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Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Inc.

Milwaukee, WI

GIG Fund



Wig Heavier Than a Boot is a collaborative exhibition of photography by David Johnson and poetry by Philip Matthews about Petal, a female persona as whom Philip manifests to write and David photographs. The exhibition and community programs cross art-making rituals with isolated performances within domestic spaces and pastoral landscapes, revealing dynamic relationships between author, character, and observer. By articulating a specific creative process in which one identity becomes two, the project in turn opens up a conversation about gender expression through an art-historical lens.

Award Details

  • Grant or Award Received
  • Wisconsin
  • $4,000
    Grant Amount
  • 2023
    Fiscal Year of Award

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