Repurpose is pleased to present its debut gallery show The Analog Difference, a group exhibition featuring four local emerging artists. The show will run from May 16, 2019 – June 6, 2019. There will be an opening celebration with the artists on Thursday, May 16th from 6-8pm.
Four artists will be featured in the exhibit: Ben Holmberg, Jess Zottola, Jonathon Rosemond, and Sarah Nicole. The artists all possess different aesthetic and conceptual points of view within various presentations. The work displayed ranges from explorations of unconventional painting methods such as digital void creations to quiet abstract romanticism. The process-based component of each artist’s method of making and searching for balance creates a poetic overlapping narrative.
Thursday, May 16th, 2019
Doors: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Gallery Location: 700 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
May 16, 2019 – June 6, 2019
About the Artists:
Ben Holmberg studied art at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. His primary mediums include oil paint, pencil, and ink. With a faint interest in architecture, a personal allure for incandescent, nightclub colors, and a seemingly endless supply of blue painters’ tape, he creates paintings that are rigid and boxy while attempting to be organic and tranquil. Holmberg currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he continues to create work.
At their core, Jess Zottola’s paintings and murals speak between stylized organic forms and structural elements. Many of her forms interact in both harmony and dissonance with the substrate it is composed in or imposed on. Viewing this harmonic dissonance as a playful disruptive interaction has allowed her to look at my painting in a more fluid light.
Minneapolis based artist Jonathon Rosemond works with multimedia and digital abstractions creating sensitive and striking worked that questions the structures of our reality.
“I feel like I’m working out of a need to take pause, meditation, stillness. When I was making the voids I was creating from an experience I had a couple of years ago in Texas…So I was trying to find ways to not think, I would think of that time that was in Texas and I also got into ambient music at the time. But that’s because I was obsessed with air. But also dirt and things that are dirty or unkempt. These are motifs that I work with a lot. In a way, I relate dirt, with what’s real.”
Minneapolis based artist Sarah Nicole specializes in quiet contemporary painting. The intimate gestures in her work invite closeness with the viewer that reveals an inventive complexity. Her work depicts indications of humanity drawn from memory and imaginative reference. She utilizes the natural properties of all of her employed mediums in a process-based studio practice. Her emphasis on an overall beautiful but poignant aesthetic is intended to seduce a sense of empathy or thoughtfulness for a suggested human presence.
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