Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
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Uncovering an Inside Job at MIAD

Inside Job, on view in the Brooks xStevens Gallery July 20 – September 30, 2017 hosts an Opening Reception during Summer Gallery Night in the Historic Third Ward on Friday, July 21, 5 – 9 p.m.

By - Jul 17th, 2017 11:59 am
Floaty Fruity by Claire Smith. Photo courtesy of MIAD.

Floaty Fruity by Claire Smith. Photo courtesy of MIAD.

MILWAUKEE… It’s not a crime for an artist to work in a gallery, but it can be an advantage, and
even a work-altering experience.

Well-known and highly-involved Milwaukee artists Kathryn E. Martin, a lecturer in Sculpture at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and Keith Nelson, founder of Usable Space Gallery, cocurated the newest exhibition at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD).

Inside Job, on view in the Brooks xStevens Gallery July 20 – September 30, 2017 hosts an Opening Reception during Summer Gallery Night in the Historic Third Ward on Friday, July 21, 5 – 9 p.m.
Inside Job features MIAD alumni who worked as MIAD gallery staff members when they were
students. It explores how behind-the-scenes knowledge of galleries and exhibit presentation has
influenced their work. With gallery experience comes greater awareness and the ability to create more
innovative work as artists.

“By working in the gallery, artists become more aware of the viewer’s experience and how that can be crafted,” says Mark Lawson, MIAD’s Director of Galleries. About Inside Job, he adds, “The work is so diverse that anyone can find something of interest.”

Viewers of the Inside Job exhibit will see varied work from Kathryn E. Martin ’01 (Sculpture), Keith Nelson ’00 (Painting), Danielle Rosen ’11 (Integrated Studio Arts), Colin Dickson ’08 (Sculpture), Claire Smith ’12 (Sculpture), Kristina Rolander ’01 (Printmaking) and Miguel Ramirez ’13 (Sculpture).

Inside Job is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free gallery tours are available at miad.edu/gallerytours.

Gallery Night & Day is a quarterly, world-class event featuring an evening of gallery hopping and art viewing beginning Friday, July 21 and continuing during the day on Saturday, July 22. This summer’s event showcases 44 venues throughout downtown Milwaukee, including the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.

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