ICOSA Goes To Minneapolis


Cardinal Kindreds

May 4-26, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, May 10, 7-10pm
Gallery Hours: Saturday & Sundays 12-4pm

Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE #195
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Cardinal Kindreds is the second phase of an art exchange between the Austin based collective ICOSA and Rosalux—Minneapolis’ longest running collective gallery. Formed in 2015, ICOSA is home to 20 nationally and internationally recognized artists who collectively program and support a 1,500 square foot exhibition space in East Austin’s blossoming arts hub. Selected by Teréz Iacovino, the exhibition welcomes ICOSA to Minneapolis and showcases the collective’s diverse studio practices including animation, video, photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, installation, and a variety of multimodal approaches. While in cardinal opposition to each other, these kindred collectives share a commitment to fellowship, artistic rigor, and engagement with their local arts community. Both ICOSA and Rosalux remind us of the power of collective action to create and sustain platforms for artists to flourish in their own backyards and beyond.

Cardinal Kindreds celebrates the independent spirits shared by our organizations and will feature stunning work from Icosa artists: Amy Bench, Bug Davidson, Amanda McInery, Matt Rebholtz, Darcie Book, Alyssa Taylor Wendt, Dameon Lester, Shawn Camp, Mark Johnson, Carlos Carrillo & Yevgenia Davidoff, Jonas Criscoe, Lana Waldrep-Appl, Rachelle Diaz, Jenn Wilson, Sarah Hirneisen, Tammie Rubin, Erin Cunningham, Terra Goolsby, Kate Csillagi and Leon Alesi.  Cardinal Kindreds will be on view from May 4th through the 26th with an artist reception on Friday, May 10th from 7-10 PM.

Teréz Iacovino is a visual artist and curator with over a decade of experience working within academia and artist run spaces. She is the Assistant Curator at the University of Minnesota’s Katherine E. Nash Gallery in Minneapolis. Iacovino’s dual perspective as an artist and curator has guided her towards a mission to cultivate empathy for, give voice to, and build platforms with artists. Over the years she has worked with a myriad of local, national, and international artists and organizations including the Estate of Ana Mendieta and Galerie Lelong, the World of Matter Collective, and Women’s Studio Workshop. Recent curatorial projects include Sentinels [ii]: Subvert at SNAG Gallery in Seattle, WA and Sentinels [i]: Infiltrate at Lump in Raleigh, NC, both co-curated at alternative art spaces with Ian Breidenbach of Neon Heater. Iacovino holds an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Minnesota with a studio practice in sculpture, printmaking, and installation.

Rosalux Gallery is Minnesota’s longest running collective art gallery which was originally founded in February 2002.  Rosalux is home to a roster of 24 contemporary visual Minnesota artists whose work can be found in major collections all over the world, and who have received prestigious grants, residencies, and awards recognizing their accomplishments as individual artists with a unique point of view.  The collective’s purpose is to create an exhibition environment which helps to encourage the careers of our artists by promoting & showcasing their works in a manner best suiting their needs as visual artists without restricting their creative needs and to challenge and entertain our audience along the way. Over the years, Rosalux has been home to over 80 local artists, helping to build a solid foundation for their careers as art professionals and building a community dedicated to assisting these artists in meeting their creative goals and reaching new audiences.