Past Events

Culture as Weapon

Jennifer Davis, Michael Duffy, Ruthann Godollei, Christopher E. Harrison,
Jonathan Herrera, John Schuerman, and Sean Smuda

Exhibition organized by John Schuerman
Cover photo: Sean Smuda

October 20 - October 28, 2017
Open by Appointment
Opening Friday, Oct 20, 7:00 to 9:00pm.

Open Hours to the Public:
Saturday, Oct 21, noon to 5:00pm
Friday, Oct 27 Noon to 5:00pm.

Eight Artists

Eight Artists was a diverse selection of new works exhibited at Space 369 through an open call for art. The work of Betsy Alwin, Samuel Bjorgum, Kristina Estell, Richard Johannisson, Erin Paradis, Jacob Aaron Schroeder, Christopher Selleck, and Lex Thompson was selected by an independant juror, Candice Hopkins. The exhibition included painting, sculpture and performance works.

Space 369 is an alternative, non-commercially funded, arts project space located in Saint Paul. This exhibition is made possible through the support of the Knight Foundation.

June 12th to July 8th, 2017

Michon Weeks & Carolyn Swiszcz

Left: Carolyn Swiszcz, Universe Building, Detail 2017 Right: Michon Weeks, Electric Sign 2017

Michon Weeks & Carolyn Swiszcz presented new work at Space 369 in April 2017. The exhibition focused on themes of locality on Univeristy Avenue, with both artists creating site specific and experimental works.

April 1st to April 30th

Interspace Unbuilt

John-Mark Schlink / Gregory Fitz

Art and people talking Spectators chatting at the opening

April 22nd - May 18th
Reception Friday April 22nd, 6PM - 10PM
Artist Talk on Wednesday May 18th 7PM - 9PM

In conjunction with the St Paul Artist Studio Crawl event, is an exhibition of the work of two Twin Cities' artists, John-Mark Schlink and Gregory Fitz at Space 369. The exhibit will include recent works by both of the artists.

Cynde Randall, formerly of artist-managed curatorial department of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, wrote a critical essay, which was publish on Mplsart.

Art and people talking Greg Fitz in dialog

Art and people talking Cynde Randall, Greg Fitz, review art works with John-Mark Schlink

Gregory Fitz Gregory Fitz is a visual artist, writer and curator based in Minneapolis. His visual art practice consists of sculptural installations and paintings. Broadly speaking, his work explores modernism's influence and history, how value is assigned to art objects through evidence of labor, society's relationship to violence or the natural world, and how art making fits within larger conversations surrounding consumption, sustainability and permanence. The work often consists of industrial or construction grade materials (concrete blocks, cedar boards, office tables, plastic safety fence and rigid polystyrene insulation, among others) as either the physical structure of a sculpture or the surface for a painted image. His essays have appeared in The Drake, This is Fly, the Fly Fish Journal, MN Artists, The Growler and Silverwood Park's Poetry in the Park series. He is the Director and Curator at the Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. In that capacity he has organized and presented over 60 visual art exhibitions since 2002 (including annual student exhibitions).

John-Mark Schlink John-Mark Schlink lives and works as a printmaker in St. Paul, MN. He received a MFA in 2000 from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and currently teaches Printmaking at Hamline University. His prints have been exhibited and published nationally and internationally. Recent highlights include: 100 Best 2015, Creative Quarterly (book); New Editions January/ February 2016, Art in Print; 50/50 New Prints Winter, International Print Center in New York; Guanlan International Print Biennial, Niuwen Art Gallery, Lingshi, Shanxi Province, China and the 2013 Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition, Chambers 241 Gallery, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Light and Dark

Rollin Marquette

drawing Rollin Marquette, #22, charcoal on paper, 2014

Opening on November 13th, 2015 6 to 10 pm
Appointments through 11/30/15

In conjunction with the Do the Dow open studio event, there will be an exhibition of the work of Minneapolis artist Rollin Marquette in Space 369. The exhibit will include a series of fifty drawings which Marquette completed between 2014-15.

We’re also excited to be working with Diane Mullin from the Weisman as visiting critic for this special exhibition.

people talking Rollin Marquette and Diane Mullin discussing his drawings

Art and people talking The opening in November 2015

Art and people talking Installation photo

Rollin Marquette Interests stem from the following sources. The elements of the natural world – light, wind, dark, snow, sound, smoke, ice, fire, water. The natural order of things – tension, growth, balance, inertia, corrosion, physical space. Also; site specificity, human behavior, munitions, structure, physics, chemistry, industry. The way in which these natural and man-made elements/phenomena/devices function, never fails to fascinate me. I am interested in how we humans interact with, experience, create, adapt, adapt to and understand these things. The majority of the works are created and sited to direct the viewer into an active or activated relationship with the work, forcing the experience and partly using experience as a maker of meaning. An uneasiness sometimes results from the relationship set up between the orientation of the work within the space, the composition of the work and the viewer. Materials are typically utilized in their pure, raw or natural form. These are often superior to me as they convey the true identity and character of the material often revealing evidence of the process that manufactured, produced or refined it. All materials carry content based on what we know it to be utilized for, popular in the production of, importance in history, etc. I often utilize this “inherent content” of the material in developing new work.

Shoestring Thoery

Peter Haakon Thompson, Sean Smuda, Peter Schoenmann, John Salhus, David Pitman, Stacey Meyer, Rollin Marquette, Michael Hoyt, Bradly Geiken, Nathanael Flink, Julie Buffalohead

art opening The opening, May 2015

Opening May 9th, 2015 7 to 10pm
Running through May 28th by appointment

art opening The opening, May 2015

Nathanael Flink wrote an essay about this exhibition.