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June 26, 2021  –  August 28, 2021

Opening Reception Hours: 6 PM - 9 PM, Saturday, June 26, 2021

(Opening reception will be in person and masks and face coverings are not required for those who are vaccinated.  Non-vaccinated visitors must wear a mask during the reception.) 


Hawthorn Contemporary is pleased to announce the exhibition opening of WHERE THE EYES FALL  featuring the works by Milwaukee based artists Maeve Jackson and Daniel McCullough.

Jackson and McCullough explore different concepts which drive their photographic practices.


Jackson alludes to specificity in narratives often depicting images of people and landscapes but allows the viewers to insert their own histories to individualize the meaning.  Her approach is humanistic and generous and asks viewers to self-reflect and re-evaluate their relationship to the world.  McCullough investigates the conceptual gaps between the lens of a camera to the outside world.  These gaps represent opportunities for the artist to take playful risks, often without knowing the outcome of the work.  Using a traditional film camera, he intentionally disrupts the film developing or alters the prescribed processing techniques to abstract the representation of time and place.


Maeve Jackson is a Milwaukee based artist with a nomadic sensibility. As she travels her making space shifts based where she resides. Jackson is resistant to being limited to any single medium though she prefers working with the platforms of video, photography, and site specific installations. Her work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions in Milwaukee, as well as Brooklyn, NY; Greensboro College, NC; Chicago,IL, Barcelona, Spain, and southern Austria. She has been featured in exhibitions at John Michael Kohler Art Center (Sheboygan, WI); and locally at (the once) Dean Jensen Gallery, VAR Gallery, and Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel; with solo exhibitions at The Alice Wilds and Lawrence University's Wriston Art Galleries. She has attended the artist-in-residence programs: Hotel Pupik (2016 & 2019), in southern Austria; and Cow House Studios Open Residency Program (2019) in Wexford, Ireland. Her film, "the beautiful", screened across the USA after it's 2017 premiere. Jackson is currently working on her next film, a non-traditional documentary about her family's farmland.

Daniel McCullough is a visual artist and photographer based in Milwaukee, WI. Daniel received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2018, and was a Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists finalist in 2018 and 2019. He was selected for the Plum Blossom Initiative Bridge Work 04 Professional Development Program, 2018-2019. Daniel has shown his work both regionally and nationally and is currently represented by the Alice Wilds in Milwaukee, WI. His work is influenced by the wonder and mystery of the landscape around him. 


Hawthorn Contemporary, located in the historic Walker’s Point neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is an art venue dedicated to presenting experimental and exploratory contemporary art. 

Hawthorn Contemporary
706 South 5th  Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204 USA

Opening Reception Hours: 6 PM - 9 PM Saturday, June 26, 2021

Regular Daytime Hours: 11 AM - 4 PM Friday, Saturday

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