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Up Next@Public Functionary: SF Artist Aaron De La Cruz

2015 at 05:27 pm by admin | Comments Off


We’re really excited to check out Public Functionary’s next exhibit Always Something featuring the graphic, graffiti-influenced artwork of San Francisco’s Aaron De La Cruz. In Always Something, De La Cruz continues his ongoing exploration of line and shape with a new body of work that includes original paintings, works on paper, a large-scale mural, 3D wood and mirror works and the debut of a new, limited edition line of wallpapers produced in conjunction with Public Functionary and artist-designed wallpaper line, Area Environments. The first release in the new PFxAE Exhibition Collection, the wallpaper will be installed as the backdrop to the exhibit, creating a layered, pattern-rich viewing experience.

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Named one of the “25 Most Important Artists” by Complex Magazine, De La Cruz relies on a simplistic yet striking visual vocabulary. He applies his free-hand style to a number different formats — primarily walls and environments — a technique he’s been perfecting for 10+ years. Each piece draws the viewer’s eye through an open-ended exploration of maze-like composition and naturally balanced strokes — beautiful both in detail and as the sum of many parts. For Always Something, the artist has developed a full-scale installation that contextualizes his work as multi-faceted, tactile design crossed with impactful contemporary art.



In addition, a limited-edition 24″x36″ Aaron De La Cruz print will be produced by Arkitip, available exclusively for Always Something through both Public Functionary and after Nov 7th.

For more info on the exhibit and artist, visit the Always Something Facebook event page and rsvp HERE:


Opening Reception:
Saturday November 7 // 7pm-12am
FREE & Open to the Public

Open Gallery Hours through December 5th: Tuesdays 4-8pm, Wednesdays 12-4pm, Fridays 12pm-8pm, Saturdays 7pm-11pm

Public Functionary
1400 12th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(Enter on Buchanan)