Video Release: Is This Yours, by Sean Connaughty
Nov
19
6:00 pm18:00

Video Release: Is This Yours, by Sean Connaughty

This Weekend, Nov 18/19/20 Sean Connaughty's video, Is This Yours, will be screened at 15 different locations across the Twin Cities.  See below for hours and locations. 

And, please join us at 6:00pm, Saturday, November 19 for the twin-cities launch of the video, Is This Yours, by Sean Connaughty. This is an artwork that addresses pollution in Twin-Cities lakes and rivers. This is your chance to meet the artist and his alter-ego, the polluting Mr. Bobble-head.  Multiple locations across the twin-cities will be airing the video at the same time, but if you want to meet the artist, come to Instinct. 

Here is a bit about the piece: Litter in our city streets makes its way into our lakes, creeks and rivers. Rainstorms wash it into gutters and storm drains, where it is carried directly to our waters.  The types of trash generated by human activity that frequently pollute our waterways include plastic bottles, snack wrappers, cellophane, styrofoam packaging, cigarette butts, paper, fast food containers, plastic grocery bags, cans, used diapers and condoms, hypodermic needles, and more. Tons of garbage from the streets flow into our Lakes and rivers at every rainfall.

Collectively we can stop the pollution that is choking our beautiful waterways. To learn more please visit us at the gallery!

List of Participating Venues

Instinct Gallery      940 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis  Visible 24hrs per day all weekend + will have a ‘meet the artist’ event Saturday the 19th, 6 pm

Made Here    storefront at 8th and Hennepin in Minneapolis, Hennepin side of the street, visible 24 hrs/day all weekend

Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis        901 Hennepin Ave. Visible 24 hrs/day all weekend in the hotel

Artistry            1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington. Video will play in the commons area of the Bloomington Civic Plaza from Friday 3:00pm through Sunday. Visible 8:00am to 10pm

U of Mart dept          Visible on the Art dept website and social media blog.  http://cla.umn.edu/art  

 Fresh Water Society        2424 W Territorial Rd, St Paul  Will loop the video

Weisman Art Museum           333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis. Video will loop in the entryway alcove 11:00 to 5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday

Gamut Gallery                   717 S 10th St, Minneapolis. Visible 7:00 to 10:00pm on FridayNov 18, during exhibition closing party and performances.

MCAD                        2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis. Will Project in their Black box during MCAD art sale,  6:00 to 9:00pm Friday 18th, and 9:00 to 5:00pm Saturday.  Will have the Youtube video on their homepage starting Friday the 18th. 

The Water Bar                            2516 Central Ave NE. Will loop the video on the TV screen in the bar, Friday evening and out the window 24 hrs/day for the weekend

Friends of the Mississippi       Will be on their social media. http://fmr.org/

Angry Catfish      4208 S. 28th avenue, Minneapolis. Visible during business hours, Friday until 8:00pm, Saturday 8:00am to 6:pm and Sunday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Mend Provisions                2719 E. 42nd street, Minneapolis. Visible from the street 24 hrs/day all weekend

Minneapolis Parks, Lake Hiawatha             2701 E. 44th street, Minneapolis. Visible in the Rec center on Friday, 11/18 from 3:00 to 6:00pm.

MCTC            1501 Hennepin Ave. 

City Pages                           Will be covered on the City Pages blog

 

 

Verity in Vision: Opening Reception
Nov
12
6:00 pm18:00

Verity in Vision: Opening Reception

Featuring: Chase Boston, Kate Casanova, Sean Connaughty, Alison Hiltner, John Schuerman, Eric William Carroll

Exhibition Run: November 9 - December 17, 2016.

Humans have learned to control their environment like no other species on the earth. We exalt ourselves for this difference, for controlling the elements and imposing constraints on natural forces.  We create protective, life-extending, buffers from the natural world: we live in homes, wear clothes, take medicine, etc.  The result is a mediated experience of nature. 

The artists in this exhibition examine how human and nonhuman nature, coexist.  In particular they look at what’s happening in the buffered interface. Because we are natural creatures our existence is inextricably tied to the health of the natural environment, but our behavior is now shaped as much by the conditions we’ve created, as the forces of nature. 

These artists practice sustained observation, and their own quasi-scientific methods of research, experimentation, and data analysis.  This often leads the artists to ritual, and a simple fixation on their subjects, which tend to be things that go unnoticed, overlooked or disregarded.  The less examined elements become objects of guilty pleasure for the artists, though their inquiry is more existential.  Have we gone too far? Not far enough? Almost certainly some of both.  The road forward requires a truth-seeking in both science and art. This exhibition is a quest for the new truths emerging in our relationship with the rest of nature. 

 

 

Oct
15
6:00 pm18:00

Transplant Eyes Performance (live)

Please join us for a live Performance of Transplant Eyes by Pedram Baldari and Nooshin Hakim. Developed during their recent travels and artist residency in Germany, this performance directly addresses the tactile and emotional experiences of living and working internationally.  The piece creates unknowns and elicits responses. Its inherent unpredictability is also its beauty, and moment of truth.  

One of Many
Sep
29
6:30 pm18:30

Mom's Demand Action for Gun Sense

Please join us for a social event with representatives from Mom's Demand Action for Gun Sense. This is NOT a fundraiser, but is your chance to learn more about how you can support common sense gun laws. This event is co-hosted by Matt Pierce and Sue Remes. 

Transplant Eyes: Opening Reception
Sep
10
6:00 pm18:00

Transplant Eyes: Opening Reception

  • Instinct Art Gallery

Featuring: Katayoun Amjadi, Fatima Zahra Elfilali, Nina Ghanbarzadeh, Wing Young Huie, Yevgenia Kaganovich, Mika Negishi Laidlaw, Nirmal Raja, Xavier Tavera, Rina Yoon

Exhibition Run: September 10 - October 22, 2016. 

Transplant Eyes features a group of diaspora artists currently living in the United States who use their expressions of identity as a means of engagement. Through a range of mediums and styles, these transnational artists explore what it means to be both an individual and an artist in a cross-cultural space. Their collective work is a contemplation of identity in various forms as it is formed, gained, lost, and reformed. With a sophisticated and multilayered approach, these artists participate in a critical exploration of controversial social issues. 

This exhibit seeks to provoke an intercultural dialogue through a presentation of artistic stories of adaptation forging a new consciousness that is both universal and humane. 
The title, Transplant Eyes, speaks to the newness –fresh eyes, new perspectives, an opportunity to grow as an individual; and it also speaks to the daily resistances (such as language barriers) and potential for non-acceptance by the host culture (such as racism and denial of citizenship.)

Robyne Robinson and Nancy Robinson in Conversation
Mar
5
6:00 pm18:00

Robyne Robinson and Nancy Robinson in Conversation

  • Instinct Art Gallery

In an alternative "artist talk" Robyne Robinson interviews Nancy Robinson about her work featured in UNFILTERED.  

This event takes place just prior to the GUERRILLA GIRLS TALK OUT AT THE TWIN CITIES TAKE OVER, March 5, 2016 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, at the State Theater, 805 Hennepin ave. (just 3 blocks away).  Start here and walk there.

Claim Humane Talking Circle
Mar
3
6:00 pm18:00

Claim Humane Talking Circle

  • Instinct Art Gallery

Sue Coe's art elicits unsettling responses to the disturbing realities of many modern industrial and social practices.  It also invites us to discern our compassion, empathy and tenderness.

Join AmyLeo Barankovich of Claim Humane* as she convenes an evening of heartfelt reflection and conversation. After viewing Coe's exhibit at Instinct Art Gallery, we will gather in a talking-circle and share how these images have affected us. Using The Art of Convening AmyLeo will create a safe and welcoming environment for each of us to share our experience of Coe's art and how we might carry its impact into our daily lives.

AmyLeo Barankovich is a passionate voice for the animals. Through daily conversations and guiding people towards plant-based diets and vegan life-styles, she inspires respect for all animals, including humans.

* Claim Humane: Reinventing Our Relationship with Animals is an engaging conversation in which all voices are welcome. It is an opportunity to gather in circle and engage with a critical question for this moment in history: If humans are to reach our full potential as a species can we continue to use animals as utility and resource?

Animal Rights Coalition Social Event
Feb
20
4:00 pm16:00

Animal Rights Coalition Social Event

  • Instinct Art Gallery

Please join us Saturday, Feb. 20, 4:00 to 6:00pm for hors d’oeuvres, violin music, and mingling amidst the exhibition, UNFILTERED: Sue Coe, Nancy Robinson and the Guerrilla Girls.   

 The Animal Rights Coalition (ARC)  works to end the suffering, abuse, and exploitation of non-human animals. The UNFILTERED artists are activists across a range of issues including Animal Rights, Feminism, and Personal Identity.  In direct connection with this event, Sue Coe is one of the foremost activist artists working on animal rights in the world today.  Instinct will donate 10% of any sales of artwork during the event to ARC.  

 This will be a fun time in support of good causes.  It is a chance to meet the people behind ARC in the context of a great art exhibit.   

 "We believe that animals matter for their own reasons and that they should not be used by human beings for profit, pleasure, amusement, or simply because it is our habit to do so.” –ARC 

 This exhibition/This event is organized as part of the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover. From January to March 2016 the Takeover will include over thirty arts and cultural organizations in Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding cities. From small non-profit art centers to major cultural institutions in the region, these partners will be highlighting gender and racial inequalities, taking on stereotypes and hypocrisies, and promoting artistic expression by the often overlooked and underrepresented. Join the collective roar for change at www.ggtakeover.com

 

 

Unfiltered: Opening Reception
Jan
23
6:00 pm18:00

Unfiltered: Opening Reception

  • Instinct Art Gallery

Unfiltered: The Art of Sue Coe, Nancy Robinson, and the Guerrilla Girls

Exhibition Run: January 23 - March 12, 2016. 

As part of the Guerrilla Girls ‘takeover’ of Minneapolis (January through March, 2016), Instinct Gallery has paired international illustrator, Sue Coe with local painter Nancy Robinson. Both women came of age as artists in the 1970-1980’s, a time of uprising on many fronts including feminism.  The exhibition also includes a video by the Guerrilla Girls that surveys their work over the past 30 years. 

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.  They are unrestrained voices in a sea of well-mannered voices.

Wilderness Inquiry
Jan
7
6:00 pm18:00

Wilderness Inquiry

A private event for Wilderness Inquiry and their valuable champion donors.

Wilderness Inquiry is an inclusive outdoor adventure travel organization arranging adventures worldwide. Their mission is to Welcome Everyone to the Outdoors.  Since 1978, Wilderness Inquiry has served more than 385,000 people on adventures all over the world to connect and explore the natural world including people who are differently- abled and/or face financial barriers.  A portion of proceeds on all art sales will be donated to Wilderness Inquiry, including custom fine art prints of Catherine L. Johnson’s Pine Tree Collection.


One Hundred Lullabies: Lullaby Songs for Syrian Refugees
Dec
5
3:00 pm15:00

One Hundred Lullabies: Lullaby Songs for Syrian Refugees

  • Instinct Art Gallery

SINGERS INVITED + AUDIENCES WELCOMED!

Saturday, December 5, 3:00 to 6:00 pm

Your Chance to Sing: Nooshin Hakim, Pedram Baldari and Andreea-Sorina Koch will be recording anyone willing to sing a song of comfort, compiling these songs and sending them to groups of Syrian Refugees. There will be a private recording booth for singers.

Performances In the gallery: Katayoun Amjadi, Aida Shahghasemi, Qais Munhazim, Ali Mahdavi, Saeed Hashemi will perform music and tell stories based on their experiences living through war in their home countries. Featured artist in the exhibition Catherine L. Johnson will also read her I/ThoU poem with Lars-Erik Larson on percussion.

Singers wanted, audiences welcome!

This event is part of Humanly Possible: the Empathy Exhibit

 

 

Opening Reception: Humanly Possible
Nov
21
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: Humanly Possible

  • Instinct Art Gallery

Humanly Possible: The Empathy Show

Opening Saturday November 21, from 6:00 to 8:00pm

Featuring: David Aschenbrener, Juliane Shibata, Chase Boston, Tina Blondell, Inna Valin, Christopher E. Harrison, Nooshin Hakim, Peter B. Nelson, and Catherine L. Johnson

The word empathy comes from the Greek, Em (in) and Pathos (feeling).  To feel in union with someone.  It is not an acknowledgement, it is participation. 

The title, Humanly Possible cuts both ways. Empathy is possible because we are human, but because we are human we can choose not to exercise it.  It is this human potential that we hope to encourage by showing artwork that inspires us to use our empathic abilities. Art has a way of opening the 'doors of perception’ into the lives of its subjects and thereby adds to our lived experiences.  Internalizing art simply makes us more human. 

A quick internet search brings up a number of studies that indicate that Empathy is on the decline in various populations (for example, US college students, US healthcare workers, and Australians), and perhaps across the human race.  Whether or not this decline is pandemic, we intuitively know that understanding, compassion, and empathy must be part of the antidote for things like our current state of polarized politics, spousal murder rates, cultural conflicts, stereotyping, etc. 

Opening Reception: Telescope
Sep
26
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: Telescope

  • Instinct Art Gallery

Featuring: Gregory Euclide, David Bowen, Jantje Visscher, Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin, Paula McCartney, Brad Kaspari, Meg Mitchell, Phil Rosenbloom, and Kevin Lair

Exhibition Run: September 26 - November 14, 2015

Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses- especially learn how to see.  ― Leonardo da Vinci

Science and art rely on the same basic principles: Observation, creative inquiry, and experimentation.  The perceptive observer is the essence of both. And yet science and art typically have separate domains that feel and look very different. This exhibit presents art that is expressed with a direct link to the science that enabled it (for example 3D photography), and art that includes expressions of science (for example, water-powered movement, or color coding the movements of a bush in the wind.)

The telescope is an observational tool. As a title, ‘Telescope’ references both the principle of observation and the tools that artists use to observe, transform, and document their subject matter.

Special Note: This exhibit is presented in partnership with SAMEE (Sustainable Acts: Mother Earth’s Embrace), an organization working at the intersection of art, science and sustainability, and is part of the Institute On The Environment at the University of Minnesota.

People Talking
Aug
27
7:00 pm19:00

People Talking

  • Instinct Art Gallery

'People Talking' is meant to be a conversation amongst four art enthusiasts about the current exhibit at Instinct Gallery, New Works By So and So. The conversation will go wherever the panelists choose -there is no agenda, no moderator, no predetermined questions to answer. The panelists will have an informal conversation about the show surrounds them. It will be like a conversation over a drink amongst four friends about an exhibit they just saw, except there will be an audience.

The conversation will go wherever it goes for about 45 minutes, and then we can open it up for questions.

Opening Reception | New Works By So-And-So
Jul
18
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception | New Works By So-And-So

  • Instinct Art Gallery

Instinct Art Gallery Presents: New Works by So and So

Opening Saturday July 18, from 6:00 to 8:00pm, and runs through September 12, 2015.  

Featuring the art of Lynn Speaker, David Aschenbrener, Ben Moren, Nancy Robinson, Elizabeth Garvey, Judy Onofrio, and Jantje Visscher. 

New Works by So-And-So

Galleries frequently do a show of new work by so and so (artist). This is not what Instinct gallery has chosen to do. Our exhibitions are multiple artists, multimedia, and are designed around some socially relevant theme.  And yet we do have a group of featured artists that we work with and want to show off their new work, and so we are having fun with the standard show type, while producing our own version of it.  It’s that simple. New Works by So-And-So is an exhibition of our seven featured artists. And they rock. 

The BodyCartography Project and Sean Smuda
Jul
9
8:00 pm20:00

The BodyCartography Project and Sean Smuda

  • Instinct Art Gallery

The Instinct Gallery presents: 
Thursday, JULY 9, An evening of performance and video on Nicollet Mall with: 
The BodyCartography Project and Sean Smuda

8 PM
Please join the BodyCartography Project as they perform one-on-one dances from their new dance piece closer. closer lays bare the power of physicality and presence through a series of one-on-one dance performances for one dancer and one audience, in public spaces across the Twin Cities all summer. closer multiplies into an expansive performance experience and dance party at the Red Eye theater mid August. Together we will play with how the meeting between performance and audience generates the possibility for something new. Participants are encouraged to RSVP with the gallery to reserve a spot.
http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/closer/

9 PM 
Gross Domestic Product is a highly layered, multi-camera video document of Sean Smuda’s performance, which took place immediately prior to the opening of the Art On Air exhibit. Work from his Universal Harmony series was taken from the gallery and into a procession throughout downtown Minneapolis. Six performers, including Smuda, brought the framed pieces to sites where photographs that were collaged into the series were made. These were the sites of Black Lives Matter and Occupy marches and of the abstracted essence of transnational commerce along Nicollet Mall. Socio-economic proclamations were read through a megaphone in direct competition with those of fundamentalist street preachers.

Gross Domestic Product
HD Video, 8’30”, 2015
http://www.seansmuda.com

#GalleryCrawl
Jun
18
5:00 pm17:00

#GalleryCrawl

  • Instinct Art Gallery

SooVAC, Groveland, Gamut, Instinct, Burnet, and Circa Galleries 

Are Hosting a Gallery Crawl

Thursday, June 18, 5:00 to 9:00pm

Isn’t it time to bring the gallery crawl back to Minneapolis? Where people can wander from one gallery to the next, view art that is professionally presented and smartly curated, and meet up with other art enthusiasts? Six galleries across the downtown arts district are working together to make this happen, and bring back this element of a ‘gallery scene’.   

The Exhibitions (by Gallery):

SooVAC: Black and Yellow. Oregon artist Donald Morgan’s exhibition will combine two complimentary bodies of work. His concepts are generated from reworking narrative elements from books, a loose process of adapting and re-territorializing text into sculptures and paintings.

+ Kulture High, by Kelly O’Brien, explores a tongue-in-cheek examination of how contemporary art and pop culture compete and complement one another. http://www.soovac.org

Groveland: A summer-long spotlight on local artists takes place in June with two new exhibitions at Groveland Gallery. Pictures from a Trip is a travel-themed exhibition featuring paintings, prints and drawings by 41 gallery artists. Love Letters from Artists, an invitational group show curated by St. Paul architect and artist Peter Kramer, presents over 75 letters from artists across the Twin Cities. Artists were encouraged to “paint, weave, paste, fold and print what’s in their hearts,” promising a unique exhibition that celebrates the tradition of writing and receiving letters. www.grovelandgallery.com

Gamut: Middle Class Aspirations features Wundr, Biafra Inc., and Urban Camper in a merging of their media and political activism. Through prints, photography and paintings, the three street artists shine a prudent spotlight on class division, expose inequality and celebrate those who are attempting to rise above hardships and better themselves. http://www.gamutgallerympls.com

Instinct: Art On Air. Through the work of seven visual artists, this exhibition is designed to help us appreciate the ubiquitous, essential, invisible ocean of air that we live in.  One could experience life in the envelope and hardly give air a second thought.  This show is meant to put us consciously in touch with our atmosphere, air quality, the beauty of big skies, the essence of breathing, and the virtue of the invisible. www.instinctmpls.com

Burnet: In ‘sugar sugar’ Ashely Peifer’s deceptively simple, candy-colored abstracts intentionally evoke impressions of simpler times and childlike innocence. Inspired by Mary Heilmann – with suggestions of Lisa Frank, Peifer’s works are intentionally vague, reflecting the emotional nature of nostalgia to distort memory. http://burnetgallery.com/home.html

 Circa: OMFORME + CIRCA features an eclectic mix of modern and vintage repurposed furniture and accessories, and recent contemporary abstract artwork. The exhibit is a juxtaposition of textures, palettes, inventive materials, and art and design influences. http://www.circagallery.org

 

ART ON AIR: Opening Reception
May
16
6:00 pm18:00

ART ON AIR: Opening Reception

  • Instinct Art Gallery

ART ON AIR

Join us for the opening night of our next exhibition: Art on Air

Featuring: Jon Whitney, Kate Casanova, Miranda Brandon, David Lefkowitz, Sean Smuda, David Sebberson, and Luke Erickson 

Exhibition Run: May 16 - July 11, 2015

When I walk
I part the air
and always
the air moves in
to fill the spaces
where my body's been.

–Mark Strand, from the poem Keeping Things Whole 

A clear ocean envelopes the earth. For Human beings air is ubiquitous, essential and invisible. We move, it fills our space. We breathe. We trace its movements only via pollution: particulates and gasses either emitted or picked up by the wind.

 Through the work of seven visual artists, this exhibition is designed to help us appreciate the ubiquitous, essential, invisible ocean of air that we live in.  One could experience life in the envelope and hardly give air a second thought.  This show is meant to put us consciously in touch with our atmosphere, air quality, the beauty of big skies, the essence of breathing, and the virtue of the invisible. 

The Meds I'm On: Panel Discussion
Apr
23
6:30 pm18:30

The Meds I'm On: Panel Discussion

  • Instinct Art Gallery

The Meds I'm On is a visual art exhibition about our personal experiences with, or observations of, medicine, aging, healthcare, addiction, self-medication, and other attempts, successes and failures for living healthier.  With this as backdrop, Luke Erickson of Instinct Gallery will facilitate a panel discussion on the state and practices of medication in our society.
We are more than a little excited to have the following panelists for this conversation:

*         Dr. Gregory Plotnikoff is a renowned integrative medicine doctor at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, Abbott hospital

*         Kim Witczak is a drug safety advocate, national speaker, a producer/art buyer for corporations, and the founder of Woody Matters nonprofit.

*         Joan Vorderbruggen is the Cultural District Arts Coordinator for Hennepin Theater Trust and a Licensed Practical Nurse with 17 years nursing experience.

*         Maureen Milea Smith is an author, librarian for Edina Public Library, and was a personal caregiver for a family member for numerous years.

This exhibition is a venue for conversation about our personal experiences with, or observations of medicine, aging, healthcare, addiction, etc.  Come think with us.

Featuring: Mayumi Amada, John Ilg, Rachael Jablo, Caitlin Karolczak, Nicole Medearis, Dougie Padilla, Sammy thrashLife, and Inna Valin

The Meds I'm On: Video Screening and Live Music
Apr
17
6:00 pm18:00

The Meds I'm On: Video Screening and Live Music

  • Instinct Art Gallery

We invite you to a chance to interact with the work from our current show, The Meds I'm On, with a video screening and live musical performance.  Peter Nelson will show two films that work with the subjects of depression and end-of-life care.  Eddie Estrin and Mike Croswell will perform an improvisational score over the recording of an MRI scan of the brain. 

This exhibition is a venue for conversation about our personal experiences with, or observations of medicine, aging, healthcare, addiction, etc.  Come think with us.

Featuring: Mayumi Amada, John Ilg, Rachael Jablo, Caitlin Karolczak, Nicole Medearis, Dougie Padilla, Sammy thrashLife, and Inna Valin

Video Screening: Peter Nelson

Performances by: Eddie Estrin and Mike Croswell

Opening Reception: The Meds I'm On
Mar
21
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: The Meds I'm On

  • Instinct Art Gallery

Join us for the opening reception of our next show: The Meds I'm On. 

Featuring: Mayumi Amada, John Ilg, Rachael Jablo, Caitlin Karolczak, Nicole Medearis, Dougie Padilla, and Sammy thrashLife

With Performances by: Mike Croswell and Eddie Estrin

Exhibition Run: March 21 - May 9, 2015

Artist Talk: Keith Taylor
Mar
12
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Talk: Keith Taylor

  • Instinct Art Gallery

This artist talk will feature photographer and master printer Keith Taylor who will talk about historic and alternative photographic processes.

This event is in conjunction with Instinct Gallery's exhibition titled VIBRANT MATTERS, which features the art of David Emitt Adams, David Aschenbrener, Sarina Brewer, Erica Spitzer Rasmussen, Chris Strouth, Michael Thomsen and Keith Taylor. Curated by Luke Erickson and John Schuerman.

Taylor was born in Bromley, England, but since 1996 he has been living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His photography has been widely exhibited across the US and the UK. Keith is a three-time recipient of Individual Artist Fellowships from the Minnesota State Arts Board and his photographs are held in many private and corporate collections. In 2011 he was awarded a Minnesota Center for Book Arts/Jerome Foundation mentorship.

Keith began his career as a black and white printer in London printing advertising, fashion and editorial images for photographers, which ultimately, won him numerous awards from the Association of Photographers, British Picture Editors’ Awards, and Ilford Photographic.

With over 30 years of experience, Taylor currently offers processing and printing services for photographers using contemporary digital, traditional silver and historical platinum processes. Keith will discuss both his own work and the work of David Emitt Adams as they are both truly laudable artists both working with 19th century printing techniques.

Opening Reception: Vibrant Matters
Jan
24
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: Vibrant Matters

  • Instinct Art Gallery

Join us for the opening reception of Vibrant Matters!

Featuring: David Emitt Adams, David Aschenbrener, Sarina Brewer, Erica Spitzer Rasmussen, Chris Strouth, Michael Thomsen, and Keith Taylor.  

Exhibition Run:  January 24 - March 14, 2015.


Matter is defined by The Oxford English Dictionary as "Physical substance in general, as distinct from mind and spirit; (in physics) that which occupies space and possesses rest mass, especially as distinct from energy."

VIBRANT MATTERS features art produced with a truly astonishing array of media (discarded cans, bronze, animal corpses, tomato paste, dog hair, fish skins, wooden nickels, Masonic relics, platinum and palladium) notable for their variety and mesmerizing effect. These artworks are made of everyday materials, which have been imbued with a new energy and enthusiasm.

The seven artists in this exhibition work with the literal, inanimate objects or (in some cases) once-animate objects and, metaphorically, re-animate them, giving them a new vibrancy. VIBRANT MATTERS explores the theme of material transformation, either literal or metaphorical, examining the very nature of matter itself.

Make Garden Artist Talk!
Jan
10
12:00 pm12:00

Make Garden Artist Talk!

  • Instinct Art Gallery

Join us for an artist talk featuring artists John Ilg, Sean Connaughty, Elizabeth Garvey and John Schuerman, from our current show, Make Garden.  Art critic and journalist, Mason Riddle, will be the moderator. Garden and art enthusiasts are encouraged to attend! 

Make Garden Opening Reception
Nov
22
6:00 pm18:00

Make Garden Opening Reception

  • Instinct Art Gallery

Featuring: John Balsley, Sean Connaughty, Elizabeth Garvey, John Ilg, Judy Onofrio, John Schuerman, Lynn Speaker, and Michon Weeks

Exhibition Run: November 22, 2014 - January 10, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 22, 6-8pm

 

Aschenbrener/DeCosse      Pop-Up!
Nov
5
6:00 pm18:00

Aschenbrener/DeCosse Pop-Up!

  • Instinct Art Gallery

Featuring bronze sculptures by David Aschenbrener and photographs by Cy DeCosse

Exhibition Run: 4 DAYS ONLY!  November 5 - 8, 2014

Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6-8pm

Connect Create Collaborate @ Instinct Art Gallery
Oct
23
5:00 pm17:00

Connect Create Collaborate @ Instinct Art Gallery

  • Instinct Art Gallery

On Thursday October 23rd, from 5:00 to 7:30pm we are hosting a creative networking event along with JTeleconnections and Simplicity Concierge.  A fun evening of art, wine, a sampling of food provided by We Cater to You, and networking. Plus learn tips on how to get to decision makers and planning your perfect event!! This is an open house, so stop by anytime.

Instinct is a new contemporary art gallery on the Nicollet Mall  - something Minneapolis has not had in years. Featuring regional artists and expanding our reach.

JTeleconnections is a professional B2B Biz Dev/People Connecting Firm.  It is known for opening solid, qualified doors with decision makers.
 
Simplicity Concierge is a Life & Event Management Services business with resources and knowledge to create a highly successful event.

Stop by if you can.

Opening Reception: The Automatic Message
Sep
20
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: The Automatic Message

  • Instinct Art Gallery

Exhibition Run: September 20 - November 1 , 2014

Featuring the artwork of David Aschenbrener, George Farrah, Catherine L. Johnson, Daniel Kaniess, Stefanie Motta, Larry Roberts, Welsa Stone, and Jim Williams. 

"There is no such thing as a good painting about nothing."  -Gottlieb and Rothko, 1943

Abstraction is a territory heavily explored, but as an expression of individual psyches, the territory is never-ending. The unrelenting appeal of abstraction is also due to the archetypes found there, as the private world of the mind always slips toward the universal. This combination of unique expression and primordial patterns attract our attention, informs our humanness.

The title, 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. It would be another 25 years before abstract painting came into its own, but when it did, it took the art world by storm. Since that time, visual art has moved through other forms of abstraction –as text or pure concept. This exhibit follows the original idea, the automatic message in the visual domain.  

Gallery Grooves with KBEM Jazz
Sep
18
6:30 pm18:30

Gallery Grooves with KBEM Jazz

  • Instinct Art Gallery

Gallery Grooves is KBEM's relaxed art social hosted by various Twin Cities artists, galleries and art communities.

Mark you calendar to join us Thursday, September  18th, 2014 when Gallery Grooves journeys to Instinct Art Gallery, 940 Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis for a pre-opening reception forThe Automatic Message

Featuring the art of Catherine L. Johnson, Dan Kaniess, Larry Roberts, Stefanie Motta, Welsa Stone, George Farrah, and David Aschenbrener. 

We'll be gathering from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The event includes refreshments, an artist talk, and live jazz. 

Admission is FREE.

The Exhibit Opens Saturday September 20 from 6:00 to 8:00pm, and runs through November 1, 2014.