Opening Reception: February 9th 2013 10am-4pm
On view February 9th – March 16 2013
2145 West Brown Deer Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Gathered From Various Other Reliable Sources is a monthlong project inspired by The Settlement Cook Book, a celebrated Milwaukee cookbook of the early 20th century. Assembled by German-Jewish social worker Lizze Black Kander in 1901, the book drew on the “Many Recipes Used In Settlement Cooking Classes, The Milwaukee Public School Cooking Centers and Gathered From Various Other Reliable Sources.” The resulting volume is both a snapshot of the domestic life and cultural memory of a wide cross-section of Wisconsinites at the turn of the century, combining both traditional and contemporary recipes into one resource. Over the course of February, visitors to the nAbr Gallery will be able to submit their own recipes. They will be categorized, cross-indexed and displayed onsite, creating surprising and unexpected connections between wildly disparate submissions. Viewed together, they will provide a snapshot at the state’s domestic life and cultural memory at the beginning of the 21st century.
Andy Sturdevant is an artist and writer. He has written about art, history and culture for a variety of Twin Cities-based publications and websites, including MinnPost,mnartists.org, City Pages, Rain Taxi, and Mpls. St. Paul. His essays have also appeared in publications of the Walker Art Center and the Jerome Foundation, and are being anthologized in a collection entitled Potluck Supper with Meeting to Follow, to be published by Coffee House Press in 2013. His visual work has been exhibited at The Soap Factory and Art Of This Gallery, and he’s been the recipient of a Jerome planning grant through Forecast Public Art. In Fall 2011, he was as an artist-in-residence at the Elsewhere Collaborative in Greensboro, NC. He has also co-created and presented public programs with Works Progress, the Minnesota Historical Society, the Minneapolis Arts Commission, Take-Up Productions, the Art Shanty Projects, Red76, and many other groups. Andy holds a B.F.A. in painting from the University of Louisville. He was born in Ohio, raised in Kentucky, and lives in Minneapolis.