Skully Gustafson, Tyler Hagebusch, Jimmy Frezza and Sam Foster all met at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in the early 2000’s. After becoming fast friends and sharing a common interest in the late 1970s No Wave art scene they disbanded as quickly as they met. Jimmy joined a punk band, later to tour the US and Europe and eventually went back to school for art. Sam got sober and started working in mental health, later enrolling in a TM-based MFA program. Tyler, who was lost for many years, ater to be found as a Mail Man and ceramic artist. And Skully prolifically painted the whole time. Later the four artists connected and planned this show. A reunion of friendship and art, after many years their common interest of the fast, loud and sick remain.
Screep (Scary + Creepy) is a word the four made up while getting stoned in a parking garage in downtown Milwaukee after breaking Trish’s pipe.