XYandZ Gallery Presents: "This is Not a Place: Work by Isaac Gale & David Jensen", a multi-media installation debuting film, sculpture, and photo work from Gale and Jensen's ongoing film project for notable Eau Claire-based band, Bon Iver.

Compiled over the past year, the duo's film work traverses the wilds of April Base, the Wisconsin studio of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. Trundling through rich forest landscapes and ephemeral, sculptural environments, the films’ pure visual moments mesh with graceful digital effects, creating entangled shrines and smoke-filled twilights. At its root, the work deals with themes of space--both external and psychological. From physical installations to manipulated stills to multiple video projection environments, "This is Not a Place" will not only re-contextualize the finished pieces of Gale and Jensen's Bon Iver project, but also highlight the process and continuing evolution of it.

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, January 12th, 2012
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. / Free
Runs through Feb 11th
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

ISAAC GALE:
Isaac Gale is a video artist and musician based in Minneapolis, MN. A longtime staple in the music scene, Gale’s talents have landed him gigs directing videos for luminaries such as Doomtree’s P.O.S., Sims, Cecil Otter, Lazerbeak, Paper Tiger, and Dessa, as well as Gayngs, Bon Iver, Colin Stetson, and more. Gale is also a resident filmmaker and editor at Minneapolis creative agency, Permanent Art & Design Group, and acts as vocalist for renowned noise collective, Marijuana Deathsquads. isaacgale.com/

DAVID JENSEN:
David Jensen is an emerging artist living and working in Minneapolis, MN. His recent work includes painting, installation, photography, and video. Jensen also spent the last year and a half art directing, producing, and directing content for Bon Iver, Colin Stetson, Herman Miller, Doomtree, and Gayngs; as well as several other exciting new artists in music and fashion. He and Gale's video "Burn it Down" for Doomtree artist Sims was an Official Music Video Selection of this past spring's SXSW 2011 Film Festival. dvdjnsn.com/

XYandZ Gallery / 3258 Minnehaha Av S / MPLS / thexyandz.com/

XYandZ is owned and operated by Permanent Art & Design Group permanentadg.com/

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