Pieces from Ron Isaacs‘ latest exhibition, Other Selves: New Trompe l’Oeil Painted Constructions, are being featured on the prominent Art Blog Collosal. A short write-up on the artist and his works by Christopher Jobson is also included. You can view the post here.
Derrick Buisch‘s exhibition, Monstercity, has been making waves at the Porter Butts Gallery in Madison, Wisconsin over the past couple of weeks. Featuring Derrick’s trademark “Monster Series” in LP sized 12 x 12″ works as well as much larger pieces that will challenge the viewer’s notions of line and color. If you are in the Madison area we highly recommend you visit Monstercity which runs through June 2nd. You can read more about the exhibition here and here.
Derrick Buisch with LOOKER. Image courtesy of Tone Madison.
John Fredrick Peto is recognized by the art world as an American master of the trompe l’oeil or “fool the eye” school of still-life painting. The John F. Peto Studio Museum several main exhibitions each year, Is It Real? Contemporary Sculpture that Tricks the Eye opens at the John F. Peto Studio Museum on Saturday, May 9, 2015 and runs through September 6, 2015. Located at 102 Cedar Avenue, Island Heights, NJ. You can get more information about the exhibition here.
Two of Eric Aho’s paintings, ISLAND and NOV. 9 SKY, are being featured in the 2015 Spring Issue by Chicago Life Magazine. You can look through the issue here.
From June 13- September 16, 2015 the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) presents a survey of John Wilde works from the private collection of John and Shirley Wilde. The exhibition, “Wilde’s Wildes” features eighty paintings and works on paper spanning the artist’s entire career from the early 1940s to the early 2000s.
Visit the MOWA website for more details.
“Doug Hatch has a way of turning seemingly unremarkable places — bus stops, crosswalks, storefronts — into energetic paintings. The grids, lines, rich colors and reflective energy of a streetscape become meditations on the mutability and vibrant energy latent in the city. His photorealistic paintings of urban scenes will be exhibited with new trompe-l’oeil sculptures by Ron Isaacs. For more than 30 years, Isaacs has been creating delicate wood sculptures that resemble fabric garments and antique objects. There will be an artists’ reception Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The gallery is open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.”
Excerpt copied from the Journal Sentinel,
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I DREAMED I SAW YOU, Acrylic on Birch Plywood Construction, 37 x 59 x 4 1/2″
“Oscar Wilde may have been right that “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life,” but two new exhibitions at the Tory Folliard Gallery give us two new reasons to be impressed by the power of art to imitate life.
“I am still fascinated by the old simple idea of resemblance,” says sculptor Ron Isaacs, “that an object made of one material can take on the outward appearance and therefore some of the ‘reality’ of another.” Over the course of his 30-year career, Isaacs has perfected the art
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The work of Stephanie Trenchard has been chosen for the prestigious Smithsonian Women’s Committee Arts Invitational which takes place April 21st – May 5th, 2015.
Stephanie Trenchard, MATERIAL CULTURE SQUARE, Sand cast glass with inclusions, 10.25 x 9.5 x 3.5″
The second annual Smithsonian Women’s Committee Arts Invitational auction showcases the work of a small, select group of American studio artists of consummate skill who were invited to participate. Their sought-after pieces are found in both private collections and museums world-wide.
A new roster of artists is chosen each year by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee. The 2015 invited artists include: Susan Beiler, ceramics; John Cederquist,
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James Winn was recently interviewed by The Shepherd Express’ Kat Murrell before the opening of his current show – New Paintings. You can read Kat’s review here and watch the video interview below.
Tom Uttech was recently interviewed by MPTV’s The Arts Page. They spoke with him in the gallery and at his studio. Watch Tom’s segment below: