Frame of Season

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Opening Reception: Sunday August 11th (Free)
On View: August 11th through September 8th

Sarah Luther has spent the past year soaking up the landscape, sculptures, weather and elements at the Lynden Sculpture Garden as she produced a series of four very tight and particular drawings of the garden’s landscape, one for each season. Her exhibition, Frame of Season, will be a more playful and abstract descriptions of these experiences, displaying an interpretation of each of the four seasons on the four walls of the gallery space. On view through September 8.

Sarah Gail Luther was born in Milwaukee, and is devoted to creating work that expands her knowledge of her city. She’s worked with IN:SITE, a Milwaukee-based temporary public art organization for three years, as well as other public art projects including The Amplifier, a pop-up community center located in Milwaukee’s Silver City neighborhood, which was funded by the Wisconsin Arts Board.

She has exhibited work at The Green Gallery, the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, and The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. As well as the La Esquina Gallery, Crossroads Gallery, and Dolphin Gallery in Kansas City, and the Transformer Gallery in Washington DC. She has lectured on public art and performance at The Chicago Art Institute, MIAD and UWM.

Poetry and a Picnic

SAMSUNGWhen words reach beyond their given definition they become poetry. Like visual art, poetry allows audiences to extract significance from the spaces between what is said in order to discover what is meant. In this way, the practice and consumption of poetry is important to defining language by deconstructing it in its simplest and most complex forms. Please join us at nAbr gallery on the grounds of the Lynden Sculpture Garden for Poetry and a Picnic, July 31 from 6-7:30pm, to honor poetry and the way it makes space for an uncertainty about what exists between definitions.

Poetry submissions will be juried by Karl Saffran. Please send up to three of your poems for consideration. If your submission is accepted, you will receive free admission to the sculpture garden that day and will be expected to read during the event. Please send all submissions to nAbrgallery@gmail.com no later than July 29, 2013.

Plein Air, Plain Air

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Plein Air, Plain Air
By John Riepenhoff
Sunday July 14, 2013
3-5pm
@nAbr gallery
On the grounds of the Lynden Sculpture Garden
2145 West Brown Deer Rd.
Milwaukee, WI

nAbr gallery presents Plein Air, Plain Air by John Riepenhoff. Riepenhoff utilizes the open ceiling of the structure as a viewing mechanism to frame his newest series of Plein Air paintings. Literalizing the term “plein air” Riepenhoff allows the audience to experience the paintings in the same open environment in which he created them.

“When we create we document not only what is at our attention, we also archive the resources that have been used to tell our story. Though this latter aspect of expression is often obscured, its limitations can tell us a lot about an individual’s condition and subsequently about the position of his or her culture. This series acknowledges the limits of an individual’s range in an attempt to shift the outer conditions of creating into the subject of the medium.”   
-John Riepenhoff on the ‘Plein Air’ series for the occasion of his first show at nAbr gallery 2010.

John Riepenhoff is an artist, curator, gallery director, art fair co-organizer and inventor of artistic platforms for the expression of others. Riepenhoff opened The Green Gallery while an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His first solo show, Group Show, took place in 2010 at Jackpot Gallery in Milwaukee, and his work and projects have been presented at the Tate Modern and Frieze Art Fair (London); Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Marianne Boesky, and Swiss Institute (New York); Ooga Booga (Los Angeles); Misako & Rosen (Tokyo); Kölnischer Kunstverein (Cologne); Karma International (Zurich); Queens Park Railway Club (Glasgow); Fredric Snitzer Gallery (Miami); The Suburban (Oak Park, Illinois); Western Exhibitions (Chicago); Madison Museum of Contemporary Art; Milwaukee Art Museum, Inova (Milwaukee). Riepenhoff is a board member of Friends of Blue Dress Park and a founding member of the curatorial group Milwaukee International/Dark Fair. This summer he is is participating in shows at James Fuentes and Marlborough Gallery (New York), Night Gallery (Los Angeles), Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago), and Lucie Fontaine (Tokyo).

Outstrip {EZ “Illustrated”} #Placeunderthesun@Penitentiary

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Opening: March 23, 2013 1-4pm
On View: March 23 – May 12th, 2013

Outstrip {EZ “Illustrated”} #Placeunderthesun@Penitentiary, raises a common question among printmakers, where and why does this work exist? Outstrip is the work of Patrick Sharrow, hosted by nAbr Gallery inside the Lynden Sculpture Garden. The show consists of
digital prints on polystyrene. Sharrow’s choice of material provides an availability of location to show the work; while exercising the same material used for No Parking signs, action figures, and most bathtubs. The pieces are waterproof, have a 22 year guarantee, and can be vacuum formed to any shape this side of Heaven. Placed within the open ceiling of nAbr Gallery, Outstrip{EZ
“Illustrated”} #Placeunderthesun@Penitentiary welcomes natural light, integrity, and all dogs!
#Placeunderthesun@Hopetoseeyouthere!