Saturday, January 16, 2016

"Transition and Decy" is a Flamboyant, Spiritual Art Show in Minneapolis

By Sheila Regan
Ryan Fontaine, Exterior of a Lumen
MINNESOTA---Walking into White Page Gallery for "Transition and Decay," a group show featuring Ryan Fontaine, Andrew Mazorol, and Minori Sanchiz-Fung, there is a sense, for a moment, that you’ve entered into some kind of religious sanctuary. There’s a curious spirituality to the show, with a coy nod to the divine. Mazorol has paintings in the show, but what stands out are his sculptural works. One piece, Ornate Resting Pew, is an antique bench that has been doused in wild colors: the seats are painted with diagonal stripes while two back panels of the bench have trippy snakes surrounded by diamond borders. [link]