Exhibit: The "Guts" Reception

Last weekend was the opening reception for Guts at Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis. If you are in the area, stop by (if you miss this exhibit then make sure to go at some point)! The exhibit runs through May 15th and all the pieces are available for view and purchase at the Light Grey shop: http://shop.lightgreyartlab.com

Lana Crooks is the featured artist (also appearing on their weekly podcast) and shares with us all the set up, reception and fun that went down that whole week:


I made my way up to Light Grey last week to install my portion of the exhibit… plus add a giant wall decal to the whole back wall. It was great to spend time at the gallery, so many laughs and lattes were had!

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We drove the guts theme home with 15ft of skeletal "wallpaper". I am a fan of creating a story inside the actual setting of the work as well… miniature set dressings perhaps. Wooden specimen boxes made awesome shelves and a handful of old books were given a fabric face-lift before being added to the walls. Three days later and the show is set…

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60+ Artists were invited to  investigate the hidden truths and secrets of some of their favorite and most bizarre subjects! Part exploration, part education, part evisceration -- we want to know what's really underneath the surface. The exhibition peels back the skin of all of the subjects you've ever wanted to know more about!

For the complete artist list and to view all of the work (with some insight into each piece) check out the exhibit's blog: http://lightgreyartlab.com/#/guts-preview-1/

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The opening was hopping all night! Hundreds of people swept through the gallery. I got to meet so many new faces and share a little about my process. There are so many photos from the evening (and so many "failed" attempts of a proper group shot) that they couldnt all be posted here… but there are more on the Light Grey Flickr! 

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Light Grey Art Lab also hosts a weekly podcast in which they discuss games, conventions, art and sandwiches. 

This week, Lana and the LG gang talk about OhNo!Doom, artistic process, animal remains and outdoor pants. Give it a listen and check in for future podcasts on their blog!

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Light Grey Art Lab Podcast: Talking with Lana Crooks