Tom Uttech Art Review in Ubran Milwaukee Dial – December 2014

Tom Uttech, NIN BINASSAWAGONDAW (965), Oil on Board, 15 5/8 x 18 3/8″

The Strange Beauty of Tom Uttech’s Paintings: Now at the Tory Folliard Gallery, they capture a kind of North Woods that doesn’t really exist, though we might wish it did.

By Rose Balistreri – Dec 19th, 2014 for Urban Milwaukee Dial

The paintings of Tom Uttech immediately bring me back to my early adolescence. Back then I almost lived at the library. Good old Llewelyn Library in Bay View was the perfect antidote to sharing a room with a younger sister and an older brother right next door, not to mention the other two siblings downstairs, with the TV always on and a squabble in

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Tom Uttech Featured in Washington Post Art Review - December 2014

Tom Uttech, Enassamishhinjijweian, 2009, Oil on Linen, 103 x 112 inches. From the Collection of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Art review: ‘The Singing and the Silence’ at Smithsonian American Art Museum

For the Washington Post, by Mark Jenkins, December 18, 2014

Humans have always admired, and even emulated, birds. They want to fly like them, sing like them and, in the finest of clothing, approach the beauty of their plumage.

But humans have also always killed birds, even annihilating whole species.

The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, ponders both the admiration and the devastation. The exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon, a species that may have numbered in the billions when ravenous

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Ron Isaacs Wallflower Sculpture on Brazilian Bookcover

Ron Isaacs, WALLFLOWER, Acrylic on Birch Plywood Construction

Ron Isaacs, WALLFLOWER, acrylic on birch plywood construction

Ron Issacs plywood construction sculpture “Wallflower” is featured on the new bookcover of Brazilian author LÉLIA ALMEIDA. Entitled “Este Mundo Que Esquecomos Todos os Dias” or “This Other World That We Forget Every Day,” it is published independently by Confraria do Vento a cooperative small publishing house that specializes in projects of prose and poetry.

Breehan James at Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program - December, 2014

Breehan James, Moonrise on Knife Lake, oil on canvas, 30x34 inches

Breehan James has been hard at work at in her New York studio space provided by the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program. Breehan James is one of seventeen artists chosen from more than one thousand applicants for this prestigious program.

Breehan James, Moonrise on Knife Lake, oil on canvas, 30×34 inches

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.

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Tom Uttech Interview in Milwaukee Journal - December, 2014

Tom Uttech, Widigendaa (978), Oil on Linen, 43x59 inches

Art City Asks: Tom Uttech

Tom Uttech, Widigendaa (978), Oil on Linen, 43×59 inches

By Shane McAdams, Art City contributor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 17, 2014

“It’s ironic that my first exposure to Tom Uttech‘s paintings was in a high-rise on 57th Street in New York City on a late summer day in 2006, that I “discovered” his eccentric paintings inspired by the North Woods in the maw of midtown Manhattan. It’s also a bit ironic that what most moved me about his work at the time was their openness, earnestness and complete lack of the ironic detachment – an attitude that seemed to elude so many

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Jason Rohlf Awarded Golden Foundation Residency


Painter Jason Rohlf was just awarded the Sam and Adelle Golden Foundation for the Arts Artist in Residency for September 27th through October 24th, 2015. Specifically for visual artists, the residency website explains, “With a greater array of materials available to artists than ever before, this is an exciting time in art history. The Golden Foundation Residency Program is specifically designed to assist the professional artist in discovering and exploring the many materials and technologies available today. Through the Golden Foundation, residents will have the unparalleled opportunity to work with dozens of unique materials and technologies.”

Located in picturesque upstate New York,

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Tom Uttech in Shepherd Express - December, 2014



Tom Uttech at Tory Folliard Exhibit by one of America’s foremost landscape artists By Tyler Friedman of the Shepherd Express

Tom Uttech, GIWEIASAM (950), Oil on Plywood, 13 1/8 x 33 5/8″

Tom Uttech hails from Merrill, Wis. (population approximately 9,500), where the Wisconsin River joins with the Prairie River. One suspects that being surrounded from birth by the picturesque cycle of seasons in Merrill has something to do with Uttech’s ascendance to being one of America’s foremost landscape painters and photographers.Uttech, who currently resides in Saukville, Wis., is teaming up with the Tory Folliard Gallery for his ninth solo exhibition in the space. The

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Nathaniel Stern in Milwaukee Journal - November, 2014

Nathaniel Stern

Nathaniel Stern Scans Artwork into Being By Mary Louise Schumacher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 26, 2014 It’s a quirk of human nature to want to see the world through facsimiles of it. That instinct — to look at pictures — is as old as humankind. It defines us, really. So what happens when the world itself seems to be a terrain of copies, when our days are filled with more images of people and places than actual ones, for instance. This is the territory of Milwaukee artist Nathaniel Stern, who just had a solo show a the Tory Folliard Gallery, some of which remains on view. Stern creates work he

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Tom Uttech in Smithsonian Exhibition through February 2015

Tom Uttech, Nind Awatchige, 2003, oil on canvas, 112 1/2 x 122 1/2 x 2 1/2 in., New Orleans Museum of Art: Museum Purchase, the James and Maya Brace Fund, 2004.29, © Tom Uttech. Image courtesy New Orleans Museum of Art

The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art Smithsonian American Art Museum, 3rd floor North, American Art Museum (8th and F Streets, N.W.) Now through February 22, 2015

Tom Uttech, Nind Awatchige, 2003, oil on canvas, 112 1/2 x 122 1/2 x 2 1/2 in., New Orleans Museum of Art: Museum Purchase, the James and Maya Brace Fund, 2004.29, © Tom Uttech. Image courtesy New Orleans Museum of Art

Birds have long been a source of mystery and awe. Today, a growing desire to meaningfully connect with the natural world has fostered a resurgence of popular interest in the winged creatures that surround us daily. Continue Reading …

Nathaniel Stern in Popular Mechanics - October, 2014


These Stunning Underwater Photos Were Taken With a Desktop Scanner

October 17, 2014 at 2:00:00 PM by Tim Newcomb for Popular Mechanics

Nathaniel Stern with his Underwater Scanner. Photo Credit: Emy Mazzola

Rippling Images is a fitting name for Nathaniel Stern’s latest works of art, and in more ways than one. The collection shows off 18 prints captured under the rippling water of a live coral reef near Kay Largo, Fla., and he made those images using a device known for rippling: a desktop scanner.

Stern has been known for more than a decade for his method of scanning landscapes. The inspiration for

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