HAIR + NAILS is pleased to announce Alexa Horochowski — Nomeacuerdo (I-don’t-remember-land), a solo art exhibition of new sculpture and video by the Minneapolis based artist opening February 27, 2021 at HAIR+NAILS.
We will have open hours every Saturday and Sunday from 1-5pm through March. We are also open by appointment. Email us at email@example.com to schedule a visit.
Nomeacuerdo (I-don’t-remember-land) — an exhibion of new objects, digital prints, and video — is Horochowski’s first exhibition with HAIR+NAILS; a total take-over of the gallery’s storefront in South Minneapolis, not far from the artist’s home studio. H+N has long admired Horochowski’s virtuosic wrestling with diverse materials, object-making both absurd and practical, ideas both poetic and urgently political. The exhibition’s title is drawn from a children’s song by a well-known poet from the artist’s childhood home, Argentina. Informed by a life immersed in radically different landscapes — the desolate Argentine fringes of Patagonia’s Atlantic coast and the fertile Midwest woodlands hugging the great lakes — chance encounters with various materials, natural or man-made, often provide a starting point for the artist’s works in sculpture and video. Working at the intersection of what is human and what is not, Horochowski’s work bridges national borders by considering the landscape and human condition from a global perspective. In the artist’s words: “Warning of the ramifications of climate change, I aspire to question the sustainability of a consumer society that exacerbates inequality and degrades the environment. Through this lens, human-kind and its impact on the earth can be viewed as yet another natural force, creating and unleashing materials and substances that are moved around the globe by the jet stream, ocean currents or even industrial systems heedless of how we might define a landscape as urban or rural, developed or undeveloped.“ Expect: an ashtray collaboration with a bird, obsidian sunglasses, a video installation with a keen eye for dog-human bonding.
HAIR+NAILS’ COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN:
–gallery capacity reduced to 10 people at a time.
–masks required in the gallery. Individually-wrapped new masks provided.
–several hand-sanitizing stations and a hand-washing sink in the gallery.
—wipedowns with 91% isopropyl alcohol of doorknobs and any touch surfaces between visitors.
–air circulated by central air, open doors, and air purifiers with uvc light.
–single-direction traffic flow for opening night.
–HAIR+NAILS gallery attendants queried for symptoms before every shift.
–6-foot social distancing requested in both the gallery and the frontyard/backyard waiting areas.–Continuing consultation of CDC and Minnesota guidelines. Adjusting
plans accordingly as needed.
–Individual appointments available for visitors and their companions who live with greater concern for contracting COVID-19.