Art at 801

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

801 Washington Lofts
Art at 801 Gallery presents
Art of the ArtCar & ArtBike Artists

Opening reception Saturday, June 24th, 2017   6pm to 9pm 
Show runs through September 2017
801 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis

 

Cartists:

Steve Blake, Philo Northrup, Jan Elftmann, Ruthann Godollei, Max Haynes, Larry LaBonte, Allen Christian, Mina Leierwood, Patti Paulson, Kat Corrigan, Duane Tougas, and Toni Warner

Every day is a parade for an ArtCar & ArtBike artist! These artists use the car and the bicycle as their canvas as an act of personal artistic expression. They turn the mundane exterior into a wondrous piece of moving art. According to ArtCar artist and Art Car Fest organizer Philo Northrup, ArtCars are "street-legal vehicles that have been permanently transformed into mobile sculptures"

In creating an art car, the "exteriors and interiors of factory-made automobiles are transformed into expressions of individual ideas, values, beliefs and dreams. The cars range from imaginatively painted vehicles to extravagant fantasies whose original bodies are concealed beneath newly sculptured shells" (from Petersen Automotive Museum's Spring 2003 Los Angeles, California exhibit Wild Wheels: Art for the Road Gallery Guide)

Art at 801 Gallery is presenting the art that the Cartists create for the streets and the art they make in their studios.

 

Artists:

Steve Blake

Steve is the creator of the ArtBikes encrusted with marbles. He is a piano player, painter and assemblage artist. He has been painting a character he calls Flavius for over a year, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s Proportions of the Human Figure (after Vitruvius) He has painted 50 variations of Flavius.


Philo Northrup

Philo is an ArtCar artist and is the organizer of California’s ArtCar Fest. He has created six ArtCars. His fourth ArtCar, The Truck in Flux, is one of only a few street-legal ArtCars left that is licensed to drive on the playa at Burning Man.

His new work features sculptures mounted on wooden turntables so you can enjoy the work in 360 degrees. He trusts decay. Rust and rot provide his artworks with beauty. Sometimes they’re beautiful. Sometimes they’re disturbingly familiar. Sometimes they’re archeological evidence of a once proud civilization. He has been making assemblages this since he was 9 years old.

Philo-northrup.com


Jan Elftmann

Every day for 14 years she drove a small pickup truck that she adorned, fender-to-fender, with more than 10,000 wine and Champagne corks. Jan has created an homage to her beloved ArtCar, Corky, the Cork Truck.

Jan is an ArtCar Cartist, assemblage artist, organizer of the ArtCars and ArtBikes of Minnesota and she is the co-creator of ArtCars on Ice, the world's only ArtCar Parade across a frozen lake. This event is often held in conjunction with the Art Shanty Projects.

Corktruck.com


Ruthann Godollei

Ruthann is the creator of the Godolleiized ArtCar. She curated the first ArtCar event in Minnesota. She co-wrote the book Road Show: Art Cars and the Museum of the Streets with Eric Dregni. She is the co-creator of Art Cars on Ice, the world's only ArtCar Parade across a frozen lake. This event is often held in conjunction with the Art Shanty Projects.

She is a professor of printmaking at Macalester College and she works primarily in printmaking media. She has been working on a series of cultural critiques incorporating political and social commentary in her pieces.

Mnartists.org/godollei


Max Haynes

Max is a Cartist and a photographer of ArtCars, ArtBikes and the people who love them. Photography gives him the opportunity to experience other people and to witness their life’s adventure. Max has a journalistic style when covering events and is always looking for the story.

Maxhaynes.com


Larry LaBonte

Most of Larry’s work has been creating black and white portraits in a studio setting which he describes as photographing a 2-hour conversation. He is curious about people who make things, as well as the artifacts that they create, and It is for this reason that he has been drawn to photograph ArtCars, ArtBikes, the mutant vehicles of Burning Man and the people that create them, knowing these people are living large for the whole world to see. The passion, and perhaps obsession, is unmistakable, and it memorialized on two-wheels and four-wheels.

Nevertobefound.com


Allen Christian

Allen’s studio, the House of Balls, has inspired and mystified visitors. It is a public studio, and art space where you're welcome to touch, to try on, and to discuss. Known for carving bowling balls, Allen wades into the waste stream for materials, finding beauty in the discards. He created the ArtCar called Elmer Ford, a 1966 F250 pick-up truck.

Houseofballs.com


Mina Leierwood

Mina is an ArtCar and ArtBike artist, leaning more towards her ArtBike every day. She loves riding her ArtBikes and driving her ArtCars every day, sparkling, twinkling and surprising people, especially children. She is an artist, educator and an activist, always working for peace and justice.

Leierwood.com


Patti Paulson

Patti is the creator of the Lipstick ArtCar, which is embellished with kisses and lipstick objects. She creates artwork using lipstick as the medium, which she actually kisses, or as the theme.

Lipstickcar.com


Kat Corrigan

Kat is the creator of many personal ArtCars, and as an arts educator, she has created ArtCars with her students. As a painter, she is known for painting 30 Dogs in 30 Days. Dogs are her true embodiment of celebration. She loves how their entire bodies communicate the extremes of ecstasy and love.

Katcorrigan.com


Duane Tougas

Duane is a puppeteer, ArtBike artist, and sculptor who specializes in cardboard and papier Mache`. He had created art for Barebones Halloween Show and Heart of the Beast. His current work are masks that were inspired by self-portraits.


Toni Warner,

Toni’s ArtCar, Smaugmobile: The Dragon Car, was about childlike imagination and fun. ArtCars are about giving yourself permission to experience the joy of going wildly over the top. She has created mini ArtCars for the show at 801 Gallery.

 

Art at 801 Gallery, in 801 Lofts, promotes art to neighborhood residents and art lovers thru openings three times a year, gallery style presentations and access to private showings.

http://www.801washingtonlofts.org/art-at-801/

Art at 801 Gallery
801 Washington Lofts
801 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis

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Contact

Jan Elftmann
janelftmann@gmail.com
612-747-2313