Gluon is an artist-run gallery and community space located in the Riverwest neighboorhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Originally established as an experimental garage space in 2018, Gluon has since moved to a new gallery space capabale of more expansive exhibitions, performances, and other events.

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.

Gluon is operated by Joe Acri and Sal Nicholson.  

Diagram Press is a risograph studio and publishing imprint dedicated to the production of artist books, editions, and publications. Currently based between Los Angeles, CA and Milwaukee, WI, Diagram Press was founded by Julie Niemi and Bennet Westling in 2019.

Open Kitchen is organized by Rudy Medina and Alyx Christensen. The project engages critical conversations on food, society and culture, local and at-large. By organizing food-related socials, seasonal residencies, counter-disciplinary collaborations, and satellite installations, conversations are collected, collaged, and open  to the public.

Microlights is microcinema based in Milwaukee specializing in the presentation of contemporary film and video art. Since 2013 Microlights has hosted a diverse range of film/video artists in Milwaukee.  Microlights continues to be programmed collaboratively by Ben Balcom and Jesse McLean.

Monday August 17 2020
        UnknownColor, Cut and Blow — Never has someone made such a scene from my chair. “You’ve ruined my life!!” Etc. Etc. I have such raging l’esprit de l'escalier! Of course on a day with new clients all around. But returned her venom with firm grace and apology. Thought it wise not to unleash; “I can’t afford a whole new set of enemies.” She didn’t pay; I should have had her arrested. Cigarette?

Tip = $00.00

Monday August 24 2020
        Hannah J. — Cut and Blow — it is remarkable how much this woman looks like Marisa Berenson in Death in Venice. Too beautiful really, distractingly so. Especially looking at this autumn leaf of a face. I think she’s a lawyer too. Oh and she’s nice. A nice, gorgeous shark in the water.

Tip = $100

Monday August 31 2020
        Tracy M. — Color, Cut and Blow — The new salon is brilliant. Aqueous filtered light everywhere — otherworldly. Nicholas is a master. I am broke but worth it. He even remembered the quince blossoms. Long, noble Quince flanking every station. I’m in ecstasy.

Tip = $150.00

Old Wiccan Charm For Blessing Your Station

Monday September 7 2020
        Ella H. — Cut and Blow — So hungover. Hands shaking. A sweating queasy mess. And my face — I know It’s not advisable for a man to wear so much concealer, but what can be done? My eyes look like tires with a bit of red in the middle. Worried that the mask will collapse into a client’s lap. A lovely night with Julian though. No one is so attractive and so present. His lower back is a topography of dreams. Talked of going away.

Tip = $75.00

Monday September 14 2020
        Hannah J. — Cut and Blow — Berenson back. Transcendental refinement — paroxysms of admiration for that face. Can’t see any stitch marks and I think she’s getting younger (not me). I would almost cut her hair for free.

Tip = $150.00

Monday September 21 2020
        Dr. SusanColor, Cut and Blow — It’s kind of fun to cut your plastic surgeon’s hair, we exchanged a glance in the mirror akin to the bow during a minuet (now it’s my turn). But a bit unbalanced (she drives a Rolls after all). I’m the upstart stable boy and she the slumming aristocracy. I know it’s not healthy to think such classist things. As my I-Ching once said, “It is not of noble aspect to look upwards with mouth drooling.” Fair enough. Cigarette?

Tip = $125.00

Monday September 28 2020
        Sandy L. — Blow — I have known Sandy for soooo long. We had a bump by the wash stations. Being keyed up whilst cutting is pretty great. She gave me a number — I need to keep some around for the days of intestinal endlessness. Everyday ha.

Tip = $150.00

Monday October 5 2020
        Carey K. — Color, Cut and Blow — Started smoking again. It’s so bad. I have to practically scrub down to bone to remove the odor. But it never really goes away (very lady Macbeth). No one has complained though. But still. I just love the breaks. Stare into a hedge. Watch a bit wrapper blow by. Look at cloud. Something prevents us from doing this without an occupation. A cigarette makes fertile absent mindedness possible. Whatever — so healthy and so unhealthy.

Tip = $75.00

Monday October 12 2020
        Kate U. — Cut and Blow — The thing about cutting a celebrity’s hair is this: it’s horrible. You have to be the oldest of friends and the most reserved of surgeons. Mostly though you have to act as if you really care (who’s the actress now?). It’s abhorrent but keeps the wolves from the door.

Tip = $00.00

Monday October 19 2020
        Alex P. — Cut and Blow — Is it wrong to ask a client out? It’s definitely in poor form but “wrong”? I mean we are so well suited and how many paths does one really cross? But what of beautiful Julian?

Tip = $175

Monday October 26 2020
        Jenny H. — Color, Cut and Blow — Back from vacation with Julian. He wants to marry. Why do people always need more? Rhetorical. It’s just that I’m in such a good place. Construction is done; Doheny is perfection. I do love him but it’s difficult being a narcissist.

Tip = $100



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Sugar Free Red Bull Milwaukee Regional Snow and Ice Festival
Jan 2020

Fish Jello
Oct 2019

Alyssa Kaboskey
Sept 2019

Obviously not every budget allows for a backyard Bomarzo — potted plants are fine here. Pruning flora is just a practical practice for us professional groomers. It’s like thinking of war in a time of peace.

Bodies; Residual Tools and Instruments
Aug 2019

Qualeasha Wood
July 2019

Riverwest FemFest
June 2019

Sole Soul Twin Limb
Nov 2018

Lis Torres / M.O. Guzman
Nov 2018