MARN was pleased to present The Further We Reach, The Closer We See, an exhibition that ran November 19, 2022 to January 22, 2023 at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB.

The exhibition featured the work of 30 visual art CREATIVE level MARN members located in Southeast Wisconsin. Juried in collaboration with Elio Garcia, each artwork selected individually responded to the following exhibition prompt: to visualize a greater understanding of our lived reality, memory, human history, and environment by indexing the past, present, and future. 

From Paleolithic cave paintings, early studies of the cosmos, to incised rock petroglyphs, humans have documented our experiences in many forms and mediums throughout history. As we strive to better understand what we call “life”, we are often asked to reach beyond what is in the forefront of our “view” and instead be cognizant of what was, while considering what is to come. Through this acknowledgement, we can recognize our futures are contingent on our pasts and presents. And that these states are all, to a degree, interwoven.

Play an audio interview of juror, Elio Garcia, and Gallery Director, Riley Niemack, discussing the exhibition prior to the opening.

Exhibiting Artists: