One by one, her soft footsteps fell upon the dusty Earth. And where she trod, each step became a lake. Where she was too tired to lift her feet, her heels dug canyons. At night, she sunk into the land and pulled blankets of earth around her shoulders, the breath from her lips warming the cold roots beneath the early spring chill. As she slept, her dreams surfaced and out of the earth in colorful symbols of her visions. They were shaped like the stars, some like the fingers of an old woman -- others were explosions of color, glassy orbs, soft cakes amongst the night mist.
Opens April 15 • 7 - 10pm
Light Grey Art Lab
118 E. 26th Street #101
Minneapolis Minnesota 55404
We are looking for artists that want to shake off the cold and help us create a garden of wonders. Do you have an origin story of how the land we love came to be? Show us Gaia, The Cosmic Turtle with the world on it's back, Hou Tu, Tonantzin, or one of the many earth origin stories. Maybe create a new mythology behind the behavior of mold and fungus. The Earth has an ingrained connection with our health, our ceremonies, our appreciation of beauty, wonder, and longevity. Poultices, decorations, food, clothing and our homes are made of plants, and their presence can't be separated from our lives.
In honor of the coming spring season and in celebration of Light Grey Art Lab's 4th Birthday, we are looking for artists of all types to create botanical wonders (real or imagined). We welcome paintings, drawings, digital work, sculpture, paper craft, embroidery, fashion and jewelry, photography and sequential work for this exhibition (among other media.) In order to make it easier to participate from afar, we'll be printing an exhibition copy of the work for all artists for free that choose not to send a physical work to the gallery for this exhibition. Artists are welcome to submit either physical work or digital work for this exhibition. (Please note that we need all artwork to arrive to the gallery by April 5, no exceptions, so please plan accordingly if you are interested in sending physical artwork.)
If you are interested in participating in our April exhibition, please put your name, a link to your blog/ website, and your email like so in the comments section:
IMPORTANT DATES TO CONSIDER:
The call for art ends March 2
We will be announcing the participating artist list by March 6th
Artwork will be due to the gallery by April 5th (sorry, this is a tight schedule!)
The exhibition opening reception is Friday, April 15th
Thanks so much and please feel free to send a note with any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org