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The Healing Machine: Emery Blagdon

December 17, 2017 — July 1, 2018
 

The Healing Machine: Emery Blagdon installation view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2017. Photo courtesy of John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

Emery Blagdon

untitled (detail)

c. 1955-86 metal, plastic, and mixed media; 71 x 23 x 5 in.
John Michael Kohler Arts Center Collection, gift of Kohler Foundation Inc.

Emery Blagdon

untitled (detail)

c. 1955-86 oil on wood; 11 x 11 3/4 x 1/8 in.
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, gift of Kohler Foundation Inc.

Emery Blagdon

untitled (detail)

c. 1955-86 oil, paint, paper, and wood; 9 1/2 x 13 x 3/4 in.
John Michael Kohler Arts Center Collection, gift of Kohler Foundation Inc.

The Healing Machine: Emery Blagdon installation view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2017. Photo courtesy of John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

The Healing Machine: Emery Blagdon installation view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2017. Photo courtesy of John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

The Healing Machine: Emery Blagdon installation view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2017. Photo courtesy of John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

The Healing Machine: Emery Blagdon installation view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2017. Photo courtesy of John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

 

A fresh presentation of Emery Blagdon’s (1907–1986) “Healing Machine,” which probes the boundaries of evidentiary science, is also on view. A second section of the art environment has been re-created to join the portion displayed in 2017, completing the original in-situ floor plan of the shed. The gallery also features never before exhibited paintings.

 

This exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding was also provided by the Kohler Trust for the Arts and Education, Kohler Foundation, Inc., and Sargento Foods Inc. The Arts Center thanks its many members for their support of exhibitions and programs through the year.