Graham Rawle: an artist worth your time

Rebecca Lang

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London-based artist Graham Rawle is fairly mysterious in his tastes. First of all, he’s not only an artist but a writer as well, and most of his works combine wordplay with imagery. For example, he wrote a book called "Woman’s World," made out of clips from old-fashioned womens’ magazines. While telling a cohesive story (it’s being adapted into a film), it has the alarming visual aesthetic of a ransom note.

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Rawle is currently displaying his latest project in Minneapolis, at MCAD. It is a remaking of the scenes from "Wizard of Oz" using skewed proportions and slightly tragic-looking dolls.

To visit, head to MCAD’s gallery, which is open Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sun. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. at 2501 Stevens Ave. S.