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Remember 1934: "Voters in Revolt" art exhibit

When:
Thursday, June 27, 2024, 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Where:
Hair and Nails Gallery
https://www.mplsart.com/events/voters-in-revolt-brooks-turner#
2222 1/2 E. 35th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
Additional Info:
Category:
Art
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Brooks Turner and the gallery timed this show to coincide with the 90th Anniversary of the 1934 Truck Drivers Strike in Minneapolis. The artist’s process began with deep research into this historic event and reflection on its reverberations in our present moment. This body of work continues in the thread of Turner’s research into the history of fascism in Minnesota seen in recent exhibitions at Weisman Art Museum and Perlman Teaching Museum.
In Voters in Revolt, Turner deploys a different medium in each room of the gallery. The visitor enters to see four large machine-woven tapestries depicting critical moments from the 1934 strike through collages of photographs placed within imagined floral and forest landscapes. Strike Scenes, a series of pen and ink drawings on handmade paper, offers a more intimate view of the strike through small scale reimaginings of historical photographs and paintings of the Minnesota landscape. The final work, Path Through the Wilderness, is an audio installation exploring the power and potency of labor organizing in Minnesota through the voice of Meridel LeSueur.

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