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An exhibit at The Warehouse highlights nature

January 8, 2020  |  Topics: featured artist

An invitation!

I am honored to be among the 40 artists represented in this exhibition, the first at The Warehouse to feature only artists who were born or have spent a significant time in Wisconsin. All of the work in the show illustrates some aspect of the artists’ relationships with nature. (More info below.)

I invite you to attend the opening reception, which coincides with Gallery Night on January 17; 5 – 9 pm. The Warehouse is located at 1635 W. Saint Paul Avenue.

I will also be one of the artists making a public presentation as a part of the exhibit. I will focus on the work I did while I was Artist in Residence in the Menomonee Valley and my current project, A Wealth of Nature. The talk will take place Feb. 12, 6 – 8 pm.

Seiche, Eddee Daniel (detail: 3 of 6), 2014, from the Menomonee Valley project

The following details about the exhibit are from the press release.

~ Eddee Daniel

On the Nature of Wisconsin runs Jan. 17 – March 20. 

Birds in Tree, Tom Rauschke, 1997

Featuring work from the permanent collection of The Warehouse, On the Nature of Wisconsin is a celebration of Wisconsin artists and their relationship with the natural world. Focused on a state known for its fresh water, forests and parks, this exhibition examines the connections artists have made and observed with these surroundings. Included works depict sweeping landscapes, quiet farm life, reimagined plants and animals, and objects exemplifying natural forms.  The exhibition is curated by Dr. Annemarie Sawkins, guest curator.

Dodo in a Darker Bush, Bill Reid, 2007

The opening reception takes place from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Friday January 17 during Gallery Night. Special guests include educators from The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center and sculptor Bill Reid with a pop-up exhibition. 

Special exhibit programming is set during 2020 Milwaukee Museum Week, Jan. 18–26, including an artist talk with Bill Reid at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20. “The Beests of Bill Reid” will be an open dialogue with the artist discussing various birds, which are among his favorite “beests” to depict. Reid will discuss his metal sculpting process and why he revisits birds throughout his work. The program is free and open to the public, with all ages welcome. Bill Reid’s pop-up exhibition The Unexpected Birdwatcher will be on exhibit in the Guardian viewing rooms adjacent to The Warehouse during Gallery Night and Day and Milwaukee Museum Week. 

A curator tour is also set with Dr. Annemarie Sawkins for noon Wednesday Jan. 22. Sawkins will lead a tour through the exhibition highlighting nature-themed art in the collection and discuss her work on a book on the history of Wisconsin artists. The event is free and open to the public.

Additional programming will be presented throughout the duration of the exhibition and will be announced via social media.

Regular hours for The Warehouse are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; or by appointment. The Warehouse will also be open for Gallery Night from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 17 and Gallery Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 18.

Nin Nenawina, Tom Uttech, 2018

About The Warehouse:
The Warehouse is an alternative arts exhibition and research center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Exhibitions, performances, and lectures are based on The Warehouse’s permanent collection of over 3,600 modern and contemporary works on paper, paintings, photography and sculpture. The collection is available for scholars, students and art enthusiasts, and works are available for institutional loans. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information about exhibitions, programs and hours, please visit or call 414-252-0677.  

The Warehouse is located at 1635 W. Saint Paul Avenue in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley.

Meadow, Ruth Grotenrath, 1970

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Images courtesy The Warehouse; photo credit: Robb Quinn.