"What She Said: Wisconsin Photography Now"
featuring photographs by Jessica Kaminski,
Jesse Eisner-Keyle, Jenaille Northey, and
Nicole Peaslee.

A curatorial project by Jessica Z Schafer
and William Zuback.

Gallery II
New Photographs by Richard Biemann

May 24 - June 16

Artist Reception:
Saturday, June 2 from 5 to 8pm


Media Release:

What She Said: Wisconsin Photography Now
EFFJAY PROJEKTS Gallery, Frank Juarez-owner, Sheboygan, WI.
Curated by Jessica Z Schafer and William Zuback

Wisconsin women photographers show their diversity of vision, connected through the lens of identity exploration in relation to society’s expectations.

EFFJAY PROJEKTS Gallery in Sheboygan, Wisconsin presents What She Said: Wisconsin Photography Now, showcasing the photography of four outstanding contemporary women fine art photographers. Their work forms a quartet of unique perspectives connected by their investigation into the meaning of identity in today’s society. Jessica Z Schafer and William Zuback co-curated this fresh approach and view of photography now by concentrating only on women photographers. Jessie Eisner-Kleyle, Jessica Kaminski, Jenaille Northey and Nicole Peaslee bring their expressive visual narratives to this exhibition.

Jesse Eisner-Kleyle explores womanhood through the objects that define femininity. For her series of photographs We Were Not Born Women, she paired images with stories collected from women across the country about the diverse items that signaled their transition into womanhood. This series implores the viewer to look at the construct of gender, because it is a construction. “Even the participants who weren't girly girls, but were tomboys, still have a story of that moment, that instant when they discovered their feminine mystique and they felt right,” states Eisner-Kleyle.

Jessica Kaminski examines the meaning of home, and how different her own life experience has been from the model of a “traditional” home established by her childhood. Her images from The Home Project attempt to challenge, and invite discussion about what gets to be home, and poignantly, the moments where we are uncertain of a solid sense of place and belonging.

Jenaille Northey turns her attention to expectations about love and desire depicted in the romance novel genre. By warping images from these books through a convex glass surface, Northey’s series of images, Love Letters, creates vivid distortions that blur the boundaries of true love and fiction, revealing reality’s shortcomings and fantasy’s absurdities.

Nicole Peaslee uses elements of the natural world as a metaphor to the imperfections of humanity, relationships and the individual. The photographs in Fractures peel away the false layers created to protect us from society’s challenges, connecting humans to one another and to our natural environment.

Women artists are still underrepresented in the art world. Often making up less than 25% of artists exhibiting in major museums and galleries. Just this year, women made up only 30% of the artists chosen for the 2012 Whitney Biennial. This discrepancy is also common in Wisconsin, where group photography exhibitions often focus on male photographers. What She Said celebrates the work of these four remarkable women artists who offer an in-depth exploration of identity in today’s society through the lenses of female contemporary photographers.

What She Said: Wisconsin Photography Now runs from May 24 through June 16.
An artist reception and gallery talk will be held June 2 from 5-8pm.
EFFJAY PROJEKTS Gallery is located at 604 Erie Avenue, Lower Level, Sheboygan, WI. 53081.
For additional information please email:effjayprojekts@gmail.com.

Replacing Home

Jaus Gallery
11851 La Grange Ave.
Los Angeles, CA, 90025
by appointment only
tel: 424.248.0781
email: info@jausart.com

Openings Friday January 20, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
January 20 to March 4, 2012
curated by Jennifer Johung

Hussein Chalayan, Jim Charles, Lisa Hecht, Yevgeniya Kaganovich, Jessica Kaminski, Lot-ek, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Lucy Orta, Nathaniel Stern, Do Ho Suh

Addressing our ever-present desire to be in place even in the face of dislocation, this exhibition brings together a range of images, objects and structures that each consider the structural replacement of home, from modular and portable constructions to wearable shelters and transformable garments to digitally networked sites. The exhibition coincides with the publication of Replacing Home: From Primordial Hut to Digital Network in Contemporary Art (University of Minnesota Press, January 2012), and showcases artists included in the book as well as others who continue a dialogue with its conceptual framework. Understanding spatial boundaries through performance-based frameworks of embodied presence, movement and experience, both book and exhibition suggest that while place may no longer be a sustainable category, being in place and belonging at home is nonetheless possible. By emphasizing reusable modes rather than fixed constructions of place, art and architecture together propose various systems of replacing home, in which specific sites can be revisited, material structures can be renewed, and dwellers can come into back into contact over time.

Milwaukee: A City Intersected

Union Art Gallery
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Campus Level
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
August 29-September 16
Opening Reception: September 2 with DJ Asher Diamonds

The Gallery and the Opening Reception is Free and Open to the Public

A group exhibition of artists whose work tells stories about neighborhoods, people and communities in Milwaukee. A diverse array of artwork, including graffiti-based art, prints, paintings, photographs and more, including a mural created by youth from True Skool, a Milwaukee organization that provides arts education and community service opportunities to youth.

The Home Project: Part 1

March 4 - May 6, 2011
Perspectives Gallery
273 East Erie Street, Second Floor

Gallery Night and Day

January 21 and 22, 2011
Gallery Night Reception
January 21 5-11pm
Additional Viewing
January 22 11-5pm
Gallery 326
217 N Broadway Street (Above Swig)
Milwaukee, WI

Gallery Night Article

PechaKucha Night #7

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Sugar Maple
441 E. Lincoln

$10 at door - no advance tickets

As if Spring weren't enough to be excited about, you can now also get amped about the seventh PechaKucha Night in Milwaukee. PechaKucha Night was started in Tokyo as a non-profit and is now run in 295 cities globally. For the Milwaukee franchise, we donate all the event money above costs to the foundation to help support the global websites and enable the foundation to do greater things.

The 20 (image) x20 (seconds) PechaKucha presentations will include topics such as starting a creative business in Milwaukee, architectual efficiencies, analog synthesizers, education through bike building, cultural acceptance, and much more.

Featuring Emmett Gross, Steve Vebber, Andreanna Drencheva, Jim Schoenecker, Katie Sorenson, Jessica Kaminski, Mike Rohde, and more, this night is not to be missed to get a true glimpse into Milwaukee's creative minds.

Shopkeeper Ken will once again be bringing the good tunes before, between, and after presentations.

For more info and to sign up for the PK MKE newsletter, visit:


See you then!

Eight Counties Regional Exhibition

Opening Celebration January 24th, 2010 11:00am-3:00pm

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

608 New York Ave

Sheboygan, WI 53081


Oct 16, 2009 to Dec 12, 2009

Layton Gallery
273 East Erie Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-847-3200

A juried exhibition of work by MIAD alumni

"This curated exhibition will be a concise selection of contemporary work from MIAD alumni, 6-10
artists will be selected which will allow an in-depth look at each individualʼs work."

Emerging Artist Exhibition

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
Hidden River Art Festival
19805 W. Capitol Drive
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53045
Main Phone: (262) 781-9470
Friday-Sunday, September 18-20, 2009.

Emerging Artist Gallery is located in the Dawes Studio Theater

"The Hidden River Art Festival is an annual juried art festival solely dedicated
to exhibiting the work of fine artists from the state of Wisconsin."