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FMW Featured Artist: Kieran Riley Abbott

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March 3 - April 2018
Opening Reception March 3: 3pm - 5p

Kieran Riley Abbott (b. 1992) is from Minneapolis, MN, and received her BFA in Printmaking from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in 2014. She has participated in residencies at Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Vermont Studio Center, and Women’s Studio Workshop. Recently her work has been exhibited in Minnesota, New York, and throughout New England. Kieran lives and works at Vermont Studio Center as a Staff-Artist.

Kieran's recent body of work centers around a series of sculptural monotypes, which are made by pouring wet hydrocal over a water-soluble crayon drawing. The drawing transfers onto the hydrocal, but not perfectly; the process disrupts the grid structure and reveals anomalies in the pattern. The illusionistic checkerboard floor - used as a shorthand for an artist’s mastery of linear perspective in Renaissance paintings - begins to undulate, and solid shapes start to blur around the edges. The malleability of these geometric patterns speaks not only to the limits of visual perception, but to an uncertainty around the invisible structures that dictate daily life. The mysterious intermediary step between the crayon drawing and final result, when the plaster is poured, yields a result I can never entirely control. This loss of control is an important component of the process.

FMW Featured Artist: OUECHA

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OUECHA's new edition "I'm 729 Days Late", reflects on timeless and timely questions and answers from * the body in space *.  Rooted softly between practice and play, the trio explores this range of issues via color, clothing, spinning tops, drawing exercises, orange arrangeables, and much more.  In keeping with the methodologies of their newest member, 16 month old Issa Lyon, they plan to continue adding to the show incrementally as their vision and experience develops. Stay abreast on Instagram at @ouecha and @ouechapohs

 

FMW Featured Artist: Dietrich Sieling

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We are THRILLED to introduce our latest featured artist, Dietrich Sieling. We will be hosting an opening reception September 9th from 2p-6p and would love for you to join us.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dietrich Sieling lives in Minneapolis and is a full-time artist. He was born in 1988 and diagnosed with autism when he was three.

Inspirations for Dietrich's work include calligraphy, a fascination with animals both scary and beloved - dogs and owls were (and are) terrifying, while kudus, zebras, and giraffes are beloved. Friends, family and self are also important subjects - drawn with special attention. Also providing great inspiration are fellow artists and musicians Jim Denomie, Angelena and Korla Luckeroth, Michael Gaughan (Brother and Sister, Ice Rod) Markus Lunkenheimer (Skoal Kodiac) Andy Fritz, (Tender Meat) and Melodious Owl. 

His aspirations include buying the old New French Cafe building, installing a spraying hose, and painting the floors with zebra and giraffe patterns.

You can follow along with photos of his work and other featured artists at #fmwfeaturedartist

FMW Featured Artist: Charles Gary Prentiss

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We love the story behind our our buyer found our August Featured artist, Charles Gary Prentiss. We found his work through Forest Lewinger's Instagram (he's Workaday Handmade). The charming story is that Forest married Charles' daughter Molly, and Forest made pots as gifts for the wedding party. Charles then made paintings based on the pots Forest made for his new family. :) The style of these still life paintings are not characteristic of Charles' larger body of work, but he was happy to do them for us.  All pieces are available for sale in store and online.

Charles Prentiss is an artist, museum exhibit designer and architectural and color consultant living in Santa Cruz County, CA. As an artist he works primarily as a painter and printmaker. Born in Astoria, Oregon, he grew up in Orange County, CA. Attended UCLA as an art major, 1962-3. US Army Reserve 1964. Graduated from UC Riverside in Zoology, 1966. Worked as Curator of the Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History from 1969-98. Charles lives with his wife in a co-housing group of three families in La Selva Beach, CA.

FMW Featured Artist: Angel Oloshove

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Karma Beans - original Sculpture and Watercolors
June 5 - July 2017

Introducing "Karma Beans" by Angel Oloshove. You can purchase her Ombre Pottery Cups here.

About the Artist: Angel Oloshove (b. 1981, Temperance, MI) studied painting at California College ofthe Arts. She worked in graphic design and toy development in Tokyo. In 2009 sheturned her focus to develop her studio practice in ceramic sculpture.  Her work often experiments with painterly glazes to express feelings oftranscendental experiences through form and color.  She has balance a fine artpractice of sculptural ceramics as well has her own line of functional design potterystocked in design boutiques throughout the United States.Her exhibition Floating Worlds was selected as a Critic’s Pick for the April 2015 issueof ArtForum. In 2015, she was named one of “Ten Modern Ceramists Shaping theFuture” by AnOther Magazine. Angel’s ceramic designs and artworks were shown atthe inaugural Texas Design Fair at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.  Shehas also exhibited at Gallery Hanahou (New York), Front St. Gallery (Oakland, CA),and several arts institutions across Japan.  She was a finalist for the 2015 Houston Artadia Award, and is an incoming residentartist for at the Houston Center of Contemporary Art.

You can follow Angel Oloshove on her website.

FMW Featured Artist: Mark Schoening

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April 16 - May 26
17 works by Minneapolis artist, Mark Schoening! 

Mark focuses mainly on the practice of painting and printmaking with slight diversions into the creation of three-dimensional objects. Along with an impressive list of exhibition places and spaces, Mark is a visiting lecturer in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota, and runs The Porch Gallery; a seasonal exhibition space in Minneapolis. 

You can read more about Mark here, or check out his Instagram

Forage Modern Workshop + American Craft Council

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American Craft Show, St. Paul RiverCentre, April 7th - 9th

2017 marks the 75th Anniversary of the of the American Craft Council.
This year's craft show theme is titled "Space and Time." It is inspired by iconic images that celebrate the history of craft by decade from the '40s to today.

We are so excited to announce our collaboration with Hygge & West for our 2010s themed "Make Room." Working within the 2010s decade theme, we were able to mix styles and eras, blending vintage and new.

You can purchase tickets to the American Craft Council Show, which will be held at the St. Paul RiverCentre, here. OR you can participate in our Instagram giveaway on Wednesday, April 5th. We will be sharing some of our favorite design inspiration from each decade. Simply comment on the photo with your favorite designer or design inspiration from that decade. If you are a lucky winner, we will notify you and your tickets will be made available for pick up at our store beginning Friday, April 7th. Best of luck!

Below we have shared some of our decade inspired musings. Enjoy!

1940s: Walter Gropius House in Massachusetts
1950s: Josef Albers Homage to the Square
1960s: Nightclub II Grifoncino. Interior design by Cesare Casati, Gino Morotta, and Emmanuele Ponzio
1970s: Superstudio Quaderna Furniture
1980s: Glastonbury Table Lamp by George Sowden
1990s: Issey Miyake, A POC (A Piece of Cloth) runway

FMW Featured Artist: Rachel Howe

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February 16 - March 31
Rachel Howe from Small Spells has created 2 bodies of work to show at Forage Modern Workshop. The Zodiac Series and Two Groups of Drawings.

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//From The Artist//

The two groups of drawings work alone and as a collective. Each drawing in some way addresses the layers of existence, the multiplicity of consciousness, when it taps into other senses around us. Listening to hidden voices, bringing underlying themes to the surface. Perception consists of moments of multi-layered consciousness: the concepts originating in the past + the sensory information of the present + assumptions about the future. And that's just linearly, there are also depths. Generational knowledge rears its head, ancestral lens come into focus.

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The Zodiac series:
Aries: The start of the zodiac, Aries always leads the way, jumping head first into whatever challenges await, especially if it's an opportunity to show off some skills.

Taurus: Down to earth, connected to the land and all who lives there. Taurus takes pleasure in being an integrated part of it's surroundings.

Gemini: The sign of the twins, there is a slight fracturing of the self in order to transmit all kinds of information. Active, dynamic, on the move.

Cancer: The pet dog symbolizes so much about Cancer, who is loyal, sentimental, protective, soft most of the time but strong when needed, affectionate, a good friend, and loves to be at home.

Leo: The shining self, who takes pleasure in showing the best to the world. The sun is always out in the Leo world.

Virgo: The loving caretaker who efficiently nurtures others. A bridge between the earth and action. Applying love to knowledge.

Libra: The sign of harmony and balance, Libras are drawn to beauty, both in form and the concept of it. Always striving for the most pleasing outcome.

Scorpio: The darkest of all the signs, but in tune with the power held there. When Scorpio enters where others fear to tread, they find their reward.

Sagittarius: The explorer, the philosopher, the adventurer. Sagittarius seeks to break the chains of limited knowledge and limited experience by searching for truth and meaning.

Capricorn: The most reality-based sign, Capricorn wants to be reassured of its existence. It finds truth in the concrete and works towards understanding its lived experience by pinning it down.

Aquarius: Aquarius is the eccentric in the group, who does things a little differently. Able to be a loner who's connected to the crowd, operating from a logic only known to them.

Pisces: Pisces often exists in the space between two contradicting impulses, pulled one direction and then the other, somehow both making sense and able to co-exist.

FMW Featured Artist: Cameron Wittig

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January 20 - February 12
Photography Prints by Cameron Wittig

Walker Art Center staff photographer veteran, portrait-taker of artistic greats (Coppola, Chuck Close, and Poliça just to name a few), and an overall incredible talent. Plus, there’s a few Casey Deming collab pieces in the mix. The work is evocative and smart, and it’s up on our walls through February 12th.

Cameron lives and works in Minneapolis, MN.

Learn more about Cameron on his website.

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Rising Signs Prints

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As seen in the store and on (using 2 Dope Queens phrase) "soc-meds" the month of October, we are happy to announce you can now purchase the prints that were featured in the Rising Signs show!

Risings Signs was a Risograph print show curated by Maddy Nye. Each print is a 12 x 18 on cover weight paper in an Edition of 50.

Artist's Include:
Linda Aldredge
Samantha French
Isa Newby Gagarin
Emily Litjens
Lisa Luck
Maddy Nye
Erica Parrott
Crystal Quinn
Ginny Sims
Erin Lynn Smith

See more pics of the show up in the store #FMWrisingsigns

 

 

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FMW Featured Artist: Casey Deming

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Select Prints from Casey Deming
August 30 - September 1, 2016

Casey Deming is a Minneapolis-based artist with a focus on printmaking, design, and sound art. Prints available at the show are hand-printed and collage-based. 

Casey Deming is a Minneapolis-based artist with a focus on printmaking, design, and sound art. He has curated the Tuesday Series for Improvised Music since 2008. Casey’s visual art has been exhibited at the MN Center for Book Arts, Madame of the Arts, Art of This, Honeycomb Salon, Chicago Artists Coalition, Modern Times Cafe, and The White Page Gallery. He was a featured musician and curator at The Soap Factory’s 2013 Minnesota Biennial. In the winter of 2015 Casey received the Jerome Foundation’s 416 Commission through the Cedar Cultural Center. He will be a featured artist at an upcoming collage-based exhibition of prints at Lula Cafe in Chicago.

To see more of Casey's work we encourage you to visit his website.

FORAGE + CIRCA

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We are so excited to announce that we have partnered with the Circa Gallery in Minneapolis' North Loop to put together the Forage + Circa Exhibit.

What we love about this concept is that it is, in a sense, the opposite of what we do in our store - in the store we try to take modern design pieces and place them in vignettes to show their functionality and accessibility. This exhibit will take modern design and show it as art. It's been great partnering with Teresa and the Circa Gallery to put this together. Check it out! The exhibit runs through May 24th.

Forage Designers/Makers shown in the exhibit are:

Loll Designs

Tandem Made

Solid Manufacturing Co.

Roguebuilt

Flensted Mobiles

Color Space Editions + Forage Modern Workshop

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We are very excited about our new collaboration with Color Space out of NE Minneapolis.

Color Space Editions is a project launched in early 2014 by Color Space Art and Imaging LLP. After years in the print and art services industry, Color Space Editions now allows owners to not only serve the artists they have come to know, but also take an active roll in promoting their work. As the production resource for countless artists and art professionals, its a natural evolution to move into a more active roll in the local and natural art community.

Chris approached us about selling some of their editions at Forage Modern Workshop. After seeing the prints, we FELL IN LOVE. And as a curated store, we really appreciate the fact that the prints are limited to 20. Once sold out, no prints may ever be added to the edition.  

We're starting with two prints by each the following artists: Caylon Hackwith and by Aaron Norberg.