Mulhern’s world is populated by figures (and a few dogs) that seem to float through various doings. It’s everyday stuff for everyday folks who shop, gossip and gather in various places. His is the painted land with no visible anchors, and in this land there is an air of freedom and eternal calm devoid of terror.
Fred Stonehouse is a quintessential Wisconsin artist who has been navigating his way through the art scene since the early 1980’s. Starting from a humble beginning in Milwaukee, Fred has found a considerable amount of success in the United States and beyond. He has dedicated a lifetime to creating, building a life around being a maker, and devoting his time to visual storytelling. Beautiful.bizarre had the honor of visiting Fred at his studio in Madison, Wisconsin to discuss his life as a college professor, his artistic journey, and his many inspirations that contribute to his strangely alluring, delightfully surreal paintings.
Influenced by traditional American scenes and Chicago Imagism, Michael Noland molds a vision that is uniquely his own. In his paintings, Noland creates vitality through exaggeration in form, repetition of line, and saturation of color. Common views and unique animals seem both darkly surreal and amusing. Flowers pulsate with life and colors reverberate with an electric charge.
Ben Grant, is an abstract painter based in Milwaukee. His work explores complex combinations of color, shape and texture. Grant received a BFA from the Cooper Union in New York City and an MFA at the University of Wisconsin Madison. He is currently a Lecturer of Art at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh and Parkside.
Paula Swaydan Grebel will demonstrate and illustrate the process that she takes in drawing inspiration from a work by a master artist and creating a painting in her own style. The artist's current solo show in the CAM upstairs galleries serves as a backdrop for her presentation.
We’re just one month away from the opening of a compelling solo exhibition at Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “Calendar” is the latest display of gorgeous oils by painter Craig Blietz, who’s best known for his depictions of cows.
Drawing on both the narrative and formalist aspects of painting, Blietz situates his animal subjects in lovely Midwestern landscapes and seeks to capture much more than external beauty.
The Tory Folliard Gallery’s latest exhibition, “surreal…so real,” features 28 modern artists united by their ties to surrealism. The 20th-century avant-garde movement was pioneered by Salvador Dalí and concerned with giving expression to the unconscious mind. The roots of the movement, however, run as deep as Hieronymus Bosch’s psychedelic 13th-century depictions of hell. The artists represented here tap both the movement’s history and its universal themes.