A world-class exhibition space mounted on one's back. Fit within a box 24" by 15" by 8" the gallery includes all of the elements vital to showcasing world-class exhibitions on one's back including: pristine white walls and floor, long-lasting LEDs, natural lighting, brochure slot, and contribution slot. However, the most important feature is the adjustable padded straps for shows lasting well into the night.
A Candid Portrait: The Collection of Walter Neustifter, 2012: Founded in 2011, and housed in the newly finished Neu Museum of Contemporary Art, the collection seeks to showcase the life and work of Walter Neustifter. Unrecognized beyond immediate family and friends, the collection strives to share his story with a wider audience. It is meant to preserve the history as well as be a vehicle for contemporary interpretation. The exhibit shows two pieces that express the full breath of the collection.
McCaw & Budsberg: False Burden, 2012: The exhibition by Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg considers the issues of meaning and scale inherent in an object, both for the viewer and the artist. The object, a remnant from the stone foundation of a farmhouse in Gausdal, Norway, is one of the few tangible connections to Budsberg's ancestral homeland. Although rich in meaning, the original artifact is diminutive and fails to adequately communicate. By scanning, enlarging, and producing a 3-dimensional copy, the artists attempt to coerce the object into revealing information about the place and time from which it came. The result contrasts the ancient technology of placing stone upon stone to form a foundation with the complexity of modern stereolithographic printing. Ultimately, both technologies fail to provide insight into the past, and the stone remains mute.
Sonja Thomsen: Early Works, 2012: The exhibition includes three of Thomsen’s works that look at nature as a transformative force. Each work takes a different approach in visually expressing this. Whether it is through isolation, comparison, or emersion they all have the same effect. Recently, her work has garnered several awards including the 2011 Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship.
Early demonstration of the Gallery that featured collages by Elizabeth Emer of Milwaukee.