LOCUS

LOCUS

Written By: Christina Schmid - Constellation 25 2.18.14

To plumb a space, we cast a line. Weighted with a heavy object of delicate proportions, the line divides. Pulled by gravity it points downward in perfect verticality and divines the meaning of ‘here’ and ‘there.’ In Locus, questions of place, abstracted into space and held in the physicality of objects, preoccupy Harriet Bart. [...]

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Triforce: Jacolby Satterwhite at the Bindery Projects

Triforce: Jacolby Satterwhite at the Bindery Projects

Written By: Christina Schmid - Constellation 25 2.18.14

Jacolby Satterwhite’s “Triforce” at the Bindery Projects in St. Paul, MN.
In Jacolby Satterwhite’s dizzying digital multiverse, nothing is as it seems. Exuberant scenes of celebration give way to tortured netherworlds. The ground beneath an all-American picnic cracks, falls, and reveals characters caught in the frantic push-and-pull of competing demands. One crowned figure whose hands are [...]

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A Humbling

A Humbling

Written By: Christina Schmid - Constellation 25 2.18.14

A Humbling: Jaron Childs’ “How To Make A World” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program.
Ten paintings, modestly sized, punctuate the white walls of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Jaron Childs’ “How To Make A World.” Based on photographs, the paintings initially appear as exquisitely crafted exercises in photorealism. But [...]

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A Reluctant Biennial

A Reluctant Biennial

Written By: Christina Schmid - Constellation 25 2.18.14

A Reluctant Biennial: “,,,” at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis
The third Minnesota Biennial at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis is a reluctant biennial. The series organizers waited three rather than the customary two years to stage another survey of sorts devoted exclusively to art made in Minnesota. The curators, David Petersen and John Marks, [...]

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A Provocative Proposal

A Provocative Proposal

Written By: Christina Schmid - Constellation 25 2.18.14

A Provocative Proposal: “9 Artists” at the Walker Art Center
I can’t work this way. The letters emerge from a cluster of nails hammered into the white gallery wall. Natascha Sadr Haghighian’s memorable albeit reluctant contribution to a 2007 art fair proved immensely attractive: part of the Guggenheim’s collection, it now graces a wall of the [...]

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The End Of The World As We Know It

The End Of The World As We Know It

Written By: Christina Schmid - Constellation 25 2.18.14

The End Of The World As We Know It: Eleanor McGough and Claudia Poser, “Transitory Patterns” at Inez Greenberg Gallery, Bloomington Theatre and Art Center.
Paint splatters like plumes of smoke rising from rubble. Dark clouds billow and unfold in an unspeakable aftermath. Traces of pale red and muted green emerge, reminiscent of hardy lichen that [...]

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Darling Irreverence

Darling Irreverence

Written By: Christina Schmid - Constellation 25 2.18.14

Enamel, spray paint, steel. Acrylic, leather, marble dust. Glitter, screws, ribbons, frayed canvas, and poplar. Paintings on the wall, arching off the wall, sprawling across the floor, leaning, ever so precariously. ­Lisp (Turquoise), one of two chromogenic prints curled into slender pillars, stands freely, equal parts obstacle, intrusion, assertion, seduction. Watch me get away with [...]

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Impossible Desire: The astronaut spirit academy Comes To St. Paul

Impossible Desire: The astronaut spirit academy Comes To St. Paul

Written By: Christina Schmid Constellation 24 6.1.13

By Christina Schmid
What would your best space attire look like? Silver chaps and a red speedo—or a full head of blue tentacles, reminiscent of Luc Besson’s doomed opera singer in The Fifth Element? Come June 8, you may well find out, as the participants of Cheryl Wilgren Clyne’s astronaut spirit academy bring [...]

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Jeff Jones and the Dapper Challenge

Jeff Jones and the Dapper Challenge

Written By: Christina Schmid Constellation 24 6.1.13

By Christina Schmid
By all accounts, March 2013 was a brutal month in Minnesota, even for long-time residents of the snowy state. What made the misery a tad more bearable for an initially small but steadily growing group of online friends was the curious phenomenon known as the 30-day Dapper Challenge. Invented by Jeff [...]

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Beyond Heroine-ism: “The House We Built: Feminist Art Then and Now” and the Cindy Sherman Retrospective

Beyond Heroine-ism: “The House We Built: Feminist Art Then and Now” and the Cindy Sherman Retrospective

Written By: Christina Schmid Constellation 23 3.1.13

By Christina Schmid
Arguably, “The House We Built: Feminist Art Then and Now” is an important show. It brings together the work of 70 artists who happen to be women and whose work was touched, moved, and propelled by the feminist movement. The oldest pieces in the show date back to the early seventies, the most [...]

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- Constellation 25

2.18.2014 You may not have noticed, but Quodlibetica has been on a hiatus of sorts. While we figure out what to do next, we offer a few recent reviews and essays, all previously published elsewhere. If you need a platform for your writing and want to get involved, email us at quodlibetica@gmail.com.

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