University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Miller & Shellabarger: Hiding in the Light

April 20-July 15, 2012
Opening reception on April 20th, 5-8pm
The opening reception is Co-sponsored by the LGBT Studies Program at UW-Milwaukee.
Location: INOVA/Kenilworth
Cost: Free

Miller Shellabarger conjoinedMiller & Shellabarger: Hiding in the Light presents the collaborative work of two artists who are husband and husband. Chicago-based artists Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger have, over the course of nearly 20 years, created a varied body of collaborative work that investigates issues of love, relationship, mortality, togetherness and existential separateness, endurance, physicality and even afterlife possibilities. In addition, their work forces their audience to ponder visibility vs. invisibility in a culture where their relationship, though quite visible through their work and their daily life, might be overlooked or dismissed.

Their creative output has taken many forms such as performance, installation, printmaking, bookmaking, drawing, collage and video. They have received critical attention both collaboratively and in their individual work, including the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Artadia Individual Artist Award and a Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant as well as numerous critical reviews in Art Forum and New York Times, Chicago Sun Times, among others.

Related programming:
  • Miller & Shellabarger Performance on April 21st as part of Kennilworth Open Studios
  • Gallery talk with the artists: May 3rd, 6pm,
  • Miller/Shellabarger Performance May 4 & 5, starting at noon each day (location TBA)
This exhibition is co-curated by Bruce Knackert and Josie Osborne

For more information about the artists and past reviews visit