August 2012 Archives

August 17 - September 2, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, August 17th
7pm - 9pm

Artist Talk: Saturday, August 18th, 2pm - 3pm
with Yesomi Umolu, Curatorial Fellow for Visual Arts, Walker Art Center

The Bindery Projects is excited to present The Dubious Sum of Vaguely Discernable Parts by Nyeema Morgan. The artist's first solo exhibition in the Twin Cities includes her series of text based computer drawings titled Forty-Seven Easy Poundcakes Like grandma Used To Make (2007- 2012) along with a photographic installation and writing based on the aforementioned series.

Morgan used a rule-based system to create a digital drawing, a visual conflations of forty-seven different "easy pound cake" recipes. This system was then repeated to create the forty-seven variable drawings. Though the cache of recipes used in the production of the drawings was the same, the final product of each amalgamation looks strikingly different, accenting the variability of the artist's repetitions and memory. Rich in their visual appeal, the drawings underscore ideas related to nostalgia and the quintessential. As the title suggests, they visually illustrate a search for the inherent nature of a particular taste and how that taste produces affect in the taster. While the drawings illuminate the memory of flavor they also encourage skepticism towards using this experiential mode to form prejudices about how we construct systems of qualification. The cold systematic construction of the drawings is in contention with the nature of baking. Once the rule-based system is employed, the results support the subjectivity invoked by the titular "grandma". The work leaves the viewer to question, "Which one of these composites best represents my experience?"

Nyeema Morgan is a New York based interdisciplinary artist. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the Cooper Union School of Art, New York, in 2000, and MFA in 2007 from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009 (Skowhegan, ME) and has been a resident artist of Abrons Art Center's AIRspace program (New York, NY) and Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art's Emerge 10 program (Newark, NJ). Her work has been exhibited at Art in General, New York; Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris, France; Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Abrons Art Center; Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art; Artspace, New Haven, CT and Bracknell Gallery/ South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, UK and most recently included in the 2012 New York Photo Festival exhibition What Do You Believe In?.
-Nate Young, The Bindery Projects, 2012

The exhibition is free and open by appointment only. An opening reception will be held on Friday, August 17th from 7 - 9pm and an artist talk on Saturday, August 18th from 2-3pm with Yesomi Umolu, Curatorial Fellow for Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center.

The Bindery Projects is an alternative exhibition space located in the Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Co-founded by artists Caroline Kent and Nate Young in 2012, The Bindery Project's major goal is to facilitate engaging and meaningful exhibitions, operating outside the constraints of institutions and the art market. It exists as a catalyst for pragmatic critical thought and conversation.


BinderyProjects, 408 Vandalia Avenue, 4th Floor, Saint Paul, MN 55114,


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UNTITLED 9: SooVAC's 9TH Annual Juried Show
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 31st, 2012 Midnight

JUROR: Chris Larson-Local artist and Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. Larson is an internationally accomplished artist and has received numerous honors including two Bush Artist Fellowships, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship and the McKnight Artist Fellowship.

SooVAC is excited to announce we will be using the full gallery space for Untitled 9 with a reduced application fee due to the generous support of a MRAC Arts Activities Grant.


Untitled 9 is open to all artists working in any media. Submissions will be accepted online- to apply and read full application instructions please visit our website.


Submission Deadline: August 31st midnight
Artist Notification: Early October, 2012
Show Installation and Drop off: October 27-28th, 2012
Show Opens: November 3rd, 2012
Exhibition Ends: December 30th, 2012
Work Pick Up: January 3, 4 & 5, 2013


1. Notification will be done by email or phone so please make sure to include both on your application.
2. If you are selected for the exhibition, the artwork represented in your image samples is the work that will be included in the show. Please make sure that work is available for the exhibition.
3. We do not provide insurance for the artwork. Artists that wish to insure their work must provide their own. We do provide loving care for your work.
4. Artists are responsible for all shipping and/or delivery charges to and from the gallery.
5. Work must be delivered to the gallery ready to be hung. All artists are responsible for preparing their work to be hung (framed with hanging wire etc.) The artist must install installation work or unusual hanging systems. SooVAC is not responsible for any work that is not properly prepared or hung. Glass should be clean and ready to put on the wall.
6. Work must be available for the duration of the show.

PLEASE CONTACT with any questions or concerns.