In the Adjacent Possible

John Michael Kohler Arts Center 608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI

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 […]

Free

Creative! Growth!

John Michael Kohler Arts Center 608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI

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 […]

Free

SPACES Spotlight: Vollis Simpson

John Michael Kohler Arts Center 608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI

In the mid-1980s, retired repairman Vollis Simpson (1919–2013) began using his collection of old farm equipment to construct monumental whirligigs in the fields around his Lucama, North Carolina, home. The site became a tourist attraction, enticing visitors to his rural property. In 2010, the nearby town of Wilson announced a plan to work with Simpson […]

Free

Otis Houston Jr.: My Name is My Word

John Michael Kohler Arts Center 608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI

Living in Harlem, New York, Otis Houston Jr. acts as an alchemist. He mixes everyday items, movements, and thoughts to create multimedia assemblages, paintings, performances, and text-based signs. Houston is best known for his public performances and installation work on FDR Drive by New York’s East River, where he has been working since 1997. These […]

Free

Sky Hopinka: I’ll Remember You as You Were, Not as What You’ll Become

John Michael Kohler Arts Center 608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI

An elegy to the late Native American poet Diane Burns, Sky Hopinka’s I’ll Remember You as You Were, Not as What You’ll Become is a meditation on mortality, reincarnation, and the forms the transcendent spirit takes while descending upon landscapes of life and death The film continues Hopinka’s exploration of the ways his indigenous homeland, […]

Free