Sara BelleauIsaiah Speaks
Color coupler print
Friday, April 3, 2009Sunday, May 31, 2009
Minnesota Artists Exhibition Gallery
Sara Belleau and Nancy Robinson tap myth and folklore archetypes to tell tales both personal and universal.
Belleau's photographs capture hand-painted backgrounds and constructed sets that conjure elaborate tales. Her "Holy Land" series brings ancient stories from the Bible, Torah, and Qur'an to life in a modern Minnesota vernacular. Drawing on stories from these texts, she explores shared traditions and cultures juxtaposed against the complicated political/social present.
Robinson's boldly colored self-portraits create a stage in which she stars as a variety of iconic characters both humorous and surrealistic. In each character she embodies a distilled memory that transforms her life story into fable.
The Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program (MAEP) is made possible by a generous grant from the Jerome Foundation.