• Tom Uttech – “New Paintings”

    Tom Uttech

    December 6, 2014 – January 3, 2015

    Artist’s Reception: December 6, 2014, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm;  Artist Talk at 2:00 pm

    Wisconsin native Tom Uttech returns for his ninth solo exhibition at the Tory Folliard Gallery.

    During his trips to the Boundary Waters between northern Minnesota and Wisconsin and the Quetico Provincial Park in Canada, Uttech gathers experiences and memories to fuel his new paintings. Mythic, atmospheric, and astoundingly detailed, this new body of work epitomizes his passionate interest in the​ wilderness.

    In the artist’s own words: “These paintings are all recollections of the magic I have found in the North Woods. They never depict any actual place. They hope to recreate the feelings those places generate in ourselves … I do also mean to be saying something about the richness and diversity of life on this planet and how magically wonderful this all is by packing so many individuals and species into the same place at the same time.​”​

    ​Uttech is the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters – Award in Art​ and the Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Award.

    His paintings are in museum collections across the U.S. including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK, Milwaukee Art Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art, Tucson Museum of Art, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI, and the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.