The Suburban Milwaukee: 16 Years


The Suburban Milwaukee: 16 Years

Mount Airy Contemporary

25 West Mt. Airy Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119
(267) 270-2787

October 3-31
– Opening Reception October 3 from 6-9 PM
Gallery Hours: Saturdays 1-4 PM and by appointment
Mount Airy Contemporary is pleased to host The Suburban in conjunction with Alternative Currencies, a Philadelphia-based project that gathers independent contemporary arts groups from around the country to share their innovative modes of working.
Organized by Rose DiSalvo, Michelle Grabner and Alexander Herzog, this exhibition brings together artists associated with The Suburban’s first decade and a half in the Chicago suburbs. The Suburban begins a new chapter this fall, having migrated to Milwaukee.
The Suburban is an independently run artist exhibition space in Milwaukee WI. We give complete control to the artists in regards to what they choose to produce and exhibit. Thus it’s a pro artist and anti curator site. The Suburban is not driven by commercial interests. It is funded within the economy of our household. Its success is not grounded in sales, press or the conventional measures set forth by the international art apparatus, but by the individual criteria set forth by the artists and their exhibitions. In this, The Suburban is more closely aligned with the idea of studio practice than that of the site of distribution.
– Michelle Grabner & Brad Killam, The Suburban: History
Artists participating in the exhibition include:

David Reed
Zach Formwalt
Philip Vanderhyden
Rose Disalvo
Alexander Herzog
Michelle Grabner
Brad Killam
John Riepenhoff
Lane Relyea
Andrew Falkowski
Jacob Goudreault
Jamisen Ogg
Adriane Herman
Howard Fonda
Mike Andrews
Siebren Versteeg
Magalie Guerin
Steven Husby
Assaf Evron
Angela Dufresne
Amy Park
Richard Galling
Oli Watt
Titus Dawson Polo
Dana DeGiulio
David Gracie
Deirdre O’Dwyer
Pete Fagundo
Winslow Smith
Erik Frydenborg
Gabe Farrar
Lise Haller Baggesen Ross
Joseph Grigely
Amy Vogel
Mark Klassen
Kevin Maginnis
Elijah Burgher