Can’t Turn Around | Ta-Coumba T. Aiken

Can’t Turn Around | Ta-Coumba T. Aiken

Dreamsong is pleased to announce Can't Turn Around, Ta-coumba T. Aiken’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.

Featuring recent paintings, collages, and drawings, the exhibition highlights the full range and depth of the artist’s practice. From masked and layered paintings to painted tape collages made from the latter’s remnants, and gestural, intuitive drawings, the works in Can't Turn Around are intertwined with visions of the artist’s ancestors.

About the Artist:

Ta-coumba T. Aiken lives and works in St. Paul, MN. His oeuvre encompasses hundreds of public murals and sculptures in the Twin Cities alongside a dedicated studio practice. His work is represented in numerous public collections, including the Walker Art Center, The Minnesota Museum of American Art, The Minnesota History Center, the Hennepin Theatre Trust, the Walker West Music Academy and at the Gillette Children’s Hospital, among many other institutions.

Through his tireless work as an artist, activist, and educator, Aiken has made an immeasurable contribution to the civic and artistic life of the Twin Cities. He attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and is the recipient of numerous awards including a 2022 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Fine Arts, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, a Gottlieb Fellowship and a Bush Visual Arts fellowship.

Regular Hours:

Wed-Sat 12-5pm–but please check Google before you come, sometimes we have special hours or are closed for installation. We are also open by appointment. Please contact to schedule your visit outside gallery hours. 

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