Charles Munch - Out of the Woods

April 19 - June 1, 2019

Opening Reception: Gallery Night, Friday, April 26 from 5-9pm


Charles Munch's striking paintings of Wisconsin's Driftless Area and Northwoods explore the relationship between humans, animals, and the natural world. By removing superfluous detail, Munch allows luminous color and simplified drawing to convey emotion, showing humans and animals as both friend and foe in rich combinations.

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Craig Blietz - Herd

January  19 - March 2

Opening Reception: Gallery Night, January 18, 2019 
Feb. 9th 1:30pm Gallery Talk – Graeme Reid and Craig Blietz 

Craig Blietz's impressive new work, Herd, combines beautifully rendered cows with abstract images of agricultural icons of barns, corn stalks, and tractors, resulting in boldly patterned compositions of shapes and colors. The artist's monumental paintings display recognizable Wisconsin scenes, giving each work a distinct sense of place. 

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Jim Rose - New Structures

December 1 – 29

Primarily working with steel found in scrap yards across the Midwest, Jim Rose employs furniture-making techniques to create beautiful Shaker design and Gee's Bend quilt influenced work. The Gee's Bend quilts, known for their pattern and narrative qualities, were made by women in Gee's Bend, Alabama, beginning in the early 20th century. Unique to Rose is his sensitivities to boundaries between fine art and craft, resulting in striking structures and furniture that is both utilitarian and artistic.

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Mark Forth

December 1 – 29

Delving into a realm of stillness and shadow, Mark Forth's paintings portray antique furnishings, austere architecture and eerie lighting. These objects become interpreters for mute figures that stand, crouch, or recline impassively in softly lit, cinematic scenes of private reflection and the surreal.

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Nature Morte

July 12 - September 7, 2019
Artists’ Reception: Gallery Night, July 19, 6-9 pm

The inanimate is reimagined in Nature Morte, Tory Folliard Gallery's contemporary take on the centuries-old genre of still life. This show includes up to 100 works in painting, sculpture, and photography. Featured in this exhibition are Mary Bero, Chris Berti, Craig Blietz, TD Brenner, Derrick Buisch, Robert Cocke, Marion Coffey, Laura Dronzek, Beth Edwards, Andy Fletcher, Ron Isaacs, Beth Lipman, Dylan Martinez, Lon Michels, Mark Mulhern, Katie Musolff, Dennis Nechvatal, Michael Noland, Todd Olson, Melanie Parke, Guzzo Pinc, Jeremy Popelka, Bill Reid, Jeffrey Ripple, Jim Rose, Jan Serr, George Shipperley, T.L. Solien, Fred Stonehouse, Paula Swaydan Grebel, Stephanie Trenchard, John Wilde, Mary Alice Wimmer, and Janica Yoder.

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TL Solien - Forest Fighters / Black Eye Joke

September 13 - October 12

Madison-based artist TL Solien became a fixture in the realms of Neo-Expressionism, Neo-Surrealism, and New Image Histories. Since the late ’70s, Solien’s practices have been linked to the continuing evolution of figural painting through his compositions of impeccable, doleful narratives charged with signs, symbols, and tropes mimicking socio-political culture. 

Solien's new body of work, "Forest Fighters/Black Eye Joke," continues this tradition by pulling viewers into his disquieting orbit of sardonic still lifes, landscapes, and portraiture.

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Mythic Menageries

October 18 - November 23

Contemporary artists actively explore the possibilities of animal and naturalist imagery to fabulist ends. Whether these works serve as allegory, political commentary, imaginative world-building, or psychological metaphor, the results demonstrate a magical or fabulist resonance. Exhibiting Artists include Christina Bothwell, Mark Chatterley, El Gato Chimney, Laurie Hogin, Dudley Huppler, Flora Langlois, Charles Munch, Michael Noland, Anne Siems, Aniela Sobieski, Brook Slane, Hunt Slonem, Fred Stonehouse, Tom Uttech, Robin Whiteman, and John Wilde

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John Wilde – 100

November 29-December 28

Tory Folliard Gallery celebrates the career of well-known Wisconsin artist John Wilde (1919-2006) with an exhibition titled John Wilde – 100.  This important exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of the artist’s birth and includes drawings and paintings from 1940-2005.

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30th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

July 13 – September 8

For thirty years, Tory Folliard Gallery has brought exceptional artwork to Milwaukee. In celebration the Gallery is mounting the 30th Anniversary Exhibition, highlighting the outstanding artwork from its stable of artists. This blockbuster exhibition includes up to 150 works in painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography.

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Ron Isaacs

April 20 - May 26

Contemporary tromp l'oeil techniques continue to surprise viewers in Ron Isaac's beautifully painted wood sculptures. The artist’s convincing representations of vintage clothing, plant materials, and time-patinated found objects come together in visually rich, and often surprising combinations to suggest metaphors for the relationships of human life and nature, memory, and the passage of time.

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Michael Noland

March 24 – April 14
Artist's Reception: Saturday, March 24, 1:30-4pm
Artist's Talk: Saturday, March 24, 2-2:30pm

Influenced by traditional American scenes and Chicago Imagism, Michael Noland's gouache paintings mold a vision that is uniquely his own. His paintings of unique animals and plants seem both darkly surreal and amusing as they pulsate with reverberating colors, exaggeration of form, and repetition of line.

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Cathy Martin

March 24 – April 14
Artist's Reception: Saturday, March 24, 1:30-4pm

A Wisconsin farmer by trade, Martin's photo-realistic paintings recount a long history of early mornings on the family farm. Her work tells the story of a subtle longing for life little changed from generation to generation.

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