10.15.22 to 11.12.22
Opening reception 12-5pm on 10.15.22 as part of Twin Cities Art Week!
Drawing from histories of gay neighborhoods in Minneapolis and his father’s forty year career in framing houses in Greater Minnesota, photographer Jaysen Hohlen is developing a body of artwork spanning across multiple photographic genres in order to produce thorough investigations into class, sexual privacy and land use. His research pulls from two sites: the revitalization project of the Minneapolis Gateway District in the 1950s-60s, and current housing projects in Crow Wing County where his family resides and works.
Jaysen Hohlen (he/him) is a Minneapolis-based artist and writer whose works engage contemporary and historic gay cruising landscapes. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BFA in Studio Arts in 2019. Hohlen has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Minnesota State Arts Board Continuous Support for Individuals and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s Next Step Fund. He has given artist talks at The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Company Projects. Hohlen has exhibited locally and internationally at Yeah Maybe, Public Functionary and The Centre for the Periphery. He co-founded and currently runs the project space PAPA.