Count Backwards from 10: 2017 to 2007

OPENING RECEPTION: 

January 14th, 2017  |  6 to 10 PM

After 10 years in our current location, watching the once sleepy NE neighborhood fully awake from its ungentrified slumber, we are now making plans to move this coming spring and with that move, marking the end of the Gallery @ Fox Tax.  To celebrate and reminisce on the last 10 years of art events, we will be stuffing the walls to the brim with work from over 20 of our most illustrious alumni in a jam-packed 10 year retrospective extravaganza!

Some of the artists involved in the show include: 

DC Ice, Corey McNally, Jennifer Davis, John Grider, Nick Howard,

Laura Hallen, Andy Messerschmidt, Josie Lewis, Eric Inkala,

Jaron Childs, Alex Kuno, Garrett Perry, Shawn McNulty,

Rob McBroom, Nick Golfis, John Diebel, Colin Kopp, Gregory Euclide,

Anne George, Daniel Buettner, Jon Aller, Kenneth Steinbach,

Peter Geyen, and Hannah Frick.

The next decade is already shaping up to have an exciting start for us!  Fox Tax will have a new home in June and new collaborations to announce as spring approaches, but The Gallery at Fox Tax–in its current form–will sadly come to a close this April.  

So please come to our final opening party on January 14th!!!!

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS

NEW WORKS BY BRUCE NYGREN AND MATTHEW NYGREN

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OPENING RECEPTION:

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!

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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 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.

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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.

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.

ALL IN : NEAL PERBIX

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

SIDESHOW #12 ~ WORKS BY PETER GEYEN

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 16th, 6 to 10 pm

The Gallery at Fox Tax is pleased to invite, inveigle, and entice you to attend the opening reception for our newest exhibition, entitled Sideshow #12, Works by Peter Geyen. In his first solo exhibit at Fox Tax, local artist Peter Geyen has melded a variety of mediums and techniques into a phantasmagorical world of objects, sculpture, and imagery both whimsical and engaging. Works literally leap off the wall, and at times will even return a viewer’s inquisitive gaze.

Drawing inspiration from both contemporary and timeless sources, Geyen’s ever-evolving process has led to the creation of a large and varied body of work — chimerically combining materials and techniques into other-worldly, fantastical objects. And a richly collaborative creative process has lead to the creation of paintings that literally crawl into and out of their canvases. Every new piece Geyen creates speaks to life’s pervasive sense of irony, absurdity, and the inherently surreal nature of the human experience.

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After transitioning from a career path in pre-med science to one in the arts, Geyen proceeded to build his own bronze foundry and workshop. Between 2008  and 2013, he displayed new work at the Crystal Court’s Annual Showcase in downtown Minneapolis, and has participated in several other local exhibitions.

Sideshow #12 will be on display from January 16th through April 20th, 2016.

HUMAN NATURE : WORKS BY SHELLY MOSMAN

OPENING RECEPTION:

NOVEMBER 21, 2015, 6 to 10 PM

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ON DISPLAY:

NOV 21 – DEC 31, 2015

The Gallery at Fox Tax is pleased to announce it’s upcoming art show titled Human Nature.  In this solo exhibit curated by Fox Tax’s own Missy Heitz, local artist Shelly Mosman displays a new collection of photographs.  In scenes of everyday people, animals and objects, Mosman portrays a reality that is just a little brighter, a little bolder, and a little more magical.  Using the camera to capture the moments that most people miss and the colors we imagine, but rarely see, she transforms the mundane into the fantastical and in doing so, challenges the viewer to see the wonder in the ordinary moments all around them.  Opening reception will be held Saturday, November 21st from 6 to 10 pm.

After over two decades of shooting wedding photography, Mosman decided to take a different approach to her passion for photography.  Shelly began shooting for herself. “Objects, locations and people sparked images in my head.  I was drawn to certain people for the simple reason that I knew shooting them would give me an image I could never have created on my own, and because my camera could reveal something they may not have known was in themselves.”  Her work has been featured in publications and galleries across Europe, Brasil and the US.

 

For this show, she will be exploring the feeling of a childhood state of mind filled with wonders and adventure and little sense of what’s beyond. Each photograph uses lighting to alter the mood of the environment and relies on the smallest mannerisms and expressions to offer narrative.

 Opening Reception will be on November 21st from 6 to 10 pm.

The exhibition will be on display from November 21st through December 30th, 2015.