Minneapolis – Saturday, February 28th 2015, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. – opening for the print invitational, Revolution Now, curated by Ash Marlene Hane and Angela Sprunger. This exhibition is poised to acknowledge women who are creating change, locally or globally, known to many or known to a few. Their revolutions may be large and loud or slow and quiet, but their fight is now.
Curators Hane and Sprunger have invited fourteen artists, including themselves, to create new work for this show. This divergent group of printmakers have each selected a woman to represent based on their own ideas of what revolution is. Working in a variety of print media – including monoprint, relief and silkscreen – each artist will interpret the “portrait” in a way that best suits their talents and style. Printmakers have long been at the forefront of revolution, helping to boldly bring the voice of the people to the greater public. The resulting collection of prints will introduce viewers to women from all over the world and in doing so encourage new dialogue and understanding.
Featured artists: Christopher Alday, Hend Al-Monsour, Brian Borlaug, Laura Brown, Robyn Carley, Genie Castro, Ash Marlene Hane, Jade Hoyer, Abbey Kleinert, Allegra Lockstadt, Ponytails, Angela Sprunger, Tonja Torgerson, Wes Winship, Sarita Zaleha
Ash Marlene Hane is a printmaker, the creator of Three Letter Acronym (TLA) press, and a founding member of The Midnight Brigade. Her print work questions ideas of control, vulnerability and expectation with a focus on interpreting the figure through hand-drawn and photographic elements. In 2013, Hane received a Minnesota State Arts Board Next Step Fund Grant and launched a screenprinted apparel line through her press, Three Letter Acronym. In 2014, she co-founded The Midnight Brigade, a gallery, clothing boutique, and art studio in South Minneapolis.
Angela Sprunger is an artist, educator, and administrator. She creates socially engaged prints and objects to agitate cultural complacency. In the past year, Sprunger complete a public art project through Corridor Collaboration Grant from the City of Saint Paul and had a solo show of print work at Franklin Arts Center Resident Artist Gallery. She is also part of the Art Swap team, a portable community event that invites participants to bring a work of art they made to exchange for a piece in Art Swap’s rotating collection.
Revolution Now: Opening Reception
Saturday, February 28th 2015
7-11 PM / FREE
featuring Joan Vorderbruggen, Drew Peterson, and Robyne Robinson
facilitated by Ash Marlene Hane and Angela Sprunger
Sunday, March 8th 2015
3 PM / FREE
Revolution Now: Exhibit Finale
Saturday, March 21st 2015
7-10 PM / $5 / More info TBA