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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.