There will be an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, November 4. Leslie Barlow will give an artist’s at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 15; and a talk with Melissa Loop is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 21.
Leslie Barlow invigorated discussions about race, identity, and representation with her Loving series, where she vividly, and with tremendous compassion and candor, portrayed interracial families in the Twin Cities in mixed-media works. She’s continuing in that vein with a new series, titledSpace Between Us, which includes portraits of people from her own family, revealing her sentiments and thoughts as a mixed-race woman and artist in Minnesota. Barlow will occupy the East Gallery, while in the West Gallery Melissa Loop’s rich, diffuse landscapes, in a series she calls After the End, propose another sort of perspective on authenticity and belonging.