The no-holds-barred indie art series showcases outstanding regional artists challenging dominant notions of the relationship between human beings and their physical and mental environments. In this round curator Jeff Redmon brings together 30+ artists to start a much needed REVOLUTION, providing a thought provoking experience for viewers.
“Artists must be at the frontline of progressive change.” – Waldek Dynerman
A few highlights of the exhibition include:
Steve Vande Zande’s Mixed Media, Wall Relief titled Justice Scale, is an object oriented anthology that brings together found materials from around the United States. The materials used and their visual purpose to ask the viewer to reflect and self-regulate their internal bias and assumptions of how they are just or unjust.
Revolution of Words by Melissa Dorn Richards is a pyramid shaped sculpture about how we talk to each other, and ourselves, and how we can transform a culture by mutual respect.
In Transforming Cynicism into Revolution, Marc Tasman takes selected lyrics from songs of Leonard Cohen’s 1988 album, “I’m Your Man” and mashes them together in charcoal drawings on paper with contemporary political figures.
Valaria Tatera’s piece Good to the Last Drop! Water, Oil and Blood is about selling our water rights in Wisconsin but also her reaction as a descendent of the Ojibwa Bad River tribe to the destruction of sacred sites especially in the wake of North Dakota.
The public is invited to come out to connect, comment, discuss, and enjoy a no-holds-barred exploration of Truth by Milwaukee artists. The event plans to present an experience about the power that art has, and the roll it plays in Milwaukee’s ever-changing culture.