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July 1, 2013 | Willy
  • Suitcase Export Fund recipient Eddie Villanueva is opening three shows in the coming months. Domestic Dissonance: Sandra Erbacher and Eddie Villanueva is on view at Circuit12 Contemporary in Dallas, Texas through August 5. More info here. System Failure, a group exhibition curated by Sandra Erbacher, opens August 29 at The Contemporary London. More info here. Then, in September, the 2013 Wisconsin Triennial at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Villanueva will contribute a large installation to the front entrance. The exhibition will also feature work by other Suitcase recipients and Nohl Fellows including current Fellow Tyanna Buie and 2006 Fellow Santiago Cucullu. More information on the 2013 Wisconsin Triennial, here.
  • June 1, 2013 | Joe Acri

    Fauns are dropping, the wood duck boxes are shaking, turtles are straying into the parking lot, and the poets are spread across the grounds, writing.

    June 1, 2013 | Joe Acri

    Summer is when we get to stretch out a bit at the garden and do some things that don’t make sense in the colder months.

    May 31, 2013 | Willy

    - Faythe Levine's film Sign Painters (co-directed with Sam Macon) made its Milwaukee debut at the Oriental Theater on May 16th. For more information on the film, and for future screenings, visit http://www.signpaintermovie.com.

    - Current emerging Nohl fellow Lois Bielefeld has a show in June at the Center for Photography at Madison. Bielefeld will give an artist talk on June 6. For more information, visit http://www.cpmad.org.

    - Below, find some photos from 2012 Suitcase Recipient Marsha McDonald's exhibition at Chandler Fine Art in San Francisco, as well as a link to a recording of her conversation with poet, photographer and "high Sierras mountain man" Tinker Greene.

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    Click here for Marsha McDonald and Tinker Greene in conversation.

    May 27, 2013 | Willy

    Inverted Appearances

    Weaving Between Structures: Inverted Appearances from WC Tank on Vimeo.

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    Weaving Between Structures is a first person serial poem of concussed cartography and explorative dispatch, abstracting a state of continuous arrival in the surreal landscape that is Lynden Sculpture Garden. These writings are responses to time spent investigating and imagining the garden as both a full character with distinctive personality traits and a broad world with its own rules and ecosystems living inside of it.

    Weaving Between Structures is a recurring feature on this blog by Lynden Sculpture Garden Blogger-in-Residence WC Tank. To learn more about his work, click here.

    May 10, 2013 | Willy

    Invisible Threads

    Stepping off and double taking
    notation of footprints, the cache of paths
    recalling bluntly the twigs that snapped
    when I racked my focus between
    the multiverstaircase adjacent to the hand fan

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    waving at me

    climbing stairs through threads between barriers
    exposing both boundaries and connections

    the branching tracks of some large mechanical animal
    foreign or domestic depends on perspective

    IMG_6239rule of thirds

    there is a magnetism between the motionless

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    Weaving Between Structures is a first person serial poem of concussed cartography and explorative dispatch, abstracting a state of continuous arrival in the surreal landscape that is Lynden Sculpture Garden. These writings are responses to time spent investigating and imagining the garden as both a full character with distinctive personality traits and a broad world with its own rules and ecosystems living inside of it.

    Weaving Between Structures is a recurring feature on this blog by Lynden Sculpture Garden Blogger-in-Residence WC Tank. To learn more about his work, click here.

    May 1, 2013 | Joe Acri

    Spring, at long last. I can see the magnolia blossoms opening on the two trees beyond my window, and I can smell them on the wind when I step outside.

    April 30, 2013 | Willy

    This month in Nohl updates:

    - Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg have a solo exhibition, The Vanishing Point, at the Portrait Society Gallery in Milwaukee open through May 10. The exhibition includes work created during a residency at the Goldwell Open Air Museum in Beatty, NV, on the edge of Death Valley. More information about their time at Goldwell is available here, and you can learn more about The Vanishing Point at the Portrait Society Gallery website.

    - Sonja Thomsen's nexus is installed at the Hoffmaster Gallery at Lawrence University in Appleton. The exhibition is on view through May 5, and you can learn more about it here. Her project proscenium a part of the Midwest Photographers Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College in Chicago. Thomsen also recently spoke at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque as part of the Gale Memorial Lecture Series.

    - MKE Film have posted an in-depth interview with Faythe Levine, whose new film, Sign Painters, recently showed at the Smithsonian. In the interview, Levine discusses the positive impact Nohl funding has had on her ability to work as an artist in Milwaukee.

    - John Riepenhoff's John Riepenhoff Experience is part of a group show at L-F-S-T in Tokyo. An exhibition of his plein air paintings is up at Queens Park Railway Club in Glasgow.

    April 10, 2013 | Willy

    Visitors to Lynden often comment on our distinctive entry and exit gates and the railing that runs alongside our front patio. All three pieces are the work of Dan Nauman's Bighorn Forge Ironworks, located in Kewaskum, Wisconsin. Nauman and Bighorn Forge have now won awards at the International Metalcraft Competition for their work at Lynden. The bronze patio railing took a gold medal and the steel entrace gate took a bronze medal. The competition was sponsored by the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association and was open to nearly 600 members firms throughout the U.S. and in 7 foreign countries.

    Bighorn Forge work at Lynden
    Patio railing, photo by George Lottermoser of Lotter Moser & Associates

    Bighorn Forge work at Lynden
    Entrace gate, photo by George Lottermoser of Lotter Moser & Associates

    April 5, 2013 | Willy

    May Be Bridge

    IMG_6272maybe bridge color

    Approaching a wooden footbridge that seems to rally in light,
    bearing the signifier of a potentially slippery response
    motioning forward and pausing, struck
    wondering emotively, if I turn around
    will everything slip and rearrange itself?

    IMG_6271maybe caution color

    Maybe.

    I scan the surface of the terrain sheeted still with virgin snow
    noting checkpoints for shadow shelter, including
    a twisturned obelisk on an island of moist dead grass, squishy
    two figures pockmarked by time, holding hands
    compelled into vastness
    as if sleepwalking for centuries

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    I want to run across their expanse

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    Weaving Between Structures is a first person serial poem of concussed cartography and explorative dispatch, abstracting a state of continuous arrival in the surreal landscape that is Lynden Sculpture Garden. These writings are responses to time spent investigating and imagining the garden as both a full character with distinctive personality traits and a broad world with its own rules and ecosystems living inside of it.

    Weaving Between Structures is a recurring feature on this blog by Lynden Sculpture Garden Blogger-in-Residence WC Tank. To learn more about his work, click here.


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