Tagged: Exhibition

Working Legacies: The Death and (After) Life of Post-Industrial Milwaukee

Your Company Name & Logo Here
Your Company Name & Logo Here (2011)

Since Fall 2009 historian Michael Carriere and I have been working on a project documenting a range of community and economic initiatives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

On Friday, December 16, the first public presentation of that material will open at the Grohmann Museum in Milwaukee. The exhibition, entitled “Working Legacies: The Death and (After) Life of Post-Industrial Milwaukee,” will run at the Grohmann, 1000 N. Broadway, until February 6, 2012. A Gallery Night event with the two of us will run from 5-9pm on January 20, 2012.

Additional information about the show is available in this interview on Salon. Background information can be found on The Huffington Post. An image of the exhibition and sample photographs follow.

Working Legacies: The Death and (After) Life of Post-Industrial Milwaukee
A view of “Working Legacies” at the Grohmann Museum

Foundry Worker at Falk
Foundry Worker at Falk Facility, Rexnord (2011)

Growing Power
Growing Power (2009)

House, Froedtert Malt Corporation
House, Froedtert Malt Corporation/Malteurop (2011)

Swing Bridge, Grain Elevator, River, Neon Light
Chicago and Northwestern Transportation Company Swing Bridge (2011)

Sweet Water Organics
Sweet Water Organics (2009)

A Short Visit to Lubbock, Texas

I just returned from a visit to Lubbock, Texas for the opening of my show at the Texas Tech University School of Art on September 2. While my schedule at TTU kept me busy, I was fortunate enough to have some free time to explore the city along with the Director of Landmark Arts, Joe Arredondo, and TTU MFA photography students Sarah Jamison and Tom Turner. Here are a handful of favorite images from the visit. As always, additional images from the trip can be seen on flickr.

Oil Pump at Night

The Corner

Robert Bruno's Steel House

At Night on the Edge of Lubbock, Texas

Lubbock Main Center

At Night

Photographing The Bloomingdale Trail

Boys Starting a Fight

Since 2009 I’ve been working on a series of photographs documenting the Bloomingdale Trail, a disused elevated rail line in Chicago that is on its way to becoming a linear park.

I won’t complete the project until at least sometime next year, but I will be contributing six of the photographs to a large group show at the end of the month. The show, “Reframing Ruin: a Prelude to the Bloomingdale Trail,” opens from 7pm-11pm on Friday, July 29 at the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival. (More details are available on facebook.) A diverse group of people is contributing to the event, and I’m looking forward to seeing the full exhibition.

I haven’t published many photographs from this project, so I’ve included few images from the ongoing series here.

Bloomingdale Trail Entrance



Abutting the Trail

Father and Son

The Bloomingdale Trail at Night

Group Show Opening in Madison, WI on March 4

If you’re in the Madison, Wisconsin area on Friday, please swing by the opening of the CPM‘s National Juried Show, curated by Andy Adams of Flak Photo. My 20″x30″ photographs from Camden, New Jersey and Baltimore, Maryland in this post are included in the show, along with work by some interesting photographers working throughout the country.

Camden Residential Building

The show is located in The Steenbock Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters at 1922 University Avenue. The opening will run from 6pm-9pm on Friday, but you can swing by to see the show on Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm until April 8.

I hope to see you on Friday!

Perlman Place, Baltimore

Two Chicago Openings This Weekend

I’ll be participating in two Chicago shows this weekend: one group, one solo. The details are below.

Chicago Artists Month Group Exhibition – Friday, October 1

Chicago Artists Month is launching this October with a group exhibition sponsored by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Chicago Arts District and Gapers Block. The opening is from 6-10pm on Friday, October 1, and the exhibition will also be open from 12-7pm on Saturday and Sunday. Visit it at the Chicago Arts District space at 2003 S. Halsted Street. In addition to my photographs, there will be a broad range of work, including images by photographers Philipp Batta, Dave Knapik, Carey Primeau, TJ Proechel, Jason Reblando and Daniel Shea.

Ravenswood Arts Walk Solo Show – Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3
I have a solo exhibition featuring several dozen images from the Isolated Building Studies and other current series in the EveryBlock space, located at 1802 W. Berteau Ave. The show will open with food, music and other activities during the Ravenswood ArtWalk from 11am-5pm on Saturday. The exhibition will also be open on Sunday from 11am-5pm. I’ll be there both days.

I hope to see you there!

Recent Work at The Op Shop on July 25th

Running Through the Demolition Site
Running Through the Demolition Site – Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 2010.

A small solo show of my work from Chicago and eleven other locations around the country will be featured on Sunday, July 25 at the newest location of The Opportunity Shop, 5225 S. Harper Ave. The show will be open from 12:00-5:30pm, with a dinner open to the public on site starting around 6pm.

P.S. While you’re down in Hyde Park, you can also check out the Celebrate Hyde Park Music and Art Festival, which will be running from noon until 9pm on 53rd Street, with headlining act WAR.


Thanks to everyone who came out to the opening. Here is a photograph from the show.

Recent Work at The Opportunity Shop

Photography at Lula, Urbanautica

Those of you who have been to Lula in the last month know that my photos are included in the Spring 2010 show, which is curated by Anders Nilsen and Marianne Fairbanks. The show focuses on the economy and housing and pairs my images with work by two other Chicago artists: Alyssa Miserendino and Alysia Kaplan.

If you’re not ready to head to Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood right now, there’s a nice feature on the Isolated Building Studies at the Italian photography compendium Urbanautica. The website also recently featured new work by another Chicago photographer, Dave Jordano.