Five from Minnesota
September 21 – November 10 1985
As part of its On View program, The New Museum of Contemporary Art presented an exhibition of work by the five 1984-85 Jerome Foundation Fellowship winners from Minnesota: Doug Argue, Remo Campopiano, Timothy Darr, Audrey Glassman, and Robert Murphy. The exhibition was organized by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and supported by the Jerome Foundation.
Doug Argue’s paintings depicted an assortment of such bizarre elements as skeletons seated at a table, bugs devouring a man’s torso, and nature run amok. Remo Campopiano, whose work explored human vulnerability and biological deterioration, created in the Window on Broadway an installation of interconnected islands that were surrounded by a pool of water and inhabited by live ants. Timothy Darr, who created a site-specific installation for WorkSpace, constructed works from such materials as tiles, metal, twigs, and branches. Some of his unusual sculptures alluded to historical monuments and past cultures, while others were kinetic and incorporated running water. Audrey Glassman’s Cibachrome photographs explored the romantic and emotional aspects of color by combining natural light and electronic flash illuminations. Robert Murphy’s black-and-white photographs dealt with issues related to print advertising and the media, and their effects on human behavior.