“Migration of the Seapirs: Florida to Cuba”
April 8 – May 27, 2018
April 8: Opening Reception 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Artist Talk 2:00 p.m.
Stephanie Copoulos-Selle is intrigued with the concept of combined animals born of her interest in genetics and how inherited genes make people who they are. She muses that throughout history, people were either lucky or unlucky with their genes. Today, though, with the advancements in science, genetic engineering is a reality, and so could be genetic hybrids.
Stephanie Copoulos-Selle’s installation immerses viewers in a printmaker’s fantasy underwater environment of animal hybrids. The printed hangings that viewers wind their way through depict an imaginary Florida to Cuba migration of Copoulos-Selle’s Seapir, a merged sea turtle and tapir. Viewers follow the Seapir’s journey, encountering other wildlife combinations from the artist’s mind, until finally reaching Lady Crab Reef (merged ladybug and crab). Within the smaller gallery space will be Copoulos-Selle’s artist books and prints focused on this theme.
“The Accumulation of Acts”
Andrea and Daniel Burkholder
June 10 – August 5, 2018
June 10: Opening Reception 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Artist Talk 2:00 p.m.
This installation of moving sculpture involves Andrea and Daniel Burkholder’s use of video, theatrical sets, interactive technology, and live action to juxtapose enduring places within communities and the challenges of spaces that are always in flux. The concept relates to questions around establishing roots in a place, or one’s relationship to that place. Their piece titled 1x1 is about Milwaukee residents divided by highways, waterways, and political/economic choices. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, performers will build and alter that installation, exploring their everchanging relationship to the space and, thereby, each other—reflecting today’s shifting communities and social interactions.
“Egypt: A Personal View”
August 19 – October 14, 2018
August 19: Opening Reception 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Artist Talk 2:00 p.m.
Through images captured during his trips to Egypt between 1985 and 1992, Lemke presents a personal view on another place and time. Lemke’s black and white photographs tell the stories of the people he encountered, expressing their joy and pride as well as sorrow. Lemke also aims to present the lives of those in another country/culture that he found alternately run parallel and in contrast to his own. Encouraging viewers to look for similarities and the good in others is also part of his intent for this body of work.