Welcome to Create Space MKE

Create Space MKE is an artist collective driven by two questions:

What does Milwaukee look like?

What Could Milwaukee Look Like?

Our Identity   Create Space MKE is a long-term, large-scale art project. We aim to stimulate the creative community through thematic dialogue, exhibition, and educational programming.  We are shape shifters. Our project is open to being molded by the diverse minds, voices, and hands who participate in the project. Create Space MKE is an idea that is continuously evolving and interpreted by those who are interested in the following questions:

Our Identity

Create Space MKE is a long-term, large-scale art project. We aim to stimulate the creative community through thematic dialogue, exhibition, and educational programming.

We are shape shifters. Our project is open to being molded by the diverse minds, voices, and hands who participate in the project. Create Space MKE is an idea that is continuously evolving and interpreted by those who are interested in the following questions:

Our Initial Question   "What Does Milwaukee Look Like?" is our driving question. Observation is at the forefront of the Create Space MKE process. We begin with the idea that we Know nothing about the city, but we are open to learning, though active participation in community events, and through word of mouth recommendations.  Currently, the community focus is Milwaukee; however, imagine Create Space CHI, Create Space LON…etc. In the future we hope to take the Create Space concept to other areas of the state, country, and world. The question would change to accommodate the new location.

Our Initial Question

"What Does Milwaukee Look Like?" is our driving question. Observation is at the forefront of the Create Space MKE process. We begin with the idea that we Know nothing about the city, but we are open to learning, though active participation in community events, and through word of mouth recommendations.

Currently, the community focus is Milwaukee; however, imagine Create Space CHI, Create Space LON…etc. In the future we hope to take the Create Space concept to other areas of the state, country, and world. The question would change to accommodate the new location.

Focusing Our Initial Question   We use what we call “Community Lenses” to focus our efforts in determining what Milwaukee looks like. Our lenses are  Space ,  Race ,  Transportation ,  Work ,  Gender ,  Education ,  Entertainment ,   and  Leadership . Our lenses are what keep us endlessly interested, and relatively organized. They keep us focused on people, places, and ideas shaping the city in positive and powerful ways.   Photo by Jack Tetting

Focusing Our Initial Question

We use what we call “Community Lenses” to focus our efforts in determining what Milwaukee looks like. Our lenses are Space, Race, Transportation, Work, Gender, Education, Entertainment, and Leadership. Our lenses are what keep us endlessly interested, and relatively organized. They keep us focused on people, places, and ideas shaping the city in positive and powerful ways.

Photo by Jack Tetting

What We Seek   We seek an ongoing creative vision of what the city of Milwaukee   could   look like.  Our paintings are meditations on those who provide answers to our questions. The painting process is the glue that holds our projects together. As we move in and out of working with individuals and groups, many paintings are made. We paint those who show an interest, those who inspire us, and those who we consider partners. We seek to fill walls with pictures of people who have ideas about what Milwaukee looks like, and in the process their vision spills out. We collect these visions and they become the seeds for the next interaction.

What We Seek

We seek an ongoing creative vision of what the city of Milwaukee could look like.

Our paintings are meditations on those who provide answers to our questions. The painting process is the glue that holds our projects together. As we move in and out of working with individuals and groups, many paintings are made. We paint those who show an interest, those who inspire us, and those who we consider partners. We seek to fill walls with pictures of people who have ideas about what Milwaukee looks like, and in the process their vision spills out. We collect these visions and they become the seeds for the next interaction.

 

New Paintings: The Rhizome Series

Latest EXHIBITION:

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ARTWORK BREAKDOWN:

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A Documentarian’s Look at the project

A Visual Case Study of How Create SPACE MKE WORKS

 

About

This project is about collaboration, designing a
relevant exhibition, and transforming our space
into a stimulating and creative environment. 

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We want to hear from you. We want your thoughts on the issues at hand. We want to talk to you about your ideas and visions of the future -these ideas will make their way through our creative filter and into our compositions.

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