Forget the mayhem of black friday as you know it: camping out all night in front of big box retailers and tripping over several 100 other people wanting the same scarce deals as you. Instead you can come to our civilized urban chic venue showcasing one of the Twin Cities notable artists during our Black Friday Art opening event.
Who’s the artist you ask? It’s John Alspach; we think he’s pretty darn cool with art that’s even cooler. It’s no wonder his work is all over town and now we are lucky enough to have a show for him in our own little shop. Here’s a little more about the man and the artist within:
Taking inspiration from the city’s streets, often using materials found from discarded billboards, stained and weathered steel, surplus building materials, John has found a way to instill these items into his work. His art has been finding a very appreciative as well as notable audience. Interior designers, condo dwellers and local businesses are using his work to bring the energy and vitality of the city into their spaces.
Artist Statement: ”These works are informed by the chaotic, uncertain terrain that is conversation. I find a mirror of this recorded on the City’s walls and streets.
Textures overlap, fragments of sentences are covered up by louder, bolder strokes. Urgent signals gradually fade to faint ghosts. A multitude of voices clamor to be heard here, but how many are willing to listen?”
“Runner 1″ reformed steel and enamel by John Alspach residing in a setting designed by Carter Averbeck at Omforme.
Black Friday Art Opening for John Alspach
Omforme 613 W 24th St, Mpls MN 55405
November 29th, 5-9pm
for more info or to rsvp please go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/711721455504592/
Shop local, shop smart, buy art this holiday season; it does a body & mind some serious good!