OCTOBER 28, 2016, 6 to 9 PM

The Gallery at Fox Tax is excited to announce that veteran local painter Bruce Nygren is returning for another exhibit at our gallery and bringing his son Matthew Nygren along! Opening reception will be held on October 28, 2016 from 6 to 9 pm. Don’t miss this event!


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 giant ducks floating on the high seas to 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 newest 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.


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.

Matthew Nygren has been creating his artwork for 14 years in Minneapolis and is honored to be showing his art slongside his father, Bruce.  Similarly to his father, Matthew says life is his inspiration for his paintings.


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

The exhibition will be on display from  October 28th to December 29th, 2016.


Opening Reception Party:

Saturday Sept 17, 6 – 10 pm

After a long summer break, we’re excited to announce our first fall art show!

In his first solo exhibit at Fox Tax, NE Minneapolis artist Neal Perbix uses mixed mediums and techniques to explore the abstract world hanging between chaos and control.


Art Documentation, Neal Perbix

Having graduated with a BFA in both sculpture and furniture design, Neal’s fine art has always involved an eye for design and a fascination with tools.  From table saw and router drawings to contractor chalk lines, he has always applied a skilled and controlled process to the canvas. These new works are an attempt to merge and layer a variety of those same techniques, but in doing so, let go of some of the control of where the work winds up.

Art Documentation, Neal Perbix

With a focus on process, Perbix’s new works take previously explored techniques–each a controlled action and outcome–and layers them to a point of unintended and unforeseen abstraction.  The end result is a more chaotic, complicated landscape than his previous works, a reflection of both his internal maturation as an artist and the tumult of an external world where thousands of algorithmic forces compete to control the UX of our daily lives.

On display: September 17th – October 20th, 2016