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Kramer Hegenbarth at David Petersen Gallery

In Flowering in the Dark, David Petersen Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Kramer Hegenbarth alongside a Dog Eye Press book release party

Event Date: Saturday, February 3, 6 - 8 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: February 3 - March 3, 2024

We are thrilled to announce that David Petersen Gallery will exhibit an installation of ceramic artwork by Kramer Hegenbarth, a multidisciplinary artist who has practiced at Interact since 2017. With an exhibition entitled Flowering in the Dark, Hegenbarth’s work explores texture, fantasy, and humor in his recent series of ceramic “Rock Monsters.” Riddled with spiky appendages, forked tongues, and caught saying “Aah,” works like Punk Rock and The Creep playfully toe the line between familiar forms and imaginary beasts. "These are very imaginative rock creatures," says Hegenbarth. "I was thinking about nature, like plants and animals, when I made them, and a little bit about Little Shop of Horrors (1986). They’re creepy-cute, and each one has its own personality. I like bright colors, the texture, and hardness and softness at the same time – like the teeth and stuff are really pointy, but the rocks are smooth." Hegenbarth has presented work in exhibitions throughout Minnesota, including at Interact Gallery, Gamut Gallery, and the Minnesota Museum of American Art. In addition to his visual art practice, Hegenbarth is also an active member of Interact's performing arts cast.

In conjunction with the opening of Hegenbarth’s exhibition, Dog Eye Press will celebrate the release of three new artist-created books. The release party will include a new book by John Fleischer, Each Thought the Other Wrong (ETTOW); and by Tom Bubul, Painting is the Language of the Demon. As a special publication for the exhibition, Dog Eye Press will facilitate the release of a small catalog featuring the ceramic works by the exhibiting artist, Kramer Hegenbarth.


David Petersen Gallery
4116 Cedar Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 221-9539
Gallery Hours: Friday - Sunday, 12 - 5 p.m. and by appointment


David Petersen Gallery is located on the ground level of a store front. There is free street parking in front of the gallery on Cedar Avenue. An outdoor accessible portable restroom will be available for the event on Saturday, February 3. It will also be available during gallery open hours through February 11. For more accessibility information, or if there is something we can do to make it easier to experience the exhibition, please contact either or


David Petersen Gallery is a contemporary art gallery based in south Minneapolis. Founded in 2012, the gallery exhibits internationally-recognized, mid-career artists from across the United States. The gallery’s exhibitions have been featured in Artforum, Hyperallergic,,, and the Star Tribune, and the work of its exhibiting artists has been collected by the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Weisman Art Museum.  


Dog Eye Press is an independent publishing and distribution project created and operated by artists Colleen Harriss and Hannah Lee Hall. Based in Minneapolis, Dog Eye Press collaborates with visual artists to produce inventive, small-run publications that occupy the space between zines and art books. Like a hungry dog with its nose to the ground, Dog Eye Press revels in the messy corners of an artist’s practice. 


Image description (above): A ceramic sculpture by Kramer Hegenbarth, titled I Sea You Rock, has a big mouth with pointed yellow teeth. The creature's pink tongue extends from its mouth. Greenish-yellow tendrils curl over its purple body and writhe around at its side.