Fine Line launches issue No. 3 with a little help from Knock Knock
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Milwaukee’s only international arts publication, Fine Line Magazine, will be celebrating the release of its third issue tonight at Moct Bar with a one-night-only, large-scale installation by Knock Knock Installation Art. Knock Knock is a collective of rotating artists with a determination to merge a lewd sense of humor with a shared artistic value in non-traditional art spaces. For this installation, former Milwaukeeans Erin Wilbur and Mike Stasny have returned to town to create a larger-than-life, site-specific installation incorporating images of WWI soldiers with a sci-fi twist. Their intention is to create a unique environment through a heavily decorated installation.
“A ‘Knock Knock decorated party’ is a temporary coupling of a traditional art show opening in a dance club or bar setting,” explains Wilbur. “It’s all for the sake of a good time and exposing the art we like.”
The theme of Fine Line’s third issue is “This Is A Theory,” which perfectly incorporates Wilbur’s intentions for the installation. “Much of what you’ll find [in the magazine] should simultaneously feel familiar and foreign,” explains Jessica Steeber, one half of Fine Line’s editorial/curatorial team. “Simple landscapes, common environments, geometry, color—but something is just slightly off. The works, individually and as a whole, are meant to question commonly held meanings and associations, because perhaps everything is a theory, supported by the ideas we choose.”
Fine Line is a quarterly arts magazine that functions as a hybrid between a gallery and a traditional magazine, and is void of all articles and advertising. The new issue features the work of 13 artists spanning four states and nine countries, and is available in a limited edition of 500 for your viewing pleasure. The intention of the magazine’s creators is to encourage viewers to consider the work independently. Tonight, however, with Knock Knock at the helm, there will be a different agenda. “Tonight the art takes a back seat to throwing a wicked party,” says Wilbur.