Tuesday, November 1, 2011

First Thursday & Art Attack 2011

This week is busy, busy, busy at the Northrup King Building! Ingrid Restemayer Studio will be open for the “First Thursday” monthly art crawl as well as the rest of the weekend for Art Attack!
Art Attack is NKB’s signature autumn art crawl. Studios throughout the buildings will be open, showing over 200 artist's work in one huge and diverse location. Many studios will have invited guest artists on site. 401-B will not only be showing my work, but work by painter, Eric Cornett, who has been sharing the space for the past few months.
Art Attack is a must-do event if you want to get in touch with the local art community. Start your holiday shopping early and feel good about supporting your local artists and craftspeople!
Ingrid Restemayer studio is on the 4th floor, #401-b
Northrup King Buildning, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, MN
Directions can be found at http://www.northrupkingbuilding.com/

Thursday, November 3rd • 5-9pm
Friday, November 4th • 5-10pm
Saturday, November 5th • noon-8pm
Sunday, November 6th • noon-5pm

Monday, August 15, 2011

"I Love Paris in the Springtime..."

In the words of the lovely Ella Fitzgerald, "I love Paris in the sprintime. I love Paris in the fall..." Especially THIS fall. I'm off to France at the end of August, so I will miss September's "First Thursday" open studio event.
If you were planning on coming, please set your alarm one month ahead, and join me for the first Thursday in October (10/6/11), 5-9pm, in Studio 401-b on the 4th floor of the Northrup King Arts Building.
Directions to this hub of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District can be found at http://www.northrupkingbuilding.com/

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Clements, Koop & Restemayer at BPAC

Burnsville Performing Arts Center is proud to present Follow the Muse, featuring the artwork of K. Daphnae Koop, Marc Clements, and Ingrid Restemayer.
Show runs July 29 – September 3, 2011
The opening reception will be held at the Burnsville Performing Art Center’s beautiful 2,000 square foot art gallery on Friday, July 29, from 6 – 8 pm.
Follow the Muse includes intricate artwork by each of these artists, each inspired by unique sources including carved wood, contemporary tribal tattoos, and the plains of North Dakota. The artists utilize mediums such as repurposed wood and glass, stone, and fiber. The commonality in all of the artwork is that each artist celebrates texture in its various forms.
Mark Clements is a painter who finds himself working in stone – more literally on stone. Clements’ 3-dimensional sculptures leave natural stone shapes untouched. His art is in patterned surface treatment, carved relief that is often gilt. His design inspiration is drawn from antique wallpapers, tribal tattoos and even crop circles. The rocks are then stacked into simple Cairns, one of the oldest forms of artistic expression. Delicate curves and florets are often thought of as gentle, temporary images. Clements manages to permanently incorporate them so perfectly with something as hard, heavy and elemental as stone that his sculptures grace the home or garden as easily as a gallery or museum.
K. Daphnae Koop is a painter who finds inspiration in the richly textured surfaces of her hand-carved wood “canvasses”. Layers of paint, color washes, metal leaf, powders, and varnishes create chapters of a theme or story, written as layers are created through build-up. Each repetitive step -- carving, honing, coloring each plank and block is as meditative as it is physically demanding. In Koop’s latest series of paintings, an element of assemblage has come in with the addition of streams of shattered auto glass. The tiny shards glisten and sparkle, while the painted wood catches light like ripples of water. The glittery attraction of the light refraction qualities betrays the sharp glass edges and heavy wooden form. The inherent paradox of light and weight, the marriage of nonrepresentational surface and solid foundation gives these pieces a presence not found in traditional painting.
Ingrid Restemayer is a fiber artist and printmaker whose mixed media work incorporates traditional hand-embroidery techniques, dyed papers and hand-pulled prints combined through collage. Her continual lines of running stitches were born out of inspiration from the Dakota plains’ frozen horizon where one finds excitement and inquiry in the slightest variation. Her work emulates this peaceful beauty in its monotony and conveys calmness through repetition. Intaglio images act as pseudo-illustrations for a kind of narrative when paired with code-like paragraph shapes formed from Restemayer’s hand-embroidery. In this age of instant electronic anything, sustainable tactics in art creation, things made by the human hand often have the power to promote further human interaction.
The vastly different mediums of carved stone, painted wood and stitched paper are exhibited together in this delicious trifecta of haptic surfaces through labor-intensive art making.
Obsessively honed facades are not the only thing these works have in common. The three artists have worked with and around each other for many years – even sharing studio space together. Their work maintains individuality, yet comes together beautifully for this exhibit.

Burnsville Performing Arts Center
12600 Nicollet Avenue, Burnsville, MN 55337
(952) 895-4685
BPAC Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 to 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Monday, June 27, 2011

First Thursday in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, July 7th, 2011

Join us July 7th from 5:00-9:00 p.m. for First Thursday in the Arts District as a multitude of painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, ceramists, textile and fiber artists, jewelers, furniture showrooms and more open their studios at the Northrup King Building located in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. (Ingrid Restemayer studio is on 4th floor, #401-b)
Studios are open from 5:00-9:00pm

directions can be found at http://www.northrupkingbuilding.com/

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fiber Art LIVE

To round out the “Shapeshifters” exhibition at Modified Arts in Phoenix, Arizona, I’ll be creating live and “life size” versions of my found object work at the closing reception this Saturday, February 12th.

The work in the exhibition is based on the changing the symbolism of common, pop-culture items by placing them in an implied alternate context by way of hand-embroidery. The live pieces are aimed at taking the above concept one step further. On the surface the idea is simple. I plan to use a living, breathing person as the ‘found object’ focus item. I sew on/over/around them, like in the still pieces but on a much larger scale.

As technology has become ever more increasingly infused into our daily lives, our culture and values have shifted. Often I am questioned about the time it takes to hand-stitch my art work. (That is, once people discover that I do not use a machine.) And so it is not a surprise that the visual art world has recently fallen in line with this age of everything instant and/or digitally created. In my live work, a person’s context is changed while simultaneously the act of sewing elevates the idea of an artistic capture of a pose or a moment taking place over time. The pieces also speak to the temporary nature of a moment in time in the literal sense that the resulting work will be destroyed when the subject is (literally) cut from his/her context.

Live work will take place between 5 and 7pm, Saturday, February 12th at Modified Arts, 407 E Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturdays, 12-6pm, First Friday 6-9pm; By appointment: 602-462-5516
For more information about the exhibition, artists or gallery visit www.modifiedarts.org.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"Shapeshifter" Show Reviews

"Shapeshifters" exhibition had it's innaugural showing at Modified Arts in Phoenix, AZ. A successful opening reception held on January 21st, 2011 highlighted Phoenix's Third Friday event. Read the show announcement put out by the Phoenix New Times just prior to the opening here:
The New Times also graced us with a review by fantastic arts writer, Kathleen Vanesian. Read the show review here:
Warm weather isn't the only reason to visit Arizona in the winter...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"Shapeshifters" opens Jan. 21, Phoenix, AZ

Modified Arts presents: Shapeshifters
an exhibition of works by Ingrid Restemayer and Christy Puetz
Opening Reception with the artists: Friday, January 21st, 2011, 6-9pm
Exhibition runs January 21st through February 12th, 2011

In an exciting new collaboration at Modified Arts, artists Ingrid Restemayer and Christy Puetz explore issues of implied symbolism, identity and self in the exhibition Shapeshifters. Through the stimulating interaction of Ingrid’s mixed media stitching and Christy’s meticulously beaded sculptural installation, the artists express the human nature to assign meaning and assume roles. Together the work creates a paradoxical, atmosphere alluding to the artists’ experiences of changing from one self to another and adapting to culture and context.

Modified Arts, 407 E Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturdays, 12-6pm, First Friday 6-9pm; By appointment: 602-462-5516
For more information about the exhibition, artists or gallery visit www.modifiedarts.org.