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Jul. 2021

Annabeth Marks: Extender

Jul. 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am - Jul. 5, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every day until January 9, 2022
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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Concerned with acts both of construction and deconstruction, painter Annabeth Marks’ work forces a consideration of the boundaries of painting in both process and form. For her contribution to the Return to the Real series, she presents new works—a group of small, dense and richly colored, intimate paintings that are mediations on the psychology of scale, reflecting on conditions of the past year. Image: Annabeth Marks, A Thing That Gets Folded Around Another Thing, 2020; acrylic on canvas; 24 x…

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Sep. 2021

Woody De Othello: Hope Omens

Sep. 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am - Sep. 25, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every week until September 25, 2022
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Ave., Sheboygan, 53081 United States
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Oakland ceramicist Woody De Othello is best known for his large-scale anthropomorphic figures, which are often humorous portrayals of domestic objects. For Hope Omens, he will present an entirely new body of work. Many of the sculptures were produced using molds that Othello created during his Arts/Industry Pottery residency at the Kohler Co. factory in early 2020. While he was in residence, the world outside the factory began to shift with the beginning of the pandemic. The residency was cut…

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Jan. 2022

Woody De Othello: Hope Omens

Jan. 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - Jan. 22, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Ave., Sheboygan, 53081 United States
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Oakland ceramicist Woody De Othello is best known for his large-scale anthropomorphic figures, which are often humorous portrayals of domestic objects. For Hope Omens, he will present an entirely new body of work. Many of the sculptures were produced using molds that Othello created during his Arts/Industry Pottery residency at the Kohler Co. factory in early 2020. While he was in residence, the world outside the factory began to shift with the beginning of the pandemic. The residency was cut…

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Eva Papamargariti: Factitious Imprints

Jan. 23 @ 10:00 am - Aug. 8 @ 5:00 pm
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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Eva Papamargariti’s video Factitious Imprints takes viewers on a journey through a posthuman, postnatural landscape that blurs boundaries between virtual and physical environments and ecosystems. The video presents a hybrid, dystopic dreamscape of digitally rendered scenes and images of real places culled from Google Maps, drones, and handheld recording devices. Its overlapping surfaces—from nonbiodegradable waste to simulations of animals and plants to the artist’s own skin—shift and change form as we move through it. A reflection on the idea of…

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Mar. 2022

Sarah Zapata: a resilience of things not seen

Mar. 1 @ 10:00 am - Aug. 28 @ 5:00 pm
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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Sarah Zapata explores pre-Hispanic textile techniques and multigenerational Peruvian feminine crafts through her intricate and labor-intensive fiber work. These manual processes are combined with modern and industrial carpet manufacturing techniques in work that explores themes such as gender, ethnicity, colonialism, and performativity. Interested in color’s emotional saliency and its ability to convey meanings across time and regions, Zapata chooses her color schemes carefully. For this new immersive and site-specific commission, she reflects on the Bible book of Revelation, working in…

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Apr. 2022

In the Adjacent Possible

Apr. 5, 2022 @ 10:00 am - Mar. 26, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States

In the Adjacent Possible is a response to sociologist Ruha Benjamin’s suggestion to “imagine and craft the worlds you cannot live without, just as you dismantle the ones you cannot live within.” Each of the five artists’ installations provides a vantage point for viewing the many potentialities that lie just beyond what we know. They conjure worlds that are not quite here, yet are within our grasp. They place us in the adjacent possible, a space where we can dream…

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Archive Dive: Eccentric Machines

Apr. 10 @ 10:00 am - Sep. 25 @ 4:00 am

In 1987, the Arts Center organized Eccentric Machines, a group exhibition including twenty-six large-scale sculptural works created by twenty artists, including internationally renowned artists Alice Aycock, Dennis Oppenheim, and Jonathan Borofsky. The show presented a range of contemporary mechanical and kinetic artworks highlighting the complex, ever-evolving relationship between machines and humans. The interconnections of mechanics and daily life were further explored through the Great Cardboard Boat Regatta and in-gallery performances by Kanopy Dance Company. In addition three artists collaborated with…

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May. 2022

Creative! Growth!

May. 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - May. 21, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States

Creative! Growth! will be the first exhibition to consider the history of Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California. Founded in 1974 by artist Florence Ludins-Katz (1912–1990) and her psychologist husband Elias Katz (1913–2008), Creative Growth emerged from the larger social, cultural, and political narratives associated with the Bay Area in the late 1960s and early 1970s—including the women’s, gay, and civil rights movements. The arts and disabilities movement, which championed the civil rights of disabled persons and fought against…

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Alexander Stewart: Void Vision

May. 22 @ 10:00 am - Oct. 2 @ 4:00 pm
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States

Alexander Stewart’s Void Vision is an abstract science-fiction short film in which the line between the real and the simulated are blurred and distorted; a space where doubles, twins, duplicates, re-creations, and copies merge. Combining a science-fiction sensibility with the aesthetic of early CGI animation experiments, Stewart presents rotating arrangements of lasers and duplicated women that fade in and out, appearing as both photographed scenes and computer-modeled recreations. The audio track, incorporating text from Philip K. Dick’s 1981 novel Valis,…

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Jun. 2022

Art Links Sheboygan: Never What Is Planned

Jun. 7 @ 10:00 am - Sep. 17 @ 4:00 pm
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States

View mixed-media artwork created during the 2021–2022 Art Links Sheboygan workshop series. The paintings, ceramics, collages, prints, and artist books in this exhibition were all made by individuals age 55 “and better,” as part of an initiative supporting creative aging and lifelong vitality. Stories and sentiments unfold, sometimes in unplanned ways, through these works of art. Art Links Sheboygan: Never What Is Planned Image: Fran Wenzel, Grow, 2021; ceramic. Created during Art Links Sheboygan.

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