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Artist Talk with Tom Shannon

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The Warehouse

1635 West Saint Paul Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53233

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Resonance of Visual Ideas: Art Connecting with the Full Spectrum of Knowledge

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When: Thursday, August 22, 2019 6pm to 8pm (doors open at 5:30pm)

Where: The Warehouse | 1635 W. St Paul Avenue | Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233

The Warehouse will host an Artist Talk with American artist Tom Shannon titled, "The Resonance of Visual Ideas: Art Connecting with the Full Spectrum of Knowledge." The talk will lead into discussion on his ideas and themes of past and current work beginning with one of his earliest pieces, Squat (1966). Originally exhibited in the Artists of Chicago and Vicinity exhibition, Squat was later included in the Museum of Modern Art's exhibition The Machine at the End of the Mechanical Age and traveled to the University of St. Thomas in Houston and the San Francisco Museum of Art. Squat is now on view in our exhibition, Carve, Cast, and Coil.

About Tom Shannon (b. 1947):

Tom Shannon was born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He first attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and later The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As a mixed media artist and inventor, he works primarily in sculpture, painting, and drawing. He was friends with artists such as Walter De Maria, Tony Smith, Agnes Martin and first met Jamie Nares in 1976. Additionally, he has collaborated with Buckminster Fuller. Shannon designed the TED Prize, the Buckminster Fuller prize, and the Trophee Jules Verne. He has exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Whitney, The Pompidou Center in Paris, and the Venice Biennale, and has large scale installations throughout Asia and Europe. Shannon currently lives and works in his studio in New York City.

**Parking is available in the lot to the east of the building. Additional parking is on 17th Street and St. Paul Avenue.

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