Monday, May 21, 2012

Art-a-Whirl 2012


Maison des Artistes

Another installment of Northeast Minneapolis' art crawl event has come and gone. Akin to a traffic accident, so I just had to look. Minute variations on a theme— perhaps the result of too much art education? I found that as I traversed one converted warehouse after another full of unfinished, lifeless canvases and just plain ugly artwork it didn't really bother me. For the most part, this is a world unto itself, with its own set of priorities that didn't include me.

These straw monkeys with cell phones in a steel-lined room said something about the human condition, or perhaps it was a comment on the bad reception:


Brian Sobaski

Some of the older buildings had equipment left over from their previous existences. I found these tableaux to be as compelling as the exhibits:



But there were some exceptions to the artifice. The Bright Blue Earth Studio was one of them, it was full of life:


Tortuga

And life is good:

By Professor Batty



2 Comments:

Blogger Cellar Door said...

The old equipment looks much more interesting than the art! (Except for the bellydancer. She looks hot.)


Blogger Professor Batty said...

She was VERY HOT!

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