Jan Serr: Summer Dances - September 2014

Jan Serr’s ‘Summer Dances’ Movement in monotype at MOWA On The Lake By Kat Murrell for the Shepherd Express, September 2014

Dance is inherently based in time and motion. Artist Jan Serr suspends moments of the dancers’ art through a brightly lyrical series of monotype prints in an exhibition of her new work, “Summer Dances,” at the Museum of Wisconsin Art On The Lake.

Serr is known as a painter but has explored printmaking for decades, particularly through the possibilities of the monotype process. Monotypes are differentiated from other forms of printmaking in that each finished piece is ultimately a singular, unique work. The foundational process involves

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Mulhern & Martin, Shepherd Express – September 2014

Mark Mulhern, BROCANTE, Charcoal and Pastel on Paper, 42x60"

Examining the Everyday at the Tory Folliard Gallery By Tyler Friedman for the Shepherd Express

Cathy Martin, COUNTRY ROADS, Oil on panel, 17×14″

Two new exhibitions at the Tory Folliard Gallery (233 N. Milwaukee St.) each introduce the everyday into their art. Cathy Martin comes to her craft from an earthy angle, which steered clear of the contemporary artist’s traditional MFA-lined path. She is an artist whose day job puts food on her table by putting food on other people’s tables. Indeed, her oil paintings on display in the exhibit “This & That” reveal a sensitivity to nature no doubt nurtured by her years as a Wisconsin

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Nathaniel Stern

Nathaniel Stern has a desktop scanner strapped to his body while scuba diving to create his latest series of art images.

Artist Nathaniel Stern scans a subaqueous terrain

By Mary Louise Schumacher of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 2014

Nathaniel Stern has a desktop scanner strapped to his body while scuba diving to create his latest series of art images.

If memory serves, the first time I laid eyes on Nathaniel Stern, it was in a Facebook profile picture years ago. He was standing up to his chest in a lily pond, a straw hat tipped over his brow and sweeping what looked like a desktop scanner over the surface of the water. I remember thinking, “Who is this modern-day Claude Monet pondering perception in new ways?”

Since then,

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Derrick Buisch at Southern Georgia University - September, 2014

STUDIO NOTATIONS (UPSTAIRS ROOM), Silkscreen and Oil Paint on Canvas,39 1/2 x 76 1/2"

Derrick Buisch highlights popular culture in paintings, drawings at Southern Georgia University.

Artist Lecture, Thursday, September 18th!

Derrick Buisch, STUDIO NOTATIONS (UPSTAIRS ROOM), Silkscreen and Oil Paint on Canvas,39 1/2 x 76 1/2″

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at Georgia Southern University presents Derrick Buisch: Off Season from August 18 – September 19 on campus in the University Gallery of the Center for Art & Theatre. The exhibition includes an artist lecture Thursday, September 18, at 5 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building, Room 2071, followed immediately by an artist reception in the gallery. The events are free, and the public is welcome.

Derrick Buisch: Off

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Craig Blietz – Eight Years of Pastoral Dreaming – August 2014


Craig Blietz: Eight Years of Pastoral Dreaming” was published in conjunction with the 20 year survey of Blietz’s work held at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay, WI in the Fall of 2013. It is hardcover, measuring 12″ x 12″, has 192 pages with color and black & white images. Included in the book is an Introduction by Bonnie Hartmann, Director of the Miller Art Museum. Deborah Rosenthal, Miller Art Museum Curator provides an interview with Blietz. Essays and reviews in the book have been contributed by Lauren Levato-Coyne, Shan Bryan-Hanson, Peggy Sue Dunigan, and John Mendelsohn.

“Eight Years of Pastural Dreaming” is available at Tory

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Nathaniel Stern - Rippling Images featured at Turbine Art Fair - July 2014


Nathaniel Stern‘s new “Rippling Images” prints from his ongoing “Compressionism” series will be featured at the Turbine Art Fair in Johanessburg, South Africa. “Rippling Images” will debut in the United States at Tory Folliard Gallery in October 2014.

Nathaniel Stern explains his “Underwater Performative” prints process: In my ongoing series of “Compressionism” prints, I strap a desktop scanner, computing device and custom battery pack to my body, and perform images into existence. I might scan in straight, long lines across tables, tie the scanner around my neck and swing over flowers, do pogo-like gestures over bricks, or just follow the wind over

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Janica Yoder - Photo to be Included in Getty Book, Spring 2015


Janica Yoder‘s photograph, Untitled: Chicken Series, c. 1980 will be featured in the upcoming J. Paul Getty Museum book “Animals in Photographs” by Assistant Curator Arpad Kovacs. To be published in the Spring of 2015, “Animals in Photographs” highlights work from the Getty Museum’s permanent collection and will be available in print and digital formats.

Janica Yoder, UNTITLED: CHICKEN SERIES, Gelatin Silver Print, 14 11/16 x 18 3/8 inches


Trina May Smith in BWAC show through August 17, 2014

TRINA MAY SMITH, Conjoined I, Acrylic and Oil on Panel, 7 x 14 inches

Trina May Smith’s painting “Conjoined I” was chosen for a national juried art show at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. If you are in New York, stop in to see the show, juried by the Guggenheim’s Lauren Hinkson!

TRINA MAY SMITH, Conjoined I, Acrylic and Oil on Panel, 7 x 14 inches


Jan Serr at MOWA on the Lake through October 8, 2014


Jan Serr will be exhibiting her new Summer Dances monotypes at MOWA on the Lake in St. John’s on Milwaukee’s East Side. In Summer Dances she concentrates on figures that explore the body in motion with expressive, gestural lines. This new group of prints radiates color and celebratory movement.

Jan Serr, SUMMER DANCERS II, monotype on paper, 22 x 29 inches

Join Jan Serr for an Artist Talk on Thursday, July 24th at 7 pm. She will discuss her process and inspiration behind this new series. MOWA on the Lake is located in Saint John’s On The Lake, 1800 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

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T.L. Solien showing at Sheldon Museum of Art – August, 2014

T.L. Solien, LESS, 2011, 84 x 96 inches, Acrylic on Canvas

T. L. Solien: Toward the Setting Sun at Sheldon Museum of Art

June 6, 2014 thru August 31, 2014

T.L. Solien, LESS, 2011, 84 x 96 inches, Acrylic on Canvas

This touring exhibition organized by Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota features mixed media works on paper and oil paintings by artist T. L. Solien. Known for cartoon-like and surreal imagery with references to art and cultural history, Solien explores his life, mind, and emotional states as modern man, artist, husband, and father.

In this exhibition Solien extends the reach of the Melville novel, Moby-Dick, transmuting its figures and themes into a

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