Event

Special Event

MAEP Exhibition Opening: Ryan | Laidlaw and Rose Sexton

Last occurred: Thursday, April 21 at 6:00 pm

Join us for the opening of MAEP’s “Ryan | Laidlaw” and “Rose Sexton” on Thursday, April 21, concurrent with Third Thursday. Grab a drink in the lobby, explore the galleries, and celebrate Minnesota artists!

 

Rose Sexton: Othello
In his 1603 play Othello, Shakespeare evokes purity, beauty, and honesty with images of light, and evil and treachery with those of darkness. Sexton investigates how such symbolism continues to function today through materials laden with associations based on their physical properties—specifically, how they elevate or deprecate a space depending on their use in our designed and built world.

 

Image: Ryan | Laidlaw, detail of Vigilants, 2016; Projection onto ceramic sculpture.

Image: Ryan | Laidlaw, detail of Vigilants, 2016; Projection onto ceramic sculpture.

Ryan | Laidlaw: Uneasy Syzygies
This collaboration brings together makers from three different realms of expertise: video, ceramics, and neuroscience. Dave Ryan is a media artist who works with interactive video installation. Mika Negishi Laidlaw is a ceramic artist who works with slip-cast porcelain and hand-built earthenware. Steve Ryan is a neuroscientist specializing in sensor design. This exhibition explores the possibilities of syzygy—a pair of connected but opposing forces—through the conjunction of ceramics and interactive video projection.

 

Artist talks: Thursday, May 19, 7 p.m.

 

Generous support for MAEP is provided by The McKnight Foundation and Jerome Foundation.
Additional support provided by RBC Wealth Management.