When an architectural firm makes a big move to the metro’s most artistically fabulous and business-packed neighborhood, they’ll need to fit the bill. The St. Paul community, known as the Creative Enterprise Zone, is already bursting with artists, manufacturers, artisans, and innovative entrepreneurs. Their newest neighbor? NewStudio Architecture.
Inside their new space sits the Twin Cities’ latest art gallery. But it’s more than just that—it’s a gallery that brands them as proud, active participants in the art-focused movement that’s sweeping the metro.
First up to bat? It’s Landland, a dynamic art studio and screen-printing lab comprised of Chicago’s Dan Black and Milwaukee’s Jessica Seamans. Together, the two design, draw, and distribute a series of intricately detailed and mysteriously moody hand-drawn screen prints. Go ahead, take a peek at their work here. It’s easy to see exactly why they landed in the spotlight and became a prime pick for NewStudio Gallery’s inaugural showing.
You don’t just have to stop and stare, though. The art, stacked high and hanging from the walls on a delicate wire, is most definitely for sale. You’ll find prints of all sizes (sold in color and black and gray), notebooks, stickers, and other hand-built illustrations.
Landland’s gallery, Fort Courage, is on display through Nov. 16, and after, a new gallery will transition into NewStudio’s large, open space—complete with stark white walls, exposed pipework, wood beams, and cemented rock that emits a down-under, but equally modern feel. The gallery’s next exhibit opens on Nov. 30 and features the photography of Adam Jarvi—one of NewStudio Architecture’s very own.