Peck School of the Arts

Institute of Visual Arts

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Joe Bradley image Sarah Braman image Steve Burnham image Nancy Ford image Eunice Kim image Scott Reeder image



April 17-June 14, 2009

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.

This exhibition was made possible in part with support from CANADA, New York.

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