Andy Messerschmidt: Merry Krishnas

Andy Messerschmidt’s opening this weekend at Fox Tax Gallery, Minneapolis. 



Merry Krishnas: Works by Andy Messerschmidt
Opening Reception: November 29th, 2008 6:00 – 11:00 pm
On View: November 29th – January 9th, 2009
The Gallery @ Fox Tax: 503 1st Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413
The Gallery @ Fox Tax and guest curator Emma Berg of are pleased to present Merry Krishnas: Works by Andy Messerschmidt.  
Currently teaching in Decatur, Illinois with a permanent home in Ely, Minnesota artist Andy Messerschmidt comes to Minneapolis to construct an exhibition that challenges traditional assumptions of art.
Housing Andy’s modern-day collaged shrines/altars, the Gallery at Fox Tax becomes a church of the aesthetic through January 9th, 2009.
This will be Andy’s first solo exhibit in Minneapolis.


“Objectifying painting by transforming it into a shrine or altar is my focus.  These are paintings that are to be gazed at, not as in the case of most square paintings resembling that of the window or door – something to be gazed through.  Square paintings are a lens.  With the lens or the window the viewer is reduced to a flat-out scientific, formal dissector or a voyeur.  Of no concern to me is what is actually going on in the painting.  These paintings are to be viewed upon as objects much like the altar or shrine.” Andy Messerschmidt


 received his MFA from the University of Minnesota and has since exhibited around the world, including Japan, Germany, HawaiiCaliforniaRhode IslandPennsylvania and New York.  Andy is currently represented by gallery Plane-Space, out of NY, NY and has exhibited in the 2007 and 2005 Minnesota Biennials. He lives in rural Ely, Minnesota.



Les Joynes at Bauhaus

Las Joynes is currently at Bauhaus as a resident artist.  He is working on a book project.  

Looking forward to seeing the book.  Have fun in Germany, Les!


Miltos Manetas’s New Book


Miltos Manetas’s new book will be coming out next year. 

I can not wait to see the content of this book.  My old teacher at UCSD, Lev Manovich is co-writing the text for this book, which makes me even more curious about the book.  

Paintings from Contemporary Life.
Texts by Lev Manovich and Franck Gautherot

Published by johan & levi editoreInternational release: Feb 2009
190 pages
Illustrations: 87 colour
Language: Italian and English
Size: 28 x 24 cm
ISBN 978-88-6010-012-2


Alexis Kuhr’s new exhibition

I’m pleased to announce my upcoming solo exhibition, “Alexis Kuhr: Recent Work”, at M55 Art in Long Island City, New York. The show runs Saturday, November 15 through Sunday, December 7.  If you are in the area, please stop by for the reception this Saturday, November 15, 6-8 PM. zzzkuhrannouncement

Local Fauna | Works by Pamela Valfer

Our friend Pam is having a show in Minneapolis, MN.  I am excited to see her new works which are very different from her previous works.