Artists have produced works that play with scale throughout the history of art. Experimentation continues with expressive contemporary works that range from realistic to abstract in style. The paintings and works on paper on view at Douglas Flanders & Associates gallery promise a vibrant range that do just that.
Opening Reception: February 3, 2018, 6 – 9pm
Douglas Flanders & Associates announces a colorful Winter exhibition bonanza of artworks by both locally/regionally based artists and globally recognized artists.
Installed salon style in two different spaces.
The 818 West Lake Street space is exhibiting works by internationally known artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, James Rosenquist, Donald Sultan and Wayne Thiebaud, to name just a few. American women artists experiencing a resurgence in the global market are represented as well. Included are artworks by March Avery, Emily Cheng, Nancy Haynes, Jacqueline Humphries, Shirley Kaneda and Pat Steir.
Exhibited in the 908 West Lake Street space are artworks by the many locally and regionally based artists the gallery proudly represents.
Stanley Boxer: Born in New York City, Stanley Boxer was a natural draftsman but began formal art training after leaving the Navy at the end of World War II, when his brother persuaded him to take classes at the Art Students League. He was immediately drawn to painting and stayed with it for nearly five decades. A prolific and tireless worker, Boxer was in the studio seven days a week, preferred the term “practitioner” to “artist” and routinely rotated his attention among several media, including painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. At one point he caught the eye of critic Clement Greenberg, and was lumped in with the “colorfield” painters whom Greenberg championed. Boxer himself was adamant in rejecting this stylistic label. Over the years he remained loyal to the materially dense abstract mode on which his reputation rested. Having exhibited widely, Stanley Boxer’s works are in the permanent collections of the prestigious Tate Gallery, London, the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in New York.
Joyce Weinstein: A respected veteran of the New York Abstract Expressionist explosion of the 1950’s, Joyce Weinstein continues to paint vibrant works in her Upstate studio. Although her paintings are abstract, Weinstein says she paints what she sees around her. The sources she draws from are elements of the beautiful countryside, the “rolling hills, mountains and distant views, and the ever changing sky.” Add to that the “nearby fields, woods and streams, old barns, haystacks, weeds and flowers – everything.”
Her work often employs a somewhat calligraphic symbolism. Joyce Weinstein has been featured in one-artist exhibitions across North America and Europe. Weinstein's artworks are represented in permanent collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, and the Centre de Creacio Contemporia Museum, Barcelona, Spain. Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9th 6pm - 9pm.
Twin Cities icon Scott Seekins created this body of work as an alternative to Minnesota’s tepid 2012 150-year remembrance of the Great Sioux Uprising of 1862. It is being exhibited in its entirety for the first time at Flanders & Associates.
In The New Eden, Scott Seekins investigates an infamous chapter of Minnesota history. His artworks delve into the Great Sioux Uprising of 1862, which began along the Minnesota River in southwest Minnesota, bringing about a mass execution of 38 Dakota men on December 26, 1862, in Mankato, Minnesota. Brutalities continued to be perpetrated by both sides until the Jeffersonian westward expansion was complete.
Interspersing images of settlers, Native Americans, religious missionaries and American soldiers as well as symbols from those cultures, Seekins acerbically shows how ideologies were twisted to justify neglect of treaty agreements, land grabs, armed conflict and genocide. Although these artworks are in part historical reflections, they also hold significant contemporary meaning.
Douglas Flanders & Associates is pleased to exhibit Abstraction In Minneapolis, a group exhibition that celebrates the dynamic vibrancy of abstract painting in the Twin Cities currently.
Featured in the show are works by Minneapolis painters Samuel Bjorgum, Donna Bruni, George Farrah, Josh Meillier and James Wrayge.
Each artist uniquely manipulates color, shape and visual space as well as brushstrokes, surface, size, scale and even process. Samuel Bjorgum's nonobjective paintings utilize layers of bold color to shake a visceral emotional response from the viewer. With broad, richly layered planes of color Donna Bruni creates paintings with palpable atmospheric resonance. George Farrah often references landscape in rich, built-up paint layers with gestural, almost calligraphic over-markings. Josh Meillier employs overlapping, translucent layers of broad brushstrokes and shapes to create visual depth in his paintings. In an architectonic style James Wrayge builds subtle layers of paint away from the flat canvas surface and places tracery marks to push spatial depth.
The public opening is Saturday, November 7, from 6 to 9pm.
Exhibition dates: November 7th – December 6th
Douglas Flanders & Associates is pleased to exhibit THE QUILTS OF GEE'S BEND, masterworks created by a group of now famous women who live in the isolated African-American hamlet of Gee's Bend, Alabama.
With a quilting tradition dating back to female slaves of a cotton plantation owned by a Joseph Gee, 20th century descendents continued to create for functional purposes, from bedcovers to wall insulators, unique quilts that have been discovered to rival and even surpass the remarkable genius of the world's museum-quality abstract painters. With scraps of fabric these amazing women have developed distinctive styles, noted not only for their geometric simplicity but also for many mind-blowing improvisations.
Hailed by The New York Times as "some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced," the quilts of Gee's Bend, in 2002, began a national exhibition tour including The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Museum of Fine Art, Boston, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Milwaukee Art Museum, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, The Mobile Museum of Art, and The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Their value continues to hold with ongoing exhibitions across the United States.
Under The Radar Foundation presents their Fall Benefit "Southern Comfort" at Flanders!
When: October 30th, 2015 from 6-9pm
Join us for delicious snacks provided by Tinto Cocina + Cantina, drinks, live music, and an opportunity to view The Quilts of Gee’s Bend exhibition. These beautiful, vibrant, hand-made quilts are made by women from Gee’s Bend, Alabama, a tradition started by slaves on the plantation of Joseph Gee in the early 19th century. The quilts are a rich representation and expression of culture, art, history and creativity.
Under The Radar's mission is to address issues that have great need and fall under the radar. Our focus this year is to help fight hunger in our local communities. Proceeds from this event will be distributed to non-profit food shelves in our communities. While there is no charge for this event, you will have an opportunity to make a donation to help our seniors, children, families, and anyone who is struggling with food insecurity. Please bring family and friends and donate to a great cause and enjoy a wonderful evening. If you cannot attend, we hope you will consider a donation.
To make a donation, you can send a payment mail a check to:
Under The Radar Foundation c/o Roben Hunter
Hunter Advisors, PLLC
4470 W. 78th Street Circle, Suite 200
Bloomington, MN 55425
Under The Radar Foundation is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization (Tax ID#26-0530908)
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Opening Reception Saturday, July 18th, 6-9pm
Douglas Flanders & Associates is pleased to exhibit works on paper created by visiting artists at the renowned Richard Tullis Workshop.
From age of 10, Richard Tullis worked for his father Garner's International Institute of Experimental Printmaking, later reopened as the Garner Tullis Workshop. In 1992, Richard took over the west coast operation as the Atelier Richard Tullis. Between 1992 and 2006 he collaborated with artists from around the world on an invitation-only basis to create a body of original work on paper.
Douglas Flanders & Associates gallery is fortunate to have a large inventory of these historically important print editions available to collectors.
Douglas Flanders and Associates are pleased to present Kris Lowe: The Back Story. Kristen Lowe exhibits a new series of large drawing/constructions based on research into the American Eagle's practice as architect of the largest nest on record and its nesting habit of accumulating a variety of materials that are recycled year after year.
In her eagle's nest works, Lowe creates a charcoal base to which she adds the physical volume of materials such as grasses from nature walks, thread, whole and shredded postage stamps, and in some cases, even shredded paper currency. This presents a viewer the opportunity for not only exploring formal intricacies but the potential for symbolic and editorial commentary.
Historically significant postage stamps used in the nest drawings also play the starring role in a small-scale assemblage series titled The Back Story. Playing on a journalistic term, these assemblages are all mounted on the backs of small commercially stretched art canvases. Postage stamps are layered with acetate sheets printed with text or historical images found in the public domain. Lowe examines the mythologizing of historical events, figures and ideological affinities.
Kristen Lowe's drawings have been exhibited nationally in solo shows. Her work is in private and public collections, including the Louvre Museum, Paris. She also holds a professorship at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota
5x5 Drawing Show
Douglas Flanders and Associates are pleased to present the Five by Five Drawing show. This exhibition displays five drawings from each of five artists in the Twin Cities area. Feel free to stop by to see this exciting collection Saturday February 21st at 6:00pm through Sunday March 22nd. Complimentary beer, wine and snacks will be provided opening night 6:00pm - 9:00pm!
- Nicholas Harper
- Jesse Quam
- Tom Riggle
- Scott Seekins
- Michael Thomsen
What's better than giving the gift of art?
Please join us for a salon-style exhibition featuring the gems of Flanders Gallery! We'll be showing a wide range of pieces by many of our artists! Prices start at $20, and we'll have hundreds of pieces under $2,000.
Holiday party and exhibition opening December 20th, 6-9pm! Beer, wine, and probably a few sweaters.
"Impressionists used a dash, pointillists a dot, Cezanne a rectangle, and Chuck Close goes wild within a grid—-and yet our minds can easily translate these shapes into a representational image. It occurred to me that any shape can be used and that shapes have expressive potential. It also illustrated that one can view a painting from a distance and have one experience, and have a totally different experience when viewing it up close. Representation and abstraction coexist in the same work." -Mary Lingen