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Saint Kate Artist Talk — Amy Cannestra Feat. SPOOKY BOOBS Art Collective

Oct 17, 2020


Arc Theatre

Please join us in The Arc Theater at Saint Kate for drinks and an interactive and inspiring discussion with Milwaukee artist Amy Cannestra, featuring the SPOOKY BOOBS art collective.

Amy Cannestra will discuss her current exhibition at Saint Kate, On a Daily Basis, and how it relates more broadly to her artistic practice. Cannestra will also place her work on display at Saint Kate in context with her feminist art collective, SPOOKY BOOBS. Preview her work on the artist's website or Saint Kate's exhibitions page before the talk!

Talk will be followed by a ticketed Cocktails with a Curator tour, a 30-minute art tour of the Saint Kate art collection and new feature exhibitions. Reserve your tickets on Eventbrite here!

Amy Cannestra’s work is an exploration of coping; coping with expectation, trauma, life, and death. Sculptures, drawings, performance, and multimedia installations come to life through the vocabulary formulated by the baggage that attaches to objects, body, and identity. Aware or unaware of how we cope changes the relationship individuals have with the stories and symbolism created. Though Cannestra’s work has a tendency to be somber, dark, and occasionally off putting, there is always a sense of hope, life, and survival.

With a BFA in communication design from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (2006) and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2015) Cannestra has taught art & design, attended residencies, and exhibited internationally. She performed at the 2016 Transart Triennial in Germany, installed a multi-media sculpture in the 2017 Biennial in Rio de Janeiro, and was one of four artists to represent Grenada, West Indies in the 2019 Venice Biennial. Cannestra is currently living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, working as a Marketing Manager at Novus Home Mortgage and is always looking for ways to help the Milwaukee art scene grow.

Alongside a thriving studio practice, Cannestra is one third of SPOOKY BOOBS, a trio of artists that use art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences.

Image of the artist courtesy of Maggie Snyder,

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