Lake Street Beat

Lake Street Beat

Pirsig Projects’ inaugural exhibition related to Robert Pirsig's novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance."Event Website

On View
Oct 27th - Dec 8th, 2017
Opening Reception
Fri Oct 27th, 2017 6PM - 9PM CST
Pirsig Projects
734 E Lake St
Minneapolis ( map )

After eleven years of running the Shoebox Gallery and a three year hiatus, artist and curator Sean Smuda is pleased to announce: Pirsig Projects, a new venture on the same block. The gallery is to the left of 734 E Lake St in a storefront window generously donated by the Pain Relief Centers.


Pirsig Projects honors the author, and native Minneapolitan, Robert Pirsig (1928-2017). His novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was written in the Roberts Shoes building where the gallery is housed. Pirsig Projects’ inaugural exhibition, Lake Street Beat, will revolve around the book’s central theme: the Metaphysics of Quality.


"Quality," or "value," as described by Pirsig, exists as a perceptual experience before it is thought. Equating it with the Tao, he postulates that Quality is the fundamental force in the universe stimulating everything from atoms to animals to evolve.


BIENNALE BeInAlley, adjacent the gallery building on Lake St. hosts temporary political poster shows. Alt-Truth, its first exhibition, addresses the manipulation of information. This show is up until weather takes it down.


Please join us for a reception on Friday, Oct 27th from 6-9 PM on the street in front of the gallery and in Smuda Studio upstairs.


Artists for Lake Street Beat and BIENNALE BeInAlley:

Frank Gaard
Alexa Horchowski
Jenny Schmid
David Lindberg
Justine Di Fiore
Ryan Fontaine
Xtian Gustafson
Daniel Kaniess
Lachlan Hinwood
Gudrun Lock
Abraham Renko
Sean Smuda
Amy Warner

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