Faux Real

by Kate on March 5, 2012

To celebrate putting the final touches on our next issue (which has a delightful theme: wit & whimsy!) we thought it would be fun to serve up a little surrealism on this Monday morning. I’ve always enjoyed mind-bending visual displays, and I would love to hop a plane and fly to Minneapolis immediately to visit the Walker Art Center and experience this in person.

These pieces are part of an exhibition entitled Lifelike. Featuring over 50 artists working in painting, sculpture,video, and more, the show centers on commonplace objects that have been taken out of their familiar context in various ways, rendering them strange, beautiful, and new.

If you are in the Twin Cities area you should rush to see this; the show is up until May 24th. Lifelike will also be traveling to other museums in other cities, so if you cannot make it to the Walker you may still be able to catch it. Click here for more information, and if you have any favorite surrealist artists or works you know and love—please share!

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Allison March 5, 2012 at 12:51 pm

So excited to see this exhibition covered by one my favorite magazines! I work at the Walker and, after spending hours and hours in “Lifelike,” I can honestly say it’s truly a joyful, whimsical, and amazing exhibition. Also…”Lifelike” runs through May 27, not May 24th. Three more days to enjoy it!

Mary Jo Hoffman March 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Hi Kate-
If you were get to Minneapolis to see this, I would love to show you the best of the Twin Cities for an afternoon. It would be nice to meet you in person, after following this blog for the last year :-) I am loving the eclectic mix of design topics you post on. Keep up the good work!
Mary Jo

kate March 5, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Thanks Mary Jo! That’s such a sweet offer, if only I could take you up on it! Sadly no trip to MN for me this time around, but if ever I go in the future, I’ll let you know! Thanks again for your readership and kind words about the blog :)


Amielle March 6, 2012 at 8:30 am

That seems like a wonderful exhibition to go see. Just being able to see such common things so differently would be quite interesting and possibly a little thought provoking. Hopefully there’ll be more pictures I can dig up!

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