Highlights from the show…

Upcoming Residential Art Show

Constellation: a Backyard Art Expedition

One of No Assumption’s curators/artists, Kevin Loecke, and artist Lacey Prpic-Hedtke, are organizing an exciting art event this spring in South Minneapolis, from Friday May 27-Sunday May 29.  If you are interested in exhibiting your work in a non-traditional space and getting involved, we encourage you to get in touch with them and check out their blog: constellationmpls.wordpress.com/

It’s going to be a lot of fun and should prove to be a wonderful time.  Below you can read a bit about the show in their own words:

Call for Participation:

“Constellation is a show that opens up domestic spaces for public cultural events. The show is focused on garages and backyards but could include domestic spaces like porches, cars, apartments or balconies. We are interested in the way our art is an integral part of our daily lives, neighborhoods, and self-made communities.

Besides visual art, we are imagining bands in back yards, performance, food, etc. A traveling dinner party with different courses at different houses. A bike tour during the day between the different locations. A swapping/trading post/free sale (since it’s high garage sale season). We imagine things taking place throughout the day and night, not just during regular art opening hours!”

For more information visit: Constellation: A Backyard Art Expedition

TWIN CITIES RUNOFF

Home Is Where the Art Is:

Local artists find ways to build galleries out of domestic spaces

No Assumption: A Collaborative Exhibition of Art in a Residence. House exterior including "Intestine" (2010) by Asia Ward, "Summer Signage #1 (Wonder of the World)" (2010) by Kevin Loecke and "Prayer Flags for Healthcare" (2009) by Vandana Jain. Photo by Terry Gydesen.
No Assumption: A Collaborative Exhibition of Art in a Residence. House exterior including “Intestine” (2010) by Asia Ward, “Summer Signage #1 (Wonder of the World)” (2010) by Kevin Loecke and “Prayer Flags for Healthcare” (2009) by Vandana Jain. Photo by Terry Gydesen.

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Check out this nice article and behind-the-scenes look at in-home art galleries, originally published in the Twin Cities Runoff. No Assumption was one of the featured exhibitions in their Home is Where the Art Is, article. You can read on below, or click here to view the article in its original  format.

Home is Where the Art Is
Local artists find ways to build galleries out of domestic spaces
By Holly Hilgenberg, Twin Cities Runoff
December 8, 2010

A sandwich board sits on the corner of the lot of the white house at 3500 Bryant Ave. S., directing people to the They Won’t Find Us Here (TWFUH) gallery around back. A large sign is lit on the top of the garage, where the makeshift gallery resides.

I climb the cement stairs, leading to a backyard with about 15 people huddled around a fire pit. I am not sure what to do at first, and I don’t know anyone else at the show so I decide to check out the gallery. Like most art galleries, it is brightly illuminated. The walls have been painted white; the windows are paneless. Despite the gathering in the backyard, no one is in the gallery when I get there, though a man enters while I walk around the small space.

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The Last Toast

I drink to the house, already destroyed,
And my whole life, too awful to tell,
To the loneliness we together enjoyed,
I drink to you as well,
To the eyes with deadly cold imbued,
To the lips that betrayed me with a lie,
To the world for being cruel and rude,
To God who didn’t save us, or try.

-Anna Akhmatova

To all the good times and memories, despite it all...