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 work by artists:

Booka B

Jeff Sommers

Michael Thomsen

Karl Herber

 

Opening reception Saturday, October 15th, 2016     6pm to 9pm 

Show runs through January 2017

801 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis

 

Booka B

Booka B is a Twin Cities native who is known for his paintings, design work, calligraphy, DJing and music production. For the upcoming group show he will be displaying a collection of large canvases that capture his distinctive organic style. You can expect paintings filled with whimsical characters, and very tribal, design centric canvases that draw on his love of stark contrast ink on paper drawings. Booka B will also be playing records at the opening.

http://www.bookab.net/

 

Jeff Sommers

Jeff has been drawing Gun Heads for 20 years and Squares for 10.   He will be sharing this work for the first time.  This small collection of new work is presented as Risograph Prints in suites of 5 and editions of 5.   The gun in every respect dominates the human condition whether it is in the context of the self or the gaze into the shared spaces we occupy.  The Square drawings seek ambitiously to dialogue with the explosion of knowledge in physics and with the work of the artist Gego.

Jeff is one of the founders of Izzy's Ice Cream.

http://jeffsommers.com/flat-art/

 

Michael Thomsen 

Michael Thomsen is an award-winning assemblage sculptor, musician and filmmaker. Thomsen’s approach to filmmaking closely reflects that of his visual artwork, a beautifully converged narrative of mysterious objects, mood and wonder. In his sculpture work, Thomsen combines woodworking techniques, painting, assemblage and electrical wiring with discovered artifacts from thrift stores, flea markets and more—items that hold a human imprint.

www.mdthomsen.com

 

Karl Herber

Our memory is all we truly have that’s our own - each present moment we experience is fleeting, and the future is but the potential of a memory, waiting to become the present.  Apart from the tangible things we leave behind, it’s up to the tenuous, fallible memories of those we knew to survive us.  Photography has always been more about responding to, and making tangible, what you see and experience, and less about telling a story or illustrating a concept.  

Karl is drawn to purity; a desire to refine each image to its essence, to create as pure an image as possible, but the photos in this show are corrupted digital files.  As a photographer, he doesn’t understand a lot of what he does, but he questions whether comprehension is a prerequisite of expression? 

karl@karlherber.com

 

Art at 801 Gallery, in 801 Lofts, promotes art to neighborhood residents and art lovers thru periodic openings, gallery style presentations and exclusive access to private showings… and more.

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

Art at 801 Gallery

801 Washington Lofts

801 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis

 

Contact

Jan Elftmann

janelftmann@gmail.com

612-747-2313