Tomorrow (well today, it's late) I leave for Alaska, my very last state in America to visit. I'll be in Anchorage, Juneau & the unreal below freezing Fairbanks for 3 screenings of Handmade Nation (see sidebar for details). To prepare today I went to the "outdoor store" wandered around, got overwhelmed and ended up with a pair of $15 wool socks in hopes of staying warm. Go ahead, laugh.
Landfill (detail): Makeal Flammini and Ella Dwyer 2011
It's been 4 days since we got back from Mexico. It's looking like 2011 is going to be a lot like 2010, which was a lot like 2009. I think I see a pattern emerging and it looks like an organized chaos spiriling into a fantastic black hole of endless possibilities and lots of airplanes.
On Thursday in the freezing cold our new fantastic Temporary Mural by Colin Matthes was installed on Howell Ave. at Sky High, blogged here.
Yesterday, Gallery Night here in Milwaukee, we hosted the opening reception of "Polaroids" by Amanda Marsalis at Sky High Gallery, blogged here.
After all the hot toddy's were served and the cheese plate was empty Aaron and I hightailed it over to see Landfill. To be honest I don't know if the brand-spanking-new space in Walkers Point will be called Landfill or if it was just the name of their first exhibit, but maybe the name will stick (my votes in). I enjoyed the show much more than expected, not meant at all in a snotty way. I was pleased with the combination of the work shown, the collaboration aspect of the artists & the new space made me feel excited and tingly about good solid things happening here in Milwaukee.
We bought this piece by Makeal
"Landfill is an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Milwaukee artists Makeal Flammini and Ella Dwyer. Makeal Flammini reflects on her fragmented and partial memories of childhood kicks to the head, greasy Los Angeles producers, bizarre friendships and first loves. Ella Dwyer creates fantastical animals in a bizarre world of pattern and color."
Full photo set here