a solo show by John Riepenhoff

June 18-30, 2010

Jackpot Gallery

825 E. Center St

Milwaukee, WI, 53212

Friday June 18

reception: 6-10pm

performance: 8pm

Sunday June 20

music: 7:30-9:30pm

by Best Friends Forever, Batten Revue, and The Not This Atrium

In Riepenhoff's first ever solo show and first exhibition at Jackpot Gallery

a cache of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and a performance will pay

homage to work of others that have influenced this artist's understanding of

the art world through their activity in the Milwaukee art scene. Riepenhoff

embodies the ethos of other artist's practices in an attempt to acknowledge

their influence on him and to find his own meaning through a more close

understanding of others' work. Resembling a group show yet made by one

person, this exhibition is an investigation into originality in the creation

process and the influences of a community on art-making.

Riepenhoff is a 2009 winner of the Mary Nohl Fellowship for Individual

Artists and is in the 2010 Wisconsin Triennial. His work has been written

about in the New York Times and Art Forum and he has exhibited

internationally including projects in the Tate Modern and Frieze Art

Fair(London); Gavin Brown's Enterprise and the Swiss Institute (New York);

Angstrom Gallery and Ooga Booga (Los Angeles); Tokyo 101 Art Fair (Tokyo);

Kölnischer Kunstverein (Cologne), Karma International (Zurich), Fredric

Snitzer Gallery (Miami); The Suburban (Oak Park); Milwaukee Art Museum, Dean

Jensen Gallery, and Small Space (Milwaukee) among others. In July of 2010 he

will be attending Summer Studio Residency at the Sullivan Galleries in


Thanks to the following artist's for inspiring elements of this show: James

Franklin, Katie Kraft, Nicholas Frank, Paul Stoelting, Peter Barrickman,

Santiago Cucullu, Sara Clendenning, Sarah Luther, Scott Reeder, Stephanie

Barber, Steve Wetzel, Tyson Reeder, and all artists who have worked with The

Green Gallery. Thank you.

more info email:

Martha Johnson