New Skins

From Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program

Artists: Jim Denomie and Andrea Carlson
April 6 - May 27, 2007
MAEP Galleries

Jim Denomie, Handsome, 2005
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Jim Denomie, Handsome, 2005

This exhibition will feature the work of two artists working from the narratives of their Anishinaabe ancestry and worldviews. Jim Denomie and Andrea Carlson demonstrate two different perspectives on their shared content of irony, story and politics.

The exhibition will include an expansion of Denomie’s Renegade series. Denomie plans to revisit these politically charged and humorous landscapes in order to show further developments in the renegade’s ongoing saga. These paintings will be shown alongside an installation of portraiture from his painting-a-day series. By painting a daily portrait from his imagination, Denomie addresses the self-analytical qualities of painting others. These intense images complement Denomie’s Renegades by telling a different type of story that reads more like a personal diary.

Andrea Carlson, Culture Cop, 2007
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Andrea Carlson, Culture Cop, 2007

Carlson’s Windigo series, questions calcified views of authenticity and cultural purity through hybridized imagery. In New Skins, Carlson explores the multicultural make-up of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Objects from the permanent collection intermingle with her established iconography in fantastical landscapes as she explores cultural adaptation.



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  • Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5, from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Artist's Talk: Andrea Carlson, Thursday, April 12, 7 p.m.
  • Family Day: Inspiring: Traditional and Contemporary Arts of Native America, Sunday, April 15, 2007.
  • Critic's Trialogue, Thursday, May 3, 7 p.m. with Ann Klefstad.
  • Artist's Slide Lecture: Jim Denomie, Thursday, May 10, 7 p.m. in the Friends Community Room.

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