Art spotlight: "Medium of Exchange"

  • Article by: MARY ABBE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 21, 2012 - 2:37 PM

On the art of cash.

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Rob McBroom�s "Dream Girls"

 

Opening: No one ever seems to have enough. Money, that is. Now 10 artists offer some new ideas about the stuff and its impact on our lives. The show aims at more than hand-wringing about mortgage payments and college loans, promising to address everything from the national debt to "power, beauty, personal freedom, the commonwealth, inequity, and the simple iconography of money" in prints, photos, paintings, drawings, installations and sculpture. Expect everything from Rob McBroom's logo-enhanced faux currency, above, to Alexa Horochowski's gold-leafed mattress for the homeless -- or her "homeless mattress," which is not quite the same thing. Additional participants are John Ilg, Eric Lunde, Caitlin Karolczak, David Bartley, Rachel Breen, Pete Dreissen, Karen Searle and Beth Parkhill. (Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Fri., free. Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, 6666 East River Rd., Fridley. 763-574-1850 or www.banfill-locke.org) MARY ABBE

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