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Fri, Sep 30


Var Gallery 2nd Street

Bridge Work 08 Opening Reception

New works by Olivia Elaine Lorber, Reagan Mulvey, Eduardo Zavala

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Bridge Work 08 Opening Reception
Bridge Work 08 Opening Reception

Time & Location

Sep 30, 2022, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT

Var Gallery 2nd Street, 643 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204, USA

About the Event

Olivia Elaine Lorber is an artist from Baltimore living and working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2022, majoring in New Studio Practice with a minor in Art History. Olivia is currently part of a year-long residency, Plum Blossom Initiative // Bridge Work 08. She was awarded 1st place in the Grilled Cheese Grant earlier this year, which will result in her upcoming solo show in the spring of 2023. Olivia has exhibited her paintings at Var Gallery; Between Two Galleries; UWM’s Union Art Gallery, and local Milwaukee publications like UWM’s Furrow Mag and artist-run magazines. Olivia’s figure paintings combine representational and abstract stylistic approaches using acrylic paint occasionally embellished with other media. Her studio practice revolves around the body, womanhood, and physical and mental health issues. 

Reagan Mulvey is an artist working in Milwaukee, WI. She received her BFA from
the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (Milwaukee). Mulvey has exhibited at Between Two Galleries (Milwaukee), New Visions Gallery (Marshfield), and The Alice Wilds (Milwaukee). Working with Bernard Art Studio LLC and James Barany Studios LLC, she has painted murals across Wisconsin. She has recently completed an extension of Tyree Guyton’s Heidelberg Project in collaboration with Sculpture Milwaukee. Currently she is preparing to show her work in the eighth round of Plum Blossom Initiative’s Bridge Work program. 

Eduardo Zavala (they/he) is a nonbinary multidisciplinary artist based in Milwaukee, WI whose work focuses on lens-based media, video and live performance, and installation work. Zavala received their BFA in New Studio Practice: Fine Arts at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2022. They create queer realities where they can reshape the binaries within their own context by using natural and constructed spaces and materials. Utilizing installation design, they can create spaces where they exist free from the constraints of the gender binaries. They are currently an artist in residence for 2022/23 Bridge Work Cycle 08.

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