Terrence Coffman in the Shepherd Express – 2015



Painter engages with places from across the world By Kat Minerath

Terrence Coffman studies interesting places: Galway Bay on the coast of western Ireland, South Dakota, even the expansive views of Jefferson County from his studio. From those starting points his canvases take interesting turns as they veer inward, toward an intimate engagement with mark making and color.

The Charles Allis Art Museum is showing about 40 paintings in “Recent Works by Terrence Coffman,” and though landscape is foundational, these are not postcard images. The artist pulls back from naturalistic representations, save for a few pieces with defined figures,

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Secrets seen: John Wilde’s private collection at MOWA - 2015


Written by Kat Minerath, Contributing writer Thursday, 13 August 2015

The night is coming on in “Eventide at the Duchess’s.” The sky glows orange with an apocalyptic burn, familiar in the paintings of artist John Wilde (1919–2006). The sunset bathes a wild bunch of cavorting bodies. Some couples embrace and others face off, while in other vignettes single figures dot the improbable landscape. A woman lounges on a gigantic leaf as another balances on a beach ball floating in water, or on a head sticking up from the ground. In the distance, with striking nonchalance, is the painter who busies himself working at his easel.

This painting is

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Giverny of the Midwest: A Conversation with Artist Nathaniel Stern - Lake Effect - July 2015


If you missed Nathaniel Stern talk about his artwork with Bonnie North on Lake Effect, you can still hear the interview HERE.


“Nathaniel Stern’s intensity is palpable. The media artist always has multiple bodies of work going on simultaneously, he’s a Fulbright scholar, a professor of art, a parent. Talking with him, you get the impression he never stops thinking about, or exploring, art and life.

Stern’s current exhibition at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend is called Giverny of the Midwest. The work has had previous

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Tom Berenz: Toward the North at Purdue University - 2015

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Tom Berenz will have a solo exhibition of his recent paintings called “Towards the North” at Purdue University this fall.

September 1 through October 10, 2015 Fountain Gallery, downtown Lafayette

Thursday, September 3, 5:30 pm Join us for a gallery talk by Tom Berenz in Fountain Gallery, with a reception to follow.

“Tom Berenz uses the disaster motif as a metaphor to discuss personal, socio-political, environmental and ideological issues in his large mixed media canvases. Through the motif of disaster, he explores the existential self and examines personal narratives, with some being more literal and others more enigmatic. The imagery is in constant flux, but always

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Tory Folliard showcases a strong roster Salon-style - Wisconsin Gazette - July 2015


Reviewed in the Wisconsin Gazette, July 30, 2015

By Kat Minerath

T.L. Solien, THIRST, Acrylic and Collage on Canvas, 24 x 26″

To be completely enveloped in art, simply visit the Tory Folliard Gallery. The Salon Show is a powerful presentation of the gallery’s roster, presenting 40 artists and more than 100 pieces. More importantly, it’s a perfect opportunity to appraise some of the Milwaukee and regional scene’s more prolific artists.

The Salon Show’s title is a reference to the classical Paris Salon, an annual art exhibition held nearly every year from the late 17th to the late 19th century. To be included as part of the

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Giverny of the Midwest Review - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - July 2015


Nathaniel Stern’s “Giverny of the Midwest” makes U.S. debut

Reviewed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 14, 2015

By Rafael Francisco Salas

Claude Monet was in his 80s when he painted his way into eternity with a 42-foot long triptych, “Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond,” famously hanging at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and created in the artist’s aquatic gardens in Giverny, France. Many believe that painting as an art form did not catch up with Monet’s water lily works, which numbered in the hundreds, until the Abstract Expressionists came along a generation later.

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Wilde's Wildes Review- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - July, 2015


‘Wilde’s Wildes’ on display at the Museum of Wisconsin Art

Reviewed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 15, 2015

By Rafael Francisco Salas

PICTURED: John Wilde’s “Homage to Piero de Cosimo”

The paintings of the late John Wilde are enigmatic and full of wonder. Using old master techniques and Surrealist tropes, he was and remains one of the more important artistic voices to hail from Wisconsin.

Elements of the subconscious, psychology and imagination combined in Wilde’s work with a disciplined realist style. That combination was given a name, “Magic Realism,” and included the

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Recent Works by Terrence Coffman at the Charles Allis Art Museum


Terrence Coffman will be having an exhibition of his recent work up at the Charles Allis Art Museum July 31 – October 11.

Opening Reception Friday, July 31, 2015 6:00-8:00 PM | 5:30-6:00 PM Members Preview

“Following a tradition of exhibiting among the best in Wisconsin art, the Charles Allis Art Museum presents an exhibition of recent works by Terrence James Coffman, whose submission Angel 1 was awarded grand prize at the museum’s 2014 Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now. That painting returns to the Allis, alongside two additional canvases that complete an artist’s “triptych”.

Coffman’s Angels and Landscapes series, so-called because of the figure-like

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Michael Velliquette’s “Sparkle Vision City”


Sparkle Vision City is a public commission by the artist Michael Velliquette. This low-relief work is made from laser-cut, high-density foam, sign enamels and mirrored acrylic, and measures approximately 12′ x 30′. Commissioned through the New York Percent for Art Program and the New York City Schools Construction Authority, the sculpture was installed in the atrium of the newly constructed PS320 in Ridgewood, New York, in June 2015. The opening of the school, and artwork unveiling, is planned for August 2015.

To commemorate the work, Velliquette has created a limited edition archival pigment print with serigraphy of the design with Holodrome Studios.

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Derrick Buisch's Paintings Featured at Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art


Current Tendencies IV, a group exhibition featuring regional artists, opens June 18 and is on display until August 30. One of the artist on display is Tory Folliard Gallery’s own, Derrick Buisch. His massive 125 painting series takes up one entire wall at the beautiful Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University. The impressive display features Buisch’s trademark abstract sketchbook glyphs set upon a grid of painted canvases. Immense and immersive are two words that I feel accurately describe this amazing undertaking.

To read more about the exhibition check out THIS article on the Shepherd Express.