Making A Scene
Grady Carlson is one of 34 Minnesota-based artists that were chosen to create artwork for the Viking’s new home in the US Bank Stadium.
Artwork installed in July of 2016
“As a lifelong Minnesotan and Vikings fan, I was excited to hear that I was one of forty-nine artists selected from more than 1,100 applicants to create original, museum-quality art for the newly constructed US Bank Stadium.
Growing up, I spent many happy hours playing with my action figures of Keith Millard, Chris Doleman, Steve Jordan, Tommy Kramer, and Anthony Carter. I will never forget receiving a signed Anthony Carter card in the mail when I was ten years old.
I have always been proud to call Minnesota home.
With the three elevator paintings I created in 2015/2016 for the stadium, I took a contemporary approach while maintaining the integrity of these beautiful and historical structures. The hard edges of the elevators and the way natural light interacts with the variety of shapes creates a metropolitan/industrial feel to the minimalistic buildings being represented. The three elevators were chosen to represent an important part of the culture and history of the great state of Minnesota.”