About the Show
The Door is Open

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Both chance and modulation have served as important patterns for organization in contemporary art during the 20th century. In the case of the 'Foot', chance position and grid arrangement are powerful equalizers, but democracy also demands respect for the individual. Without the individual artist the community disappears and the culture suffers. The Foot in the Door Show honors the individual artist and, even more precisely, the individual's decision to self-identify as artist.

The exhibition features a vast array of artists: those with national and international reputations, those just starting out, the very young, and the very old, artists from towns and cities all across Minnesota. Some notable works include a painting of Lake Superior by George Morrison; a cast iron animal cracker by Michael Rathbun;

The Foot in the Door Show

a miniature airbrush painting of a shoe by 100 year old Melanie Busch; installations by Kinji Akagawa and Carole Fisher; a mixed-media sculpture by Steven Woodward; a miniature portrait of a chicken by Doug Argue; a wind-up mechanical tin man by Ann Wood and Dean Lucker; a beaded stone by Chris Allen-Wickler; a portrait of a woman drawn on a paper plate by Phillip Parhamovich during their first meeting in a restaurant (she later became his wife); and a biographical sculpture by 10-year-old Samantha Sencer-Mura.