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Everyday Transactions- An IN:SITE Mural

May 10, 2007

Colin Matthes recently completed a mural for Milwaukee’s IN:SITE temporary public art program. The mural is titled “Everyday Transactions: The Familiar Inconceivable”. The mural draws upon elements of the everyday, and reflects much of what occurs- business, warfare, and leisure. Water plays an important role in this mural. Water simultaneously connects us and divides the space. With talk of global warming, tropical storms, and the increasing scarcity of water in poor countries we are asked to question our relationship to water, as well as our relationship to each other in the world around us.
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IN:SITE has been providing resources and opportunities to create temporary public art in Milwaukee since the fall of 2006. In that time a number of wonderful projects have been created such as:
Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it’s addressed to someone else.” by Chris Silva and Michael Genovese
Super Subconscious” by Harvey Opgenorth and Nate Page
This most recent round of projects also includes:
•“Phyto Remedy” by Benjamin Martinkus
•“Through 30 Steps Backward” by Mike Genovese
•“Flight” by Darryl Jensen
•“Urban Radio Network” by Bridget Quinn and Jessica Vandevort
•“PARK(ing)” by Rosheen Styczinski
and many more…
For more information on the current round of IN:SITE projects, to view the archive of past projects, or to find out how to get involved in the program please visit the IN:SITE website at


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