Hiawatha Grain Elevators by Rod Massey
Hiawatha Grain Elevators by Rod Massey

Rod Massey ’71 is showing new paintings the solo exhibition Concrete Evidence at Groveland Gallery.

Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Over the past forty years, Massey’s subjects have included the houses and yards of his quiet Southwest Minneapolis neighborhood, abandoned industrial warehouses, gritty highways, and neglected grain elevators.

“I strive to reveal the underlying character of the mundane and unremarkable scenes that populate my world… and record them with unsentimental honesty and affection.” —Massey

Massey’s sustained investigation of these ordinary places, objects, surfaces, and facades illustrates his personal and sometimes exasperated affection for the urban landscape. Focusing on the less inhabited areas of the urban landscape, he keenly describes the sometimes awkward intersection between the domestic and industrial landscapes that coexist in city life.

Concrete Evidence
October 26–November 30
Groveland Gallery (Minneapolis)
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 26, 2:00–5:00 p.m.

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