SEMBLANCE:NEW WORK BY JONATHAN ALLER

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OPENING RECEPTION: OCT 2, 2015, 6 to 10 PM

After a long summer break, The Gallery at Fox Tax is pleased to announce it’s upcoming fall art show titled Semblance.  In his first solo art exhibit, Jonathan Aller, a classically trained painter, makes a divergent step into the modern tableau with a mix of vibrantly colored oil paintings as well as indescribably detailed ball point pen drawings.  Opening reception will be held Friday, October 2nd from 6 to 9 pm.

Born with a love of art and the creative process, Jonathan Aller has spent his life generating art through various forms of painting and drawing. His childhood was spent sketching everyday life in southern Florida, and grew to a fascination with illustration.  He graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and decided to continue his education in Florence Italy. In the heart of Tuscany at the Angel Academy Atelier, he completed the Classical Painting Programme in three years, studying under Michael John Angel, a student of Pietro Annigoni.  Since then, he has showed his work in galleries, competitions, and various venues throughout the world. “Can’t Stop. Won’t Stop.” is the proverb Aller lives by.  He strives to bring back classical beauty to the contemporary world with a renewed point of view.

For the current show, he’s exploring a more modern application of his traditional technique: colorful paintings of feminine forms fade in and out of two dimensional backgrounds.  Insanely detailed portraits done in ball point pen stare eerily at the viewer from behind fantastically bearded, weathered and wizened faces.  Each individual piece is a masterful work of technique, but as a whole, the collection creates an ensemble of conflicting ideas and themes; the juxtaposition of classical and modern, background and foreground, color and monochrome, masculine and feminine, all coming together to create a semblance of something more than the solitary forms they portray.

Opening Reception will be on October 2nd from 6 to 10 pm.

The exhibition will be on display from October 2 to November 9, 2015.

For more information and images contact: info@foxtaxservice.com

 

Paddle Party 2015

Group Charity Exhibit at The Gallery at Fox Tax

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OPENING RECEPTION:

JUNE 24TH, 4-8PM

ON DISPLAY:

JUNE 24TH-AUGUST 5, 2015

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We are pleased to be partnering with the local non profit One Heartland for our next art show entitled Paddle Party 2015.

For this fundraising event, dozens of local artists have painted and otherwise decorated canoe paddles that will be on display and for sale. All proceeds from paddle purchases will benefit One Heartland’s camp programs, which serve LGBT youth, youth affected by HIV/AIDS, youth facing homelessness and living in transitional housing, and families working to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Opening Reception will be on Wednesday, June 24th from 4-8pm. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. All paddles will be on display with artists, One Heartland staff and campers on hand to make remarks and answer questions.

“We are thrilled to partner with the amazing community of artists in the Twin Cities to bring the spirit of the camp to those who haven’t had a change to see it for themselves.” said One Heartland’s Executive Director Patrick Kindler. “We hope that every time you look at the new, beautiful paddle hanging on your wall, you think of camp and all the good that comes out of sending kids to a place where they truly feel like they belong.”

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The exhibition will be on display from June 24th until August 5th, 2015

For more information and images contact: info@foxtaxservice.com

http://www.oneheartland.org/

FOX FAVES REVISITED ~ GROUP EXHIBIT AT THE GALLERY AT FOX TAX

OPENING RECEPTION:

JANUARY 10, 2015, 6 to 10 PM

ON DISPLAY:

JAN 10 – APRIL 15, 2014

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Happy New Year!  I hope you’ve had enough Christmas cookies and family time to keep you warm in the continuing winter cold!  We wanted to invite you to one more event to warm up your January.  As an end-cap to the 10 year anniversary of Fox Tax and as a last hurrah before embarking on our 11th tax season frenzy, we want to invite you to our art opening party: Fox Faves Revisited. This salon style show will feature two to three pieces by a dozen of our favorite former exhibitors.

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We think this should be one of our most fun shows, displaying many of our favorites locally and nationally.  Artists include:

 

Gregory Euclide,

Jennifer Davis,

Amy Rice,

John Grider,

Miles Mendenhall,

Josie Lewis,

Alex Kuno,

DC ICE,

Drew Peterson,

John Alspach,

Eric Inkala

Colin Kopp

and more.

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We’re excited to put all these talented artists together in one big group show! Please come check it out, say hello and see us one last time before we fall into the abyss of tax season!

 

Opening Reception will be on January 10th from 6 to 10 pm.

The exhibition will be on display from January 10th to April 15th , 2014.

PATEFACIO

GROUP EXHIBIT AT THE GALLERY AT FOX TAX

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OPENING RECEPTION:
OCTOBER 18, 2014, 6 to 10 PM

ON DISPLAY:
OCT 18 – NOV 15, 2014

We are pleased to invite you to the upcoming art show titled Patefacio.  In the curatorial debut of local painter Jonathan Aller, a group of local artists were asked to interpret and create their version of classic Pin Up Art.  In the current era of twerking tweens and overt sexuality in constantly streaming HD, it’s hard to remember that in the not so distant past, there was an industry and art form focused on the illustrative and sultry subtleties of Pin Ups.  This show offers a chance for the artists and the viewers to open a dialogue on both that era and our own.

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Aller’s inspiration for this show was his fascination with pin up paintings of bygone eras.  “One of the main features that attract me is the vignette; being minimal but showing just enough information to tell a story. With Patefacio I wanted to leave the interpretation open to the participating artists: expressing in their own voice what “Pin Ups” mean to them through their art work,” says Aller.

Participating artists include the curator Jonathan Aller as well as Doug Hoffman, Brian MacNeil, Kyle Pettis, Linda Nelson and Matt Boswell.  Aller’s goal with this show is to showcase the best talent from all across the nation in one of the premier galleries in Minneapolis.

Opening Reception will be on October 18th from 6 to 10 pm.

The exhibition will be on display from October 18 to November 15 , 2014.

ABOUT THE CURATOR

Jonathan Aller spent most of his life sketching everything he saw. His passion for sketching and drawing carried into a love for painting.  After graduating from Ringling College of Art and Design he traveled to Florence, Italy to study at The Angel Academy Atelier. It was there that he was taught the techniques of the masters. “I love painting from life; a portrait, a figure study or a still life all express my desire to create.  I strive to keep true to the subject while breathing life and excitement into the painting.”

ABOUT THE GALLERY AT FOX TAX

Housed within the warehouse offices of their tax preparation business in the ever-gentrifying Northeast Arts District, the 7 year old gallery continues to focus on promoting both new and established artistic talent, as well as garner both local and national media attention for its unique approach to assisting artists both in promotions and business.  Recent exposure from the Star Tribune, Kare 11 News, Metro, Ready Made Magazine, and others have helped this brother/sister team of tax accountants create a premiere exhibition site within the Minneapolis art scene.

LIFE ON A SHELF

NEW WORKS BY BRUCE NYGREN
OPENING RECEPTION:
SEPTEMBER 20, 2014, 6 to 9 PM

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The Gallery at Fox Tax is pleased to announce that veteran local painter Bruce Nygren is returning for his second solo exhibit of new works. Opening reception will be held on September 20, 2014 from 6 to 9 pm.

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Painting full-time in Minneapolis for nearly 40 years, Bruce Nygren has spent decades making the unbelievable believable.  He wows viewers with spectacular scenes, from fully furnished houses floating over storm swept seas to giant turtles roaming the landscape with skyscrapers growing from their shells.  This exhibit will showcase his still life paintings that dazzle with the same magical feel.  For Nygren, imagination and curiosity about the world come together to create these fantastical pieces and transport the viewer to a wholly new world.

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Although commonly described as such, Bruce does not put himself in the league of Surrealist painters.  When asked to describe his paintings, he explained “I’m not a Surrealist, so no explanation is needed.  The impact for me and the viewer would be diluted and polluted by some symbolic or political explanation.  I simply paint what and how I like.  The subject for my fantasy paintings comes from curiosity as much as from my imagination.”  This curiosity has led him to a lifelong career of creating canvas worlds where the impossible is not only possible, but somehow probable.

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Bruce Nygren, a 1969 MCAD graduate, lives in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis with his dog, Truman where he creates his spectacular oil paintings.

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The exhibition will be on display from September 20th to October 12, 2014.

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