There’s a Place @ MoWA

Jeri with her 1956 Pink Cadillac, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 20113, 50x40 archival inkjet print © J. Shimon & J. Lindemann From "There's a Place" exhibition at Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, Wisconsin

Jeri with her 1956 Pink Cadillac, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 2013, (50×40 archival inkjet print)  © J. Shimon & J. Lindemann


For more than 30 years, we’ve collaborated as J. Shimon & J. Lindemann to make photographs responding to Wisconsin as both place and state-of-mind. There’s a Place is our first museum retrospective and the largest exhibition of our work to date. It’s on view April 11- June 7, 2015 at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI.

Using 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 our impulse to archive, we found meaning in the ordinary. The exhibition will contain vintage platinum/palladium prints, cyanotypes, gum bichromate prints, gelatin silver prints, tintypes, daguerreotypes, 3D stereo views, and archival


MoWA produced a 120-page color catalogue, There’s a Place: A Three Decade Survey of Photographs by J. Shimon & J. Lindemann, designed by Dan Saal of Studio Saal Corporation, to supplement the exhibition. The volume contains 99 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.The plate section includes some stereo version photographs. These are shown as color, double-image photographs set against a black background. To see the 3-D effect, use a standard stereo Lorgnette viewer (see below). Stereo Realist cameras were manufactured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 1947 to 1971 and are one of the camera types we’ve experimented with.

    Download There’s a Place exhibition catalog PDF (free!) from MoWA

Purchase There’s a Place Hardcover catalog with dust jacket (11×13″) from Blurb

Purchase There’s a Place Softcover catalog  (8×10″) from Blurb

Purchase 3D Lorgnette stereo viewers from or

 • PRESS •

Read Museum of Wisconsin Art “There’s a Place” exhibition  announcement

View Art Elkon’s FaceBook Photo Album from Saturday, April 11, 2015 2-5 pm

View MoWA Video from Opening Reception on Saturday, April 11, 2015 2-5 pm

Read Milwaukee Magazine “In a Flash” April 2015  by Claire Hanan

Read West Bend News There’s a Place Like Home” April 4, 2015 by Alex Zank

Read Herald-Times-Reporter preview April 8, 2015 by Staff

Read  “Hey I wrote that Page” from Looking at all the Art in arll the Wrong Places by on April 13, 2015 by Rachele Krivichi

Read Shepherd Express “Midwest Story” April 14, 2015 by Judith Ann Moriarty

Read Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “Shimon & Lindemann Retrspective a good way to begin considering duo’s legacy” April 17, 2015 by Mary Louise Schumacher

Listen to WUWM Lake Effect “Partners in Life and Art” April 22, 2015 by Bonnie North

Read Urban Milwaukee Dial “Two Photographers Who Speak as One” Review May 8, 2015 by Rose Balistreri

Read Wisconsin Gazette “MoWA puts photographer duo in viewfinder” May 9, 2015 by Kat Murrell


Listen to There’s a Place (Lennon/McCartney, 1963 by the Beatles on YouTube takes 1-13:

“There is a place
Where I can go
When I feel low
When I feel blue
And it’s my mind
And there’s no time when I’m alone”

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