Tom Arndt: Minnesota

South Gallery

June 23 - August 25, 2006

Tom Arndt: Minnesota 2006 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Resturant, Virginia, Minnesota 1973
6 1/2 x 10 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1973

Tom Arndt: Minnesota 2006 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Pool Table, Bar, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1973
9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1973

Tom Arndt: Minnesota 2006 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Man in a White Castle Resturant, Minneapolis, 1970
6 1/2 x 10 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1970

Tom Arndt: Minnesota 2006 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Man in a White Castle Resturant, Minneapolis 1970
6 1/2 x 10 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1970

Tom Arndt: Minnesota 2006 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Phonebooth in a Bar, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1973
9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1973

Tom Arndt: Minnesota 2006 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Beauty Shop Window, Minneapolis, 1970
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1970

Tom Arndt: Minnesota 2006 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Man in Cafe, Como Park, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1975
9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1976

Tom Arndt: Minnesota 2006 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Woman in a Popcorn Booth, Browerville, Minnesota, 1976
9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1976

Tom Arndt: Minnesota 2006 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Surplus Store, Minneapolis, 1973
|8 X 8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1973

Tom Arndt: Minnesota 2006 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Two Men on a Bench, Nicolett Mall, Minneapolis, 1975
14 x 13 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1975

Tom Arndt: Minnesota 2006 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Couple Walking on the Nicolett Mall, 1975
14 x 13 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1975

Tom Arndt: Minnesota 2006 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Retired Couple, Winona, Minnesota, 1976
|14 x 13 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1976

Tom Arndt: Minnesota 2006 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Ray Dressed as a Clown, Minneapolis, 1973
7 5/8 x 11 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c. 1973

Tom Arndt: Minnesota 2006 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Carnival Worker, Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN, 1971
7 5/8 x 11 31/2 inches

Gelatin silver print; printed c. 1973

Press Release

Tom Arndt was born in Minneapolis. He has been photographing urban environments for over 30 years. Unlike those photographers who focus on the fringes of society, Arndt says he is interested in the mainstream: “I’m a common man and I photograph common people”. The subjects in his photographs, however ordinary, seem to offer exceptional insights, due to Arndt’s personal vision.  Arndt's career demonstrates the increasing isolation in which street photographers have worked through out the years. Meanwhile, the continuity in his photography has been supplied by those things that were already in place before he took up the medium–the working-class values and politics he inherited from his parents and instilled in his 1995 book Men in America, his love of the Midwest, particularly his native Minnesota, that has resulted in a long friendship and occasional collaboration with Garrison Keillor.