At The Southern: Sootloose And Fancy Free By Evan Ishmael

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Altered Esthetics is thrilled to present At the Southern: Sootloose and Fancy Free by Evan Ishmael. The opening reception for this solo exhibition of soot paintings will be held on Friday, September 11th, 5:30-7 pm.

"My work has always centered around the exploration of form. What started as an attempt to explore a new medium has evolved into a fascination with larger, more complicated compositions. I begin each piece by envisioning myself building an organic object—sometimes a towering form, other times delicate or minimal ones. I continue to push my own limits with size as well as content; constantly pushing the boundaries of an intensively restrictive medium. My goal is for the piece to entirely encompass the person interacting with it, and I want for the viewer to imagine the work perpetually expanding into space beyond the canvas in front of them."

Evan Ishmael is an artist who lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He uses soot as a medium to create large scale, non-representational modern paintings. He is also known for his curatorial efforts at at several Twin Cities venues, and has exhibited his own work around the Midwest including Gamut Gallery, Altered Esthetics, the Minnesota State Fair, Jackson Junge Gallery in Chicago, Las Manos Gallery in Chicago and the Duluth Art Institute. More of his work can be seen at

For Gallery hours, please check The Southern Theater's website for performance schedules; the viewing can take place prior, during, and after performances.
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