Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts presents POP!, an exhibition featuring exuberant new work by seven artists challenging perceptions of disability. With a shared interest in popular culture, the artists offer imaginative ways of seeing the everyday (including from underwater and outer space!).
These artists explore the meaning of “pop” from different vantage points.In Ashlea Karkula's Under the Sea, it's our ears! In Peder Hagan's Untitled, for example, it's the bright colors that pop. In Zack Mohs' Untitled (Rose), the reference to pop comes in the form of a decorative background of asterisks and bubbles that suggest effervescence.
Exhibition artists include: Tosjania Brooks, Peder Hagan, Dean Robert Holmes, Ashlea Karkula, Zack Mohs, Briana Shelstad, Angela Weller, and Devin Wildes.
ABOUT THE GALLERY
Since 1996, Interact’s mission to create art that challenges perceptions of disability has opened doors for artists with disabilities and audiences eager to experience their work. Interact Gallery mounts public exhibitions each year, along with special exhibition events in venues throughout the metro area. Because artists with disabilities face even greater economic and space/mobility challenges than most mainstream artists, Interact provides accessible studio space and all necessary art supplies to facilitate painting, drawing, sculpture, clay, textile work and other media. Interact provides a full roster of visual arts seminars guided by studio artists, department teaching artists, and local and nationally recognized contemporary guest artists in a variety of media. Artists are supported through the process of aesthetic maturation and evolution based on their individual artistic goals as they complete work for exhibition. With over 100 artists working in theater and studio arts, Interact is multi-cultural, intergenerational, and embraces the entire spectrum of disability labels. Artist receive a commonly accepted standard commission on the sale of their artwork.
Saint Paul Art Crawl on October 12, 13, and 14.
Friday 6 –10 PM, Saturday 12 – 8 PM, and Sunday 12 – 5 PM.
NIELSEN GALLERY FRAME
Profile: Nielsen Profile 117
Type: metal frame
Finish: matte black
Custom frame mats/sized boards: 4 ply white museum mat
Custom frame acrylic: regular acrylic cut to size
Custom frame backing boards: acid free foamboard cut to size