‘Art Fair’

In this tongue-in-cheek exhibition, Porch Gallery challenges the ways that art fairs have changed art production and installation, and driven the commodification of art. Artists from New York, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Boston, Greece, Chicago, Madison, Wis., Boston and Philadelphia, working in painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and installation, were each asked to create a presentation at 1:12 scale that would fit within the constraints of this tiny gallery visible only from the front porch of a Minneapolis home. Seeing all these installations together will make viewers realize the blandness of this box life. Art may never be free from the market, but the marketing of it changes its presence significantly, and not for the better. (Opening reception 8-11 p.m. June 2. Ends July 14. Porch Gallery, 3306 Park Av. S., Mpls. Gallery is open when the lights are on: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Tue.-Sat.) Alicia Eler