Feminizing the Axe
Jess Hirsch, founder of Women's Woodshop in Minneapolis, calls for a reworking of craft practices and the gendering of tools.
Photo credit: Studio Zu.…
Being In Place: Selma Fernandez Richter's "The Ache for Home"
Regan Golden responds to Selma Fernandez Richter's recent exhibition portraying the complex process of immigration, replete with joy and relief, sadness and anxiety.
Selma Fernandez Richter, Kristina and great grandmother Dhan Piakurel, Saint Paul, MN, 2011.…
Arranging More Than Flowers
Pao Houa Her's collection of photographs of young Hmong women and silk flower arrangements offer subtle commentary on both desire and beauty through images that are alluring and, at the same time, rife with imperfection.
Pao Houa Her's My Mother's Flowers at Bockley Gallery is a thoughtful examination of the intersection between…
Pao Houa Her, untitled, 2016, 20 x 16 inches, archival digital ink jet prints, On view at Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis through August 6, 2016.
Painting the Present
Amanda Hamilton's new series of small works grapple with the transcendence and despair of our present moment, with thick swaths of gold-flecked gray paint offset by live plants, to remind us we, too, are rooted here and now.
"Even if one no longer speaks of painting as a window opened onto the world, the modernist picture is still conceived as a vertical section that presupposes the viewer's having forgotten that his or her feet are in the dirt."…
Amanda Hamilton, like this, installation detail. Courtesy of Bethel Art Galleries.
Miriam Karraker contributes poems after Jennifer Nevitt’s "Sans Terre" at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, enacting the slippage between language and what is seen or felt.
Artwork by Jennifer Nevitt. Image courtesy of Minneapolis Institute of Art. keeps watch…
This Thing This Home: Stevie Ada Klaark In Conversation with Tia-Simone Gardner
Stevie Ada Klaark talks with visual artist, educator, and Black feminist scholar Tia-Simone Gardner about her tiny home turned mobile residency, The Inhabitation Project, and the balance between stability, mobility, and intimacy in artists' connections to place.
Tia-Simone Gardner and I met on a Wednesday morning at a local café in Northeast Minneapolis.…
The Inhabitation Project, photo courtesy of Tia-Simone Gardner.
A Deep-Rooted Sweetness: Bobby Rogers' The Blacker the Berry
Artist and writer Amina Harper dives deep into the lush imagery of Bobby Rogers, weaving together the fraught history of representing blackness, the transformative power in representing oneself, and the pressing need for diverse self-representation in the Twin Cities visual arts scene.
Artwork by Bobby Rogers, image courtesy of Public Functionary.…