Garver Feed Mill will mount a visual art exhibition in its large, historic windows for the duration of Wisconsin’s “Safer-at-Home” ordinance. “Outside Looking In: A Drive-Thru Exhibition” has been developed with distance-viewing in mind - all work is to be viewed via car or bike, visitors are not to approach the work; but instead, drive around the exterior of the Feed Mill to take in the unique visual experience. The exhibition route can be viewed in the graphic included below and at www.garverfeedmill.com/outside-looking-in.
The exhibition aims to provide a safe, cultural activity for Madison and surrounding communities while urging the community to support local artists and small businesses at Garver during this especially challenging time. Artists will be paid stipends for their time and materials via an online fundraising campaign orchestrated by Garver Feed Mill and its partners. Donations can be made here. Funds raised beyond the $1500 goal will be used to establish an artist relief fund for local artists.
“Outside Looking In: A Drive-Thru Exhibition” features over a dozen local artists who will exhibit painting, new media, and sculpture. Most work will be visible during both night and day, with some variation in the viewing experience due to light-producing qualities of glow-in-the-dark and backlit paintings as well as new media pieces. Visitors may drive-thru the exhibition at any time and a map of artists is included below. The project will launch Saturday, April 25th from 7:30pm - 9:00pm with a digital opening reception on Facebook and Instagram featuring artist talks and performances @garverfeedmill and @garverevents. The community is encouraged to visit the exhibition during this time and safely follow along on social media before, during, or after their visit to the space. Digital artist talks, curator tours, and performances will be posted throughout the duration of the exhibition. Visitors are encouraged to share their experience of the exhibition with the hashtags #gogarver and #outsidelookingin.
Visitors can preorder for curbside pickup at Ian’s Pizza, Ledger Coffee, and Surya Cafe for their visit(s) to Garver Feed Mill, enjoying pizza, coffee, or plant-based meals during their drive around Garver or once they return home.
Ian’s Pizza: https://ianspizza.hungerrush.com/
Surya Cafe: https://perennial.revelup.com/weborder/?establishment=2
Featured artists include Aaron Granat, Actual Size Artworks, Adriana Barrios, Amanda Crary Gallas, Cynthia Hoffman, Elyse Clouthier, Helen Lee, Ingrid Kallick Jenie Gao, Jeremy Nealis, Jeremy Wineberg, Kayla Story, Kyle Herrera, Leo Salazar, Sara Meredith, and TetraPAKMAN. While some artists are exhibiting existing work, others have drawn inspiration from the current health crisis. Helen Lee’s text-based neon offers thought-provoking statements while Jeremy Wineberg’s new work “Curves vs Waves” found inspiration in the graphs littering the media.