Robbin Gallery Features ‘Crossing Boundaries’ Exhibit
Two artists are featured in this month’s exhibit called “Crossing Boundaries” at the Robbin Gallery.
Andrea Canter calls her exhibit “Urban Anarchy-ology,” a title taken from the words anarchy and archaeology.
She creates her abstract art with what she finds, like cardboard or bubble wrap. But Canter also hits the streets collecting what she calls remnants.
“Which is where I came up with the feeling that I was like an archaeologist digging through stuff,” said Canter.
As a resident of South Minneapolis, Canter witnessed the unrest and destruction following the killing of George Floyd. She says the metal scraps and burned books in some of her art are tributes to both community upheaval and hope.
“It’s representing different layers of time or different layers of thought or different ideas,” explained Canter.
She encourages people who might be ambivalent to abstract art to give it another try.
“I think some people who hate [abstract art] haven’t really looked at it much,” said Canter. “They are like, what’s that supposed to be? And I hope people realize maybe it’s not supposed to be anything specific, it’s just what can you find it it?”
The exhibits run through February 26.