September 11 – October 10 Laura Dronzek‘s new collection of landscape and still-life paintings are intimate in size, but offer views of grand themes suggested with richly layered surfaces. Her imagined landscapes are composed of the most basic features: a horizon line, a sky, and a subject, but so carefully rendered, that each one is precious. An avid gardener, Dronzek explores the core properties of form and color in her floral still-lifes as she seeks out mystery found in everyday objects.
September 11 – October 10 Flora Langlois is a native of Costa Rica whose first inspiration is the natural world. Her Magic Realist paintings depict creatures amidst intensely detailed tropical fauna and suggest mystical tales and magical places. Langlois’s enchanting paintings seek to enter the natural world and explore “the spiritual connection of things natural to us and how all creation is united.” It is the rainforest’s complexity that influences her tangled and exuberant compositions.
October 16 – November 15 Artist’s Reception: October 16 (Gallery Night) from 5- 9pm Beautifully executed, Fred Stonehouse‘s work expresses his personal psychology and dreamlike vision as influenced by Renaissance painting, folklore, magic realism, and the unseen mysteries which abound in the world. In this exhibition Stonehouse delves deeper into the metaphor behind his crossbred animal paintings. Working from a biblical vision of harmony between all earthly creatures, Stonehouse’s new work strives to capture the realistic consequences of such unlikely animal pairings. The Gallery’s exhibition runs concurrently with the Fred Stonehouse exhibition at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA).
October 16 – November 15 Artist’s Reception: October 16 (Gallery Night) from 5-9pm Susan Stamm Evans continues to explore the human figure in her new series of bronze sculptures. The exhibition includes her intimate “Face Fragments” and new ”Threads” and ”Interwoven “ series, both containing her one-of-a-kind sculptures that appear woven. Susan Stamm Evans expresses our connection to the universal human experience through the “common threads” that weave her abstracted faces and metaphorically intertwine us all.
November 21 – January 2 – East Gallery John Dilg concentrates on the American Landscape for his visually clarified, multi-layered paintings. The essence of his subjects are captured by outlines from the colors below, evoking a sense of archaeology and meaningful message. A painting instructor at the University of Iowa for more than 40 years, Dilg has served as Artist in Residence at nearly 50 institutions including Yale University. Among many other awards, he received a Fulbright Grant to India and a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship. In 2014, The Huffington Post called him “One of 15 Artists to Watch.” This is Dilg’s
November 21 – January 2 Chris Berti carves vintage ceramic paving stones into small scale sculptures. Attracted by the variation in color and texture of the 1890’s material, his animal, bird and other natural imagery incorporate the bricks’ shape, earthy colors, and at times, text of the brick manufacturer.