Saturday, July 9, 2016

Local Art Seen: A to Z at the PRØVE

Last night I peered into the Prøve Gallery's current exhibition TYPES: An Exploration of Typography, and imaginative celebration of the letters of our language. Each of the 15 artists selected a letter or pair of letters and generated images that conceptually corresponded. The list of artists included Andrea Campos (AB), Mike Davis (CD), Flo Matamoros (EF), Cody Paulson/Taylor Bjork (GH) Scott Fuller (IJ), Jake Durham (J), Tommy Kronquist (KL), Luke Lieske (MN), Samantha Villavicencio (OP), Joni Van Bockle (QR), Stephen Pestalozzi (ST), Emily Mohrbacher (UV), Jaco Walker (WX) and Tyler Johnson (YZ).

With the alphabet writ large across the length of the gallery I couldn't help but think of Gary Belhower's poem First Song which he recited at the poetry event during Homegrown in June.

Prøve Gallery, located at 21 No. Lake Avenue on the ground floor of the Sons of Norway Building, is open Thursdays thru Saturdays from 4-7 p.m. The Prøve is currently on a Member Drive seeking once a year donations. Having recently received 501c recognition, your donations are now tax deductible. Details here are the gallery website.

Cody Paulson and Taylor Bjork re-created their favorite font, Futura Light, in two mediums, as a printed poster, the 1200 pt "G" and as a 3437 pt "H" that you can sit on. Cushion not included.

Jaco Walker's engraved axe heads were awesome.

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Of Note: Jeffrey T. Larson is giving an artist talk this afternoon at the Tweed Museum of Art from 2 - 4 p.m. on the UMD campus.  ALSO the Armory Annex has a Fire Festival from 3 - 9 p.m. with the local Forging community, glass arts, fire dancers, return of the Snoodle and more. Martin DeWitt's opening at the Zeitgeist will be Monday evening. Visit my calendar of July happenings post from last weekend for other dates and spaces where you can see local art here in the Twin Ports.

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