Summer Salon 2018
Jun
1
to Aug 31

Summer Salon 2018

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Visit us over Summer for a group exhibition, showcasing seasonal works from our talented artists. This evolving exhibition offers a glimpse into the wide variety of styles and oeuvres that we represent. We love taking this opportunity to bring art to life for your enjoyment!

Our art consultants are also always available to help you find the right piece for your spaces. Come in for a chat, or make an appointment, and we can take you through other options that could be perfect for you and your spaces..

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CALL & RESPONSE - Mark making by Jack Dale
Jun
23
4:00 PM16:00

CALL & RESPONSE - Mark making by Jack Dale

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SATURDAY JUNE 23RD  |   4-8PM


***** TRIO "JAZZ 404" WILL BE PERFORMING FROM 6-8PM*****


The Veronique Wantz Gallery is thrilled to bring you "CALL & RESPONSE" a solo show featuring works by local Minneapolis artist Jack Dale.

Please join us for an evening of fine art and conversation while enjoying his intuitive mark making and works of abstract expressionism.

Jack Dale, an ex-hockey Olympian, began by painting landscapes. 13 years ago, he decided to change direction and hasn't looked back since.

Influenced by many well-known abstract expressionist artists such as Twombly, Diebenkorn, De Kooning, and Pollock to name a few; Dale's works can be bold in organic form and also immersively detailed with a maze of marks intertwining on the canvas.

Whether you attribute some pieces with an air of complexity and intelligence and others being more playful and lively, they all start from a place of spontaneity and intuition. Without any preconceived ideas, paint is applied to the canvas and from there on it is a series of brush strokes, scrapes, rollers, smears, layers and color combinations until the piece is completed.

Scrub, scrape, smudge, repeat.

We look forward to sharing these incredible works with you!

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Arts & Minds - with SAMUEL JOHNSON
Apr
21
4:30 PM16:30

Arts & Minds - with SAMUEL JOHNSON

Ever wanted to hear how an artist's mind works? Love getting an in-depth understanding of your admired artist’s background and inspirations? Are you an artist wanting to learn more about processes and techniques?

We are delighted to bring you “ARTS & MINDS”, a series of talks from our talented and knowledgeable artists - as they share their stories, discuss their place in the world of art and allow you to step into their minds for a quick tour!

This multi-faceted series kicks off with St. Cloud ceramicist and deeply considered artist, SAMUEL JOHNSON. He is excited to walk you through his artistic journey and will speak in-depth about his process, inspirations and creative vision.

To inject a design context to the event, interior designer BROOKE VOSSwill be our guest interviewer and she will explore how we can use these beautiful vessels and display them in our different spaces.

We are also thrilled to host floral designer HEIDI LEMON, as she brings her artistry into Johnson’s stunning vessels - demonstrating how beautifully easy it is to make them ‘sing’!

At 4.30pm on a Saturday, what better way to start a night out?


GALLERY TIP: We recommend heading to your favorite North Loop restaurant afterwards to digest your learnings over a delicious dinner!

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Spring Salon 2018
Mar
3
to May 31

Spring Salon 2018

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Visit us over Spring for a group exhibition, showcasing seasonal works from our talented artists. This evolving exhibition offers a glimpse into the wide variety of styles and oeuvres that we represent. We love taking this opportunity to bring art to life for your enjoyment!

Our art consultants are also always available to help you find the right piece for your spaces. Come in for a chat, or make an appointment, and we can take you through other options that could be perfect for you and your spaces..

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The Locals
Feb
1
to Feb 28

The Locals

**** SHOWCASING OUR FINEST ARTISTS OF THE NORTH ****

It was Minneapolis' time to shine, and as our city opened its doors to the nation (and the world) for Super Bowl LII, the Veronique Wantz Gallery is thrilled to be championing its finest local artists to out-of-town visitors and locals alike, in an exhibition that captures the spirit of the North.

After the crowds roar at the US Bank Stadium, find a moment of reflection with us, as we celebrate the artistic culture of our northern home. Let our bespoke curation of paintings, sculpture, ceramics and glass works offer an alternate lens on your experience of the city. 

**FEATURING**

Allison Johanson
Asa Hoyt
Donna Rice
Eleanor McGough
Jack Dale
Jim Hillegass
Kei Gratton
Samuel Johnson
Silvana LaCreta Ravena
Tonja Sell

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An Artful Present - A Holiday Art & Gifting Event -- EXTENDED
Dec
12
to Dec 23

An Artful Present - A Holiday Art & Gifting Event -- EXTENDED

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Find that coveted, one-of-a-kind gift for family and friends (or yourself!) at the Veronique Wantz Gallery this holiday season.

Our annual holiday art and gifting event is now extended  until Dec 23rd!

Every year the Veronique Wantz Gallery brings you a thoughtfully curated selection of smaller artworks at giftable price points.

We'll be featuring everything from Minnesota-made ceramics and stoneware to hand-cut glassware from Germany, as well as  plenty of paper and small canvas pieces for your walls!
 

Tuesday 12th Dec to Saturday 23rd Dec


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An Artful Present - A Holiday Art & Gifting Event
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

An Artful Present - A Holiday Art & Gifting Event

Find that coveted, one-of-a-kind gift for family and friends (or yourself!) at the Veronique Wantz Gallery this holiday season.

Our annual holiday art and gifting event is back!

Every year the Veronique Wantz Gallery brings you a thoughtfully curated selection of smaller artworks at giftable price points.

We'll be featuring everything from Minnesota-made ceramics and stoneware to hand-cut glassware from Germany, as well as  plenty of paper and small canvas pieces for your walls!

We're also proud to be partnering with two ethically responsible design companies -- Goldfinch and Maasai Women Art -- who will be offering textiles and jewelry alongside our art!

Please join us for shopping, a little champagne, and good conversation!


Friday 8th Dec
3pm to 8pm

Saturday 9th Dec
11am to 5pm


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GOLDFINCH'S collection of home and fashion items is lovingly designed, practical and beautiful. We work from our studio near Lake Calhoun in the heart of Minneapolis while artisans in the valleys of Kathmandu, Nepal and Oaxaca, Mexico weave and knit our collection with luxurious natural fibers, old world skill and evidence of the human hand.


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Discover MAASAI WOMEN ART: high quality Maasai jewelry and sandals, combining traditional beading techniques with Italian elegance and fair working/trading conditions to Maasai women, encouraging environmentally friendly practices, empowering these Women to improve their lives by learning how to create sustainable incomes. By purchasing a piece all profit goes to Maasai Women Art in Tanzania and, underprivileged children and orphans, in distressful circumstances, through medical, education and nutrition programs in Tanzania


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An Artful Present - A Holiday Art & Gifting Event
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

An Artful Present - A Holiday Art & Gifting Event

Find that coveted, one-of-a-kind gift for family and friends (or yourself!) at the Veronique Wantz Gallery this holiday season.

Our annual holiday art and gifting event is back!

Every year the Veronique Wantz Gallery brings you a thoughtfully curated selection of smaller artworks at giftable price points.

We'll be featuring everything from Minnesota-made ceramics and stoneware to hand-cut glassware from Germany, as well as  plenty of paper and small canvas pieces for your walls!

We're also proud to be partnering with two ethically responsible design companies -- Goldfinch and Maasai Women Art -- who will be offering textiles and jewelry alongside our art!

Please join us for shopping, a little champagne, and good conversation!


Friday 8th Dec
3pm to 8pm

Saturday 9th Dec
11am to 5pm


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GOLDFINCH'S collection of home and fashion items is lovingly designed, practical and beautiful. We work from our studio near Lake Calhoun in the heart of Minneapolis while artisans in the valleys of Kathmandu, Nepal and Oaxaca, Mexico weave and knit our collection with luxurious natural fibers, old world skill and evidence of the human hand.


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Discover MAASAI WOMEN ART: high quality Maasai jewelry and sandals, combining traditional beading techniques with Italian elegance and fair working/trading conditions to Maasai women, encouraging environmentally friendly practices, empowering these Women to improve their lives by learning how to create sustainable incomes. By purchasing a piece all profit goes to Maasai Women Art in Tanzania and, underprivileged children and orphans, in distressful circumstances, through medical, education and nutrition programs in Tanzania


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Winter Salon
Oct
24
to Jan 24

Winter Salon

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Visit us over Winter for a group exhibition, showcasing seasonal works from our talented artists. This evolving exhibition offers a glimpse into the wide variety of styles and oeuvres that we represent. We love taking this opportunity to bring art to life for your enjoyment!

Our art consultants are also always available to help you find the right piece for your spaces. Come in for a chat, or make an appointment, and we can take you through all the options that may suit your requirements.

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A Journey in Continuity - A grand re-opening
Sep
23
to Oct 21

A Journey in Continuity - A grand re-opening

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C E L E B R A T E


We're ready. We're open. And, it's time to celebrate!


Join us for a joyful night of art, friendship and new beginnings as we celebrate the opening of our new gallery space on North Fifth Street, Minneapolis.

 

We are thrilled to continue on our journey as a fine art gallery that continuously seeks out exceptional art to enrich your home, work and living spaces.

Being a part of the Minneapolis arts community is a true honor. We will always proudly support our local, national and international artists - emerging and established - who inspire us daily as they continue to challenge boundaries and bravely venture forth on their chosen artistic paths.

It is sharing these explorations in art, and life, that makes us come alive.

Please join us, artists, friends and clients alike as we re-open our doors to the journey ahead! 


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CLOSED - RELOCATION UNDERWAY
May
1
to Aug 25

CLOSED - RELOCATION UNDERWAY

The beginning of 2017 marks the fourth anniversary of our gallery in the North Loop.

And now 2017 is also the year that we move the gallery to a new North Loop location in May!

We will be closed for business from Monday May 1st until mid May while we move. You can watch us move here.


We'll still be contactable at: gallery@veroniquewantz.com

We look forward to welcoming you soon at the new
Veronique Wantz Gallery at:

905 N Fifth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Tel: 612.254.2838

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MOVING SALE
Apr
21
to Apr 29

MOVING SALE

Before we move, we're excited to announce that we will be holding a Moving Sale with select pieces from our inventory.

Select Jim Hillegass originals on canvas and paper PLUS John Torina oils will be up to 40% off!

Arrive early to see the full selection!

Friday 21st April  |  10am - 3pm

Saturday 22nd April|  11am - 6pm

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Spring Salon
Mar
2
to Apr 15

Spring Salon

Visit us over Spring for a group exhibition, showcasing seasonal works from our talented artists. This evolving exhibition offers a glimpse into the wide variety of styles and oeuvres that we represent. We love taking this opportunity to bring art to life for your enjoyment!

Our art consultants are also always available to help you find the right piece for your spaces. Come in for a chat, or make an appointment, and we can take you through other options that could be perfect for you.

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Winter Salon
Jan
3
to Mar 1

Winter Salon

Visit us over Winter for a group exhibition, showcasing seasonal works from our talented artists. This evolving exhibition offers a glimpse into the wide variety of styles and oeuvres that we represent. We love taking this opportunity to bring art to life for your enjoyment!

Our art consultants are also always available to help you find the right piece for your spaces. Come in for a chat, or make an appointment, and we can take you through other options that could be perfect for you.

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EXTENDED!! The Artful Present - Holiday Art & Gifting Sale
Dec
8
to Dec 22

EXTENDED!! The Artful Present - Holiday Art & Gifting Sale

We have extended the Artful Present Holiday Sale until the 22nd of December!! You have even more time now to find the perfect artsy gifts for all of your friends and family (and maybe even youself)!

Join us for the gallery's annual holiday art sale and gifting event: THE ARTFUL PRESENT!

Find the perfect original gift for your friends and family with small art pieces from our local artists as well as carefuly selected unique gifts from delightful local artisans.

Included in this year's holiday sale will be:

  • Paintings by Eleanor McGough
  • Paintings by Valerie Grondin
  • Paintings by Kathy Wismar
  • Paintings by Jim Hillegass
  • Paintings by Tonja Sell
  • Paintings by Richard Rehl
  • Pino Spray
  • Goldfinch Blankets by Debra Herman
  • Jewelry from Bouchard Design Co.
  • Ceramics from Elizabeth Pechacek
  • Ceramics by Poterie de Barfleur
  • Ceramics by Juliane Shibata

 

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ArtPlusOne Series: Beth Dooley with MILKWEED EDITIONS
Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

ArtPlusOne Series: Beth Dooley with MILKWEED EDITIONS

As we begin to approach the holiday season we have cooked up a delicious event for the latest in our "ArtPlusOne" Series. We are honored to collaborate with Milkweed Editions who present author and chef, BETH DOOLEY, as she offers tastings from her recently published cookbook "In Winter's Kitchen".

Alongside the delicious morsels from the Midwest, will be ceramic serving dishes from artist CHUCK SOLBERG, and of course a visual feast of paintings from our stable of talented artists will provide a seasonal backdrop to the author and her food.

BETH DOOLEY has been involved with the local food movement for over twenty years. She is the author of numerous award-winning cookbooks about Heartland food traditions and... her travel and food writing has been featured in the Star Tribune, Fine Cooking, Delta Sky Magazine, and the North American Review. She is also regularly a featured guest on MPR's Appetites with Tom Crann. Beth and her husband have three sons and live in Minneapolis, MN.

Founded in 1980, MILKWEED EDITIONS is an independent book publisher. Our mission is to identify, nurture and publish transformative literature, and build an engaged community around it.

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'ArtPlusOne' exhibitions are an ongoing series of events which pair art works from the gallery with a 'guest' artistic format in a way that enhances, or is inspired by, the other. This thoughtful interplay of mediums allows us to see both art forms in a new light, and offers the viewer a fresh appreciation from their unique fusion.
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Fall Salon
Oct
27
to Dec 3

Fall Salon

Visit us over Fall for a group exhibition, showcasing seasonal works from our talented artists. This evolving exhibition offers a glimpse into the wide variety of styles and oeuvres that we represent. We love taking this opportunity to bring art to life for your enjoyment!

Our art consultants are also always available to help you find the right piece for your spaces. Come in for a chat, or make an appointment, and we can take you through other options that could be perfect for you.

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Eleanor McGough  "Layers of the Atmosphere"
Sep
24
to Oct 24

Eleanor McGough "Layers of the Atmosphere"

Journey into the entomological atmosphere with these latest works from local artist Eleanor McGough in "Layers of the Atmosphere". Be swept away by their immense energy and delve into their fascinating detail, as they convey the transience of life from each corner of the canvas.

DON’T MISS THE ARTIST’S TALK BY ELEANOR AT THE OPENING OF THIS SHOW AT 5PM!


Eleanor McGough’s paintings explore our fleeting place in the larger patterns of weather, migrations, and time. Imagined life forms inhabit terrestrial, aquatic, or atmospheric spaces, revealing fragile and tenuous relationships within these vast systems.

McGough’s recent series, “Flight Patterns” and “Flight Jacket Vestments” explore the mysterious qualities of flight, unpredictable natural forces, and insect and bird migrations. McGough is influenced by the research of high altitude entomology that details the astonishing fact that billions of insects are carried in air currents through the layers of our atmosphere. This idea serves as a visual metaphor to the broader context that all life is transitory and swept up in immense patterns of energy.

Her work is informed by a lifelong interest in biology, particularly of plants and insects, and her influences include Ernst Haeckel, Maria Sybilla Merian, Hudson River School landscapes, Japanese woodblock prints, textile patterns, traditional Asian scrolls, as well as topographical and aerial maps.

 

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Kei Gratton "silent golden"
Aug
25
to Sep 22

Kei Gratton "silent golden"

DRIFT INTO THESE MESMERIZING WORLDS OF INTERNAL DIALOGUE AND DREAM-LIKE REALITIES AS WE INTRODUCE YOU TO THE LATEST WORKS FROM LOCAL ARTIST KEI GRATTON.

With great pleasure the Veronique Wantz Gallery are showcasing Kei Gratton's latest works in a solo exhibition "silent golden".

Kei's paintings are meditative reflections of an internal landscape - resting somewhere between the seen and unseen - inviting the viewer to wander and wonder to a place where inner dialogue has no boundaries.

Please join us for an evening of conversation and champagne, and meet Kei on the opening night too!

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Summer Salon
Aug
5
to Aug 24

Summer Salon

Visit us over August for a group exhibition, showcasing fresh works from our talented artists. This evolving exhibition offers a glimpse into the wide variety of styles and oeuvres that we represent. We love taking this opportunity to bring art to life for your enjoyment!

Our art consultants are also always available to help you find the right piece for your spaces. Come in for a chat, or make an appointment, and we can take you through other options that could be perfect for you.

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Michael Hermansen - CLOSER LOOK: SERIES 1
Jul
28
to Aug 4

Michael Hermansen - CLOSER LOOK: SERIES 1

We welcome our latest artist, Michael Hermansen, with the opening of his first works in an exhibition titled "CLOSER LOOK: SERIES 1".

These over-sized, hyper-real paintings are breathtaking to view.

Michael has been fascinated with the natural world ever since he was a boy. Hours would pass by as he patiently observed the lives of ants, beetles and frogs out on the farmlands of central Minnesota. His ongoing series of large-scale acrylic insect paintings combines his interest in science, art and design. The beautiful little things in nature are transformed into something new and fascinating by virtue of the scale at which they are represented. The close examination required to paint these large beetles and butterflies have made him even more fascinated with the cleverness of mother nature. Coming to an understanding of the mechanics of dragonfly wings simply through close examination is nothing short of a spiritual experience. 

As a designer by trade, he takes a very graphic approach to these paintings and the careful selection of subjects, background colors and typography usage. The numbers act as a means to catalog this large insect collection but also add another interesting visual element to the composition.   

Michael Hermansen is a designer and artist who lives in Minneapolis, MN. As a rural Minnesota native, Michael uses his love of nature and science as the inspiration for his art.

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ArtPlusOne: Silvana La Creta Ravena
Jun
30
to Jul 27

ArtPlusOne: Silvana La Creta Ravena

We are excited to announce a new ArtPlusOne event as we introduce our first Meet the Artist Evening, featuring Silvana LaCreta Ravena.

Ravena will be exhibiting her new” Interdimensional” Series and she will detail her process by doing a DEMONSTRATION throughout the evening. Guests will have a chance to participate in a RAFFLE to win her demo painting. All proceeds will go to THE WARM (www.thewarm.org).

A former practicing clinical psychologist, Silvana infuses her work with psychological concepts and ideas. Memory, the passage of time, and connection to the inner-self are concepts within her work that she hopes stimulates viewers on a deeper level. Her work brings viewers in with their bright multiplicity of colors and layers.

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'ArtPlusOne' exhibitions are an ongoing series of events which pair art works from the gallery with a 'guest' artistic format in a way that enhances, or is inspired by, the other. This thoughtful interplay of mediums allows us to see both art forms in a new light, and offers the viewer a fresh appreciation from their unique fusion.
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ArtPlusOne: MacPhail
May
26
5:00 PM17:00

ArtPlusOne: MacPhail

For the third exhibition in our "ArtPlusOne" Series, we collaborate with MacPhail Center for Music to combine two classical forms of creativity: art and music.


LIVE MUSIC will accompany the gallery's thoughtfully selected collection of art. Watch and witness how each musical piece intertwines and lifts the art from its static plane, into an all-encompassing emotive experience.

Various talented students from MacPhail will be performing vocally, on wind and also on string instruments throughout the evening in the gallery.

Based in various locations across the Twin Cities, MACPHAIL transform lives and communities through exceptional music learning. Their vision is to provide students of all backgrounds and abilities access to exceptional music learning experiences through extraordinary faculty, innovative programs and integrated learning technology to create successful outcomes.

Don't miss this very unique and ethereal collaboration as we support our local youth musicians!

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'ArtPlusOne' exhibitions are an ongoing series of events which pair art works from the gallery with a 'guest' artistic format in a way that enhances, or is inspired by, the other. This thoughtful interplay of mediums allows us to see both art forms in a new light, and offers the viewer a fresh appreciation from their unique fusion.
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ArtPlusOne: Spruce
Apr
28
to Apr 30

ArtPlusOne: Spruce

We are delighted that this next art exhibition's 'Plus One' is new-fashioned flower boutique: SPRUCE.

Located in Edina and Minneapolis, SPRUCE specialize in weddings, celebrations and life - letting flowers do what they do best: making us feel good and bringing a little beauty into our lives.

Accompanying the gallery's freshly curated collection of art will be simple and organic floral bouquets to interact and complement each art piece. Come and see how these stunning floral creations bring another dimension of vivacity to each work!

What's more, gorgeous 'Market Bunches' will be available for purchase on the night! How perfect to treat your date to a bunch of beautiful blooms and some art?!
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'ArtPlusOne' exhibitions are an ongoing series of events which pair art works from the gallery with a 'guest' artistic format in a way that enhances, or is inspired by, the other. This thoughtful interplay of mediums allows us to see both art forms in a new light, and offers the viewer a fresh appreciation from their unique fusion.
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ArtPlusOne: Rypen
Mar
31
to Apr 7

ArtPlusOne: Rypen

We're so excited to announce our first installment of the "ArtPlusOne" Series!


'ArtPlusOne' exhibitions are an ongoing series of events which pair art works from the gallery with a 'guest' artistic format in a way that enhances, or is inspired by, the other. This thoughtful interplay of mediums allows us to see both art forms in a new light, and offers the viewer a fresh appreciation from their unique fusion.


We are thrilled that this first art exhibition's 'Plus One' is designer furniture retailer: RYPEN. Installed alongside the fine art will be coveted designer furniture pieces and accessories from world-renowned designers to local craftsman. The gallery will be transformed into a set of inspirational vignettes, where pieces of furniture and art find surprising (and delightful) homes together. Inspire your mind, challenge your aesthetic!

Part of Thursday Date Nights in the North Loop, Minneapolis.

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Spring Salon
Mar
1
to Jun 8

Spring Salon

Visit us over March to early June for a group exhibition, showcasing fresh works from our talented artists. This evolving exhibition offers a glimpse into the wide variety of styles and oeuvres that we represent. We love taking this opportunity to bring art to life for your enjoyment!

Our art consultants are also always available to help you find the right piece for your spaces. Come in for a chat, or make an appointment, and we can take you through other options that could be perfect for you.

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Winter Salon
Jan
5
to Jan 31

Winter Salon

Visit us over January for a group exhibition, showcasing warming works from our talented artists. This evolving exhibition offers a glimpse into the wide variety of styles and oeuvres that we represent. We love taking this opportunity to bring art to life for your enjoyment!

Our art consultants are also always available to help you find the right piece for your spaces. Come in for a chat, or make an appointment, and we can take you through other options that could be perfect for you.

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Metaphorical Transition
Oct
31
to Nov 28

Metaphorical Transition

Step into a world of organic beauty and escapism. Nature: captured, abstracted and reinterpreted by two deeply thoughtful artists: Juliane Shibata and Michael Kessler. Experience the fluidity of form, delicacy of structure and transitional textures that bring the impermanent natural world to permanent life in the spaces that surround us. Feel calm, grounded and reflective in the presence of these stunning works of art.


Juliane Shibata

Shibata creates botanical installations that reflect on the relationships between humans and the natural world. Flowers and plants have a defined lifespan; they grow, bloom, fade, and decompose. She is interested in the contrast between the transience of nature and beauty and the stability and permanence of fired ceramics. Also compelling to her are the boundaries between abstraction and botanical specificity; complexity and simplicity; two and three-dimensional; happenstance and control; and light and dark. Juliane finds the space between realms to be especially poignant, indecipherable, and difficult to convey; the median strip between two clear paths is often the most contemplative and open-ended, both visually and conceptually.

The color, finish, design, and placement of individual ceramic pieces are essential in her ability to evoke quiet and introspective narratives. As she positions some sculptural pieces post-firing, she takes a more open-ended and intuitive approach when installing the components. The story behind Shibata’s work is allowed to evolve until she decides on the particular conversation the pieces share with each other.

Process

Her sculptures and installations involve the repetition of individual ceramic components. Some works are quite large and are composed of hundreds of small porcelain elements, while others hang on the wall and are more contained. Although it takes time to create a large number of thrown or handmade items out of clay, she is attracted to the rhythm that is generated when they repeat and begin to energize the space around them.

The ceramic fruits (i.e. pears or persimmons) used in her sculptures are thrown and altered; Shibata finds that throwing lends each form a more distinct individualistic quality as opposed to those that are slipcast. All porcelain pieces are fired in a reduction atmosphere to 2345 degrees Fahrenheit in a local kiln that she loads and fires with a group of Northfield potters. When appropriate, Shibata completes the firing cycle by applying gold luster to accentuate various aspects of the work.

Juliane received her MFA in Ceramics from Bowling Green State University in 2006, having previously graduated from Carleton College with a BA in Studio Art. She has been an artist in residence at Ox-Bow, the Appalachian Center for Craft in Tennessee, and The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. Juliane has taught at Hope College in Holland, Michigan and at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. One of her pieces belongs to the permanent collection of Northern Arizona University’s Art Museum.


Michael Kessler

Born in mining country in Hanover, PA, and resident since 1996 in the fossil-laden vicinity of Santa Fe, NM, Michael Kessler comes by his sense of landscape and geology honestly.  He has said he was influenced in his youth by the stark visions of painter Andrew Wyeth.  The severely graceful lines and notable elegance of his compositions make that influence easy to believe, but if Kessler’s paintings are in some sense landscapes, it is interesting to note how that form breaks apart and widens its associative range when wed to the sort of pure material abstraction that Kessler practices.  His landscape is no longer about the body or concerned with the proportion of daily life and movement to the sweep of the surrounding world.  Although day and night and a quality of personal encounter are very much present, dimensions have shifted and the paintings glimpse the layout of the mind.  They intuit ways in which knowledge penetrates hidden structures, alternately folding in upon itself and melting through to ever more mysterious terrain. 

Kessler achieves his effects by pouring and rubbing many washes and skims of acrylic paint over panels.  Influenced by Richard Tuttle, with whom he has collaborated, he emphasizes the importance of gesture and the harmonious implications of a painter’s movement: it is important to know where and how to begin.  The logic of his approach, which gives equal weight to physical laws and singular events, suggests a dialectic that is at once strangely moving and visually compelling.

Michael Kessler won several prestigious awards and fellowships (American Academy in Rome, Pollock/Krasner, Whitney). His work is in the collections of 24 museums nationwide, including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and can also be found in a seemingly endless number of corporate and private collections.  One of his pieces is at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis in their permanent collection.  He received a B.F.A. degree from Kutztown University.


 

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Gallery Crawl - October
Oct
1
5:00 PM17:00

Gallery Crawl - October

Join us for our #GalleryCrawl featuring the artists of Veronique Wantz, SooVAC, Flanders, Track 29, Groveland, Gallery 13, Gamut, Instinct, Burnet, Gallery One, Traffic Zone, CIRCA, 801 Lofts, Form + Content.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1st, 5–8PM

Free and open to the public
 
Veronique Wantz Gallery
On view through December 1st
A vibrant group exhibition showcasing a selection of our local and national artists. This evolving exhibition offers a glimpse into the wide variety of styles and oeuvres that we represent. From abstract landscapes, color exploration, whimsical paintings, ceramics and metal sculptures using ancient black-smithing techniques, there is interest for every art lover.

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Quiet Places, Loud Spaces
Sep
26
to Oct 30

Quiet Places, Loud Spaces

NEW WORKS BY: JIM HILLEGASS

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF CHAMPAGNE AND CONVERSATION!

THE VERONIQUE WANTZ GALLERY INVITES YOU TO THE LATEST SOLO EXHIBITION BY OUR RESIDENT LOCAL ARTIST: JIM HILLEGASS

JIM HILLEGASS

College years were spent near New York City and looking at art and architecture at the Met and MOMA. Jim became a casual watercolorist and illustrator after college. 

The illustrations were often architectural or botanical.

Jim has always had a passion for the West. About ten years ago, he bought a small ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska, which surprisingly looks a little like Cape Cod. It is pasture for cows in the summer.  It has beautiful woods bordering the Niobrara River. These pastimes gave Jim a deep appreciation of landscapes and of the horizon.

He usually listens to jazz while painting, often Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Django Reinhardt.

 


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