Local “Doors & Windows” Artist Opens Solo Show

The Milwaukee Gay Arts Center will host Jeremy Novy’s solo photography exhibit, “Scribble.”

This exhibition opens with a reception on Friday, January 26 from 6 pm until 9 pm. The artist will give a brief gallery talk at 7 p.m.

Throughout the run, Novy invites viewers to leave their mark on the community canvas that will be photographed periodically in the same style as the featured art. “Scribble” runs through March 2.

Novy is one of Milwaukee’s rising artists with work in photography and public art. His photography has been exhibited in Milwaukee and around Wisconsin, including at the John Michael Kohler Art Center and the Lakefront Festival of Arts. He has been showcased in several local newspapers, including a front-page article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

“I photograph graffiti scribbled on dumpsters, electrical boxes and other surfaces in Milwaukee,” says Novy about his art. “I find this to be an interesting subject to photograph…it takes three or more graffiti artists working separately to build up a surface I find interesting enough to photograph.

“These artists are people from the community interacting with one another by leaving their graffiti as messages to the next artist who passes by. Of course there are other community members who work against such interaction. They work to remove the graffiti, which means that my photography records an extremely temporary interaction.”

Novy is a junior at UWM studying photography. His work as a photographer continues to evoke interest locally as well as nationally. Novy is known for large format photographs that often have an abstract appearance.

If You Go:

Photography by Jeremy Novy
Jan. 6 – March 2
The Milwaukee Gay Arts Center
702 S. 2nd St.
Reception Fri., Jan. 26, 6 – 9 pm.
Gallery talk: 7 pm
Local “Doors & Windows” Artist Opens Solo Show

Riverwest Currents online edition – January, 2007