March 19, 2013

The Fire Museum

It feels almost like living in the country for 9 months never happened- the way leaving Ireland felt. One moment you're playing cards in a small whiskey bar near the ocean-the next you've been living in a farmhouse-mostly isolated-for 6 months and have begun to notice you now have the habit of mumble-thinking.  But alas, we return to Milwaukee.

For the past several months I have been working on a drawing and screen-printing collaborative exhibition currently on view at The Portrait Society Gallery in Milwaukee with Jessica Seamans of Landland, Alyssa Schulte and Ella Dwyer. I have never collaborated in this way before and it was exciting to work with ladies whom have influenced and inspired me. We set up drawing dates and in my tiny apartment while listening to Roseannearchy (I love Rosie) created the drawings that Jessica Seamans then scanned, designed, and printed in her studio in Minneapolis. Here are a few images-forgive the poor quality. FORGIVE.

The show opened March 15th. There is a second opportunity where at least some of us will be there Friday, March 22 for the SGC Conference that is being held Milwaukee this year. The gallery has regular hours as well and will be up for a month. There are some really fantastic things happening for the conference. Justseeds Artist Cooperative is in town and will be having an exhibition at the Union Art Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Also- Little Friends of Printmaking 's exhibition Milwaukee's Worst is on view at the SkyHigh Gallery in Bayview.

Lot's to see this week.

 I have been obsessed with The Believer for a long time- so it is quite an honor to be included in the 10th anniversary edition of the magazine. I did a Process interview with Kati Heck where we discussed one of her paintings.
This painting in fact:

The magazine is available now!

This is getting really long.
OK. Wild Wild Midwest Variety Show! YES! Myself along with Ella Dwyer are in the pre-production stages of a new radio show on 91.7 WMSE here in Milwaukee. It's pretty wing-nut and a sort of free form arts-ish program with interviews, stories, special guests, and music. It's been a pretty strange experience trying to figure out how to talk into a microphone. Our first show airs April 1st at 11 AM.
Tune in. I love that I can say tune in...wait...does tunes come from tune? See-this is the kind of brilliant thinking you will get on our program.


May 4th, 2013 is the opening of my exhibition, The Fire Museum, at the Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

For now, thats enough.