Open Loop 2024: Lay of the Land

Open Loop 2024: Lay of the Land

Form+Content is pleased to present the juried group exhibition, Open Loop 2024.

Guest juror, Alexandra Beaumont, selected the artwork of 43 artists from the open call submissions of 160 Minnesota artists. The exhibition will be held at Form+Content Gallery along with three pop-up locations near the gallery: The Hewing Hotel, Natreum North Loop and Player’s Café. We are excited to host this exhibition and create connections between the artists, the community and the North Loop Neighborhood. 

Exhibition Artists: Drew Arrieta, Tamara Aupaumut, Del Bey, Kristin Bickal,  Matthew Bindert, Renée Boynton, Lauren Callis, Mark Cosimini, Nima Desai, Vincent DeZutti, Duddley Diaz, Jacob Docksey, Haley Friesen, Jo Garrison, Deb Grossfield, Carmen Gutiérrez-Bolger, Janell Hammer, Thomas Hardy, Ben Hering, Leeya Rose Jackson, Jeremy Jones, Shana Kaplow, Victoria Kosel, CL Martin, Natalie McGuire, Brady McLearen, Jane Meyer, Brandon Movall, Scott Murphy, Amy Crickenberger Oeth, Chris Rackley, Jo-Anne Reske Kirkman, Paul Schlossman, Carley Schmidt, Zara Siebers, Hawona Sullivan Janzen, Erika Terwilliger, Grace Theriot, Laura Torgeson, Kat Warren, Michael Weatherly, Michelle Westmark Wingard, Judith Yourman. 

Hours by Location
Form+Content Gallery: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 12 pm – 6 pm.

The Hewing Hotel Lounge: Sunday – Wednesday, 11 am – 12 am; Thursday – Saturday, 11 am – 1 am.

Natreum North Loop: Monday – Friday, 12 pm – 8 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm; Sunday, 12 pm – 6 pm.

Player’s Café: Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 5 pm; Friday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm.

Juror’s Walk & Talk 
Meet guest juror Alexandra Beaumont beginning at the Gallery and stopping by each of the 3 pop-up locations to discuss and view artwork: Natreum North Loop, Player’s Café, and ending at the Hewing Hotel Lounge.

Saturday, April 6, 2:00 – 4:00 pm (meet at Form+Content Gallery at 2 pm)

Free and open to the public

North Loop Neighborhood Pop-Up Locations

The Hewing Hotel – 300 North Washington Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55401

Natreum North Loop – 212 North Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Player’s Café – 212 North Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Juror’s Statement
The work shared for Open Loop demonstrates a depth of reflection among Minnesota artists that I deeply value. The emerging themes are quite contemporary – seeking connections to nature, self, and one another across or through digital mitigations – and are expressed with tenderness and contemplation. What you are thinking and feeling is beautifully revealed in the work, and I am honored to have a glimpse into it. Thank you for submitting.    – Alexandra Beaumont, guest juror

About the Juror

Alexandra Beaumont is a textile artist and dancer. She was born and raised in South Carolina to a Jamaican father and American mother, both working musicians. She attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and after working in New York City as a menswear designer, she returned to a fine arts practice, incorporating her love for textiles. She now lives in Minneapolis, where her work centers on themes of personal reconstruction, community, and celebratory display. Her recent solo exhibition “Version” was presented at Ridgewater College in Minnesota in the fall of 2022. She has received numerous grants including the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council “Next Step Fund” grant. She is a member of PF Studios in Minneapolis and contributes to the development team of Public Functionary, a gallery, performance space, and café supporting BIPOC and LGBTQ artists in the Twin Cities.

Image: Tamara Aupaumut, NDN Time, glazed ceramic, 7 by 11 by 11 inches 

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