GROUP EXHIBIT AT THE GALLERY AT FOX TAX
OCTOBER 18, 2014, 6 to 10 PM
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.
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.