Exhibition & Program Schedule
The 2012 Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Fellowships Exhibition
September 28 – December 15, 2013
Opening Reception September 27, 6-9 PM
Exhibition walkthrough at 7 PM Colin Matthes’s Green Mini Demo Derby at 8 PM
This annual exhibition honors the seven Milwaukee-area artists who were awarded fellowships in 2012 through the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund: Danielle Beverly, Faythe Levine and Colin Matthes (established artist category); and Lois Bielefeld, Tyanna J. Buie, Brad Fiore and Paul Kjelland (emerging artist category). INOVA’s exhibition includes photography, film, printmaking and sculpture, and emphasizes new projects that the artists completed during the fellowship year.
Funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund and administered by the Bradley Family Foundation, the Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists provide unrestricted funds for artists to create new work or complete work in progress. For more information visit: http://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/nohl
Artist Mary L. Nohl of Fox Point, Wisconsin, died in December 2001 at the age of 87. Her $9.6 million bequest to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. The Fund, by supporting local visual arts and arts education programs, keeps Nohl’s passion for the visual arts alive in the community.
The panel of jurors included Lisa Dent, Director, Grants & Services at Creative Capital in New York; Astria Suparak, Director and Curator, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; and Irene Tsatsos, Chief Curator/Director of Gallery Programs at Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, California.
Oct. 9 Artists Now! Lecture with Faythe Levine, UWM Arts Center Lecture Hall, 7PM
Oct. 10 Green Mini Demo Derby with Colin Matthes, INOVA, 6 PM
Oct. 12 Screenprinting Workshop with Tyanna Buie, INOVA 1-4 PM
Oct. 19 Lois Bielefeld’s trailer for Ladies Night Out, Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video
Festival, UWM Union Theater, 7 PM
Oct. 23 Artists Now! Lecture with Lois Bielefeld, UWM Arts Center Lecture Hall, 7PM
Oct. 24 Talk by the 2013 Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships jurors Naomi Beckwith, Evan Garza and Gretchen Wagner, INOVA, 6 PM
Nov. 2 Brad Fiore, The Karabekian Center’s Quiet Reading Group, INOVA, 12-5 PM
Nov. 6 Locally Grown: Danielle Beverly’s Old South (work-in-progress), UWM Union Theater, 7 PM
Nov. 14 Colin Matthes, Green Mini Demo Derby, INOVA, 6 PM
Nov. 21 Paul Kjelland, Night School, panel on segregation and community organizing, INOVA, 6 PM
Dec. 4 Locally Grown: Faythe Levine’s Sign Painters, UWM Union Theater, 7 PM
January 10 - March 9, 2014
Opening Reception, January 9, 6-8pm
Enacting Acting presents works by contemporary artists that investigate the performance and craft of acting. Three video installations by Robert Arndt, Vishal Jugdeo and Alix Pearlstein explore relationships between actors and directors, actors and actors, and the subtexts of choreographed, scripted and improvised scenes. By focusing on methods used to construct performances, these works open up a space to thoughtfully reflect on our image-driven, performance-preoccupied popular culture.
Sight Readings: Wild Space Dance Company
January 30 - February 1, 2014
7:00 and 8:15pm
INOVA welcomes Wild Space Dance Company for a collaboration of site, film and dance in Sight Readings. Gallery rooms and passages become intimate venues for performance and audience engagement, reflecting how viewers interact with museum spaces to experience art. The non-linear events unfold in repeating vignettes inspired by moving image projection and INOVA’s architecture. Presented in partnership with the UWM Peck School of the Arts Department of Dance with performances by UWM dance majors.
This is a ticketed event. Tickets available through the UWM Box Office at arts.uwm.edu/ticketing or (414) 229-4308: $15 general / $10 students & seniors.
Lisa Selby: Terms and Conditions & Benjamin DeMott: Teeter Jam
March 19 - May 18, 2014
Opening Reception March 20, 6-8pm
INOVA presents the work of two emerging artists in their first major solo exhibitions. Lisa Selby pairs sculpted but unfired clay objects with found materials as she investigates the rituals and forms of domestic life. As the raw clay dries, the sculptures become meditations on time and transformation. Benjamin DeMott utilizes thin lines of extruded porcelain to build delicate, linear constructions that reflect the peculiarities of light and architecture in the exhibition space. DeMott will engage the details of INOVA gallery’s architecture with this new body of work. Presented in conjunction with the 2014 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference held in Milwaukee March 19-22.
Mendi + Keith Obadike
American Cypher: April 4 - May 18, 2014
Mendi + Keith Obadike’s multimedia installation explores race and DNA through five stories about black Americans that hinge on deciphering genetic code. These stories include the racial politics of genetic researcher James Watson, the dream ancestry of Oprah Winfrey, use of DNA as evidence in the criminal justice system, and the genetic code of President Barack Obama. At the center of the project is the story of Sally Hemings, the enslaved woman who bore several children by President Thomas Jefferson. This exhibition is in collaboration with the Peck School of the Arts Art + Design Department and Music Department, and UWM’s Center for 21st Century Studies.
BodyLock: April 3, 2014, 7pm, reception to follow
The Obadikes perform a short musical (voice and harmonium + electronics) meditation on identity and the body’s code as a key or a lock. Running time 20 minutes.
Morgan Thorson: Journeyman
April 14, 2014 at 7pm, and April 17, 2014 at 4pm & 7:30pm
Solo Flight is a week-long festival curated by Alverno Presents featuring the work of powerful individual performers in music, dance and theatre. At INOVA, choreographer Morgan Thorson will present her new work Journeyman, a two-phase project that mediates conversation, the solo dance form, and the itinerant life of the dance maker. First Thorson will meet an individual she does not know at a party on April 14 and, through a one-on-one discussion, craft a solo dance missive performed privately for that person later. On April 17, two performances of the dance will be performed publicly.
This is a ticketed event. For more information about Solo Flight and to purchase tickets, please visit alvernopresents.alverno.edu.
Leo Saul Berk: The Uncertainty of Enclosure
June 7 - August 14, 2014
Opening Reception, June 6, 6-8pm
The Uncertainty of Enclosure explores the impact of an architecturally iconic residence—Bruce Goff’s Ford House in Aurora, Illinois—on the art of Leo Saul Berk. Goff utilized unconventional materials and extraordinary techniques to achieve fluid forms inspired by nature. Berk has created a body of work informed by his childhood experience at the home, his historical research, and his ongoing reflection on the house’s pivotal role in the development of his artistic vision. INOVA will tour this exhibition nationally. Support for this exhibition is provided in part by grants from the Mary L. Nohl Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.