Monday, November 29, 2010

SouthWest Journal

Flourish in the SouthWest Journal:

"Four-part harmony

Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program takes a notably populist turn in its latest show to open at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The four-artist bill includes some of the most recognizable young or youngish names from the local arts scene: Erika Olson Gross, Jennifer Davis, Terrence Payne and Joe Sinness.

Sinness, who draws colored-pencil still lifes of tchotchkes and flowers floating in white space, is paired with Olson Gross, who delicately charts a physical and emotional landscape in pencil and gouache. In the next room over, Davis explores her familiar fantasy world, filled with dewy animal faces and dendritic growths, while Payne captures the fleeting thoughts of young women treading uncertain social territories in oversized and stylized portraits.

Go see it
“Flourish” runs through Jan. 2 in the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program Gallery at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Ave. S. 888 MIA ARTS (642-2787)."

Monday, November 22, 2010

more Interviews

An interview with Joe Sinness on Local Artist Interviews.

Also Interviewed:
Jennifer Davis here and
Terrence Payne here.

Stayed tuned for -you guessed it!- Erika Olson Gross...

Thursday, November 11, 2010


- Terrence Payne, Jennifer Davis, Joe Sinness, Erika Olson Gross

- in the gallery

Above photos by Lacey Criswell, taken after our artist talk last night.
Thank you to all who attended!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio

A review of "Flourish" by Minnesota Public Radio:

"Artists in Full Flourish"

"Walk into the galleries of the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and you walk into a richly colored, carefully detailed multiverse of the imagination.

Titled "Flourish," the show is filled with images that draw you in and hold you, some with the lure of comfort and safety, others with the promise of a fairy tale, minus the fairy tale ending."

Click the link above to read the full text.

Exhibition Brochure

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pretty (tough) in Pink

A review of "Flourish" in the today's Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Pretty (tough) in Pink

"...What all four have in common is meticulous drawing styles and abundant illustrational talent. Working with colored pencil, oil pastel, watercolor and other drawing media, they employ graphic devices (ornamental patterns, flattened imagery, linear designs, lots of white space) to narrative effect. Their drawings read like "pictures," in that they hint at stories, relationships or emotional states..."

Also- check out "Flourish" on the Arthound blog, the latest issue of "access+ENGAGE" featuring banner artist Erika Olson Gross and her beautiful drawing from the show and "Jennifer Davis doesn't like to talk about her work" on MplsArt.