'These Signs Have Changed'   by Laura Brown
Laura Brown:
COMING SOON!

The Soap Factory presents ‘COMING SOON!’ an outdoor installation by artist Laura Brown. Laura Brown will install screen printed faux “construction signs” around the perimeter of the Soap Factory during the upcoming building renovation. The prints’ shapes and placement will allude to common safety signs found in construction zones. In this way the pieces will act as artworks hidden in plain sight to activate the exterior and build anticipation for the soon-to-be renovated Soap Factory building.


In addition to the installation, Laura will host Open A-I-R studio sessions, inviting the public to print signs of solidarity, protest, or encouragement that relate to their day-to-day experiences in a wider world that is in various states of literal and metaphorical “renovation”.


DATES OF OPEN AIR STUDIO SESSIONS:
SATURDAY, JULY 1ST FROM 12-4PM
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12TH FROM 12-4PM

ARTIST  BIO

Laura Brown is a printmaker, book artist, collaborator and teacher. Her work examines human relationships and memory through the lenses of geography, movement, and time. She has held residencies at the Myren Graffikk in Kristiansand, Norway; the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California; Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York. Additionally, her work appears in collections at Yale University and the Library of Congress, among others. In May, she received an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin

About
Here & There
Laura Brown's project, COMING SOON! is the first of several public projects being presented by The Soap Factory as a part of Here & There. Here & There is  The Soap Factory's out-of-building programming during 2017 while the building undergoes renovation. Here & There includes a residency exchange program with Kultivera in Trånas, Sweden and public projects that will take place directly outside of The Soap Factory and around the state of Minnesota including locations such as; Rochester, Willmar, and Brainerd. 

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About
The Soap Factory

The Soap Factory is a laboratory for artistic experimentation and innovation, dedicated to supporting artists and engaging audiences through the production and presentation of contemporary art in a unique and historic environment. Based in the historic National Purity Soap Factory in downtown Minneapolis, The Soap Factory is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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