First Artist Now Showing at Minneapolis Shop

 

As Cycles for Change developed a vision for the new Minneapolis shop, we dreamed of creating a warm, welcoming space not only for all types of bicyclists but also for everyone in our neighborhood communities. Cycles for Change is excited to announce another step in the evolution toward building a broad community space–a dedicated artwork area! Our focus will be on emerging Black, Indigenous, and people of color artists from neighborhoods near the Minneapolis shop.

For our first artist, Cycles for Change is excited to feature the prints of Kenneth Rivera.

Here is what Kenneth has to say about his art and his process:

“I use painting as a visual process to journal my dreams. Dreams occur involuntarily in the mind and they are fleeting. As a result, I am driven to capture the fleeting images, ideas, emotions and sensations of dreams. Over the last 13 years of painting I have noticed recurring dreams with intense opposition. Many of my paintings explore motifs such as identity, family, love and can interpreted as personal, reflective, and hopeful dreams. Nightmares on the other hand, have created paintings which convey a sense of despair, anger, and chaos. The challenge of painting the juxtaposition of my dreams has helped me develop a restorative and meditative insight about myself.”

Learn more about Kenneth and his work at https://solylunagallery.squarespace.com/ or follow him on Instagram: @solylunagallery.​

Kenneth’s prints will be up through mid-January and are for sale. (They are print versions of his larger paintings). They can be purchased (cash only, exact change) at the shop. Also, stop by the Seward Winter Frolic this weekend (December 2-3) to meet Kenneth.