SPACE

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.                                             

WORKING PROOF:

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AN EXHIBIT BY ROBYN STOLLER AWEND AND JOSH AWEND

  

OPENING RECEPTION: NOV 2, 7 – 9 PM

On Display: Nov 2 – Dec 4, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am to 4pm
 
The Gallery at Fox Tax is excited to announce a two person exhibition exposing the process behind the artist’s working proof.

  

Working Proof, a collaboration by husband and wife, Robyn Stoller Awend and Josh Awend features a new series of letterpress prints, installation and photographs.  During the printmaking process a working proof is taken by the artist to evaluate the current state of the print. This proof may serve to show an incomplete image or reflect the finished work. This exhibit is an example of the artists’ working proof, both conceptual and literal, as it relates to where these artists are in their individual works and where they come together.

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Robyn Stoller Awend’s central work in this exhibit, Titled, is a self-portrait composed of 48 words surrounding identity. The installation invites the viewer to create personal definitions of these words and at the same time encourages them to find commonalities between the artist herself and viewer. This installation and other works in the exhibit portray Stoller Awend’s current state of identity through both individual words and word fragments.

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Josh Awend’s photographs compliment these letterpress works by documenting the process with images and details of the machinery, materials and essence that produce the artistic outcome. Awend looks for images in the frame that capture the depth of space and scale. Large blocks of color focusing on a specific detail that catches the viewer’s eye and ground image.

 

This first time collaboration invites viewers to see what the working proof looks like from conception to framed image. The photographs allow a window into the process while the prints display a meaningful finished work, including a small gift from the artist. We hope you can join us November 2nd from 7 to 9pm.

 

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A SOLO EXHIBIT BY DANIEL BUETTNER

 

OPENING RECEPTION: OCT 5TH, 6 – 9 PM

On Display: Oct 5 - Nov 4, 2013
 

After a quiet summer break, The Gallery at Fox Tax returns with a solo art exhibit by local artist Daniel Buettner.  Opening reception will be Oct 5th from 6 to 9 pm.  Buettner, a longstanding member of the Rosalux Gallery Cooperative, will use Fox Tax to show a mix of recent work that uses a combination of collage and paint to create surreal voids of ground in which small, detailed representational objects, chosen for aesthetic value, float on the canvas and invite a myriad of personal interpretations.

Dan’s recent work, although continuing his signature mix of painting and collage, tends to mirror what the artist sees as personal rather than artistic growth: his paintings–like his life–continue to become more realistic and detailed, yet simpler.  The focus has shifted from the composition and meaning to the act of the brushstrokes themselves.

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Opposite of much collage work which suffers from being overly busy, Buettner uses collage to emphasize the depth and texture of negative space, covering the collaged material in layers of paint and subjugating them to a faint fading whisper in the background.  Even his figurative objects, bright and bold as they may be, seem to float in the painting in order to call attention to the void rather than beg attention for themselves.

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We hope you can join us for the opening on Oct 5th!

 

 

ART-A-WHIRL OPENING RECEPTION

Existing Varieties

FRIDAY MAY 17, 5PM – 10PM
Art-A-Whirl Hours:
Open 11am – 5pm Saturday May 18 and Sunday May 19
On View May 17 – June 30

The Gallery at Fox Tax, in conjunction with guest curator Hannah Frick, is pleased to present Existing Varieties; a group exhibition of mini artworks. Over 30 local artists have created new work which is true to their own unique styles, but measures no more than 4″ x 4″.

With warmer weather finally upon us, come feast your eyes on a field of fresh work by both established and emerging Minnesota artists. Fox Tax is budding with many mini artworks. Dimensions are reduced, but there is no shortage of visual information to behold and take home with you if you so desire. Come experience an eclectic group of hot new art on an intimate scale.

Participating artists include: Jon Aller, John Alspach, Ashley Barlow, Zach Collins, Casey Deming, Linnea Doyle, Jesse Draxler, Rudy Fig, Zach Goulet, Nick Howard, Alex Kuno, Judy Labuszewski, Josie Lewis, Jon Maki, Corey McNalley, Shawn McNulty, Kate Pabst, Garrett Perry, Sarah Petterson, Haley Prochnow, Justin Sehorn, Shark, Krista Stout, Paul Stroot, Geoffrey Thomas, Adam Turman, Jeff Warner, Amanda Wellner, Laura Wennstrom, and more.

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POST-APOCALYPTIC BLUESMayan Tales from the Fiscal Cliff

Opening Reception December 15, 2012, 6pm – 10pm
On Display: December 15, 2012 – April 15, 2013

The Gallery at Fox Tax, in conjunction with guest curator Hannah Frick, is pleased to announce a holiday opening party for it’s next group art exhibition, Post-Apocalyptic Blues: Tales from the Mayan Fiscal Cliff.  For this holiday opening party, not only will the eight participating artists be presenting their end-of-the-worldly views via photo, sculpture, painting and other mediums, but they will also be donating small works that will be wrapped as gifts and sold sight unseen for $100. Proceeds from these gift sales will be given to the American Brain Tumor Association.

Post-Apocalyptic Blues features work by Laura Andrews, Elisa Berry Fonseca, DC Ice, Kyrié Kotlowski, Joshua Mercil, Katie Parr, Jon Reischl, and Jeremy Szopinski. At this point, various theories and beliefs that December 2012 will bring about an apocalypse of sorts are well known and pervasive.  Talk of spiritual transformations, a new era, fiscal cliffs, pre-smartphone calendars and the ever-nearing end of the world dominates news, culture and conversation.

Artists in this exhibition encompass these ideas by exploring themes of survival, new realities, other worlds, and the afterlife.  Approaches vary from seriousness to lightheartedness, from sadness to humor.   Painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed media are all represented in this eclectic group of work. Will this be the end or only just the beginning? See for yourselves if this exhibition survives the apocalypse (and tax season at Fox Tax).