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  • Charles Munch – “New Paintings”

    Charles Munch

    February 8 – March 8, 2014

    For more than forty years, Charles Munch has depicted the complex relationship between man and nature with carefully composed deconstructed imagery.  Graphically painted with precise marks, Munch’s landscapes continue to question our place in the world.  The paintings of Charles Munch were included in Wisconsin’s 2013 Triennial.  Over the years, he has participated in 20 museum exhibitions, received numerous awards, and has work in  the permanent collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum.

  • Briony Morrow-Cribbs – “Terra Incognita”

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    February 8 – March 8, 2014

    Employing the visual language of scientific objectivity, Briony Morrow-Cribbs explores connections between humans and animals.  By placing creatures in psychologically complex situations, she invites the viewer to explore emotional nuances and relationships.  A virtuoso of copperplate etching, Morrow-Cribbs uses an intricate system of dots, dashes, concentric lines and hand tinting to create highly detailed prints in the naturalist tradition.

     

  • Bill Reid – “What Could Bee?”

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    February 8 – March 8, 2014

    The painted steel sculptures that inhabit the world of Bill Reid are headliners from a fantastic mythology, imparting “Bee’s” stories of heroics, tragedy, comedy and drama.  From Lilliputian to gigantic, his unforgettable characters may also double as mechanical toys, light fixtures, or pedal cars.  Always a favorite in the Racine parades, Reid continues to delight and inspire with humor and whimsy.  Reid has been awarded numerous public commissions and has work in the permanent collection of the National Music Museum, Vermillion, SD.

     

  • Ben Grant – “I’ve Got on With It a Little All the Same”

    Ben Grant

    January 4 – February 1, 2014

    Grant’s paintings explore the potential for meaning in simple, bold, and colorful combinations of shape and dimension.  Grant paints modular units to create strings of information that take on the form of a visual syntax. Continue reading →

  • Jeremy Popelka – “Veiled Monuments”

    Jeremy Popelka

    January 4 – February 1, 2014
    Master glass artist Jeremy Popelka returns with new sand cast glass sculpture inspired by an arcane view of objects and their surroundings.  Gestural ornamental surface textures allude to other materials such as stone and fabric while translucent vibrant, glowing color infuses these sculptural forms with vitality.

     

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  • Rodger Bechtold – “The Nature of Things”

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    January 4 – February 1, 2014

    Over time Bechtold has built a solid reputation for being a major contributor to contemporary landscape painting in the Midwest and beyond.  His work is expressed with energy, painted with seemingly effortless brushwork and charged with color.

     

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  • Jason Rohlf – “Navigational Aids”

    Jason Rohlf

    November 30 – December 28, 2013

    Friday, December 6th: Artist’s Reception: 5 – 7:30 p.m.

    Saturday, December 7th: Artist Talk at 2 p.m.

    Making navigational decisions is subjective to the individual and the inputs are sometimes contradictory. Through a combination of deliberate action and intuition the works hope to reflect back the myriad choices we all are confronted with on a daily basis.” ~ Jason Rohlf Continue reading →

  • The Modern Landscape

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    October 18 – November 16, 2013

    “The Modern Landscape” includes artists whose methods vary widely but who share a fascination with the natural world.  A marvelous collection of landscapes from intimately scaled and highly detailed to grand, expressive studies in color.  Peaceful pastoral scenes,  vibrantly abstracted works and scenes of the west and Midwest are included in the exhibition. Continue reading →

  • Craig Blietz – “Creamery”

    Craig Blietz

    September 7 – October 12, 2013

    Craig Blietz returns to the East Gallery with a new series of work inspired by stories of an old creamery.  His adroitly painted animals indirectly refer to the recently demolished creamery and, in a larger sense, the diminishing number of small dairy operations.  Romantic, realistic, and oblique, Blietz’s paintings invite the viewer to reflect on our changing world.

     

  • T.L. Solien – “the loneliest gods”

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    September 13 – October 12, 2013

    T.L Solien continues his exploration of the theme of westward expansion in this new body of work that includes paintings, works on paper, and sculptures.  Solien delves into deep themes of American culture and the history of pioneer settlement, as he merges Ahab’s quest for the white whale with Americans’ quest for the West.  Employing a myriad of personal, graphic symbols and eccentric characters, Solien is surreal and entirely original.  By examining the lot of the common citizens such as mothers, mechanics, and firemen and portraying them in his singular style, Solien invites us to take a closer look at America’s history and our place in it.