March 2 - 29, 2018

Oliver Ressler: Catastrophe Bonds

Opening Reception: Friday, March 2, 4:30-7:00pm (artist talk in gallery at 4:30pm)

The exhibition Catastrophe Bonds is the first survey of Oliver Ressler's work in the United States. It will be on view in the Bush Art Center Galleries at St. Norbert College, and the Lawton Gallery at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. The exhibition focuses on forms of grassroots democracy as well as economic and political alternatives to the existing state of global affairs. A key unifying theme running through the work is envisioning and attempting to enact new forms of vibrant social and economic democracy where all voices are welcomed in the deliberative process. This theme is explored through documentary work highlighting grassroots organizing efforts, video interviews with contemporary thinkers on alternative social and economic models and their historical precedents, and through an examination of the pressures that the current catastrophes of climate change and emergency migration are having on western representative democracies. The exhibition will be accompanied by a book published by the Art Department at St. Norbert College.

Public Events, St. Norbert College:

Thursday, March 1:
4:00 pm - Art, Social Action, and Grassroots Democracy, Panel Discussion sponsored by the Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice, and Public Understanding, Michels Commons Ballroom

5:00 - 7:00 pm - Exhibition Opening Reception with a special opening night screening of The Right of Passage, Bush Art Center Galleries

Thursday, March 22:
2:00 pm - Take the Square, Film Screening, Bush Art Center 130

Public Events, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay:

Friday, March 2:
2:00 pm - Art, Globalization, and Social Justice, Global Studies Roundtable Sponsored by Global Studies, Political Science, and the International Visiting Scholars Program, MAC Hall 111

4:30 pm - Oliver Ressler Gallery Talk, Lawton Gallery

5:00 - 7:00 pm - Exhibition Opening Reception, Lawton Gallery

Wednesday, March 21:
6:00 pm - What is Democracy?, Film Screening, Lawton Gallery



Senior Exhibitions


April 7 - 19, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 7, 2:00-4:00pm

Gerald Ernst III, Trent Graubner, Andrew Moser, Nathan Nichols, and Nicolette Wallman

April 28 - May 10, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 28, 2:00-4:00pm

Brianna Fischer, Jonathan Nuncio-MacDonald, Kenna Rentmeester, and Heather Schroeder