Sunday, September 14, 2014
Edie Overturf & Derek Van Gieson Exhibition
This Friday, September 19th, will be the opening of In Search Of, a joint concept exhibition between Edie Overturf and myself at Public Functionary, a gallery in Northeast Minneapolis. Edie's woodcuts and reliefs will join my paintings and drawings in a show that riffs on the creation myths and histories found in folklore, religion, and mythology.
Our idea was to develop five tribes and for each of us to elaborate upon and document two of them. We worked on these separately and shared our progress halfway through the show's development in order to gain access to each other's story lines for use in repeating and overlapping motifs. Each tribe has a unique way in how they depict themselves and others in their history, in this way, we also riff on our own history and the history of other nations.
In Search Of Exhibition
Opening Friday, September 19th 2014 7pm to 12am
Closing Friday, October 17th 2014
1400 12th Ave NE, Minneapolis 55413
(The corner of Broadway and Buchanan)