Young Space held its very first exhibition of contemporary artwork by young and emerging artists in mid-April 2015. This unique pop-up exhibition in downtown Appleton, Wisconsin aimed to bring together work by artists whose practices span a wide range of media and concepts in order to highlight the fresh, unique perspectives of students, recent graduates, and established artists fielding new ideas. This show marked the first of a planned series of pop-up shows in various locations around Northeast Wisconsin during the course of 2015.

An opening reception was held Friday, April 10 from 6-9pm and featured live music by Searchlights, a local post-rock ambient duo. Hors d'oeuvres were provided by local caterer Seven Boutique Catering, along with coffee by local coffee shop kc&t (based in Kaukauna).

OPENING Friday, April 10 6-9pm

Monday + Tuesday closed

Wednesday + Thursday 4-9pm

Friday, Saturday + Sunday 12-4pm

Exhibiting artists:

CLAIRE ABITZ . LUKE AHERN . RAE BLOM . AUDREY BORGEN . AUDREY CUTHBERT . RYAN EICK . LAWTON HALL . LIAM HOY . SAMUEL JAROSZ . MARO KOUYIAS . LEIF LARSON . GRACE PARKS . NATHAN PEARCE . JUSTUS POEHLS . ANNE RASKOPF . MARIANA RUSSELL . ISABELLA SCHLEISNER . KELSEY STALKER . DAPHNE STERGIDES . RIDLEY TANKERSLEY . LAURA UDELSON . DEW WAGNER . CALVIN WHITEHURST . LISA ZILTNER

Press release:

Appleton, WI – Young Space (blog, exhibitions and projects curated by Kate Mothes; young-space.com) is delighted to present a large-scale temporary contemporary art show of recent artworks by twenty-five artists, including students from Lawrence University and UW-Oshkosh as well as recent graduates and established artists. “re:generation” will run from Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 26, 2015 with an opening reception on April 10 from 6-9pm. This exhibition will pop-up at 609 W College Avenue, Appleton (the former Tastee Bakery location). The show will feature between one and three individual artworks by each artist in a wide variety of media such as collage, painting, sculpture, digital media, video, and more.

Artists included in the show (alphabetical): Claire Abitz, Luke Ahern, Rae Blom, Audrey Borgen, Audrey Cuthbert, Ryan Eick, Lawton Hall, Liam Hoy, Samuel Jarosz, Maro Kouyias, Leif Larson, Grace Parks, Nathan Pearce, Justus Poehls, Anne Raskopf, Mariana Russell, Isabella Schleisner, Kelsey Stalker, Daphne Stergides, Ridley Tankersley, Laura Udelson, Dew Wagner III, Calvin Whitehurst, Nicholas Wieczorkowski, and Lisa Ziltner. 

re:generation is an exhibition geared toward showcasing a wide variety of work from emerging artists. Its aim is to support artists as a vehicle for exhibiting their work, give students the opportunity to show work off-campus and within the wider context of the community, welcome the community to see an exciting selection of artwork, and kick-start a series of projects presented by Young Space in Northeast Wisconsin.

re:generation opens Friday, April 10 with a reception from 6-9pm. It runs through Sunday, April 26. The reception will feature live music by Appleton band Searchlights (searchlightspostrock.bandcamp.com) and made-to-order coffee drinks by Kaukauna Coffee & Tea (kc&t – kaukaunacoffeeandtea.com). The exhibition will be open most days of the week during its run: Mondays and Tuesdays, closed; Wednesday and Thursday 12-4pm; Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm. Details are posted online at young-space.com/wisconsin/current.

And event page is live on Facebook.

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More information about the history and mission of Young Space can be found at young-space.com. For additional information please contact Kate Mothes at kate.mothes@gmail.com or 1-920-815-5136.