Opening Reception: Vibrant Matters

  • Instinct Art Gallery 940 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN, 55403 United States

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.