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-==Michael Kareken and Tetsuya Yamada==+==Mayumi Amada and Eun-Kyung Suh==
-<!--[[image:2009_Jackson_01.jpg|left|thumb|250 px|Roxanne Jackson<br>''White Diamond'', 2009]]-->+Friday, July 16, 2010—Sunday, September 26, 2010
-Friday, November 20, 2009 - Sunday, January 24, 2010<br>+Minnesota Artists Exhibition Gallery
-Michael Kareken and Tetsuya Yamada+
-Michael Kareken's latest body of work tackles the urban landscape, specifically the industrial recycling plants outside his studio window. The Rock-Tenn paper recycling plant and the American Iron metal scrap yard inspire metaphoric associations with life and death, growth and decay, order and entropy, structure and chaos. For the MAEP show, Kareken is creating these paintings on a grand scale, as wall-size vistas.+The fine and tenacious threads that represent generational and societal memory are the foundation for the work of these two Minnesota artists.
-Tetsuya Yamada works with the industrial landscape of production. His work explores the intersection of art, craft, machine, and industry. He delves into the repetitious and mundane activities of city life, specifically commuting by train in his native Tokyo. His installation will explore the way the human mind reacts to passive and repetitive acts, with their continuous rhythms of sights and sounds.+Mayumi Amada's exhibition "Kuon: Eternal Flow of Time" focuses on domestic female roles. Using lacework as a basis for an exploration of Kuon (the Japanese word for the Buddhist concept of time), she creates elaborate patterns out of single strands representing the patterns of life. Amada's delicate forms emerge from garbage bags and water bottles often inscribed with messages such as "Everybody Dies" in crisp sampler-style lettering. Her meditations on mortality, ancestry and craft ponder, often humorously, the mundane in life's daily chores and materials.
 +Bojagi, a traditional Korean art form, inspires Eun-Kyung Suh's work. Bojagi are cloths wrapped around objects for protection and transport. Made from small scraps of material, Bojagi are often decorated to form beautiful patch-worked wrappers. Suh uses this technique to protect memories and experiences. Her installations comprise many pieces containing small bits of information in sheer cloth. Often the packages are silk-screened with images and text, offering clues to their contents. Others, such as "Purple on Thursday," hold wishes in gauzy chiffon fortune cookies.
-==''Foot in the Door IV''==+==Jennifer Davis, Erika Olson, Terrance Payne, and Joe Sinness==
 +Friday, October 22, 2010—Sunday, January 2, 2011
 +Minnesota Artists Exhibition Gallery
-Friday, February 19, 2010 Sunday, June 13, 2010<br>+Each individual has a particular story, made unique by both natural and man-made surroundings. Jennifer Davis, Erika Olson, Terrance Payne, and Joe Sinness create work that focuses on self-images and the impulse to create order where nature would have it otherwise.
-All Minnesota Artists+
-The Foot in the Door Show IV is the fourth Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program (MAEP) open exhibition for all Minnesota artists. The only restriction for entries is size: works must not exceed one cubic foot of gallery space.+Davis's pastel images create a surface veneer of innocence and charm that hints at darker truths beneath the surface.
-The popular Foot in the Door show happens every ten years. In 2000, more than 1,700 artists were represented in the gallery exhibition and in the corresponding online exhibition. MAEP plans to integrate many special events to highlight this very special exhibition.+Olson's drawings and sculptures question people's impulse to clean up and arrange nature and their need to immortalize once-living objects.
-Stay tuned for submission details.+Payne's oil pastels use narrative element, line and color to capture awkward moments in life's pursuits.
 + 
 +Sinness uses colored pencil and sculpture as a personal examination of queer domesticity, employing fable, history and unconfined possibility as visual metaphor.

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Mayumi Amada and Eun-Kyung Suh

Friday, July 16, 2010—Sunday, September 26, 2010 Minnesota Artists Exhibition Gallery

The fine and tenacious threads that represent generational and societal memory are the foundation for the work of these two Minnesota artists.

Mayumi Amada's exhibition "Kuon: Eternal Flow of Time" focuses on domestic female roles. Using lacework as a basis for an exploration of Kuon (the Japanese word for the Buddhist concept of time), she creates elaborate patterns out of single strands representing the patterns of life. Amada's delicate forms emerge from garbage bags and water bottles often inscribed with messages such as "Everybody Dies" in crisp sampler-style lettering. Her meditations on mortality, ancestry and craft ponder, often humorously, the mundane in life's daily chores and materials.

Bojagi, a traditional Korean art form, inspires Eun-Kyung Suh's work. Bojagi are cloths wrapped around objects for protection and transport. Made from small scraps of material, Bojagi are often decorated to form beautiful patch-worked wrappers. Suh uses this technique to protect memories and experiences. Her installations comprise many pieces containing small bits of information in sheer cloth. Often the packages are silk-screened with images and text, offering clues to their contents. Others, such as "Purple on Thursday," hold wishes in gauzy chiffon fortune cookies.

Jennifer Davis, Erika Olson, Terrance Payne, and Joe Sinness

Friday, October 22, 2010—Sunday, January 2, 2011 Minnesota Artists Exhibition Gallery

Each individual has a particular story, made unique by both natural and man-made surroundings. Jennifer Davis, Erika Olson, Terrance Payne, and Joe Sinness create work that focuses on self-images and the impulse to create order where nature would have it otherwise.

Davis's pastel images create a surface veneer of innocence and charm that hints at darker truths beneath the surface.

Olson's drawings and sculptures question people's impulse to clean up and arrange nature and their need to immortalize once-living objects.

Payne's oil pastels use narrative element, line and color to capture awkward moments in life's pursuits.

Sinness uses colored pencil and sculpture as a personal examination of queer domesticity, employing fable, history and unconfined possibility as visual metaphor.