THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE THAT PUT THEIR NAME IN THE HAT FOR THIS EXHIBITION! WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING THE FINAL LIST OF ARTISTS SHORTLY!
"Someone's trash is another person's treasure." That's the last thing she said to you as you embraced on the wet steps of her apartment building. The adrenaline of the moment was gone and now you were alone and tender. You could feel the ache with each beat of your heart -- you were raw and longing.
You moved cautiously through the side streets with your arms tucked in the crooks of your elbows. In a daze, you shuffled through the greasy puddles, soaking through your shoes and saturating your socks. It was uncannily similar to how you felt the day after getting a tattoo. You yearned to show the world how so much had changed today, but didn't want to expose it quite yet. What if something happened -- what if you messed something up. You thought about tomorrow. What would happen then? Would you still burn? In a quiet moment you would find yourself lost in thought. Thinking over each moment slowly. Meticulously. It was so clear, yet none of this made sense. It was terrible, and wonderful.
NEVER ODD OR EVEN
Opens JULY 1 • 7 - 10pm
Light Grey Art Lab
118 E. 26th Street #101
Minneapolis Minnesota 55404
We are looking for artists that want to explore the intricacies of duality with us. In life, we suffer the guilt of loving things that are bad, and hating things that are good. Can two seemingly disparate concepts share the same origin? What if something we thought we knew wasn't at all what we assumed?
How does perception color content, and isn't there another side to this story?
Are love and hate actually inseparable? If science and religion had a baby, might it look a lot like quantum physics? Do good intentions matter? Does everyone have a dark side? And what does that mean about how great of a person I really am? How is it possible that the world's deadliest venom also offer some of the most incredible healing properties? Are people really using cancer to fight cancer and if you knew it might save a life, would you knowingly administer it as a treatment? Do a person's vices of drinking, sleeping, and having sex make for a longer life?
Let's explore paradoxical questions in both in content and design. Reversible or mirrored posters are fantastic. Can you make an image that reads both right-side up, and up-side down? Are you interested in creating typographic palindromes? Maybe choose an illustrative approach to conflict, controversy, or paradox. Can you help us see the flip side? In the month of July, we'll be exploring paradox and duality through our programming, podcasts & more. Let's try to truly understand the philosophy of Yin & Yang.
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 to participate. All of the works for this show will be showcased as digital prints in the gallery (due to the short timeline.) but you are welcome to work in any medium you see fit. Details for size, dates, and other specifics will be sent out to participating artists as soon as the jurying is complete!
IMPORTANT DATES TO CONSIDER:
The call for art ends May 10.
We will be announcing the participating artist list the week of May 13th
Artwork files will be due to the gallery by Friday, June 17th.
The exhibition opening reception is Friday, July 1st
If you are interested in participating in our July exhibition, please put your name, a link to your blog/ website, and your email like so in the comments section below:
Thanks so much and please feel free to send a note with any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org