Beth Dow & King/Diaz de León at Franklin Art Works
Exhibition Opening, 6-8pm Saturday April 14, 2007
Minneapolis - Franklin Art Works is pleased to announce two concurrent shows featuring new work by Minneapolis-based photographer Beth Dow and the New York video & installation collaborative King/Diaz de León.
In the Main Gallery: Beth Dow - Fieldwork
The Minneapolis-based artist Beth Dow will present a series of black-and-white photographs that depict peculiar sculptural arrangements found in nature. From ancient stone circles in an English field to webs of dried grass after a spring thaw, these photographs are imbued with a sense of silence and wonder.
All images in the series were created in the transitional passages between fall and winter and winter and spring. As Dow states, "These are the bones of life laid bare, when color is reduced to muted grays and browns, and branches are beautifully exposed."
Beth Dow has been featured in exhibitions at the Minnesota Center for Photography, The Royal Photographic Society (Bath, England), Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota, and the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery (Stoke-on-Trent, England). She is a recipient of the McKnight Foundation fellowship (2005), and State Arts Board fellowship (2003). This is Dow's first solo exhibition in the Twin Cities.
Also on View: King/Diaz de León
The New York-based collaborative King/Diaz de León, comprised of video artist Jay King and composer Mario Diaz de León, have been creating musical works and multi-media projects together for the past decade. For their two-gallery exhibition at Franklin Art Works, King/Diaz de León will premiere their latest video projection, Portrait of Glenda Goodman, accompanied by a suite of digital prints.
Portrait of Glenda Goodman (2006) presents a solo performance by the noted New York violist, which becomes progressively altered/edited, both visually and aurally. The performance serves as a departure point for exploring the abstraction of sound and the articulating body. The resulting re-construction of the classical score by Diaz de León and the multi-dimensional, swirling cinematography by King is revelatory.
The collaborative's digital prints are created by importing images of music scores into a computer to create a virtual 3D sculpture, which is then interpolated into a 2 dimensional format.
King/Diaz de León have exhibited and performed internationally with the Reina Sofia (Madrid), and in New York at the Ruilette Concert Series at Location One, the Juilliard School and PS1/MOMA.
The exhibitions continue through May 26 and admission is always FREE. For more information, to arrange school group visits or tours, please contact Franklin Art Works staff at 612-872-7494.