University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

THE 2011 GREATER MILWAUKEE FOUNDATION MARY L. NOHL FELLOWSHIPS EXHIBITION


OCTOBER 5 – DECEMBER 9, 2012

Established artists Nicolas Lampert, Brad Lichtenstein, and Sonja Thomsen and emerging artists Richard Galling, Hans Gindlesberger, Sarah Luther, and the American Fantasy Classics group (Brittany Ellenz, Liza Pflughoft, Alec Regan, Oliver Sweet) report in a year after being selected as 2011 Nohl Fellows as part of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fellowships for Individual Artists. The exhibition presents a range of new work in painting, photography, film, printmaking, and installation. This presentation will mark the ninth annual exhibition of fellowship winners at INOVA and will be accompanied with a catalogue. The Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Fellowships for Individual Artists program is administered by the Bradley Family Foundation. The exhibition is guest curated for INOVA by Nicholas Frank.

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EXHIBITION PROGRAMS AND EVENTS:
(all events are free unless otherwise noted)

Friday, October 5, 5-8 pm
OPENING RECEPTION:

INOVA, 2155 N. Prospect Ave.

Gallery talk by 2011 jurors Xandra Eden and Liz Thomas at 6:30 pm. During the opening, American Fantasy Classics and a host of collaborators and special guests will present the first installment of Nite Life in the Streets of New Milwaukee.


Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 1 pm
MILWAUKEE FILM FESTIVAL: ACCESS AND ETHICS IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING

Kenilworth Square East, 6th Floor (enter through INOVA, 2155 N. Prospect)
Information: mkefilm.org

A discussion, moderated by filmmaker Janet Fitch, about how documentarians gain access to subjects. Panelists include Brad Lichtenstein, Bill Ross IV, and Turner Ross. Visit the exhibition before or after the panel discussion.


Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 5 pm
MILWAUKEE FILM FESTIVAL: CREAM CITY CINEMA
AS GOES JANESVILLE

Landmark Oriental Theater, 2230 N. Farwell Ave.
Information: Tickets: $6-$10, available online at mkefilm.org or at the Oriental box office.

As Goes Janesville, Brad Lichtenstein’s documentary, catapults viewers into America's debate over the future of our middle class--a debate that became a battle over unions in the normally tranquil state of Wisconsin. (Three subsequent screenings during the festival.)


Galling_12-011_smallSaturday, October 6, 2012, 10 pm-2 am
AFTER THE AFTER PARTY

Impala Lounge, 701 E. Center St.
ImageRichard Galling, 12-011, 2012

DJ Richard Galling curates a selection of local music collectors and DJs to entertain your ears in celebration of the Nohl Fellowship Exhibition opening—one day later!


Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 5:15 pm
SARAH LUTHER: SUNSET THEATRE

27th Street Viaduct (meet at the southwest corner of 27th Street and St. Paul Avenue)

Watch the sunset on the 27th Street Viaduct. Wear comfortable shoes, dress for the weather. The sun sets at 6:12 pm. Street parking is available west of 27th Street on St. Paul Avenue.


Lampert_TheCommandosandFatherJamesGroppi_smallWednesday, October 17, 2012 at 7 pm
UWM DEPARTMENT OF ART & DESIGN: ARTISTS NOW! GUEST LECTURE SERIES
NICOLAS LAMPERT: VISUALIZING A PEOPLE’S HISTORY

UWM Arts Center Lecture Hall, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Information: (414) 229-6052 or arts.uwm.edu
Image Nicolas Lampert & Paul Kjelland, The Commandos and Father James Groppi, 2012 (with permission from the Wisconsin Historical Society for use of image #WHS-1912, a 1968 photograph by Howard M. Berliant).

Nicolas Lampert’s work addresses artists’ roles in urban ecology and social justice issues by asking two primary questions: How can artists help transform the rust belt into a green belt, and how can radical culture challenge the dominant culture and advocate for a more just and sustainable future?


Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 6 pm
TALKS BY 2012 NOHL JURORS

INOVA, 2155 N. Prospect Ave.

The three jurors who will be selecting the seven recipients of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund for Individual Artists Fellowships (2012)—Lisa Dent, Independent Curator and faculty at Ohio State & Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus; Astria Suparak, Director, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; and Irene Tsatsos, Director of Gallery Programs, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena—will give a public talk about their institutions and curatorial interests. The talk begins at 6:30 pm and is preceded by an informal reception.


Thomsen_Nexus_smallThursday, November 1, 2012 at 6 pm
SONJA THOMSEN ARTIST TALK: SHIFTING THE FRAME

INOVA, 2155 N. Prospect Ave.
Image Sonja Thomsen, nexus (detail), 2012

Sonja Thomsen is enthralled by the materiality of the photograph and its relationship to form and narrative. She employs myriad strategies to shift the frame by creating installations and objects and using the spaces between photographs to tell a larger story. She will talk about her installation-based works, her use of series to carry content, and her recent foray into sculpture.


Gindlesberger_Untitled#1_smallWednesday, November 7, 2012 at 7 pm
UWM DEPARTMENT OF ART & DESIGN: ARTISTS NOW! GUEST LECTURE SERIES
HANS GINDLESBERGER: DEAD RECKONING

UWM Arts Center Lecture Hall, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Information: (414) 229-6052 or arts.uwm.edu Image Hans Gindlesberger, Untitled #1 (Overlooking Nürnberg, Bavaria from Sinwell Tower) from the series Partial Architectures, 2011-2012

Hans Gindlesberger discusses his most recent project, which combines architectural and photographic processes to create sites that interweave global history with familial memory.


AmericanFantasyClassics_MKEatNight_smallThursday, November 8, 2012 at 6 pm
AMERICAN FANTASY CLASSICS PRESENTS: NITE LIFE

INOVA, 2155 N. Prospect Ave.
Image Oliver Sweet, MKE at Night, 2012

Join American Fantasy Classics (Brittany Ellenz, Elizabeth Pflughoft, Alec Regan and Oliver Sweet) and a host of collaborators and special guests for the second of three installments of diverse nite-time programming. Walk the Streets of New Milwaukee and experience all that the Nite Life has to offer: arts and entertainment, architecture, cuisine, nightclubs, dancing, education, cinema and friendship.


Lichtenstein_AsGoesJanesville_smallWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7 pm
FILM: LOCALLY GROWN
AS GOES JANESVILLE

UWM Union Theatre, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Information: (414) 229-4070 or uniontheatre.uwm.edu Image Brad Lichtenstein, As Goes Janesville, 2012.

As Goes Janesville, Brad Lichtenstein’s documentary, catapults viewers into America's debate over the future of our middle class--a debate that became a battle over unions in the normally tranquil state of Wisconsin.


AmericanFantasyClassics_MKEatNight_smallThursday, November 29, 2012 at 6 pm
AMERICAN FANTASY CLASSICS PRESENTS: NITE LIFE

INOVA, 2155 N. Prospect Ave.
Image Oliver Sweet, MKE at Night, 2012

Join American Fantasy Classics (Brittany Ellenz, Elizabeth Pflughoft, Alec Regan and Oliver Sweet) and a host of collaborators and special guests for the final installment of diverse nite-time programming.


Luther_McKinleyFieldGuide_smallThursday, December 6, 2012 at 6 pm
SARAH LUTHER: A GUIDE TO THE FIELD GUIDES

INOVA, 2155 N. Prospect Ave.
Image Sarah Gail Luther, Milwaukee: Spaces To Places (12th and McKinley), part of the Let the World Entertain You Field Guide Series (detail), 2012

Sarah Luther introduces us to her series of hand-drawn field guides, part of her project to expand her knowledge of her own city, Milwaukee. Luther has spent the past year exploring hundreds of abandoned plots, eventually selecting five pieces of land for their particular feel, interest, or beauty. She then memorialized each plot in a field guide. The guides ponder the land’s history, surrounding neighborhood, points of interest or curiosity—and then ask how each plot could be transformed into a public space.