SUPERNOVA: HOPE WANG + KEITH KAZIAK
Villa Terrace Decorative Art Museum
September 14, 2023-March 10, 2024
Artists Hope Wang and Keith Kaziak create installations to understand the decay of their physical environments and the social politics that influence them. The artists honor these objects by meditating on their intended usage, or what they conceal and replicate their likenesses with complex crafting techniques. Using industrial patterns and materials allows narratives of consumption, gentrification, and human labor to emerge.
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum is Milwaukee’s historic home for contemporary craft, material experimentation, and decorative arts.
Supernova alters how we might examine the grandeur of the Villa in contrast to our brief human existence and shifting urban environment through playfulness, illusion, and high drama.
Phoenix Brown, Curator