Gluon Gallery
2964 N Holton St
Milwaukee, WI

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  1. Olivia Rehm / Nicholas Perry
  2. Molly Hassler / Lily Solheim
  3. Natasha Woods / Kelsey Mui
  4. Sara Carter / Anna Menako
  5. Atticus Rabatin / Ariel Valenzuela
  6. Chad Alexander / Jas Mora
  7. Olivia Burke / Phoenix Brown
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  9. Lis Torres / M.O. Guzman
  10. Sole Soul Twin Limb 
  11. FemFest
  12. Qualeasha Wood
  13. Bodies; Residual Tools and

  14. Alyssa Kaboskey

Gluon Gallery aims to platform two person exhibitions of emerging artists in rapid succession. This is done in an effort to give opportunity to a wide array of artists in the beginning stages of their careers and in doing so, create an art space in Milwaukee that is easily accessible.


Olivia Burke / Phoenix Brown

October 6-13, 2018

OLIVIA BURKE is a senior at UWM•PSOA working towards her BFA in painting and drawing. She depicts dreamlike, flourishing environments in a state of unaltered beauty as a way of challenging systems of power and creating conversation about alternative ways of living. Burke points out the interrelation between the violent behaviors and body policing enacted upon the female population with the deforestation and destruction of the natural world.

PHOENIX BROWN is a senior at MIAD working towards her BFA in fine art with additional emphasis in writing and art history. Her present body of work explores the mental and social complications of being a young overthinking, hyper-aware, African-American. Brown recently completed her first residency at the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art in 2018 and is currently the Collections and Communications Manager at MIAD.

There is a common duality in activism of being direct and nuanced. The ownership of identity and exemplification therein creates a balance of presence for a cause and withdrawal for personal wellbeing. Burke and Brown challenge power structures by presenting ownership of identity through surreal abstraction. In doing so, they lay a foundational understanding of the female body, what is natural, and a profound emotional response to our socio-political environment