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to Dec 31

Vance Gellert: Sleeping Giant: The Iron Range of Minnesota @Minnesota State Capitol

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This exhibit features a collection of images by photographer Vance Gellert. The work tells the story of the Iron Range through striking images of the region's distinctive landscape, unique places, and proud, resilient people.

Gellert spent nearly two years touring the Iron Range interviewing and photographing a diverse array of its people and places.

Link to the Sleeping Giant project on Gellert’s web site

Exhibition in rooms 320 and 321, the Third Floor Gallery

Link to MN State Capitol information

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to Feb 17

A History of Photography Remix: Selections from the Mia Collection

 Portrait of Fateh Singh, Maharana of Udaipur & Mewar, 1920-1930 Unknown artist Overpainted gelatin silver print The Glenda and Richard Struthers Endowment for Art Acquisition 2017.56.4

Portrait of Fateh Singh, Maharana of Udaipur & Mewar, 1920-1930 Unknown artist Overpainted gelatin silver print The Glenda and Richard Struthers Endowment for Art Acquisition 2017.56.4

Harrison Photography Gallery and Perlman Gallery
Free Exhibition

From its inception in the 1820s, photography has become the most popular medium for artistic expression. Today, photographs are everywhere, whether made with a smartphone or encountered online, at home, in magazines—or here, in an art museum. Photography’s power is undeniable: photographs communicate what words cannot.

This thematically organized exhibition draws from Mia’s vast and varied collection of approximately 12,500 photographs. Together, they form a constellation of photographic visions and practices that extend across numerous places and points in time, revealing a multiplicity of histories, techniques, and perspectives. One of the first art museums in the United States to collect photography—since 1965—Mia continues to expand its collection. This exhibition also showcases many recent acquisitions and promised gifts that provide new connections and insights.

Exhibition organized by Yasufumi Nakamori.

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to Oct 4

Amy Ballinger: An Imagined Journey @Gallery 427

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I love to tell stories with my photos; to suggest a journey, dark, magical and full of possibilities. I love the contrast between life and death, dark and light and strive to show the beauty and tension between the two. I have always been inspired by dreams; the fantastical feeling of being in another world, how the impossible becomes possible, how forms morph and change and how universal laws such as gravity do not exist. With my photographs I hope to capture the surreal feeling of a dream and transport the viewer to another world full of imagination.

—Amy Ballinger

The artist’s web site

Gallery 427 is located in the Northrup King building in NE Minneapolis. It will be open on two Saturdays, September 22 and September 29, from noon to 4pm. There will be a closing reception on Thursday, October 4, from 6 to 9pm

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2nd Annual Rejected Exhibition
7:00 PM19:00

2nd Annual Rejected Exhibition

This is a one-weekend show at Praxis Photographic Arts featuring photographs submitted to but not selected for the 2018 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts exhibition. In addition to the hours on Friday Praxis will be open Saturday 9/15 and Sunday 9/16 from 10 to 5. These times coincide with the LoLa (League of Longfellow artists) Art Crawl (link to LoLa’s Facebook page here for more information).

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to Dec 8

Xavier Tavera: On Purpose: Portrait of the Liberal Arts

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This exhibition, carried out to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at the University of Minnesota, includes sixty portraits by Xavier Tavera reflecting the sixty departments within CLA. As Tavera notes (in this video made the afternoon of the opening reception on September 13), the portraits highlight the “importance of the collective” in scores of collaborations undertaken over a two-year period.

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to Nov 1

Melissa Borman: What To Do When Lost in the Woods @ Gustavus Adolphus

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(It's a busy month for Melissa Borman.)

Borman created the work in this exhibit after a serious injury significantly limited her mobility for a long period of time. Each piece in the exhibit is inspired by a Forest Service text instructing hikers on what to do if they become lost. (from gallery press release)

RECEPTION: Sept 19, 4-6 p.m.

See the artist's website for more information about the work on exhibition.

Schaefer Art Gallery is located in the Schaefer Fine Arts Building on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota FFI

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to Oct 1

Melissa Borman: A Piece of Dust in the Great Sea of Matter @ Rosalux Gallery


A Piece of Dust in the Great Sea of Matter

Exhibition of photographs by Melissa Borman runs at Rosalux from September 7 through 30.

These concurrent exhibitions [Borman and painter Shannon Estlund] bring together the artists’ shared interest in investigating our physical relationship to the natural world. In contrast to traditional landscapes in painting and photography that typically feature commanding views and vast overlooks, the images in this exhibition reflect a desire to engage intimately with natural spaces. These photographs and paintings feature obstructed views, unexpected vantage points, and a close investigation of the relationships between environments and the figures that occupy them. (from gallery press release)

Reception Friday, September 7, 7 to 10 p.m.

Press release from Rosalux

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to Oct 21

Anthony Paul Marchetti: Paul

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This photographic series focuses on Marchetti's maternal grandfather, a man he never knew, a man named Paul who met his grandmother during her refugee flight from Hungary at the end of WWII. The work starts from exploration of facts and moves to contemplation of a narrative that remains incomplete.

Johnson Gallery, Bethel University

Clauson Center (CC building)
2nd Floor
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN 55112

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Beth Dow: Prediction Error
to Oct 28

Beth Dow: Prediction Error

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Throughout her career, Beth Dow has explored the dual nature of the photograph as both an image you see and an object you handle. For her exhibition, Prediction Error, Beth plays with our perception and expectations. Without signals (like flower stems, blue skies, or natural colors) which ground our understanding of the images, we might become uncomfortable. The absence of what we expect to see in a photograph creates a disconnection within our perception that can result in abrupt adjustments within ourselves—physically and mentally. We begin to question our vantage point within the image and, ultimately, the nature of the photograph all together.

Dow’s photographs have been exhibited throughout the Midwest, as well in New York, the United Kingdom, Japan and China. She has been the recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship (2008), a McKnight Foundation Fellowship (2004), and a Greater London Arts grant (1989).

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