Area Environments exclusive collection by Aaron De La Cruz
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AARON DE LA CRUZ: ALWAYS SOMETHING
Aaron De La Cruz: Always Something
Opening Reception: November 7th, 2015 // 7pm-Midnight
Exhibit runs through Dec 5th
PUBLIC FUNCTIONARY X AREA ENVIRONMENTS // THE EXHIBITION COLLECTION
Artist-designed wallpaper line Area Environments and contemporary art space Public Functionary have joined forces to create a collaborative series of exclusive wallpapers designed by emerging contemporary artists. PFxAE partner artists are selectively chosen based on their works ability to make a bold, unexpected and beautiful impact when translated into the large format medium of wallpaper.
Each series is a limited edition sold for a short period of time. Designs are presented as the artist intended and are available in a variety of substrates and finishes. Each series will focus on an individual artist or collective of artists, and will be introduced via a full scale exhibition at Public Functionary, showcasing original pieces as well as large-scale wallpaper installations.
San Francisco-based artist Aaron De La Cruz will be the first featured artist in the PFxAE Exhibition Collection line. The limited edition series of wallpaper will be revealed on opening night!
ABOUT AARON DE LA CRUZ
San Francisco based artist Aaron De La Cruz cryptic line work invokes an archeological inquisition that is suggestive of both ancient Mayan hieroglyphics and contemporary graffiti, allowing the viewer to relate, interpret and decipher the work on their own terms. From his wooden sculptures and large scale outdoor murals to his stark two dimensional ink paintings and installations, De La Cruz bridges the gaps between fine art and design, the sum of its parts being simultaneously practical and decorative.
De La Cruz has exhibited most recently at Honolulu’s Loft in Space where he is a regular contributor to the seminal Pow Wow arts and culture annual event. Previous exhibitions include Known Gallery in Los Angeles, which followed his acclaimed large scale showing at the Arkitip Project Space in 2012. De La Cruz has exhibited in Australia, Berlin, Hong Kong, Hawaii, Los Angeles, New York, Art Basel Miami and has produced collaborations with Diesel/55DSL (Italy), Birkenstock (Germany) and Casio G-Shock (Taiwan).
PUBLIC FUNCTIONARY X ARKITIP
Arkitip has produced an exclusive 24″ x 36″ Aaron De La Cruz silk screen print for the exhibition at Public Functionary. The limited-edition piece will be available at the opening reception and also online at Arkitip.com.
Arkitip’s founding principles are (1) support the arts, (2) promote freedom of expression, and (3) make art affordable and accessible. Arkitip oversees many diverse creative endeavors including; the publication of a limited-edition, hand-numbered art magazine, artist’s prints, multiples, clothing, accessories and the occasional recording. Arkitip also acts as curator for brands who are interested in delivering artistically embellished products to its customers. In addition, Arkitip collaborates with artists, designers, shops, and galleries to produce art exhibitions and gallery shows worldwide. (arkitip.com)
Saturday November 7 // 7pm-12am
FREE & Open to the Public
Open Gallery Hours:
1400 12th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(Enter on Buchanan)