From Bruce Holland Rogers short story "Dinosaur," a self-curated exhibition by 7 Minnesota Photographers.
"You are not a dinosaur" is a self-curated exhibition by seven photographers who set aside their isolated endeavors to say something unique, collectively. We're exhibiting more than forty-nine photographs from Feb. 12- Mar. 17 at the Vine Arts Center in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. As engaging as the images alone might be, we will be hosting weekly events which will involve the larger community.
The week after an opening reception we'll screen Isao Takahata's anime feature "Grave of the Fireflies" which follows two siblings facing duress beyond their years. The following week we've invited the band "Dreamland Faces" to perform their unusual serenades on the accordion and musical saw. For week four- one of our members, Osama Esid, will give a workshop on alternative photographic processes and paper negative techniques. In addition to these programs, "dinosaur" will incorporate film and audio. We’ll also be continually projecting biographical short films of each participant, and showing archival home movies.
Our show's title is taken from a (very) short story by Eugene, Oregon author Bruce Holland Rogers. "Dinosaur" describes a man's entire life in two paragraphs- from spirited childhood to elderly dementia. We were struck this story's themes of the concessions one makes to their imagination and heart to reach what society tells us is responsible adulthood. Our exhibit intends to visually interpret the process of ceding, or not, to these expectations.
We hope you'll become part of this unconventional venture!
Images and additional information at: http://www.youarenotadinosaur.org/
Andrea Cole http://andreacolephotography.com
Mike Dvorak http://www.dvorakfoto.com/
Osama Esid http://www.osamaesid.com/
Dan Marshall http://www.danmarshallphoto.com/
Steve Ozone http://www.steveozonephoto.com
Paula Warn http://www.artsmia.org/art-perchance-2010/artists.cfm
Tim White http://timwhite.is/
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You will receive a 5x7” lobby card from the “You are not a dinosaur” exhibit which features one of 3 images from the show, and text from the story we’ve drawn from; Bruce Holland Rogers’ short story “Dinosaur.”
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We will send you an 11.5 x 17” exhibition poster, signed by each of the 7 photographers whose work is included, as well as the lobby card noted above.
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In addition to the lobby card and exhibition poster, receive the “You are not a dinosaur” ‘zine- a 4x5” handmade publication featuring ephemera from the participants and images from the exhibition.
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Receive a 5x7” signed, chromogenic print from one artist you select, and the lobby card, poster, and “you are not a dinosaur” ‘zine listed above.
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You will be listed in our exhibition credits, and receive three 5x7” prints- one from each artist you select signed by those 3 artists. We’ll also include a DVD transfer of biographical short films of each photographer.
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We will send you a softbound, press printed catalog which includes images from our exhibition and biographical anecdotes from the participants, and the DVD- and you’ll be listed as a principal sponsor in our exhibition credits.
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