Thursday, November 2, 2017

2 Eye-Opening Art Exhibits Opening This Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 6:25 AM

click to enlarge YVONNE OSEI, PEPPER THEM, 2017 TEXTILE DESIGN. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST.
  • Yvonne Osei, Pepper Them, 2017 Textile design. Courtesy of the artist.
This weekend has two intriguing options for art lovers: an exhibit inspired by Laumeier Sculpture Park that opens within its indoor gallery, and the first-ever exhibit being mounted at a brand-new gallery on Cherokee Street, the non-profit Flood Plain. Stop by one or see them both.

Yvonne Osei: Tailored Landscapes
Laumeier Sculpture Park
12580 Rott Rd. | www.laumeier.org
Opens 11 a.m. Sat., Nov. 4. Continues through Mar. 4.
Yvonne Osei takes over the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center for her exhibition Tailored Landscapes — literally. Her large-scale photo installation occupies the length and breadth of the gallery, the two-year-old indoor gallery located at Laumeier Sculpture Park. The German-born artist has been photographing Laumeier throughout the past year; these images are then manipulated to create patterns reminiscent of the brightly patterned textiles of her Ghanian culture. Osei’s manufactured figures comprise people observing the park’s sculptures, roads and the backdrop of greenery that surrounds Laumeier, but these elements only become apparent at close range.

BRANDON ANSCHULTZ, DAVID (FLOWERS) (DETAIL); 2017; APPROPRIATED IMAGE, PRINTED MYLAR AND PENCIL ON BRISTOL.
  • Brandon Anschultz, David (Flowers) (detail); 2017; appropriated image, printed mylar and pencil on Bristol.

Brandon Anschultz: Time Won’t Give Me Time
Flood Plain
3151 Cherokee St. | www.floodplaingallery.org
Opens 6 p.m. Sat., Nov. 4. Continues through Dec. 16.
When America elected a dimwit with a cult of personality, the nation made a clean break with progress. For artist Brandon Anschultz, the about-face recalled his boyhood in the early ’80s, which also featured a popular dimwit in the White House. The gay community emerged from the underground to conquer the world of music and art, but a sense of oppression increased as AIDS ravaged many big cities — and the leader of the free world laughed it off. That sense of deja vu informs Anschultz’s new exhibit Time Won’t Give Me Time. The show at Cherokee Street’s newest gallery reveals a more personal, less restrained side of the artist as he summons his own memories of possibility laced with dread for the future in sculptures, painting and works on paper.

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