Micah Cash "Unclaimed Space" at the William Benton Museum of Art

Micah Cash “Unclaimed Space” at the William Benton Museum of Art
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“I wanted to send you a few installation images from the MFA Thesis exhibition. The photos look great in the frames, and I’ve received plenty of compliments on the frames themselves. Thank you for continuing the make such a wonderful product.”

Micah is more knowledgeable about framing than most MFA students. We first met Micah at the Baltimore Museum of Art when we did an interview with him and Rena Hoisington, the BMA Curator & Department Head of the Department of Prints, Drawings, & Photographs. At the time Micah was the BMA Conservation Technician for Paper and was working on the  “Print by Print: Series from Dürer to Lichtenstein” exhibition.

Nothing brightens are day more than getting exhibition shots and kind words from our customers. Our business is making exhibition frames. When we get photos like this it reminds us why we like doing what we do so much. Thank you Micah!


“Unclaimed Space”
April 8 – May 11, 2014″
The William Benton Museum of Art


Profile: 102 ultra thin
Wood: Maple
Finish: 17 Rising White


Thin Profile: 102
Type: thin gallery frame
Wood & Finish: maple wood frame with white opaque finish
Purchasing Option: joined wood frame with splines
Custom Wood Spacer: 1/2″ wood frame spacer
Custom Wood Strainer: 3/4″ wood frame strainer
Framing Advice: fitting gallery frames

Jamie Kinroy 1st MFA framing award winner

Providing professional framing advice to art students has been a long term goal of ours. For artists to be successful as they enter their professional life it is necessary to understand how to present their work professionally. After meeting with the director of graduate and undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota, Metroframe has established a framing award for one  BFA and one MFA student. Our goal is to help the student understand the basics of framing their work and to help us better understand what we may need to do to make the process easier for them.

jamie kinroyThe first MFA student award winner is Jamie Kinroy. Jamie Kinroy is a Scottish artist who makes drawings, paintings and prints. He completed his BA in drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art in 2010. After graduating, Jamie drew, exhibited, and helped found the artist’s collective Clusterbomb. In 2011 he moved to Minneapolis and began his MFA at the University of Minnesota. To learn more about the artist  read the  interview done in Brockigraphica.



My work is rooted in comics, but rejects sequential illustration, ‘plot’ or single narratives, and is instead focused solely on intricately designed locations or environments. The images work together in the aim of building a comprehensive picture of a personal urban cosmology; an imagined, but contemporary and global city, built out of my influences and lived experience of a range of places – Scotland, Minneapolis, Japan.

Functioning in a similar way to the open-world environments of the current generation of video games (like Skyrim, Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto V), my work aims for the possibility that viewers might put themselves in, and imaginatively navigate the spaces I construct.

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Jamie Kinroy MFA Exhibition



brown study
n. a state of serious absorption or abstraction

The Katherine E. Nash Gallery presents brown study, a group exhibition of seven artists about to complete the Master of Fine Arts degree in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota. The artworks are made in a diverse range of media including ceramics,drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, installation, sound and video.

Artists Included in the Exhibition
Miranda Brandon,  Terry Hildebrand,  Teréz Iacovino,  Jamie Kinroy,  Marie Schrobilgen, Michelle Summers
and Ryan Wurst

brown study
n. a state of serious absorption or abstraction
April 8 – April 26, 2014
Katherine E. Nash Gallery
Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota


21 matte black finish


Profile: Nielsen Profile 117
Finish: black metal frame
Framing Advice: fitting metal frames

6:30 A.M. Robert Weingarten at Peabody Essex Museum

In January 2003, at 6:30 a.m., Robert Weingarten launched his photographic odyssey. Over the course of the year, he made daily exposures at precisely 6:30 a.m., maintaining an identical combination of camera, 350-millimeter lens, slow-speed film and viewpoint overlooking Santa Monica Bay. Five of his large-scale, luminous photographs of Malibu capture what the artist calls “the fleeting nature of a particular confluence of light, and conditions that render a moment dramatic and singular.”

Weingarten’s photographs engage a long tradition of photographing in sequence, chronicling the way a scene changes from moment to moment, and day to day. The bold, immersive colors also call to mind works of American Expressionist artists, especially Mark Rothko, whose color field paintings have influenced generations of artists. Weingarten reminds us that it is not always necessary to travel to make great photographs, and that sometimes the best art is made close to home.


6:30 A.M. Series #77 8/10/03
6:30 A.M. Series #77 8/10/03
6:30 A.M. Series, #77    8/14/03
6:30 A.M. Series, #77 8/14/03
6:30 A.M. Series, #105 10/27/03
6:30 A.M. Series, #105 10/27/03
6:30 A.M. Series, #106 10/28/03
6:30 A.M. Series, #106 10/28/03
6:30 A.M. Series, #107 10/30/03
6:30 A.M. Series, #107 10/30/03
6:30 A.M. Series, #129 12/11/03
6:30 A.M. Series, #129 12/11/03

“6:30 A.M.” Robert Weingarten
March 29, 2014 to May 31, 2015
Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, MA


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Thin Profile: 102
Type: Thin Gallery Frame
Wood & Finish:  maple wood frame with clear lacquer finish
Purchasing Option: joined wood frame
Framing Advice: fitting gallery frames