For more than 30 years, we have collaborated as J. Shimon & J. Lindemann to make photographs responding to Wisconsin as both place and a state of mind. There’s a Place is our first museum retrospective and the largest exhibition of our work to date. It will be on view April 11- June 7, 2015 at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI.
Blending contemporary and historic photographic techniques, while drawing on the history of photography, we created a somewhat melancholy body of work that stands as a record of our time. Using photography, film, sculpture, and their impulse to archive, out work finds meaning in the ordinary while pointing to the overlooked. The exhibition will contain vintage platinum/palladium prints, cyanotypes, gum bichromate prints, gelatin silver prints, and archival inkjet prints.
A 120-page color catalogue, There’s a Place: A Three Decade Survey of Photographs by J. Shimon & J. Lindemann, designed by Dan Saal, will supplement the exhibition. Ninety-nine photographs and essays by art-blogger Rachele Krivichi, freelance curator Dan Leers, MoWA director of exhibitions Graeme Reid, art historian and gallery director Debra Brehmer, and acknowledgments by Laurie Winters fill the pages.
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