Art at 801
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
Cynde Randall, Ellie Kingsbury, Steve Ozone and Mark Granlund
Opening reception Saturday, October 17th, 2015, 6pm to 9pm
Opening night music by the Meadows featuring Wendy Lewis, Pete Linman and Jeff Waryan
Show runs through January 2016
801 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis
“Threshold” will be featuring two painters and two photographers who are investigating the point at which something begins or changes in nature.
Cynde Randall creates imagined landscapes that blend her love of nature, her spiritual practice and her study of Sanskrit. Randall’s paintings and drawings are loosely based on the land surrounding her home in Maiden Rock, WI and are filled with wild creatures, seemingly animate forces, deities like Ganesha and are sometimes illuminated with Sanskrit mantras or prayers.
Photographer Ellie Kingsbury has selected from her series “There Are No Perfect Moments”, which highlights the beauty in things that are often considered past their prime. By doing so, she invites the viewer to question Western belief systems and expand an appreciation of everyday life.
Steve Ozone creates mysterious photographs of flora and fauna. His isolated images on black backgrounds are framed in shadow boxes, giving them a three-dimensional illusion. His work explores his heritage of being both Japanese and Chinese through images of food.
Mark Granlund’s paintings are about food that is decomposing. His paintings are based on 16th and 17th Century Flemish Vanitas paintings. Vanitas paintings were created to help the viewer consider their mortality. In a contemporary context, he is interested in the fact that the symbol for one’s mortality, rotting food, has actually become a symbol for life and healthiness. What once was a symbol of death, spoiled food has now become an indicator of what is good for you – if it can rot, it is natural and healthy and still full of all those vitamins and minerals that help you live a good long life.
The Meadows, is dark, narrative, folkpunk music, featuring Wendy Lewis (Rhea Valentine, Redstart, The Bad Plus), Pete Linman (North Equator Nine, Idedit, Rhea Valentine), and Jeff Waryan (Curtiss A, Figures, Spirit House Trio).
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/Art at 801 Gallery
801 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis 55401
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