Andrea Carlson, Ink Babel, 2014. (detail)
Ruth Cuthand, detail of trading series, 2009.
Ruth Cuthand, detail of Trading series, 2009.

Opening Reception | Andrea Carlson: Eat-All and Ruth Cuthand: Back Talk

September 27, 2014 – 7pm to 11:45pm

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present the dual opening reception of Andrea Carlson: Eat-All and Ruth Cuthand: Back Talk on Saturday, September 27th at 7PM. The event is free and all are welcome.

Minneapolis-based artist Andrea Carlson’s exhibition Eat-All at Plug In ICA will showcase new and recent work from her ongoing series VORE, which touches on issues of cultural appropriation, consumption, and assimilation. Eat-All is curated by Jenny Western.

Andrea Carlson lives and works in Minneapolis. In 2003 she earned a BA from the University of Minnesota and an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2005. Her work has exhibited widely while gaining support through several fellowships including the Minnesota State Arts Board (2006) and McKnight/MCAD Foundation Fellowship (2007-08). Carlson was a participant in Plug In ICA’s Summer Institute in 2010.

Ruth Cuthand: Back Talk is a comprehensive, mid-career retrospective of one of Saskatchewan’s most significant contemporary artists.

As an artist, teacher, and cultural activist, Cuthand has been extremely influential for other artists in Saskatchewan, and contemporary Aboriginal artists across Canada. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with both a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Master of Fine Arts degree. In 1990, she had the first solo show of her career at the MacKenzie Art Gallery. Her solo exhibition, Location/Dislocation, was held at the Mendel Art Gallery in 1993. Until recent budget cuts to the First Nations University of Canada, Cuthand taught Art and Art History at the Saskatoon Campus.

Back Talk is organized and circulated by the Mendel Art Gallery and TRIBE, Inc., Saskatoon.  This project has been made possible in part through a contribution from the Saskatchewan Arts Board Culture on the Go program.”