University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

There There

Work by Joe Bradley, Sarah Braman, Steven Burnham, Nancy Ford, Eunice Kim and Scott Reeder
April 17-June 14, 2009
East Gallery
2155 North Prospect Avenue
Opening reception: Friday, April 17, 2009, 6-9 pm
Click here for There There, a web publication.

In these tough times, simplicity is a valuable commodity. A back-to-basics approach is necessary. Yet, simplicity is not always so simple. And simpleness is not always so straightforward. There There brings together six artists--Joe Bradley (New York), Sarah Braman (New York), Steven Burnham (Milwaukee), Nancy Ford (Chicago), Eunice Kim (San Francisco) and Scott Reeder (Milwaukee)--whose work appears simple, castoff, or even dumb, yet is replete with all the qualities of a good joke: charm, wit and elusive truth. Gertrude Stein commented on her native city of Oakland that "when you get there, there isn't any there there." The exhibition's title phrase is also a common expression of sympathy. Together, the work in There There suggests that sometimes, only one "there" is all that's needed.

Read Robert Bundy, guest blogger for Mary Louise Schumacher's "Art City" in Art City

Read Michael Ray's review of "There There" in the UWM Post.

Kat Murrell's review of "There There" in the Third Coast Digest.