• Address 720 East Locust Street | Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

exhibitions
October 5 - Nov 24

Chain of Events: Tyanna Buie

readings & workshops
October 19

Language as a Playground

readings & workshops
October 20

Reading: Peter Markus

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
October 23

Reading and Book Launch: Kathie Giorgio

readings & workshops
October 24

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
October 27

Submitathon

readings & workshops
October 30

Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

readings & workshops
November 1

Reading and Screening: Trisha Low, Stephanie Young, and Zachary Epcar

film & video
November 3

It’s an Interlace: Five Videos by Barbara Hammer

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

performances
November 10

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #2.2

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

performances
November 17

Alternating Currents Live presents: Ernest Dawkins’ Boglifier Project

readings & workshops
November 21

Poetry Reading: Kimberly Blaeser & William Stobb

November 28

CLOSED

Archived readings & workshops
Jun 30 Thursday, June 30
11:00am,

"Thomas Gaudynski's witty, deeply personal essays convey his lifelong passion for experimental poetry, music, and art. With contagious enthusiasm and a gift for clear exposition, Gaudynski offers fresh insights for his fellow devotees and inspires the rest of us to catch up on the fun. Read, learn, and enjoy." –Jody Clowes, Director James Watrous Gallery.

 

Re: Re: Re: collects together twelve essays and two suites of drawings in a series of nested subjects, threads, dialogs, rejoinders, and engagements with contemporary art, music, and poetry. Essays explore the arc of an artist's work over time, making art in time of war, Robert Rauschenberg's "invention," an "homage" to poet Jackson Mac Low, critical reviews of works by Jon Mueller and Hal Rammel, and hands-on reports of user determined listening, interactive poetry performance, and drawing as second language. Drawings reproduced include the fourteen journal/essay drawings Cambridge Avenue (2010) first exhibited at Woodland Pattern Book Center, and twelve impossible still life "object-salads" titled Object Syntax (2014) first exhibited at the James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. The cover features Virtual Landscape (Necessary Arts) from 2014.

 


Thomas Gaudynski was trained in visual art during high school, but in his early twenties switched his creative practice to electronic music, text-sound works, and electroacoustic improvisation. Subsequently, Gaudynski performed, toured, and recorded with any number of alternative sound artists and musicians and is represented on over thirty recordings. Additionally, for over forty years he earned his living as a writer, marketer, and information designer, and for nine years he taught conceptual histories of twentieth-century art at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. In 2010, Gaudynski returned to visual art-making focusing on water-based media.
 
Since then, Gaudynski has exhibited his drawings throughout Wisconsin, and his works are in private collections in New York City, Albany, Chicago, Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Seattle. His books Artifacts: Essays on Music + Art + Design (2001) and SELFIZDAT (2014) are published by Necessary Arts. His collected audio recordings from a(R)t NOISE and Necessary Arts are included in the Jean Cujé Milwaukee Music Collection at Marquette University and in the Creative Audio Archive at the Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago.