Congratulations to the first seven awardees in the 2011 Winter Cycle of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Suitcase Export Fund. The fund provides support to greater Milwaukee artists who are exhibiting or screening work outside the immediate four-county area. This group of artists will be taking work to Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New Haven, Santa Fe, New York City, Long Island City, and Leeds, UK. A small amount of money remains in the Winter Cycle fund; applicants will find further information here. The Summer Cycle opens June 1.
Paul Druecke: Druecke will participate in the public programming of Habeas Lounge in Los Angeles. Habeas Lounge coordinates events throughout the country to promote civic dialogue; they are also developing a permanent presence in LA. They have invited Druecke to give a presentation on his Near Here project (part of his 2010 Nohl Fellowship exhibition) and he will also spend time researching and identifying locations and support for a site-specific plaque in LA.
Brent Coughenour: Coughenour will be touring the east coast to perform Mysterium Cosmographicum, a piece he completed as part of his 2010 Nohl Fellowship. The tour includes screening and performance dates at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia (as part of the Paradigm Lecture Series) and at the Yale Film Studies Program Graduate Colloquium.
Nicole Ridgway: To create a Sentimental Construction, an ephemeral, site-conditioned, publicly performed architectural structure made primarily of rope as part of Performance Studies International at the University of Leeds, UK. Ridgway and her collaborators will conduct a seminar about their work, and will involve local people as they make their structure.
Jim Zwadlo: For an exhibition at Beals & Abbate Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, his first solo show outside of Wisconsin.
Jessica Kaminski: To participate in a group exhibition, “Replacing Home,” at the Jaus Gallery in Los Angeles, curated by Jennifer Johung and featuring artists whose work appears in her book, “Replacing Home: From Primordial Hut to Digital Network in Contemporary Art.” Kaminski is showing two photographs and a dress she made in collaboration with Johung. This work is part of her “Home Project”—a body of work that explores the concept of home through photographs and conceptual garments.
Richard Taylor: For his third solo exhibition at OK Harris in New York City. Taylor will be showing six large wall sculptures and three standing sculptures.
Kay Knight: To participate in “International Painting NYC,” a group show at the Jeffrey Leder Gallery in Long Island City, NY. Knight will attend the opening and her painting will be included in a publication related to the exhibition.