ACHF Arts Access
The artist will present new work that engages with fragments of Minnesota's history at an exhibition open to the public. The outcome will be a successful solo exhibition at a Minneapolis gallery. Success will be indicated by community attendance and engagement with the work. 2: The artist will learn new photographic and filmmaking processes and techniques through time spent in experimentation. The artist will have gained new knowledge and techniques to employ a more varied and thorough approach in his multidisciplinary practice.
Gerlach presented a public solo exhibition at The White Page Gallery in Minneapolis consisting of new sculptures and photographic work that engage Minnesota's history. Success of this project outcome was evaluated by public attendance at the exhibition and public engagement with the work created. The gallery was crowded throughout the opening reception and continued drawing people throughout the duration of the exhibition. It was one of the best-attended shows in the Gallery's series as evaluated by one of the Gallery directors. The artist received lots of feedback detailing a variety of ways in which others had engaged with the work at the exhibition and beyond. 2: Through experimentation, Gerlach expanded his practice to include new sculpture, filmmaking and photographic processes, techniques, and materials. In this grant project Gerlach experimented with and employed new techniques and materials in sculpture, filmmaking and photography. The work in the resulting exhibition demonstrates the development and expansion of his practice during this project. Gerlach's experimentation and learning happened in a variety of ways, both inside the studio and out, and his ability in and understanding of new techniques and materials demonstrates this outcome.