sure as a fish in the sky; bird in the sea

sure as a fish in the sky; bird in the sea

Fresh Eye presents sure as a fish in the sky; bird in the sea, a group exhibition nestled in the space of certainty and self-determined uncertainty.

This exhibition is a close examination of what it means to be in and outside of a space, nature, and one’s own body. A critique of one’s access or prohibited experience in the world this exhibition engages conversations of childhood and cultural memory, safety and bodily autonomy.  

About the Curator
Kehayr Brown-Ransaw is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and curator based in Bde Óta Othúŋwe/Mnísota (Minneapolis/Minnesota). Brown-Ransaw’s practice engages in conversations of individualism v. collectivism, familial histories, concepts of gendered work, tradition, and Blackness/Black identity through quilting, weaving and printmaking. His curatorial and teaching practices are concerned with access, representation, and the presentation of marginalized communities.

Brown-Ransaw received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He has exhibited work at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, SooVAC, Textile Center of Minnesota, with public works at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design Sculpture Garden and Franconia Sculpture Park. He is the recipient of a 2023 Center for Craft Curatorial Fellowship, 2020/21 Emerging Curators Institute (ECI) Emerging Curator Fellowship, 2020/21 Jerome Early Career Fellowship, 2021 Franconia Sculpture Park Mid-Career Artist Fellowship, and 2021 Artist-in-Residence at the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum & Gallery. Additionally, Brown-Ransaw is an active and operating member of the People’s Library having exhibited works at and collaboratively in arts programming at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Soap Factory, Walker Art Center, and Minneapolis Institute of Art. He is the recipient of a FY2021 State Arts Board Creative Support for Individuals grant, 2020 Visual Arts Fund Community Relief Grant from Midway Contemporary Art on behalf of The People’s Library, and FY2020 Next Step Fund Award from the Metro Regional Arts Council. 

Exhibiting Artists: 
Krista Anderson-Larson 
Danae Antoine 
Sarah Buezis 
Cecily Bohmann 
Ira Elliott Corbett 
Jade Hein 
Grover Hogan 
Alex Kalil 
Sophia Kosel 
Jamie Kubat 
Emma MacLean
Marcus Rothering 
Walter Smits
Soon-Wai Wong 
Milan Warner
Ari Zuaro

Gallery Hours

Wednesday - Friday (11-6)

Saturday (11-3)

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

ID: A graphic featuring an illustration of a wiry plant with large green leaves on a peach background. Text on the image reads: “sure as a fish in the sky; bird in the sea curated by Kehayr Brown-Ransaw” “August 19-October 1, reception August 19 6-8 pm” “catalog release: September 9, 6-8 pm” 

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