This blog exists to inspire people to seek out all the great art that lives in and around the Minneapolis skyway.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Clinton Rost: Barnes & Thornburg LLP, then Gallery 360 (law office to art gallery?)

Will You Be Here For a Minute? - 2010, oil on canvas

Clinton Rost has a show at Gallery 360 this weekend, so I thought I'd search out his work. And, while the opening is way down on West 50th Street, I found he had some art hidden in the land of the skyway as well. There is, however, a bit of a hitch on this one. You've got to be tenacious to see them -- or in need of legal counsel.

Pixels and Print - 2010, oil on canvas

Three of Rost's oil paintings hang at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, a law firm in the Capella Building. His contribution to the lawyers' downstairs conference room is part of a program with the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) called The Art of Teamwork. In fact, the offices are full of amazing works of art -- and they've even purchased two pieces as a result of this partnership.

Queue of Two - 2010, oil on canvas

These are close ups of his paintings -- oils with bold brush strokes that use the texture of the paint as part of the composition. They are of folks in public, although he seems to make clear that they are immersed in their own private spheres within that public space.

Check out Rost's show at Gallery 360. Here are the details:

What: Spy House - Paintings by Clinton Rost
Where: Gallery 360, 3011 W. 50th St., Minneapolis
Opening: Sat., Jan. 15, 2011, 7-10 p.m.
Run of Show: Jan. 15 - Feb. 28, 2011

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