At the Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN, 2016. Political art for a strange political season.
Money has many associations: greed, success, power, independence, security, opportunity, haves and have-nots, Capitalism, etc. and is a driver for innovation, war, marriage, divorce, social stability up or down, etc. Nine artists work these topics and many more over in this exhibition
Sue Coe, Nancy Robinson and the Guerrilla Girls
These artists put themselves on the line to shape the world around them. They use different strategies and art forms, take aim at different aspects of our humanness, and present themselves in very different personas. What unites them is their bravery to be who they are in the face of what we, as a society, are.
At Instinct Art Gallery, 2016. Nine artists whose artwork was designed to bring out the human capacity for empathy.
At Instinct Art gallery, 2015. This exhibit featured Art that interfaced with Science such as Drones, 3-D mapping software, a medieval clock, innovative photographic methods.
This was Instinct's featured artist exhibition of 2015
At Instinct Art Gallery, 2015. This environmental show was about the ubiquitous, invisible and essential envelope of air around earth. The artists examined air quality, breathing, and the contrast of built surfaces next to air and more.
At Instinct Art Gallery, 2015. This show was about our medicated lives and examined the use of prescription medication (over 50% of Americans take regular prescription medicine), drugs and alcohol, alternative therapies, and meditative practices. Much of the work was autobiographical.
At Instinct Gallery 2015. Artists typically choose their materials very carefully. Int his exhibit, we looked at artists that not only chose carefully, but believe that the materials have active effects on the viewer.
At Instinct Art Gallery, 2014. Artists have a way of twisting things, relating things that are not normally related, exaggerating things that don't need exaggeration. The artists in this exhibition have gone back and forth between their gardens and their studios to create strange organic expressions that can inform life. This is the Avant-garden, the garden not predicted.
The Automatic Message is taken from Andre Breton, poet and spokesperson of the surrealist movement in the early 20th century. He used, ‘The Automatic Message’ to describe a free-association form of writing done without any premeditation and undirected by conscious thought in order to express the subconscious mind. This exhibit follows that original idea, in the visual domain.
Self and Others reminds us why portrait painting will never die: we can never fully understand ourselves or others, nor keep from trying. Frank Gaard, Pamela Gaard, Nancy Robinson and Stu Mead.
At Instinct Art gallery, 2014. In this exhibit, three artists share their attempts to appreciate the flow of time, without which there would be only permanence.
At Instinct Art Gallery, 2014. Works of art from 8 artists about, or made of, metal.
For us city-dwellers there is still the sky, we just look up and there it is. But we easily forget the vastness of the universe and get caught up in our human accoutrements which seem vast and perhaps consumptive of the natural environment. This exhibition re-calibrates the natural/human-made lens through which we, the many, (and too many) people see the world we live in. This is the Big Sky/Little Man show, where sweeping skies above the plains of earth and big environments are tugged on by the many, puny people.
At Instinct Art Gallery, 2013. The creatures that were on the drawing board but did not make the final cut for this world.
At Artistry, Inez Greenburg Gallery, Bloomington, MN and at the Cargill Gallery in the Central Minneapolis Public Library, 2014