Dietrich Sieling: City Bus at Day, City Bus at Night, No Clouds Everywhere
Henrietta Schmoll Rauenhorst Court
May 16 – September 22, 2019
The M is thrilled to present an exhibition of work by Minneapolis-based artist Dietrich Sieling, City Bus at Day, City Bus at Night, No Clouds Everywhere. Inspired by countless rides and the visual journey along the way, Dietrich Seiling’s installation will reflect his long-time love for the interior rectangular world of the city bus: the green exit door lights, the seated and standing passengers, the windows, the rolling spectacle of day-to-night, avenues, streets, and weather. He has a powerful relationship to light and color, strongly associating colors with sounds, flavors, shapes, smells, and memories. Sieling’s site-responsive installation at the M will activate the museum’s two-story Rauenhorst Court and the intersecting skyway. He will populate the space with painted color blocks, intricate patterns and text; bus doors, green exit lights, and larger-than-life passengers; and a dazzling yellow sun overhead, rendered in vinyl. Altogether, the installation will offer dynamic views from both the ground floor of the museum and the skyway corridor above.
Dietrich Sieling (b. 1988) lives in Minneapolis and is a full-time artist. Inspirations for his work include calligraphy and a fascination with animals both scary and beloved. Friends and family are also important subjects, and he draws them with special attention. He counts among his influences a number of fellow artists, such as Jim Denomie, Larry Wish, Markus Lunkenheimer, and Lauren Roche, as well as renowned artists, such as Dan Flavin and Andy Warhol. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Bockley Gallery and Forage Modern Workshop in Minneapolis, Kabinett & Kammer, and Governors Island in New York City. He has also been included in group exhibitions at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND, and Honeycomb Salon and Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis.