Museum of Wisconsin Art Presents Corey Fells: 100 Womxn Project 

Milwaukee Photographer Amplifies the Stories of 100 Multicultural Millennial Women

September 4, 2018
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The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition, Corey Fells: 100 Womxn Project, which features compelling photographs and stories of multicultural millennial women from Milwaukee. The exhibition will open with a party on Saturday, October 13 from 2:00–5:00 at MOWA.

“It’s an honor to be able to present the 100 Womxn Project in its entirety for the first time.” said MOWA Executive Director | CEO Laurie Winters. “The museum is not only a place to support established and emerging artists like Corey, it’s also a platform to share stories and experiences.”

Active military specialist and 25-year-old photographer Corey Fells grew up in one of the most segregated cities in the United States—Milwaukee—which has significantly impacted his artistic perspective. Inspired by his late mother, Fells set out to document 100 minority millennials from across the city. The photographs were taken over the course of one year in front of the same ivy-covered wall, creating a visual continuity that reflects the shared experience underlying each unique individual. Their pictures and stories chronicle their hopes, dreams, trials, and tribulations as well as their aspirations.

In an interview with Odyssey, Fells said, “You could start in the newer part of Milwaukee, which is mostly upcoming and new businesses, and walk three blocks in any direction and you feel like you are in a different city… Milwaukee has become a diverse tapestry of culture, beliefs, and expressions.” He also expressed, “It is unfortunate because people here like to stick to the areas where they feel most comfortable and that is where the divide between the different areas of Milwaukee starts."

The 100 Womxn Project has been featured in British Broadcasting News (BBC), NBC News, Blavity, Adobe Project 1324, TMJ4, and beyond. For more information, contact MOWA Director of Communication and Marketing Jessica Wildes at 262-247-2266 or jwildes@wisconsinart.org.

EXHIBITION ACTIVITIES

COREY FELLS: 100 WOMXN PROJECT
On View: October 13–January 13, 2018
Museum of Wisconsin Art | Horicon Bank Gallery

FALL EXHIBITIONS OPENING PARTY
Saturday, October 13 | 2:00–5:00
Celebrate the opening of Craig Blietz: Herd and Corey Fells: 100 Womxn Project. Enjoy art making, live music, light bites, and a cash bar.

EXHIBITION SUPPORT
Support for 2018 exhibitions is generously provided by James and Karen Hyde, Cynthia and Tom LaConte, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Pick Heaters, Wisconsin Arts Board, and Julie and John Dedrick.


Corey Fells, Sammy and Alex, Digital photograph, 2017
Jessica Wildes, Director of Communications and Marketing
jwildes@wisconsinart.org, 262.247.2266