ST. PAUL — St. John’s Catholic Church was built in 1922 to serve the growing Irish immigrant parish that was founded in 1887 on the city’s east side.
Sheila Dickinson is a participant in the Andy Warhol Foundation/AICA USA Art Writer's Workshop and holds a PhD in Art History from University College Dublin. She is an art critic for Artforum, ART News, The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, Temporary Art Review, InReview, and Circa, and writes about regional artists and art issues for City Pages and MNArtists.
Imagining Alternatives to the Racist Paintings in Minnesota’s State Capitol
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Looking lost and helpless, a Native couple in “Discoverers and Civilizers Led to the Source of the Mississippi” are surrounded.
Ana Mendieta Comes Alive in Her Films
MINNEAPOLIS — The more time I spent in the galleries of Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta, the more I felt the lived presence of the artist herself.
A Nighttime Journey Through Minneapolis in Search of Art
MINNEAPOLIS — How do you measure artistic success?
A Novel Comes to Life as a Warped Sculptural Wonderland
MINNEAPOLIS — At the beginning of next month, Chris Larson’s installation at the Soap Factory will serve as a set for an original opera composed by Anthony Gatto, based on Flannery O’Connor’s novel Wise Blood.
Artists Serve Up the Radical Power of Eating
MINNEAPOLIS — I have to admit, I was a little wary of going to see an art exhibition that I presumed would consist of leftovers from a one-off, amazing, artist-led dinner, a show littered with lengthy documents about a great event I missed.
The Push and Pull of Claiming an Irish Heritage
DUBLIN — We all have that one story we tell, about a crazy thing we did when we were younger. Few of us make a commissioned art installation about it.