You and Picasso? Nothing in common. (Your blue periods consist of "Sex and the City" marathons). Neither van Gogh: Self-mutilation is so not you. (The nose piercing was enough.)
The one artist you can relate to is Minneapolis-based Berry Holz. The painter does interiors by day (having worked at Ikea for a spell) and has created her own reverse stenciling system for creating sweet, layered pictures of outdoor scenes.
She works on boards that are ready to be hung as is or can be framed. The subtle works include an elephant or pig in a landscape or a wee bird in a fantastical sea of bright grass or a girl on a bike.
Holz says her creations are created from color, (planned) chaos and her mood (sometimes anger), yet always end up looking flat and calm.
Something you can totally relate to.
Note: Mitrebox will be closed August 23 through 28, though you can see Berry's work in the window on your way to Haute Dish or the Twins game.
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