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What Would We Do With Lynne Tillman?

Once again, my posting is on a 2 month delay... In the past year I have been a part of an Artist Book Club in Milwaukee. This Club was put together by Kate Schaffer- a badass artist who is literally the busiest human I know.

Kate put together this group and we have read some great books and eaten some great food in the last year. One of the books was What Would Lynne Tillman Do? Besides the first chapters on Andy Warhol driving me nuts- this book dug into some serious problems that artists face today. Tillman addressed the artists contemporary plight in domesticity, identity, merit, and research in every chapter. This novel uses interviews and stories from Tillmans own life, and blurrs the line between memory and reality.

As a group, Melissa Dorn, Peter Beck, Lois Bielefeld, Kate Schaffer and myself put together an exhibition at Frank Juarez Gallery that investigated our research into this book and author. This exhibition, What Would We Do With Lynne Tillman?, dug into new domesticity and the spaces between reality, memory and research.

We wrapped up this exhibition with a Skype conversation with Tillman herself. This exhibition echoed a domestic space and the entire space functioned as a typer pf performance for every viewer. Shane McAdams article describes the exhibition and what we are artists learned from the novel and making the work better than I ever could.

Enjoy, and reach out with any comment or questions!

Below are images from the exhibition that were taken the incredible Lois Bielefeld and a link to an article on the exhibition written by Shane McAdams for Shepherd Express.

https://shepherdexpress.com/arts-and-entertainment/visual-art/frank-juarez-and-friends-lynne-tillman/












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