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Carlson School of Management seeks a part-time project position for spring and summer semesters. This person will work with Carlson's web team, helping them move content into a new Drupal site.

You may already know that Prof. Jan Estep is a multi-talented artist, but did you also know that she received her Ph.D. in Philosophy before getting her MFA?

Check out an interview with Jan in which she discusses her early days in philosophy, her artistic transition and how she has continued to incorporate her two passions in her current work.

Click here to read the interview!

ArtiCulture is seeking interns and teaching assistants for its summer programs.

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ArtiCulture has established a tradition of offering interactive opportunities that place emphasis on the creative process--the act of making art. They offer classes and workshops for ages 1 year through adults; ongoing projects that support community development through creativity; and programs that aim to increase accessibility to the arts. The outcome is an experience for participants, amateur and expert alike, that meets both the artistic and social needs of the community.


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In his first solo exhibition with the gallery, Austen has produced work over the course of two years that reflect the notion of place, current events, and considerations of painting.

Derived primarily from his archive of photographic newspaper reproductions, Austen's deliberate, semi-abstract compositions embed themselves in the painterly concerns of surface, tautness and color, and are reflexive of his interest in mapping and geography.


"My paintings are often based on projected photographic source images. However the original source image is obliterated in the final painting... I manipulate the image in ways that both evoke and subvert recognition and play on voyeuristic curiosity in the final painting. In each painting I attempt to strike a balance between personal reflection and political and social currents while simultaneously commenting on the artistic medium itself."

- Austen's Artist Statement, 2014


Hartmut Austen (b. 1967, Lüdenscheid, Germany) received his Meisterschüler-degree from Hochschule der Künste (University of the Arts) Berlin. He also studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Austen was a Grant Wood Fellow for Painting and Drawing at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History in 2013 and an inaugural Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellow in 2009.

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in private, corporate, and institutional collections such as The Detroit Institute of Arts, among others. Austen has been with The Butcher's Daughter gallery since 2010.

Currently, Austen works as an Assistant Professor in Painting and Drawing at the University of Minnesota and divides his time between Minneapolis and Detroit.

Join us for the opening reception Saturday, January 18th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Butcher's Daughter gallery in Detroit Michigan.

In his first solo exhibition with the gallery, Austen has produced work over the course of two years that reflect the notion of place, current events, and considerations of painting.

Derived primarily from his archive of photographic newspaper reproductions, Austen's deliberate, semi-abstract compositions embed themselves in the painterly concerns of surface, tautness and color, and are reflexive of his interest in mapping and geography.


"My paintings are often based on projected photographic source images. However the original source image is obliterated in the final painting... I manipulate the image in ways that both evoke and subvert recognition and play on voyeuristic curiosity in the final painting. In each painting I attempt to strike a balance between personal reflection and political and social currents while simultaneously commenting on the artistic medium itself."

- Austen's Artist Statement, 2014


Hartmut Austen (b. 1967, Lüdenscheid, Germany) received his Meisterschüler-degree from Hochschule der Künste (University of the Arts) Berlin. He also studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Austen was a Grant Wood Fellow for Painting and Drawing at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History in 2013 and an inaugural Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellow in 2009.

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in private, corporate, and institutional collections such as The Detroit Institute of Arts, among others. Austen has been with The Butcher's Daughter gallery since 2010.

Currently, Austen works as an Assistant Professor in Painting and Drawing at the University of Minnesota and divides his time between Minneapolis and Detroit.

Join us for the opening reception Saturday, January 18th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Butcher's Daughter gallery in Detroit Michigan.

BEAUTIES BEHAVING BADLY
KATE RENEE'S SOLO EXHIBIT AT GAMUT GALLERY

MINNEAPOLIS
Beauties Behaving Badly - runs through Feb. 22.

Painter Kate Renee was awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant in Jan. 2013; this exhibit is the culmination of the work it made possible. Renee began with the concept of Disney princesses with an edgy twist, replacing their happy endings with real-world problems or circumstances. Both theme and quality of work evolved rapidly over 2013, while fulfilling the grant and a Women's Art Resource of Minnesota mentorship under Jill Waterhouse. The resulting series reexamines archetypical fairytales, relaying each passed-down parable in a new way for a new generation. Each beauty finds herself in a different predicament, often of her own choosing. In each case, she is revealing her naughty side.

Through research, Renee found her not-so-happy-endings more akin to the historical telling of these familiar fairytales. Funding and feedback spurred development of this concept, also allowing tangible upgrades to Renee's materials. She previously used mainly acrylic on canvas or foam-core for her graphic, cartoon-like character studies. In this new series she has developed a technique of applying the acrylics to birch and setting resin over the finished piece. The natural wood grains add a subtle dimension of organic texture to her bold designs, while inspiring experimentation with the use of this rich, new background as negative space. Renee paints a story in bold iconic imagery, complete with a main character in conflict and even some adorable sidekicks - all with the signature Kate Renee eyes.

Kate Renee has exhibited nationally and internationally, receiving press and numerous awards locally. Most recently she earned a Minnesota State Arts Board- Artist Initiative Grant and was accepted as a protégé by the Women's Art Resource of Minnesota. Renee earned a BA in Fine Arts, Art History, and a minor in design from the U of M in 2010. Renee has interned at various galleries, culminating in an assistant gallery director internship and at Altered Esthetics, where she was subsequently hired as director of solo exhibitions. She will debut her Beauties Behaving Badly series, spring 2014 at Gamut Gallery and is currently working on a series called Naughty Neighborhood.

On the Streets
apexart: Phnom Penh
291 Church Street, New York, NY 10013

Ashley Billingsley

On view January 25th - February 22, 2014
at JavaArts for Our City Festival
56 Sihanouk Blvd
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Opening Reception on January 25th, 6 - 9 PM
Artist Actions and Panel on February 1st, 5 - 8 PM

ASSISTANCE FOR INDIVIDUALS AFFECTED BY THE CEDAR AVENUE FIRE

A New Year's Day explosion and fire on Cedar Avenue in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, adjacent to the West Bank campus, destroyed a building that housed the Otanga Grocery store and apartments. Tragically, three residents of the building lost their lives and some remain hospitalized. Apartment tenants who survived the fire lost their homes and possessions.

You can help:

Donate to a fund created by Brian Coyle Center, part of Pillsbury United Communities! Contributions can be made online at http://www.puc-mn.org/donate, or by check to "Pillsbury United Communities," sent to Brian Coyle Center at 420 - 15th Avenue S, Minneapolis, 55454. Note "Cedar-Riverside Fire Disaster Relief" on all donations;

Donate through Confederation of Somali Community in MN at http://csc-mn.org/cedar-riverside-fire-victims-fund/, and write "Cedar-Riverside Fire Disaster Relief" in the box designating special purpose for your gift;

Attend a benefit concert for fire victims on January 24 at the Cedar Cultural Center. For more information go to http://www.thecedar.org/events/2014/01/24/cedar-ave-fire-benefit.

University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview, where some of the victims were treated, has collected clothing, cash and gift cards for survivors and continues working with community organizations to identify additional needs of the survivors.

Figure Ground
Eleanor Harwood Gallery
1295 Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

January 10th - February 8th

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Curatorial Statement

A figure/ground relationship is the interaction between the figure (the foreground) and the ground (the background). Whether it's being used to describe text (the figure) on a piece of paper (the ground), or the person reading (the figure) and their environment (the ground), art needs both a subject and a context in order to have meaning.

Ranging from large acrylic paintings on canvas, to small graphite drawings on printer paper, these four distinct artists create whimsical narratives using bright colors and playful mark making. The paintings embrace their abnormalities and imperfections to explore the figure, humor, and the distortion and manipulation of the world their pictures live in.

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Recent Assets

  • Ashley Billingsley
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