Russ White: Situation Normal

Russ White: Situation Normal

New drawings and sculptures inspired by fearful times
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Showing
Mar 4th - Mar 19th
Reception
Sat Mar 4th 6PM - 10PM CST
Artist Talk
Sat Mar 11th 4PM - 6PM CST
Closing
Sun Mar 19th 12PM - 5PM CST
Truckstop Gallery
20 Grove St. #72
Minneapolis ( map )

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Russ White's new body of work uses orange and white traffic barricades as a kind of mixed metaphor for our current national mood. In day-to-day life, these traffic cones and "Road Closed" signs stand in our way; they slow us down, they reroute our commute, they inconvenience us. But from another perspective, they are beneficial. They are signs of roads being fixed, of bridges being built, of infrastructure being strengthened. Of progress.

 

And now, as millions of people across the country have begun banding together to protest the initiatives of this new administration, the barricades in White's work reflect this dutiful resistance. Staunch and impassive, emblazoned with an American flag reworked in dirty white and safety orange, these barricades are both a call to arms to resist the unAmerican initiatives of this administration and a sober reflection of the caution and care with which we must approach current political events. 

 

The show will feature large scale colored pencil drawings, sculptures, and flags. It takes its name from the military acronym SNAFU, meaning "Situation Normal: All Fucked Up." The work in this exhibition strives to remind viewers that this new political reality is, in fact, not normal at all.

 

A percentage of sales at the show will be donated to Planned Parenthood and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The gallery will be collecting donations for these organizations at the opening reception as well.



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OPENINGS & EVENTS
Thu Jul 20th 5PM - 8PM CST
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis
Thu Jul 20th 6PM - 9PM CST
Mia's U.S. Bank Gallery
2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis
Thu Jul 20th 7PM - 9PM CST
Bockley Gallery
2123 W 21st St, Minneapolis
Fri Jul 21st 6PM - 9PM CST
Minnesota Center For Book Arts
1011 Washington Avenue S, Minneapolis
Fri Jul 21st 6PM - 9PM CST
Hair And Nails Gallery
2222 1/2 E 35th ST, Minneapolis
Fri Jul 21st 7PM - 10PM CST
Red Garage Studio
3640 Garfield Ave S, Minneapolis
Jul 22nd - Jul 23rd
Stevens Square Park
1801 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis
Sat Jul 22nd 1PM - 6PM CST
Yeah Maybe
2528 22nd ST E, Minneapolis
Sun Jul 23rd 2PM CST Workshop
White Page Gallery
3400 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis
Jul 27th - Jul 29th
West Broadway Business and Area Coalition
1011 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis
Thu Jul 27th 6PM - 8:30PM CST
Hair And Nails Gallery
2222 1/2 E 35th ST, Minneapolis
Fri Jul 28th 6PM - 9PM CST
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis
Fri Jul 28th 6PM - 9PM CST
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis
Fri Jul 28th 6PM - 9PM CST
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis
Jul 29th - Jul 30th
Loring Park
1382 Willow St, Minneapolis
Sat Jul 29th 12PM - 7PM CST
Juxtaposition Arts
2007 Emerson Ave N, Minneapolis
Sat Jul 29th 4PM - 7PM CST
Obsidian Arts
528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Sat Jul 29th 6PM - 9PM CST
Soo Visual Arts Center
2909 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis
Sat Jul 29th 6PM - 9PM CST
Soo Visual Arts Center
2909 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis
Sat Jul 29th 6PM - 9PM CST
Soo Visual Arts Center
2909 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis
Thu Aug 3rd 5PM - 9PM CST
Casket Arts Building
681 17th Ave NE, Minneapolis
Thu Aug 3rd 5PM - 9PM CST
Various Locations
Northeast, Minneapolis
Aug 4th - Aug 6th
Uptown
Hennepin Ave and Lake St, Minneapolis
Fri Aug 4th 6PM - 9PM CST
Various Locations
Lowertown, St. Paul
Fri Aug 4th 7PM CST Artist Talk
Rogue Buddha Gallery
357 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis
Fri Aug 4th 7PM CST Closing
Gamut Gallery
717 S 10th St, Minneapolis
Aug 5th - Aug 6th
Powderhorn Park
3400 15th AVE E, Minneapolis
Thu Aug 10th 5:30PM - 8PM CST
Hennepin County Library
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Sat Aug 12th 12PM - 4PM CST
The Soap Factory
514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis
Sat Aug 12th 1PM - 3PM CST
on2gallery
2205 California Street N.E. , Minneapolis
Thu Sep 7th 6PM - 7:30PM CST
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis
Sat Sep 9th 6PM - 9PM CST
Form + Content Gallery
210 N 2nd St, Minneapolis
Sat Sep 9th 6PM - 9PM CST
Traffic Zone
250 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis
Thu Jul 20th 6PM - 9PM CST
Mia's U.S. Bank Gallery
2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis
Thu Aug 10th 5:30PM - 8PM CST
Hennepin County Library
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Fri Oct 6th 6PM - 8PM CST
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis
NOW SHOWING
Jun 22nd - Jul 23rd
Isles Studios
1311 W. 25th Street, Minneapolis
May 6th - Jul 28th
Independent Filmmaker Project MN
550 Vandalia ST, St. Paul
Jul 8th - Jul 30th
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE, Minneapolis
Jul 6th - Jul 30th
AZ Gallery
308 Prince Street, St. Paul
May 25th - Jul 31st
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 E 4th Street, St. Paul
May 20th - Jul 31st
Two Rivers Gallery
1530 E Franklin AVE, Minneapolis
Jul 12th - Jul 31st
Jungle Red Gallery
1362 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis
Jul 8th - Aug 1st
ELB Gallery
2317 Girard Ave S, Minneapolis
Jul 15th - Aug 4th
Gamut Gallery
717 S 10th St, Minneapolis
Jun 9th - Aug 4th
Christensen Center, Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis
Jun 9th - Aug 4th
Gage Family Gallery (Augsburg)
2211 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis
Jul 7th - Aug 5th
Rogue Buddha Gallery
357 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis
Jul 8th - Aug 5th
Cedar-Riverside Plaza Apartments
1530 6th Street South, Minneapolis
Jul 6th - Aug 12th
Form + Content Gallery
210 N 2nd St, Minneapolis
May 11th - Aug 12th
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis
Jul 20th - Aug 12th
Bockley Gallery
2123 W 21st St, Minneapolis
Jul 8th - Aug 20th
Circa Gallery
210 N First St, Minneapolis
Jul 1st - Aug 23rd
The Soap Factory
514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis
Jun 15th - Aug 24th
Sabes Jewish Community Center
4330 S Cedar Lake Rd, Minneapolis
Jul 7th - Aug 26th
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 West Lake Street, Minneapolis
Jul 7th - Aug 26th
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis
Jul 15th - Aug 27th
Flanders + Associates
818 West Lake St, Minneapolis
Jun 24th - Sep 1st
801 Washington Lofts
801 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis
Jul 7th - Sep 1st
Light Grey Art Lab
118 East 26th St, Minneapolis
Jul 20th - Sep 1st
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis
Jun 17th - Sep 10th
Weisman Art Museum
333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis
Jun 1st - Sep 30th
Track 29 City Apartments
2841 Bryant AVE S, Minneapolis
Jul 20th - Oct 29th
Mia's U.S. Bank Gallery
2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis
Jul 1st - Dec 30th
Smallest Museum Saint Paul
2399 University Avenue, Saint Paul
Jun 10th - Apr 17th
The Soap Factory
514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis