Bridget Griffith Evans and Gene Evans move more often than a roofer in a tornado. Honest. Their final exhibit at Luckystar happens August 22 from 6-10pm. It’s appropriately titled the “Monsters of Metal,” and the ever-mobile proprietors claim it’s their final show at the Vliet street address before they hit the road in 2009, traveling hither and yon with art in tow.
In 2005-2006, they did something similar in a display of art aggression titled “World Domination Tour.” They’ve shepherded galleries in Riverwest, the Third Ward and have taken up wall space in various venues around town, most recently at VS’s Gallery Night & Day and east a bit at Design Within Reach. Another of their efforts addresses Body Art and is currently at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts. Will they return to Milwaukee for more punishment in the future?
UPDATE: Actually, they’re not leaving Beer Town. They’ve moved south to the Mitchell St. area, allegedly into a live/workspace. Apparently the deadly duo is scouting out businesses in the Third Ward (and probably elsewhere) to hang their work.
August 14 was the opening of Julie Lindemann & Johnie Shimon’s photography exhibit (Unmasked & Anonymous) in the Koss Gallery at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Major pieces from their portraiture trove will dazzle, plus selected photographs from MAM’s permanent collection. You’ll recognize some of the Milwaukee-based names, including Francis Ford, and the charred “punk” photographs of Stanley Ryan Jones, that will be displayed in a vitrine. On Tuesdays (September 9, October 21, and November 18) Cathy Cook will premiere her experimental portrait of Wisconsin poet, Lorine Niedecker. Shimon & Lindemann were visual collaborators for this film titled ”Immortal Cupboard: In Search of Lorine Niedecker.” There’ll be more fine photography to admire during the Stephen Shore exhibit at the Haggerty and the John Heymann exhibit at the Charles Allis Museum of Art. A feature about Mr. Heymann can be found here.
The current issue of INFO magazine has a feature on Milwaukee gadfly, Michael Horne, whose career seems to be on fire now that he’s popping up in Milwaukee Magazine and hitting the air waves on Lake Effect. The feature, written by VS’s Judith Ann Moriarty, includes an early drawing of the defunct Milwaukee train station, by none other than a very tender Horne. Who knew he makes art? You can check in on Milwaukee doings via milwaukeeworld.com, written by the more mature Horne who has a way with words.