After two years of rapid-fire programming in a neighborhood garage, Gluon is moving into a real gallery! Formerly referred to as The Open and current home of Diagram Press, Open Kitchen, and Microlights micro-cinema, we will now be located at 380 E. Chambers St. Milwaukee, WI.
Gluon was founded with a focus on accessibility and building community. From humble beginnings in a garage to a new gallery space, fostering community and creating a safe space for BIPOC, trans, and gender-nonconforming visitors will always be the foundation upon which exciting and challenging art exhibitions and events will be presented.
In an effort to do our part as a public-facing gallery, Gluon will remain closed until we feel it is safe and appropriate to resume programming. At the moment, as Tony Evers has reviealed, Wisconsin is due to “open back up” on May 26th. We however, feel this is in effort to stimulate the economy over the health and safety of Wisconsin residents. For the most up-to-date information about future programming, please follow us on instagram @gluon_gallery and sign up for our newsletter which can be found at the bottom of the homepage.
Slip / Cast
Hundreds of artists have benefited from the celebrated Arts/Industry residency program since its beginning in 1974. The program was conceived and is administered by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and hosted by Kohler Co.
Slip/Cast is an exhibition of ceramic works, created by three artists that have worked for the Arts/Industry residency, celebrating the wealth of knowledge and technical skill shared with Kohler and the numerous artists that have come through the program. All ceramic pieces that have left the Kohler Co. doors are slip cast. Exhibited is a multitude of ceramic works by Emily Duke, Marshall Argenta, and Paul Maloney which inform and have been informed by the work they have done at Kohler and elsewhere outside the studio.
Their works are lovingly imbued with craft and expertise, as seen in highly technical hand-built, thrown, and coil construction as well as specialized glazing processes.
[This will be the first exhibition when we re-open]