Abinadi Meza records the sounds of the MIA in preparation for the exhibition.
Friday, April 4, 2008Sunday, May 25, 2008
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 3, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Artist-led tours: Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m.
Critics' Trialogue: Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m., with Kristin Makholm.
Formalism meets conceptualism in this exhibition, which explores the museum experience.
Richard Rock has been painting in the galleries of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts since 2001. His small oil paintings depict installations of the Asian and European galleries. Rock paints "history from life" to connect with the minds of the many historical artisans whose works are included in the museum's permanent collection.
Abinadi Meza presents a site-specific video and sound installation made from everyday sound recordings of the museum, and a video of the museum at night. Paintings, sculptures and artifacts emerge and disappear into the darkness, presenting the museum as a repository of memory.
Recording equipment for Meza's project is courtesy of Holophone. Surround-sound encoding and production is courtesy of Steve Clarke, Minnetonka Audio Software Inc., and John Keefe, First Generation Recording Studios.
The Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program (MAEP) is made possible by a generous grant from the Jerome Foundation.