Russ White: Situation Normal

New drawings and sculptures inspired by fearful times
Event Website


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
Sat Feb 4th 6PM - 10PM CST
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE, Minneapolis
Sat Feb 25th 6PM - 9PM CST
801 Washington Lofts
801 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis
Sat Feb 25th 7PM - 12AM CST
Public Functionary
1400 12th Ave NE, Minneapolis
Fri Mar 3rd 6PM - 8PM CST
All My Relations Gallery
1414 E. Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
Fri Mar 3rd 7PM - 10PM CST
WorkRoom
2205 California ST NE, Minneapolis
Fri Mar 3rd 7PM - 10PM CST
Light Grey Art Lab
118 East 26th St, Minneapolis
Sat Mar 4th 6PM - 9PM CST
Flanders + Associates
818 West Lake St, Minneapolis
Sat Mar 4th 6PM - 10PM CST
Truckstop Gallery
20 Grove St. #72, Minneapolis
Thu Mar 9th 6PM - 9PM CST
Regis Center For Art Quarter Gallery
405 21st Ave S, Minneapolis
Fri Mar 10th 5PM - 8PM CST
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
Fri Mar 10th 6PM - 8PM CST
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
Fri Mar 10th 7PM - 10PM CST
2001 A Space
2001 5th ST NE, Minneapolis
Sat Mar 11th 6PM - 8PM CST
Traffic Zone
250 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis
Sat Mar 11th 7PM - 11PM CST
Gamut Gallery
717 S 10th St, Minneapolis
Sat Mar 11th 7PM - 9PM CST
Form + Content Gallery
210 N 2nd St, Minneapolis
Thu Mar 16th 6PM - 9PM CST
Mia's U.S. Bank Gallery
2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis
Thu Mar 23rd 4PM - 6PM CST
Art Institutes International Minnesota
15 South 9th St, Minneapolis
Sat Mar 25th 7PM - 9PM CST
Kolman Pryor Gallery
1500 Jackson St NE #395, Minneapolis
Sat Apr 8th 6:30PM - 10PM CST
Katherine E. Nash Gallery
405 21st Ave S, Minneapolis
Sat Apr 8th 7PM - 11PM CST
Regis Center For Art Quarter Gallery
405 21st Ave S, Minneapolis
Sat Mar 11th 6PM - 8PM CST
Traffic Zone
250 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis
Fri Apr 21st 7PM - 10PM CST
Red Garage Studio
3640 Garfield Ave S, Minneapolis
Apr 28th - Apr 30th
Various Locations
St. Paul
Sat May 6th 5:30PM - 9:30PM CST
Traffic Zone
250 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis
Fri May 12th 6PM - 8PM CST
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
NOW SHOWING
Jan 20th - Feb 24th
Larson Gallery - U of M
2017 Buford AVE, St. Paul
Feb 3rd - Feb 26th
Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis
Nov 17th - Feb 26th
Mia's U.S. Bank Gallery
2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis
Jan 21st - Feb 26th
Flanders + Associates
818 West Lake St, Minneapolis
Jan 13th - Feb 26th
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
Feb 4th - Feb 26th
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE, Minneapolis
Jan 13th - Feb 26th
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
Feb 4th - Mar 3rd
Artista Bottega
937 7th St W, St. Paul
Jan 30th - Mar 3rd
Traffic Zone
250 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis
Feb 11th - Mar 4th
Vine Arts Center
2637 27th AVE S, Minneapolis
Jan 26th - Mar 4th
Form + Content Gallery
210 N 2nd St, Minneapolis
Feb 3rd - Mar 4th
Bockley Gallery
2123 W 21st St, Minneapolis
Jan 17th - Mar 5th
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis
Jan 28th - Mar 11th
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis
Jan 28th - Mar 11th
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis
Jan 19th - Mar 11th
Modus Locus
3500 Bloomington Ave S, Minneapolis
Feb 4th - Mar 18th
Midway Contemporary Art
527 Second Avenue SE, Minneapolis
Feb 2nd - Mar 19th
Bethel University - Olson Gallery
3900 Bethel Dr, St. Paul
Feb 11th - Mar 25th
Soo Visual Arts Center
2909 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis
Feb 11th - Mar 25th
Circa Gallery
210 N First St, Minneapolis
Feb 3rd - Mar 25th
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 West Lake Street, Minneapolis
Jan 17th - Mar 25th
Regis Center for Art West Gallery
405 21st Ave S, Minneapolis
Feb 11th - Mar 26th
Soo Visual Arts Center
2909 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis
Jan 7th - Mar 31st
The ditch. Gallery
400 1st Ave N #535, Minneapolis
Jan 19th - Apr 16th
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 E 4th Street, St. Paul
Jan 14th - Apr 22nd
Fox Tax
503 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis
Jan 28th - Apr 28th
Independent Filmmaker Project MN
550 Vandalia ST, St. Paul
Jan 28th - May 21st
Weisman Art Museum
333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis
Feb 9th - May 31st
Track 29 City Apartments
2841 Bryant AVE S, Minneapolis