David Coggins is a Minneapolis artist, writer, and set designer. Last weekend I attended an art opening at his very hip studio in Northeast Minneapolis. I could have spent the evening exploring his space but we were there for the featured work of artist Robert Carolina and his recently published Daybooks.
Created over a ten-year period (2000-2009), Robert Carolina’s eight Daybooks total 1,700 pages and contain 1,000 collages.I felt a kindred spirit with this artist, a fellow storyteller using found objects, text and imagery. They were humorous, sad, thought provoking and above all they kept me wanting more. The entire event was magically staged in a setting reminiscent of Paris. Catered by Grand Bakery, every bite was as interesting and tasteful as the art.
Available individually and as a boxed set. The Daybooks were edited by David Coggins and are available through Cobalt Press. To see more examples of either artists work visit Cobalt Press.