• 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 - Sep 28

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Sep 25

Dhamma MKE

exhibitions
August 1 - Sep 26

The Point Being: Works by Thomas Gaudynski

readings & workshops
September 5

Br!NK New Play Festival

film & video
September 6

aCinema presents Aurora Picture Show’s Extremely Shorts Touring Program

readings & workshops
September 7

Poetry Reading: Ana Božičević & Annie Grizzle

readings & workshops
September 7

Poems are a River: Writing Built and Natural Form - a workshop with Ana Božičević

performances
September 11

Thomas Gaudynski, Linda Binder, and Mark Mantel performing in response to The Point Being

exhibitions
September 14

AVIARY: Selected Paintings by Ken Wood - Book Release and Reception

performances
September 15

Alternating Currents Live presents Silvia Bolognesi and Russ Johnson

performances
September 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
September 20

Poetry Reading: John Sierpinski, Sylvia Cavanaugh, and Ed Werstein

Archived exhibitions
Oct 11 October 11 - December 3
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

 

Jen Bervin, Tactile Language

October 11-December 3, 2017

opening reception: Wednesday, October 11 | 6-8 PM | FREE

 

Jen Bervin will give a gallery talk & poetry reading starting at 6:30 PM. 

 

An exhibition of Jen Bervin’s works from Silk Poems, a poem fabricated nanoscale in the form of a silk biosensor, and Tactile Language, short videos that pay homage to Anni Albers’ typed studies and writing on weaving. The show title comes from Anni Albers’ book On Weaving:

“These varied experiments in articulation are to be understood not as an end in themselves but merely as a help to us in gaining new terms in the vocabulary of tactile language.”

 

 

 

 


Jen Bervin is an artist and poet whose research-driven interdisciplinary works weave together art, writing, science, and life in a complex yet elegant way. She has published ten books, including Silk Poems and Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems with Marta Werner, named a Best Book of the Year by the Times Literary Supplement, Hyperallergic, and The New Yorker. Her work has also been exhibited at venues like MASS MoCA, Walker Art Center, The Power Plant, MCA Denver, and The Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, and is held in more than thirty international collections, including Stanford University, The Brooklyn Museum, and The J. Paul Getty Museum. Bervin will be an Artist in Residence at the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities and the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University in 2018. She is the recipient of a Creative Capital grant and a Rauschenberg Residency,