MARK D ROBERTS & DENISE ROULEAU

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The Mummy Paradox

December 11, 2009 - January 8, 2010

Bloomington Art Center 

 

 

Bloomington Art Center hosts a sculptural exhibition consisting of thousands of clay mummy figures created by artists Mark D Roberts and Denise Rouleau. Ranging in size from the intimate to the colossal, the work explores questions about life, death and human nature.

 The artists state, “We view mummies in a curious way. They are repugnant and at the same time captivating.  We are in awe of them, but perhaps do not envy them.  We want to unravel their secrets, but as we search for answers among the bones and artifacts have to ask ourselves who we are and how will we be remembered.”

 

 

 

 

THE NEW ANTIQUARIANS
A mixed-media exhibition featuring works by 14 artists

 

July 31 – August 29, 2010

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION and RED HOT ART AFTER-PARTY
Saturday, July 31 from 7 – 10:00 pm

Stevens Square Center for the Arts:

1905 Third Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55404

 

 

Is this the Future that Never Was?
–or an Alternate History of the Industrial Age?

A “Wonder Room” (or Cabinet of Curiosities) featuring retro-futurist paintings; alien landscapes; “steampunk” sculptures; a memory quilt and miniature catacombs made from cast-off, salvaged, and recycled materials that have been put to new uses and transformed into achingly familiar ghosts of the past.

 “WHAT IS STEAMPUNK, you might be asking yourself. Is it a celebration of imperfection in an imperfect world? Is it reclaiming of lost physicality in an increasingly digital age? Or an amalgam of past and present filtered through a future that can never be…?” - Kyshah Hell, “Clockwork and Carbon,” Morbid Outlook

In conjunction with the annual RED HOT ART Festival in nearby Stevens Square Park, there will be an OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION on SATURDAY, JULY 31 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

The Last Polaroid Show

 

Capturing the Flora and Architecture of Como Park's Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

 

December 5,  2009 - January 19, 2010

With their remaining sheets of the now extinct SX-70  Polaroid film Mark D Roberts and Denise Rouleau capture the flora and architecture of Como Park’s Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. What makes this film so unique to work with is that the film dyes are like wet paint that can be hand manipulated before they harden, resulting in surreal and impressionistic images.  The Polaroid images are then printed up to four feet square on a metallic coated paper that enhances their luminosity and textural qualities.

 

Como Park Bonsai Gallery

 

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La Belle Vie Restaurant  

 

 

 

View our our Large, 4 Foot Polaroids at La Belle Vie Restaurant in Minneapolis.

(Images are for sale, Please contact us about pricing)

Lounge

Dining Room

 

509 1/2 First Avenue N.E.  Mpls, MN

Left of Center Style

Visit Left of Center Style and see selections from the Art of the Catacomb and the Reliquary series.

 

 

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