the idea of the palimpsest. In textural studies a palimpsest is a manuscript, tablet or piece of writing material on which the original writing has been "erased" to make room for later writing but of which traces remain. In these works I am building up layers of paint and then sanding and scraping them down to achieve a rich complex surface.

patrickpryor.com

 

Art at 801 Gallery, in 801 Lofts, promotes art and music to neighborhood residents and art lovers thru periodic openings and gallery presentations.

801 Lofts
801 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis
http://www.801washingtonlofts.org/art-at-801/
(Parking is free on side streets on weekends. New parking ramp now on 10th Avenue N and 3rd Street N)

 

Aesthetic Committee:

Jeremy Bue
Dave Lewis
Natalie Auger
Chris Everette
Jan Elftmann, Contact
janelftmann@gmail.com