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Nick Tobier’s “right here, right now” at Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee

March 29, 2016

Stamps Associate Professor Nick Tobier‘s “right here, right now” is part of the exhibition LocuStLed, opening April 1 at the Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

LocuStLed displays messages from a curated selection of individuals via a vintage-style LED sign in the window of the Woodland Pattern Book Center, transcribing the spirit of new millennium connectivity into a purposefully anachronistic sculptural display with said display’s innately different sense of public. LED signs are a technological link between archaic forms of public inscription, like landmarks, plaques, and statuary, and today’s data cloud that hovers intangibly overhead as an unwieldy record of human concerns. The project combines populist outreach and the art of social authority in order to create a hybrid footprint that rewinds the relationship between public pronouncement and digital interface and pays homage to Jenny Holzer’s pioneering work with information systems.

LocuStLed {guest curated by Paul Druecke}
Friday, April 1 through Sunday, May 8
Opening Reception: Friday, April 1 at 6 PM

Woodland Pattern Book Center
720 East Locust Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Nick Tobier’s “right here, right now” at Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee