Ordinary Animals

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Ordinary Animals is a collaborative installation and experience created by artists Derek Maxwell & Jess Hirsch.
Please join us for this one-night experience* taking place at the White Page gallery on February 20th, 2016 from 7pm till 10pm.

A place to stay untouched by death
Does not exist.
It does not exist in space, it does not exist in
the ocean,
Nor if you stay in the middle of a mountain.

Cocks crow
Dogs bark
This all men know.
Even the wisest
Cannot tell
Whence these voices come
Or explain
Why dogs bark and cocks crow
When they do.

The White Page
3400 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis MN 55407
*additionally on view 2/21 & 2/22 1–5pm

Jess Hirsch is a sculptor and installation artist living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Hirsch explores alternative medicine and healing modalities through interactive sculpture. She focuses her art practice on educating the public on alternative health practices through everyday experiences such as bathing, eating, and sleeping. Her sculptures range from full room installations where the viewer enters a new space to experience healing, to small take-home sculptures, where the viewer can privately experience the sculpture. Hirsch is the co-founder of Powderhorn Kitchen, a radical school/gallery/store that offers handmade objects, home-brewed medicine, and socially engaged installation with the art community. She is also the founder of the Bedfellows Club, a roving gallery bringing art into the intimate space of the bedroom. When Hirsch is not fabricating sculpture, she practices Vipassana meditation, Reiki, and forages for wild flowers to make tinctures.

Derek Maxwell is an aquarius living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has long worked in under and above ground venues presenting music, visual art, sculptures, installations, and social environments. Derek is interested in the social interactions which occur around art. Recently he has hosted a series of backyard pizza parties, as the proprietor of O.A.E.O.P. an underground pizza bistro for which he built a brick oven and sources the ingredients from local farms.
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