Weighing the Air
Blueprints and Dreams

Sean Smuda

September 30 - October 30, 2009

Artists' Talk and Reception:
Wednesday, October 7th, 3-5 pm





  • Sky bivouak, Hubris tour, Drop ceiling

    Sky bivouac, Hubris tour, Drop ceiling

  • Recycling words buys time, To open cages for ghosts, To walk the river beside us (Hmong)

    Recycling words buys time, To open cages for ghosts, To walk the river beside us (Hmong)

  • 2008, Resurrection

    2008, Resurrection

  • 2006, Seeding

    2006, Seeding

  • 2006, Immaculate Conception

    2006, Immaculate Conception

Sean Smuda
I have been practicing photography since I was twelve. I have also been working with my dreams from an early age. My mother would write them down in a book for me. She also gave me the poetry of Rimbaud (or maybe it was from my father’s shelf), the Beats, and of our friend, Meridel Le Sueur. The other-worldly with a socially engaged component has since been an M.O. After art schooling in Brussels, the Great Books Program, and the Boston Museum School, I moved back to Minneapolis in its musical heyday. Since then I’ve been playing in many noise bands, painting, film making, dancing and photographing. When I moved to my current studio and created a Matta-Clark inspired installation, it became the Shoebox Gallery, which I have curated for five years. This year I was awarded the city’s Mosaic commission, celebrating its diversity.

Blueprint Series

  1. Butterfly wheel, Soaring heart, No Pollution (Chinese), archival pigment print, 36”x 24”, 2008 (postcard)
  2. Sky bivouac, Hubris tour, Drop ceiling (English), archival pigment print, 36” x24”, 2008
  3. Recycling words buys time, To open cages for ghosts, To walk the river beside us (Hmong), archival pigment print, 36” x24”, 2008

Dreams and Allegories

  1. 2008, Resurrection, archival pigment print, 22”x30”
  2. 2006, Seeding, C- print, 30”x 24”
  3. 2006, Immaculate Conception, C- print, 30”x24”

Untitled Document