Quarter Gallery

View selections from the postponed exhibition, BOOTY BODY, organized by Interact Center for the Visual & Performing Arts.

Named by artist Bonnie Thorne, BOOTY BODY is about patterns, the body, and the power of repeated marks and gestures over time. As in weight-lifting or dancing, there are patterns in art making. BOOTY BODY illuminates the repetitive moves that artists make in the studio and the incredible accumulation of marks, ideas, and physical work that can come with that. Repeated gestures at the potter’s wheel, loom, or easel form a kind of muscle memory that allow an artist to move nimbly from one piece to the next. Some artists in the exhibition, having called Interact their studio for over twenty years, are building massive bodies of work that trace decades of persistence as much as singular vision. BOOTY BODY also explores the body as an artist’s creative muse, and as one that can either align with or disrupt socio-political patterns. It presents bodies and the patterns that they wear or shirk, playing with fantasy, body image, and sexuality.

BOOTY BODY is curated by a team of artists and staff from Interact Center for the Visual & Performing Arts, a progressive visual arts studio and theater company whose work challenges perceptions of disability. At Interact, artists with and without disabilities work side by side every day as peer creators.

Visit Interact's web store to support BOOTY BODY artists working across fibers, drawing, painting and ceramics.

Andie Kiley - Untitled
Andie Kiley, Untitled, 2019, Watercolor on paper

Andrew Seymour - Summer

Andrew Seymour, Summer (black paper, white circles), 2019, Paint marker on paper

BDG Wolfe - The Learning Quilt

BDG Wolfe, The Learning Quilt, 2020, Mixed textiles

Bill Crane - Untitled

Bill Crane, Untitled, 2019, Marker on paper

Briana Shelstad - Wonder Woman Suit

Briana Shelstad, Wonder Woman Suit, 2019, Mixed textiles

Dan Schlag-Enjoyment

Dan Schlag, Enjoyment, 2018, Marker on paper

Garret Anderson-Squirrel the Series!

Garret Anderson, Squirrel the Series!, 2020, Graphite on paper

HML-Muscle Suit

HML, Muscle Suit, 2019, Mixed textiles

Janice Essick-Untitled (pink figure, arms up)

Janice Essick, Untitled (pink figure, arms up), 2015, Acrylic paint on paper

Katie Bretzman-Untitled (rainbow grid)

Katie Bretzman, Untitled (rainbow grid), 2019, Marker on paper

Katie Brinkman-Untitled (purple, orange, blue)

Katie Brinkman, Untitled (purple, orange, blue), 2019, Mixed media on paper

Kramer Hegenbarth-Monster

Kramer Hegenbarth, Monster, 2020, Ceramic

Loni Joy Watts-Vampires the Movie

Loni Joy Watts, Vampires the Movie P.S. They Will Drink Your Blood Down Your Neck, 2019, Marker on paper

Peder Hagen-Cressian Textile

Peder Hagen, Cressian Textile, 2017, Color pencil on paper

Philip Price-Dante DMC

Philip Price, Dante DMC, 2019, Mixed media on paper

Vance Diamond-Lightning

Vance Diamond, Lightning (yellow wheel), Year unknown, Color pencil on paper

Planning Your Visit

The Gallery is closed in response to COVID-19 until further notice.

Contact Us
(612) 624-7530 | artdept@umn.edu

For press inquiries contact Teréz Iacovino, Assistant Curator
iaco0030@umn.edu | (612) 624-7900

Gallery Hours
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Tuesday – Saturday

Regis Center for Art (East)
405 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

We are accessible via Metro Transit Blue and Green lines and bus routes 2 and 7. Parking is available nearby on the street, at the 21st Avenue South ramp5th Street South lot, and 19th Avenue South ramp; hourly or event rates may apply. Exhibitions and related events are FREE and open to the public.

About the Quarter Gallery
A beautiful space of 2,000 square feet, the Quarter Gallery presents exhibitions of students, faculty, and staff, as well as local, regional, and international artists. The Department of Art holds annual exhibitions in the gallery including the Undergraduate Scholarship Awards in recognition of undergraduate student artistic talent and the Regis Center for Art Emerging Artist Program, an open call to emerging artists to exhibit their work, broaden connections with other artists, and gain wider exposure to the local arts community.

Past Exhibitions

After Hours: Works by Department of Art Lecturers
February 20 - March 14, 2020

Tia-Simone Gardner
January 21 - February 15, 2020

Undergraduate Scholarship Awards
November 14 - December 7, 2019

Nicole Sara Simpkins: Turn Under, Climb Over
October 10 - November 9, 2019

Queer Forms Annex
September 5 - October 5, 2019

50 x 50: University of Minnesota Cast Iron Art Alumni
May 1 - 24, 2019

A Babel of O'rms | Intervals
April 5 - 27, 2019

The Form Will Find Its Way: Alexandra Engelfright
March 25-30, 2019

Something I'm Thinking
November 15, 2018 - February 2, 2019

Ties We Keep
October 11 - November 10, 2018

Inherit Light: An Evolutionary Practice of Love Consciousness 
September 6 - October 6, 2018

Young East African Artists Project
July 12 - 31, 2018

Grand Challenges Exhibition: Voice to Vision
Latin America, Vietnam, and the Holocaust
June 1 - 29, 2018

Altered Passages: Nature, Human & Movement
May 1 -12, 2018

slowly, softly, softer, sometime 
April 5 - 28, 2018

Undergraduate Scholarship Awards
March 8 - 31, 2018

Unanswered Questions: Joyce Aprea-Murphy and Chris Childers
February 13 - March 3, 2018

Smashing the Invisible: Mary Simon-Casati
January 16 - February 10, 2018

Swap Meet: University of Wisconsin - Madison MFA Exchange
November 28 - December 9, 2017

November 7 - 18, 2017

I'm Just Going to Leave This Here
October 10 - November 4, 2017

Fresh Works
September 26 - October 7, 2017

April 25 - May 13, 2017

Making Room
March 28 - April 22, 2017

Lines Leading Nowhere
March 7 - 25, 2017

Let A Hundred Flowers Bloom
February 14 - March 4, 2017

John Kohring | Photographs
January 17 - February 11, 2017

BA Commencement
November 29 - December 10, 2016

Deeper Than Face Value
November 8 - 19, 2016

Malcolm Myers Prints: A Retrospective
October 18 - November 5, 2016

Undergraduate Scholarship Awards
October 4 - 15, 2016

It’s Personal! 
September 20 – October 1, 2016

Look Where Time Takes Us
September 6 - 17, 2016

Work from the 2016 Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive
July 11 - 29, 2016

Remembering Persia: Art and Healing
June 1 - 24, 2016

Split Second
April 19 - May 5, 2016

Carol Fisher: who are we—Listen...it will happen—in the name of oil
Alaska Oil Spill Project: Interviews / Installations / Prints 1989-2016
March 29 - April 9, 2016

Berlin Calling
March 1 -11, 2016

Dialogues: Egypt <---> Minnesota
February 16 - 27, 2016

Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards Jurors
February 2 - 13, 2016

Four at the Quarter
January 19 – 30, 2016

Reflections | Photographs by Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin
September 15 - October 3, 2015