Aesop’s Fables are filled with stories of animals that take on human emotions and face human dilemmas. Foibles like vanity and greed, as well as examples of compassion, are played out.
In these small dramas, we can see ourselves.
Artist Laurie Hogin doesn’t illustrate the stories of Aesop, but in the exhibition Implacable Demons and Better Angels she demonstrates a predilection for portraying animal characters reacting to their world — and they do so in a way that is utterly relatable to us as humans. Read More
Art Reveal Magazine has featured sculptor Susan Stamm Evans in their 20th issue, pages 46 - 51. In the interview the artist discusses how hes got started as an artist, what has changed along the way, and her thoughts about art in contemporary culture. Read More
New work by Illinois artist, Michael Noland, will be on view at the Farmer Family Gallery in Reed Hall at The Ohio State University January 19 - March 10, 2017. The opening reception will be Thursday, January 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.
For more information on available work in the exhibition, please contact the Tory Folliard Gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-273-7311. Read More
An astute observer of nature, artist Katie Musolff paints plants and animals that she finds along the Mississippi River. Her new body of work, River Journal, consists of meticulous watercolor and gouache paintings that concentrate on the beauty and grace of her surroundings while embracing the remains of the organic world. Always working from direct observation, Musolff aims to capture the sense of wonder that drew her in to her subject in the first place. Read More
Several newly found works by John Wilde, one of the signature Wisconsin artists of the last half-century, are on display at the Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee's Third Ward.
This summer as a grandchild prepared to move into Wilde's former home in Cooksville, she found paintings in a corner. Read More
Fiber artist Mary Bero is participating in a traveling museum exhibition and book called The Box Project: Uncommon Threads. Read more about it in the article from Fiber Art Now Magazine. Read More
Artist Spotlight features Wisconsin native, Doug Hatch, best known for his realistic paintings of urban scenes. A full-time artist working from photographs in his studio, Hatch employs traditional methods of photo realism using strong diagonals, reflected surfaces, and transparent components to depict vibrant street scenes. In addition to these urban scenes, Hatch paints plein air landscapes of rural Wisconsin with deep vistas and spatial infinities.
Sarah Hauer , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel November 18, 2016
As he canoes, bikes and hikes through Wisconsin, Charles Munch appreciates how sunlight hits the scenery.
"The air can be crystalline in the light and the air is much cooler," he said.
Munch, who calls himself sensitive to color, paints nature scenes of the Midwest that vibrate with the tints and shades he mixes with extreme precision. Read More
Tory Folliard presents unseen work by major Wisconsin artist
By Tyler Friedman
John Wilde (1919-2006; pronounced “WILL-dee”) is regarded as one of the major figures of Wisconsin art. Wilde’s works are found in prestigious institutions across the nation and his surreal influence lives on in the work of contemporary heavies such as Fred Stonehouse.
Lynne Railsback and Katie Musolff: Nature Studies
October 20, 2016–January 11, 2017
Katie Musolff and Lynne Railsback are two watercolor painters who depict the natural world in delicate and intricate detail. Musolff’s paintings of butterflies, birds, bugs, and other creatures have an Audubon-esque quality. Railsback approaches her work with a botanist’s eye, creating a colorful canon of paintings of flowers, leaves, roots, and branches. This exhibition celebrates the organic world with precision and beauty. Read More