The Portrait, Animal Life, Hollywood, Lyon~ Redux

The Portrait, Animal Life, Hollywood, Lyon~ Redux

Praxis Gallery proudly presents their four newest photography exhibitions

This event is free and open to the public. Guests are invited to mingle with artists and fellow photography enthusiasts while exploring three galleries of contemporary photographic art and enjoying complimentary refreshments. Twenty Minnesota artists are featured in group shows, along with artists from 23 other states and 9 foreign countries.  

Gallery 1: The Portrait.

Praxis Gallery presents photographic art that celebrates the aesthetic and conceptual considerations involved in the creation of the portrait: revealing personal narratives or new anthologies through the artistic representation of the subject.

Gallery 2: Animal Life

‘Animal Life' celebrates the complex and multifaceted nature of animals, emphasizing kindness and compassion in representing our furry, feathery, and scaly friends.

Gallery 3: Hollywood • A solo exhibition by Vicky Martin

Vicky Martin is an award winning British photographer with a background in art and design.  She is best known for her conceptual portraits depicting the conflict between themes of fantasy and reality and strength and vulnerability, especially in relation to the female experience. Vicky intertwines her created characters with staged realities, which seek to convey the tension and conflicts found within the self.

Gallery 4: Lyon~ Redux • A solo exhibition by Allen Gronhovd

The exhibit showcases a collection of images primarily captured in Lyon, France, between 1974 and 1988, with a few originating from locations such as Naples, Italy. Lyon, with its myriad observation spots, provided a captivating landscape for exploration and photography. The nature of black and white photography makes it difficult to ascertain the exact date of each photograph without clear markers of time and place.

The photographer's work during this period was influenced by notable figures such as Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Diane Arbus, and Brassaï. Additionally, the styles of filmmakers François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, and Jean-Pierre Melville also played a significant role in shaping the artistic direction of the collection. [all art presented in the Chemistry Gallery is created using traditional photo-chemical processes]

Gallery Hours: Saturdays Noon–5PM and by appointment, during­­­­ exhibition dates. 

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