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-==Mayumi Amada and Eun-Kyung Suh==+==Flourish==
-Friday, July 16, 2010—Sunday, September 26, 2010+Jennifer Davis, Erika Olson, Terrance Payne, and Joe Sinness<br>
 +Friday, October 22, 2010—Sunday, January 2, 2011<br>
Minnesota Artists Exhibition Gallery 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.+The Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program presents "Flourish," a group exhibition featuring new work by four Minneapolis artists: Jennifer Davis, Erika Olson Gross, Terrence Payne, and Joe Sinness.
-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.+Davis's delicate paintings include a cast of animal, monster, and human characters who all have parts to play in her colorful fantasies. But her charming, Easter-egg palette belies the underlying psychological dramas of introversion and lost innocence.
-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.+Olson Gross is a multi-media artist whose sculptures and paintings express the poetry and fecundity of nature. Her most recent bucolic landscapes are intricately painted. The illustrative, woodblock-print flatness of her animal and flora forms resemble collaged scraps of paper attached to the canvas.
-==Jennifer Davis, Erika Olson, Terrance Payne, and Joe Sinness==+Payne's large oil pastels on paper produce a sense of humor tinged with melancholy; the hand-written captions reveal his characters' internal narratives of disappointment, apathy, and resignation.
-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.+Rendered in colored pencil with a fastidious, hyper-realistic attention to detail, Sinness' baroque-style drawings are filled with color, pattern, and texture. The work implies sexual double-entendres and employs sly turns of phrase.
-Davis's pastel images create a surface veneer of innocence and charm that hints at darker truths beneath the surface.+==Peter HappelChristian and Margaret Wall-Romana==
 +January 21 - April 3, 2011<br>
 +Minnesota Artists Exhibition Gallery
-Olson's drawings and sculptures question people's impulse to clean up and arrange nature and their need to immortalize once-living objects.+==Paula McCartney and Liz Miller==
- +April 22 - July 3, 2011<br>
-Payne's oil pastels use narrative element, line and color to capture awkward moments in life's pursuits.+Minnesota Artists Exhibition Gallery
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-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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Flourish

Jennifer Davis, Erika Olson, Terrance Payne, and Joe Sinness
Friday, October 22, 2010—Sunday, January 2, 2011
Minnesota Artists Exhibition Gallery

The Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program presents "Flourish," a group exhibition featuring new work by four Minneapolis artists: Jennifer Davis, Erika Olson Gross, Terrence Payne, and Joe Sinness.

Davis's delicate paintings include a cast of animal, monster, and human characters who all have parts to play in her colorful fantasies. But her charming, Easter-egg palette belies the underlying psychological dramas of introversion and lost innocence.

Olson Gross is a multi-media artist whose sculptures and paintings express the poetry and fecundity of nature. Her most recent bucolic landscapes are intricately painted. The illustrative, woodblock-print flatness of her animal and flora forms resemble collaged scraps of paper attached to the canvas.

Payne's large oil pastels on paper produce a sense of humor tinged with melancholy; the hand-written captions reveal his characters' internal narratives of disappointment, apathy, and resignation.

Rendered in colored pencil with a fastidious, hyper-realistic attention to detail, Sinness' baroque-style drawings are filled with color, pattern, and texture. The work implies sexual double-entendres and employs sly turns of phrase.

Peter HappelChristian and Margaret Wall-Romana

January 21 - April 3, 2011
Minnesota Artists Exhibition Gallery

Paula McCartney and Liz Miller

April 22 - July 3, 2011
Minnesota Artists Exhibition Gallery