CULTURE JAM MKE
The first ever CultureJam MKE show took place on July 25th and 26th at The Hide House. A DIY exhibition of critical works by 40 Local artists!
This eye-opening exhibition of outstanding local Milwaukee art talent challenged dominant notions of the relationship between human beings and their physical and mental environment. 40 artists came together to explore the social, economic, and ecological state of life in our world today.
Highlights of the show included the Overpass Light Brigade with their piece entitled “PROTEST!” comprised of eight 2ft x 3ft LED letters. Elias Vallejo’s “Freedom tower,” the 15 foot installation is a commentary of the state of surveillance in 2014 America and the public’s impassivity towards it. Pfister AiR finalist, Jeff Redmon’s Scott Walker inspired piece titled “Street Walker,” which makes an obvious statement about Wisconsin Governor’s pay-to-play approach to politics. And RedLine Mentor, Dara Larson’s work called “New Ownership Society – Zombie Home Milwaukee,” where she considers the convoluted pathways to home ownership thought of in the past as a natural conclusion of a strong work ethic and the American Dream.
Stay tuned for more CultureJam MKE exhibitions…