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
Wed Mar 29th 6PM - 8PM CST
Midway Contemporary Art
527 Second Avenue SE, Minneapolis
Fri Mar 31st 5:30PM - 7:30PM CST
Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis
Fri Mar 31st 6PM - 10PM CST
Rogue Buddha Gallery
357 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis
Sat Mar 11th 7PM - 11PM CST
Gamut Gallery
717 S 10th St, Minneapolis
Sat Apr 1st 5PM - 8PM CST
Circa Gallery
210 N First St, Minneapolis
Sat Apr 1st 7PM - 9PM CST
David Petersen Gallery
2018 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis
Thu Apr 6th 5PM - 9PM CST
Various Locations
Northeast, Minneapolis
Fri Apr 7th 6PM - 9PM CST
Space 369
2242 University Ave, St. Paul
Sat Apr 8th 4:30PM - 7:30PM CST
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 West Lake Street, Minneapolis
Sat Apr 8th 5PM - 8PM CST
Showroom
615 W Lake St, Minneapolis
Sat Apr 8th 6PM - 9PM CST
Soo Visual Arts Center
2909 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis
Sat Apr 8th 6PM - 9PM CST
Soo Visual Arts Center
2909 Bryant Ave S, 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 Apr 8th 7PM - 11PM CST
Artspace Jackson Flats
901 18 1/2 Ave NE, Minneapolis
Sat Mar 11th 6PM - 8PM CST
Traffic Zone
250 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis
Wed Apr 12th 6PM - 8PM CST
Bethel University - Johnson
3900 Bethel Dr, Minneapolis
Fri Apr 14th 6PM - 9PM CST
Soo Visual Arts Center
2909 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis
Fri Apr 21st 7PM - 10PM CST
Red Garage Studio
3640 Garfield Ave S, Minneapolis
Apr 28th - Apr 30th
Various Locations
St. Paul
Sat Apr 29th 2PM - 5PM CST
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis
Sat Apr 29th 2PM - 5PM CST
Groveland Annex
25 Groveland Tr, Minneapolis
Fri May 5th 6PM - 8PM CST
Katherine E. Nash Gallery
405 21st Ave S, Minneapolis
Sat May 6th 5:30PM - 9:30PM CST
Traffic Zone
250 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis
Fri May 12th 12AM - 12AM CST
The Show Gallery
253 4th St. E, St. Paul
Fri May 12th 6PM - 8PM CST
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
NOW SHOWING
Mar 23rd - Mar 29th
Law Warschaw Gallery
Fine Arts Commons 105, 130 S Macalester St, St. Paul
Mar 23rd - Mar 29th
Law Warschaw Gallery
Fine Arts Commons 105, 130 S Macalester St, St. Paul
Mar 17th - Mar 31st
Denler Gallery
3003 Snelling Ave N, St. Paul
Mar 11th - Mar 31st
Gamut Gallery
717 S 10th St, Minneapolis
Jan 7th - Mar 31st
The ditch. Gallery
400 1st Ave N #535, Minneapolis
Mar 6th - Mar 31st
2001 A Space
2001 5th ST NE, Minneapolis
Mar 25th - Apr 1st
Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave, Minneapolis
Mar 3rd - Apr 7th
All My Relations Gallery
1414 E. Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
Mar 9th - Apr 8th
Form + Content Gallery
210 N 2nd St, Minneapolis
Mar 23rd - Apr 13th
Art Institutes International Minnesota
15 South 9th St, Minneapolis
Mar 13th - Apr 14th
Traffic Zone
250 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis
Mar 4th - Apr 15th
Flanders + Associates
818 West Lake St, Minneapolis
Mar 10th - Apr 15th
Bockley Gallery
2123 W 21st St, Minneapolis
Feb 25th - Apr 15th
Kolman Pryor Gallery
1500 Jackson St NE #395, Minneapolis
Mar 3rd - Apr 16th
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis
Jan 19th - Apr 16th
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 E 4th Street, St. Paul
Mar 9th - Apr 16th
Bethel University - Johnson
3900 Bethel Dr, Minneapolis
Mar 24th - Apr 16th
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis
Jan 14th - Apr 22nd
Fox Tax
503 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis
Mar 18th - Apr 22nd
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis
Mar 3rd - Apr 28th
Light Grey Art Lab
118 East 26th St, Minneapolis
Jan 28th - Apr 28th
Independent Filmmaker Project MN
550 Vandalia ST, St. Paul
Mar 10th - Apr 30th
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
Mar 10th - Apr 30th
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
Jan 28th - May 21st
Weisman Art Museum
333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis
Mar 10th - May 28th
Minnesota Center For Book Arts
1011 Washington Avenue S, Minneapolis
Feb 9th - May 31st
Track 29 City Apartments
2841 Bryant AVE S, Minneapolis
Nov 5th - Jun 3rd
Glick Gallery
811 Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis
Mar 16th - Jun 25th
Mia's U.S. Bank Gallery
2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis
Feb 25th - Jun 30th
801 Washington Lofts
801 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis