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Form+Content Gallery: Chris Cinque Opening Reception

May 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Image: Each One Was Heard: A Visual Memoir
Left: Missing Bicycle, charcoal on paper, 51″ x 22″, 2023. Right: Littlest, charcoal and pastel on paper, 43″ x 22″, 2023.
A series of larger-than-life charcoal drawings that tell the story of a girl’s escape from the chaos of sexual trauma into a profound forgetfulness as she makes her way to a resolute adulthood. Her beloved older brother accompanies her partway on this journey.

May 11 to June 17, 2023
Gallery hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm and by appointment
Free and open to the public.

Opening Reception
Saturday, May 13, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Free and open to the public. All are welcome.

Artist’s Talk
Thursday, June 1, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Free and open to the public. All are welcome.

Gallery Location
Whitney Square Building
210 North Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401

One block north of Washington Avenue North and two blocks west of East Hennepin Avenue. Parking is available on the street (metered) and in neighborhood parking ramps. See our website for additional parking options.


More Information

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

Artist’s Statement
As in much of her work in which she uses the ephemera of everyday life, Chris based these large charcoal drawings on old family photographs from the 1950s and 60s. In them, she captures the isolation and resilience of a damaged but unbroken child making her way decisively towards adulthood. “My work has always been driven by a desire to create a safe place for myself and for those who consider themselves outsiders. We live in a world of cataclysm and upheaval, not by accident but as a result of the crushing limitations and controls set by centuries of patriarchal misgovernance. Can we make a better place that includes all of us? For me that is one of the tasks of art: to create a world where everyone can breathe and live free. Through our art, we can help make a world where differences flourish and love obliterates hate.”

Artist’s Biography
Chris has had careers as a theater artist (writer, director, performer), ELL teacher, and visual artist. She toured her one-woman trilogy of plays, “Growing Up Queer in America”, throughout the US from 1985 to 1996. As a teacher, she was deeply engaged with and influenced by her students. Both of these careers have had a profound effect on her life as a visual artist. Chris has received grants from the Bush and Jerome Foundations, as well as the Minnesota State Arts Board. Her work has been exhibited by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, ARC Gallery in Chicago, Hopkins Center for the Arts, as well as in Texas, Kansas, Michigan, Oregon and throughout Minnesota. She will be showing a large body of her work at the Phipps Center for the Arts in the Fall. Chris has been a member of Form+Content since 2020. This is her second solo exhibition at the gallery. More of her work can be seen at: www.chriscinque.com and www.formandcontent.org. She can also be reached at chriscnq@gmail.com

Press Images 
For high resolution images, please contact chriscnq@gmail.com

The Suitcase 3

The Suitcase, charcoal on paper, 68″ x 28″, 2022


To the Beach, charcoal on paper, 50″ x 25″, 2023

Mission Statement
Form+Content Gallery nurtures diverse artistic practice and thoughtful dialogue. We value art as a catalyst for critical thinking. We value integrity and the artistic process. We aspire to link personal expression to broader social contexts. Form+Content Gallery is dedicated to moving the definitions and practice of culture forward in new and lively ways.

Covid-19 policy
We are following the current Covid-19 protocol set forth by the Minnesota Department of Health. Masks are encouraged.


May 13, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Form+Content Gallery
210 2nd Street North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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