OPENING RECEPTION: DEC 14, 6 – 9 PM
On Display: Dec 14 – April 15, 2014
The Gallery at Fox Tax and guest curator Jesse Draxler are excited to present a group exhibition examining the complex space between art and design. In our highly digitized and corporately curated world it can be difficult to identify the line where design stops and fine art begins, as well as determine whether the distinction even need be made. Guest Curator, artist, and designer Jesse Draxler has chosen four local artists/designers to whom he feels aesthetically akin and inspired by to join him in highlighting the blurry realm between the two. The resulting work creates alternate dimensions, suspended mass, impossible landscapes, and highlights SPACE ranging from the edge of the universe to the interiors of our psyche.
Opening reception will take place on December 14th from 6 pm to 9 pm. For that one night, these designer/artists will not only have original art for sale, but also will be selling prints, shirts and other wares they have designed.
SPACE is a group exhibition featuring artwork by some of Minneapolis most talented designers/artists, including Jesse Draxler, Michael Cina, Eric Gorvin, Angelo Pennacchio and Eddie Perrote.
Michael Cina’s background is rooted in minimal and graphic communication and visual narratives. He explores many different ideas in his practice, thus the form and medium is varied. His interest is in traditional art and building upon those foundations in new ways.
Eric Gorvin has the ability to translate his style and approach across several different mediums from branding to typography, clothing to book making. Gorvin’s works are extremely polished and highly detailed with a strong influence of street art intertwined with the infinite and the human potential.
Angelo Pennacchio Vocalist for the band Umami, one of Totally Gross National Product’s recent signings describes his recent collages as “alien” and “impossible” landscapes.
Eddie Perrote’s works are full of vibrant, colorful, intricate images rooted in a graphic and line-based sensibility, Perrote’s works have a great experimental quality tied to printmaking and mixed media in an indulgent celebration of the imagination.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Jesse Draxler is a Minneapolis based artist and designer that uses a mixed-media fusion of found images, typography and designs. By finding source material from anything, Draxler is able to ‘remix’ fashion spreads as easily as referencing art movements, crafting new imagery with immediate accessibility. Draxler is included on the Walker Art Center / MNArists blog “Ten Artists to Watch in 2013″ list. He has contributed multiple times to The New York Times and was recently featured in “The Age Of Collage” published by Gestalten.