Form + Content Gallery: Chemistry and Glue

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Form + Content Gallery: Chemistry and Glue

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A collaboration between Jon Neuse and Ellie Kingsbury
When: January 27 – March 5, 2022

Jon Neuse and Ellie Kingsbury have not been slowed by the pandemic, in fact they have taken the opportunity to consider the power of curiosity and inquiry as an endless expanse of possibilities.

Both artists, with studios in the Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art, work independently with their loose methodologies and continually ask what more they can do with their mediums. Neuse has reworked old paintings and monotypes, and Kingsbury has taken expired photographic paper to a new dimension. They are both intrigued by seeing how formal artistic principles are reconciled. In each of their work they share a process of evaluating line, mass, color, value, and subject, using their preferred tools and materials. Experimentation is the life-force of their creativity, always asking what’s next while not asking what anything means.

CHEMISTRY AND GLUE

Form and Content Gallery presents Chemistry and Glue, an exhibition of new work by Jon Neuse and Ellie Kingsbury.

Jon Neuse and Ellie Kingsbury have not been slowed by the pandemic, in fact they have taken the opportunity to consider the power of curiosity and inquiry as an endless expanse of possibilities. Both artists, with studios in the Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art, work independently with their loose methodologies and continually ask what more they can do with their mediums. Neuse has reworked old paintings and monotypes, and Kingsbury has taken expired photographic paper to a new dimension.

They are both intrigued by seeing how formal artistic principles are reconciled. In each of their work they share a process of evaluating line, mass, color, value, and subject, using their preferred tools and materials. Experimentation is the life-force of their creativity, always asking what’s next while not asking what anything means.

Artist’s Biography
JON NEUSE

Playfulness, experimentation and judgement are the principles behind my art. I begin all work whimsically not knowing how the work will look in the end. I experiment to make the visual relationships taut, and I constantly evaluate if formal artistic elements resolve themselves into lasting relationships.

In these collages I attempted to create a counterpoint to Ellie’s experimental work. I worked with oil stick and pieces of old paintings and prints glued to black paper, while she worked with white photo paper and chemicals. My work is more geometric and less organic than hers.

I have been represented nationally in galleries from Connecticut to San Francisco and Chicago to Santa Fe. I have been in many solo and group exhibitions in area galleries, including the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, the Phipps, the old Circa Gallery, and the Traffic Zone Gallery.

ELLIE KINGSBURY

My goal is to stretch the capacity of photographic paper to new ends, not to create an “image”. Working without a negative, I strive for pure abstract form. Sharp contrasty edges sit alongside muffled tones, creating a rather galactic look.

I have used photography as my principle art form for the past 40 years, and am currently incorporating mixed media into my projects. I am a recipient of the McKnight Fellowship and twice recipient of the Artist Initiative grant through the Minnesota State Arts Board. I have shown both nationally and internationally, including group exhibitions in Beijing, Helsinki, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Portland Oregon. I have had several solo exhibitions, including the Bloomington Center for the Arts, Cameraworks Gallery, the Vine Arts Center.

Exhibition Dates: January 27 – March 5, 2022

OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, January 28, 2022 6:00 – 8:30pm
Virtual artist talk will be uploaded on the Form and Content website by February 4, 2022

Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00pm and by appointment
Free and open to the public

Artist Conversation: Virtual gallery tour with pre-recorded artist talk will be made available on the Form + Content website by February 4, 2022

Exhibition Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Appointments are not required. If you wish to visit outside of gallery hours please email formandcontent@gmail to make an appointment.

Ellie Kingsbury

 

Gallery Location
210 North Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401
One block north of Washington Ave. N. and two blocks west of East Hennepin Avenue.
Parking is available on street (metered) and in the new parking ramp at 128 Second Avenue North.

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
The gallery operates with a common sense protocol of masking and physical distancing.
A copy of our preparedness plan is available upon request.

Information
(612) 436-1151 | formandcontent@gmail.com www.formandcontent.org

 

 

 

Details

Date:
January 28
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue

Form+Content Gallery
210 2nd Street North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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Phone:
612.436.1151
Website:
http://www.formandcontent.org/

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