Art at The Hive: Erik Farseth (Sept. 23 – Nov. 12, 2017)

"Cosmonaut," Cut Paper Collage by Erik Farseth (2017)

Art at The Hive:  Erik Farseth, Collage Artist 

This exhibit ran from September 23 – November 12, 2017

Curated by Katie Garrett,

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 23 from 8-10 pm at The Hive Salon

  • Featuring live music by Oaks

The Hive Salon
1621 East Hennepin Avenue, suite B20
Minneapolis, MN, 55414

This event is free, and open to the public

Minneapolis, MN — Please join collage artist Erik Farseth and for an opening night reception at The Hive salon, featuring new works on paper.

These colorful, mostly abstract collages were created in direct response to the collective feeling of depression and despair that followed in the wake of Donald Trump’s ascension to the White House. Using bright, bold colors to drive away the darkness, the artist entices you to follow him down the rabbit hole.

Modern Radio recording artists Oaks will perform dark, heavy, fuzzed-out rock during the opening.

· Hosted by The Hive Salon and mplsart


The Hive Salon, 1621 East Hennepin Avenue suite B20, Minneapolis, MN, 55414

Exhibition runs from September 23 – November 12, 2017

Sponsored by: – Make a Scene

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Inspired by Cold War-era ad campaigns, Erik Farseth’s cut paper collage uses the cultural detritus of the fading “American Century” to critique contemporary consumer culture, the ongoing wars in the Middle East, and the rise of the U.S. surveillance state.

These abstract collage “paintings” evoke a candy-coated version of American myth-making – myths then torn apart (literally) to create new meanings.

Wielding a pair of scissors in lieu of a paintbrush, new hybridized images are gradually built up from dozens of cut up paper fragments, arranged and rearranged layer upon layer, to create repeating patterns of texture and color.

“Retro Electro Carnival,” Cut Paper Collage by Erik Farseth (2017)


Erik Farseth is a printmaker, zine publisher, and collage artist based in the Twin Cities. He has exhibited at numerous local and regional galleries, including: the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Rosalux Gallery, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Gamut Gallery, and other locations.

Farseth has received a number of awards and fellowships for his work, including two Artist Initiative Grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, and an MCBA / Jerome Book Arts Fellowship.