Sunday, February 8, 2015
CALL FOR ART : GUTS
A revealing new group exhibition with featured artist, Lana Crooks
CALL FOR ART!
2.27.15 EDIT : THANKS A MILLION, GUYS! WE'VE CLOSED THE CALL FOR ART AND WILL BE JURYING OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS! WATCH FOR AN UPDATE SHORTLY!
What lies within?
Opens April 17th
7 - 10pm at Light Grey Art Lab
118 E. 26th Street #101
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Put on your x-ray specs and let's turn this exhibition inside out.
We are looking for artists willing to school us on the inner-workings of some of life's little mysteries...
Part exploration, part education, part evisceration -- we want to know what's really underneath the surface. So dust off your field guides, scalpels, and stay-at-home taxidermist's manuals, and join us for an exhibition that peels back the skin of all of the subjects you've ever wanted to know more about.
"How powerful is human curiosity and is it strong enough to get you to open Pandora's box?"
"What really happens to your body when you swallow a sword?"
"Who is buried in Grant's tomb?"
"What does a Midway albatross eat?"
"Where is the threshold between human and Borg, and where does my bionic grandfather lie on the spectrum?"
"How much hatred can I store in the four chambers of my heart?"
IN OTHER WORDS: What lies within?
Artists are encouraged to take creative liberty when helping us understand some of these incredible biological concepts. Think of it this way; if history is written by the victors, and truth is stranger than fiction, what happens when we make visual artists our surgeons, our scientists and our scholars?
During the month of April we're looking for ways to turn what we thought we knew inside out. Artists will line the walls of with "scientific findings" so intriguing, fascinating and obscure you won't know what's real and what's not? Let's leave the viewers scratching their heads.
In honor of our inside-out topic, we've invited special guest, Lana Crooks, to join us as our Featured Artist for the exhibition. With her incredible scientific sculptures and skeletal structures, she was a perfect fit for our April exhibition! She'll set the pace with imaginative pieces based, but not confined, in reality. Think of it like visual creative non-fiction.
So, whether you're interested in the bizarre skeletal structure of bats, or hypothesize about how the effects of faith often keep India's devout hindus from contracting illnesses from the sacred, but polluted, Ganges river, or if you want to help us visualize the weight of the soul, throw your name in the hat and prepare to drop some wisdom on us.
If you're interested in joining us for our GUTS, put your name, links to your portfolio and your email below by February 25. Artists will be announced the following week!
Thanks and please help us spread the word to all of your science & technology loving friends!