Following last week’s jam-packed weekend of art events, the arts scene in the Twin Cities is certainly calmer this week. However, from a bathroom-turned-gallery to rooftop mini golf, there are still plenty of great cultural events happening around town. Nationally, we’re looking to NYC (of course) for the opening of Jordan Kasey’s solo show featuring her stunning surreal paintings. The real highlight of the weekend it the opening of Cleon Peterson’s exhibition in Tokyo – need we say more?
Synthesis: Paintings by Ava Erdrich
On view at All My Relations Gallery, Ava Erdrich is currently presenting her first premier solo exhibition that explores her blended roots of Native and non-Native ancestry. With personal experiences and influences from Annishinaabe tradition, Erdrich reveals a familial narrative through her work. The exhibition opened March 18th and continues until May 27th. The closing reception is this evening from 5:00-8:00pm. The event will also feature live music by Chastity Brown.
1414 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Kate Van Cleve. Image Source: TuckUnder.
TuckUnder Project, a residential gallery located in and around the home of artist/curator Pete Driessen, opens a new show this evening, featuring the work of numerous local artists. Kim Benson will have a solo show in the garage, Kate Van Cleve will have an exhibit in the Leaky Sink Gallery (aka the bathroom), Meena Mangalvedhekar will have projections on display, and Reid Oyen and Julia Helen Rice will have sculptural work. The opening reception will be from 6:00-9:00pm on May 26th.
5120 York Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Skyline Mini Golf
The Walker is back again with its annual artist-created mini golf course. Due to the renovation currently taking place at The Walker and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, this year’s course is on the rooftop of The Walker, overlooking downtown, Loring Park, and a whole lot of construction. A few of the holes include Aaron Dysart’s musical Rock! Garden, “Let’s Be Frank,” a giant hotdog, and the Andy Warhol-inspired Thrillo-Brillo. The nine-hole course opens today, May 26th, and will continue until September 4th.
1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Image Source: SIGNAL.
Jordan Kasey: Free Time
Exhibited at SIGNAL, Jordan Kasey is presenting her first solo show in New York. The Bushwick gallery is one of the best locations in the city to showcase emerging talent. Kasey made waves at the 2016 NADA Art Fair and has since been featured in The Observer, Artsy, and Artspace. Often depicting human hands as a primary motif, Kasey expresses a wide range of emotions: love, anguish, anger, dread, excitement. The exhibit, Free Time, opens tomorrow May 27th and runs through June 26th.
260 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Image Source: Juxtapoz.
Cleon Peterson: Into The Sun
The Los Angeles-based artist is opening his newest show, Into The Sun, on May 27th at Diesel Art Gallery in Shibuya, Tokyo. The exhibition expresses Cleon Peterson’s common themes of war and chaos, exploring a dystopian world where human values have deteriorated. Peterson describes his scenes to be “a gray world where law breakers and law enforcers are one in the same; a world where ethics have been abandoned in favor of personal entitlement.” The exhibition runs until August 12th.
cocoti B1F, 1-23-16, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo