This weekend sees the return of Milwaukee’s quarterly Gallery Night and Day. Among the more interesting events (slap fights notwithstanding) is CultureJam MKE‘s “Revolution,” coming to RedLine Milwaukee. On Friday, October 21, from 6-10 p.m., the fifth installment in the CultureJam series will feature works from “outstanding regional artists challenging dominant notions of the relationship between human beings and their physical and mental environments.” A press release is below:
Revolution is the fifth installment in the provocative CultureJam MKE series. 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.
Come out to connect, comment, discuss and enjoy this no-holds-barred exploration of Truth by Milwaukee artists. Experience the power of art and roll it plays in our ever-changing culture. For the complete artist listing and more information please visit http://culturejam.me.