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North of the 45th: Upper Midwest Juried Exhibition

August 24 - November 4, 2018

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North of the 45th: Upper Midwest Juried Exhibition

August 24 - November 4, 2018

Related events:
Juror’s talk: Friday, August 24, 6pm
Opening reception: Friday, August, 24, 7-9pm

The North of the 45th is an annual juried exhibition of artists living in the geographical area north of the 45th parallel in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. This line is known as the halfway point between the equator and the north pole, and crossing this line from the south is often associated with being "up north." This exhibition showcases the breadth and depth of artists living in this upper Midwest region from both rural and urban areas. Each year a different juror is asked to select pieces for the exhibition from an open call for entries.

The 2018 exhibition is generously supported by Travel Marquette.

FEATURING: Will Agar, Karlyn Atkinson Berg, Joseph Baker, Catherine Benda, Samuel Bjorgum, Ginnie Cappaert, Steven Carlson, Jaron Childs, Taimur Amin TR Cleary, Tomas Co, Kathleen Conover, Bonnie Cutts, Heather Faith, Linda King Ferguson, Raymond Gaynor, Larry Godfrey, Kristine Granger, Greg Green, J. Marc Himes, John Hubbard, Carol Irving, Karen Jilbert, Kathryn Lund Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Truman Jones, Andreaka Jump, Keith Kaziak, Mehreen Khalid, Keren Kroul, Ted Lakomowski, Dawn LaPointe, Debra Laurie, Yvonne LeMire, Christine Lenzen, Mary Lingen, Diana Magnuson, Shawn Malone, Carol Phillips, Russell Prather, Linda Prond, Jayson Randall, Paul Rose, Jason Schneider, Susan Strand-Penman, John Vasiliou, Cindy Wedig, Kevin Weeden, Michele Wilber, Caitlin Wright and Kaelyn Wright.

ABOUT THE 2018 JUROR: Cortney Lederer is a Chicago-based arts advocate, curator and project manager with fifteen years of experience managing an array of artistic programming for organizations and businesses. From 2011–14 she served as the Director of Exhibitions and Residencies at the Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC), where she designed and managed its two residency programs: BOLT Residency and HATCH Projects. While at CAC, Cortney curated and managed special projects for businesses such as tech incubator 1871, Patron Tequila, TOMS Shoes, Groupon and Taste of Chicago (DCASE). She has curated and produced hundreds of solo and group exhibitions during her tenure at CAC. As a result of her efforts, her programs were cited as producing some of the most promising emerging practitioners in Chicago in the Chicago Tribune (2011) and voted “Best opportunity for emerging artists” by New City’s Best of Chicago (2013).

In 2014 Cortney launched CNL Projects (CNL), which provides project-based consulting to organizations with a specialization in curating, project management, program design and development. CNL has worked with notable organizations such as 3Arts, Chicago Artists Coalition, Lillstreet Art Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, EXPO Chicago, Fashion Outlets of Chicago, LinkedIn, Wilson Sporting Goods and Hyatt Hotels Corporate Office Chicago.

In addition, Cortney works closely with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) where has curated three master of fine arts exhibitions. She also teaches two graduate-level courses in the Arts Administration and Policy department.

Cortney received her BA in Sociology from George Washington University (1999), a BFA from the University of Victoria (2002), and a dual Masters degree in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism and Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009). Currently, she serves on the board of Every House Has a Door (previously Goat Island) the Education Advisory Committee for the Chicago Artists Coalition, and Programming Advisory committee for Snow City Arts.

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This is Not This: Jasmine Johnson and Rachel Pimm Rabbit Island Artists in Residence Exhibition

August 24 - November 4, 2018

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This is Not This: Jasmine Johnson and Rachel Pimm Rabbit Island Artists in Residence Exhibition

August 24 - November 4, 2018

This exhibition is part of an annual series that presents the work of artists who have participated in the Rabbit Island artists in residence program. THIS IS NOT THIS makes interrelations between a formula for painting with electricity and the Newberry Tablet, an ancient artifact found (or forged) in the 1890s during the Upper Peninsula copper rush by a sign painter, in the form of a carved stone tablet which is said to prove Pre-Columbian contact with Europe.

The title refers to a part of the dialogue spoken to us in an interview with William Peek (curator of the Forte De Buade Museum in St. Ignace, MI, which houses the remains of the Newberry Tablet). Excusing its inaccuracy, he scrunched up a crappy paper photocopy of hand-drawn symbols from the tablet’s now illegibly degraded ‘surface’. “This isn’t this. This isn’t this” he said. He pointed to a hand-drawn swastika on the paper: “I mean come on! I have no idea how this got here, we’ll get you the real scan.” We have isolated the proclamation THIS ISN’T THIS as the single most important moment in capturing the tablet’s continually shifting status between forgery and artifact.

Jasmine Johnson (b. Brighton, 1985 lives in London) works in video, drawing, installation and performance to produce increasingly ambitious portraits of globally dispersed individuals, objects and activities. Solo presentations include: Barbican Public Spaces Commission (forthcoming); Almanac Project Space (London); Eddie Peake’s Hymn Programme (Online); Jerwood Project Space; ANDOR Gallery with MoreUtopia! (both London); ASI & CCI Fabrika (Moscow). Group presentations include: Barbican; Government Art Collection; Bloomberg New Contemporaries (all London); Place des Arts (Montreal); Daata Editions (online); Her work has been screened at Chisenhale Gallery; ICA and Jerwood Presents – Genesis Cinema (all London). Recent residencies include: alt.Barbican Programme; British Council Maker Library Residency, (both London); Rupert, Vilnius. She holds an MFA Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London and a BA Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University where she is now a lecturer.

Rachel Pimm (b. Harare, 1984, lives in London) works in sculpture, video and performance to make work that explores environments and their materialities, histories and politics often from the point of view of non-human agents such as plants, minerals, worms, water, gravity or rubber. Recent Solo presentations include The Whitechapel Bell Foundry with Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018) Hales Gallery, London (2017) Jerwood Space, London (2016) and Zabludowicz Collection (2014). Her work has been included in recent programmes including ANDOR, Tenderpixel, Chisenhale Gallery, Royal Academy, and Serpentine Gallery (all London 2014-2017). Recent Residencies include Hospitalfield, Scotland (2016), and Joya Arte E Ecologia, Spain (2013). She has an MFA from Goldsmiths, was a founder of London project space Auto Italia and lectures in Fine Art at Camberwell College of Art, UAL and Arts University Bournemouth.
ABOUT RABBIT ISLAND:

The mission of the Rabbit Island Foundation is to advance the culture of art and science on a remote island in Lake Superior.

Rabbit Island is a 91 acre forested island in Lake Superior three miles east of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. The island is composed of a native ecosystem standing upon solid bedrock and has never before been developed or subdivided. Bald eagles nest in the trees and the surrounding waters provide habitat for thriving lake trout and salmon populations. The majority of the island is held under a conservation easement granted by the Keweenaw Land Trust assuring it’s unique ecosystem will remain healthy in perpetuity. Rabbit Island will serve as a platform for science, art, preservation and recreation for the generations.

The Rabbit Island Foundation provides a platform to investigate, expand and challenge creative practices in a remote environment through the Rabbit Island Residency. By living and working on Rabbit Island residents engage directly with the landscape and respond to notions of conservation, ecology, sustainability, and resilience. With the idea that the intelligent organization and celebration of wild spaces is the most civilized thing we can value as society, the residency reflects on the continent’s four hundred year history of settlement and division of land. The island itself an unsettled and undivided space, enables residents to present commentary on these ideas, creating creative interpretations and solutions to issues of global importance such as climate change and loss of natural habitat and pristine watersheds. www.rabbitisland.org

SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN FALL 2018 SENIOR EXHIBITION

November 29 – December 14, 2018

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SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN FALL 2018 SENIOR EXHIBITION

November 29 – December 14, 2018

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Closing reception:
Friday, December 14, 7-9pm

Graduating seniors present their work from all areas of the School of Art and Design including ceramics, computer art, digital cinema, drawing / painting, electronic imaging, furniture design, graphic communication, human centered design, illustration, jewelry / metals / blacksmithing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and woodworking.

Everyday Sublime: Selections from the Permanent Art Collection

August 24 – Ongoing

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Everyday Sublime: Selections from the Permanent Art Collection

August 24 – Ongoing

Featuring work from all areas of the museum’s permanent art collection, this exhibition considers how art intersects with the everyday. Learning and Participating considers the acts of collecting and documenting through photography by George Shiras III, paintings by the Marquette “Sunday Painters”, and birch bark bitings by Angelique Merasty. Near and Far looks at the way travel can shift our view of the world, featuring Japanese woodblock prints, paintings by Nita Engle and photographs and ephemera from the J.M. Longyear family. Fantasy & Play shows examples of how visual art can be a tool for transcending the ordinary with paper sculpture by John Hubbard, paintings by Amy E. Mayfield , N. Cecilia Kettunen and Vida Lautner, toys from Native American artists and ceramics by Scott Leipski.

N. Cecilia Kettunen, Cold Morning in Mass City, MI, 1942, oil on canvas. Gift of the artist.