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CURRENT Exhibition

Untitled 17

Show Runs: February 18 - March 25, 2023

SooVAC opens Untitled 17, marking the 17th year of SooVAC’s flagship juried exhibition series; the guest juror this year is Alejandra Peña Gutiérrez - Director of the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota.

Untitled 17 Artists: Heidi Bakk, Racquel Banaszak, Leslie Barlow, Kathryn Blommel, Nate Burbeck, Shelley Caldwell, Nick Chatfield-Taylor, Amy Crickenberger Oeth, Tom Erickson, Desirée Forgét, Hilary Greenstein, Maiya Lea Hartman, Harrison Heinks, Tia Keobounpheng, Fawzia Khan, Victoria Kosel, Jamie Kubat, Laura LaValle, Sharon Liú, Lorena Molina, Erin Peña, Lindsay Rhyner, Caitlin Rose, Peter Scheidt, Lila Shull, Dustin Steuck, Ryan Stopera, Brian Wagner, and Forrest Wasko.

a collage of photos - 29 squares of art representing each of the 29 artists in Untitled 17's artwork

Upcoming exhibitions

In a Family Way by Kehayr Brown-Ransaw


Opening Reception: Saturday, April 15th from 6-9PM

Show Runs: April 15 - May 27, 2023

In a Family Way by Kehayr Brown-Ransaw uses archives of family photographs, legal ledgers, and intimate family conversations to challenge the white-driven ancestral paradigm of the individual and conceptualize the communal experiences of the family instead as the central narrative. Brown-Ransaw designs and makes large-scale quilts, rich in color and pattern; integrated into each design are transfers of family photographs.  These textiles are a tactile link between current diasporic experiences and those of his ancestors. The narrative is, in a sense, the life cycle of a quilt as a meditation on its historical context, both from its use as currency by enslaved women to gain access to white society and as a utilitarian comfort object. In a Family Way uses these quilts and a site-specific installation of threads twisted into ropes as a tactile link between current diasporic experiences and those of his ancestors.

A hand with a wooden smoothing tool with a multiple colored quilt with squares as the background and two white squares with family photo transfers.

INTEND by Tia Keobounpheng


Opening Reception: Saturday, April 15th from 6-9PM

Show Runs: April 15 - May 27, 2023

INTEND by Tia Keobounpheng uses the geometry of needlework to move her consciousness beyond binary narratives to imagine a more complex framework of understanding. The work in this exhibition holds the space between intention & impact and speaks to the committed inner work of learning to truly see ourselves in context.  Keoboupheng’s meticulously drawn and stitched paperwork can only be seen in reflections from mirrors on the wall. The messier beauty of the reverse stitching, typically the hidden side, faces the audience. It is her roadmap, her place on earth, her geometry, with precision lines collapsing into frayed edges and loose ends.

Two side by side images on black paper. The left image is lines of thread in a grid pattern, with some frayed ends. The right side is diamond and square shapes in red, blue, green and yellow.

Ongoing Programming


a collage of small images, representing past projects

Past Exhibitions & Shows

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Minneapolis, MN 55408

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Thursday  11am-6pm

Friday  11am-6pm

Saturday  11am-5pm

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