Midwestern Manifesto

Amber Koprin and Michelle Whitmer

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Amber Koprin. A Little Tight for a Garden

Michelle Whitmer. Tully Hat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working Artists Collective's first two-person show, Midwestern Manifesto, highlights recent works in an extensive array of media from Amber Koprin and Michelle Whitmer. Both having grown up in the midwest, they take much of their inspiration from its unassuming architecture, artifacts, and average Americans. Streetscapes stretch and wind, vehicles hum in the summer heat, a rusted bike lurches in the snow in anticipation of the encroaching spring semester, warm walks after sunset reveal a cozy glow behind ivory bars of vinyl: This is familiar. This is home. 

 

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Michelle Whitmer. Norwood

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Amber Koprin. Bed 17.

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Amber Koprin. It's Actually a Plastics Goose, Not Ceramic

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Amber Koprin. Bed 29

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Amber Koprin. Left the Porch Light On

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Amber Koprin. Thick Summer Air

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Michelle Whitmer. Honda Civic.

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Amber Koprin. Bed 10

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Amber Koprin. Bed 16

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Amber Koprin. A Walk Along the Fence

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Amber Koprin. Use the Sidewalk

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Amber Koprin. An Uncomfortable Chair

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Michelle Whitmer. Orange Tully

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Michelle Whitmer. Untitled

Michelle Whitmer. Untitled

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Michelle Whitmer. Untitled

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Michelle Whitmer. Stairwell

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Amber Koprin. Straight Back and Left

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Amber Koprin. Wind Blew the Lid Off Again

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Amber Koprin. Step Lightly

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Michelle Whitmer. Bremont

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Amber Koprin. Bed 15

Amber Koprin. Bed 2

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Michelle Whitmer. 9:00 Cars

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Amber Koprin. Between the Bushes

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Amber Koprin. On the Side of the House

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Amber Koprin. Backyard Valley

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Michelle Whitmer. Mattress

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Amber Koprin. Where the Shaows Meet

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Michelle Whitmer. Untitled

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Michelle Whitmer. Untitled

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Michelle Whitmer. Untitled