Michael Velliquette’s “Sparkle Vision City”

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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

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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.

The Magic of John Wilde - Shepherd Express

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The Shepherd Express recently published a wonderful review of John Wilde‘s exhibition “Wilde’s Wildes: A Very Private Collection” currently up at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) until September 6.

“I do believe that Wilde was a master of magic realism, though labels fail to fairly describe his particular brand of doing. Never Disney-like, he seemed to float beyond the silly and, like all serious thinkers, perhaps he found the meaning of life as simple as tasting the sweetness of it all. Of course he ventured beyond pears and into the realm of heavenly bodies, airborne figures and highly theatrical imaginings. He died at age 86

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Giverny of the Midwest - Nathaniel Stern and MOWA

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A recent interview with Nathaniel Stern was in the MOWA News discussing his upcoming exhibition, “Giverny of the Midwest.” In the interview Nathaniel talks about his inspiration, performative art, and where he sees his work going in the future. The exhibition will be up June 13 to September 6 and Nathaniel will be doing an artist talk on July 30th at 6:30 pm .

Click here to read the interview in MOWA News or read the article below.

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The Master and the Pupil - Urban Milwaukee

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“The current exhibition (through July 4) at Tory Folliard presents work by a teacher and his one-time pupil, both painters based in Bloomington, Illinois, and while the bolder, bigger works of Harold Gregor may initially dominate over those of his former student Mark Forth, and while Gregor is more prominent in the art world, it was Forth’s work that ultimately had a stronger impact on me. You may feel differently.

Forth’s are Midwestern genre paintings, mostly oil on canvas, all featuring soft, luminescent surreal lighting, emanating from a window (in his interior settings) or a street lamp or lights (in his exterior settings). Some evoke a

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John Wilde Featured in MOWA Newsletter

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The Museum of Wisconsin Art will have an exhibition of artwork exclusively from the John Wilde Estate. The exhibition will go from June 13th to September 6th. For more information you can read this article from the July MOWA Newsletter.

MOWA Wilde Article

Ron Isaacs' Pieces Featured on Collosal

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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 Monstercity Creating A Lot Of Buzz

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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.

Ron Isaacs Piece on Poster for The John F. Peto Studio Museum

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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.    

Eric Aho's Art Featured in Chicago Life Magazine

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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.