Welcome to TEMP/reviews, a new, MPLS-based, online arts platform that will take
shape over the coming days, months and years. We
aren’t really sure what the future holds for this site and
there are many possible ways it may evolve, but today, Sunday, February 16th, 2020, we launch with a series
of short reviews of art shows. Follow our Instagram account, @tempmpls, to
receive notifications of when new content is available
on the website.
Today we get the ball rolling with 4 writings about art exhibitions: 3 in the Twin Cities, 1 at Rochester Art Center. TEMP/reviews is mainly meant to be a platform for art reviews, and it is, but there are no absolute rules as far as what the content can be, at least not yet. In this collection of writings, right off the bat, I am making the questionable decision to write about Sophia Chai’s show Sight Lines at the Rochester Art Center. Questionable because my gallery, HAIRandNAILS, currently has Sophia’s work on display and we are mounting a two-person show of her work to open March 6, 2020. So there you go, full disclosure. I felt compelled to write about it, and so I have, and in the interest of not appearing hypocritical, I acknowledge a door has been opened in regard to future submissions.
If you would like to contribute or respond to something written here you can contact me, Ryan Fontaine, or Brooks Turner at TEMPMPLS@gmail.com. No promises we’ll publish your work, but we encourage your content and dialogue. Currently, we have no resources to pay for submissions but hopefully that will eventually change. For now, it has to be a labor of love, but we firmly believe in the value of writing and that contributors should be paid. That will either eventually happen or this project will eventually end, so if you have any ideas…
This website and whatever TEMP becomes was made possible with the help of Bockley Gallery, Second Shift, SooVac, Rosalux, PlayTimers, Company Projects, Rochester Art Center, HAIRandNAILS, Forage Modern, and Public Functionary. Thank you, everyone!