Minnesota Biennial: 3D II

Eagerly anticipated by sculptors across the state, this overview of the medium promises to be quirky and eye-opening. Jennifer Jankauskas, associate curator at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, chose just twenty-seven sculptors from 147 submissions. Some, such as Pete Driessen and Ruben Nusz, are better known as painters than sculptors; others, like David Swanson and Anastasia Ward, predicate alternate realities that are by turns amusing and disturbing. Some are well known in the Cities; some are completely new. Expect some surprises; sculpture has been spreading out to embrace new territories. Perhaps it is the medium best able to absorb the constant shifts in contemporary culture.

Minnesota Museum of American Art, 50 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul; 651-266-1030.