January 9 – February 28

Artists’ Reception on Gallery Night, Friday, January 16 from 5 to 9 pm

Artists’ Talk on Gallery Day, Saturday, January 17 at 1 pm

Seven contemporary artists use color and abstraction to define space and structure.  Artists include Tom BerenzDerrick BuischBen GrantMark OttensJeremy PopelkaJason Rohlf and Richard Taylor.

  • The paintings of Tom Berenz blur the lines between realism and abstraction and imaginatively discuss ideological issues

  • Derrick Buisch’s decades long practice of maintaining sketchbooks with ideograms of ordinary objects has resulted in distinct images of graphic motifs with surface tension

  • Ben Grant forms a visual syntax with strings of information in the shape of color and pattern to build complex relationships within his paintings

  • Mark Ottens finds new ways to express the outer limits of color and depth in his highly intricate, many layered, intimately sized paintings

  • Jeremy Popelka blows vibrant, contemporary forms in glass using the ancient technique of Murrini

  • Jason Rohlf incorporates elements of collage and drawing embedded in layers of paint and varnish in his rhythmic paintings

  • Richard Taylor’s dynamically painted aluminum three dimensional and wall sculptures integrate the Midwestern landscape, poetry, and jazz.