April 15 – May 28
Opening Reception: Friday, April 15 (Gallery Night) 5-9 pm
An outstanding group exhibition of painters and sculptors whose work explores Surrealism in contemporary art. Themes of the subconscious mind, fantastic imagery, and strange juxtapositions are elements of Surrealism today and continue to influence many contemporary art forms.
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January 8 – February 6, 2016
This group exhibition focuses on the flower in contemporary art by the region’s top artists. The artists’ styles are as unique and personal as the artists’ intent when capturing their subject. The exhibition includes paintings, works on paper, photography and sculpture.
Participating artists are: Stephen Warde Anderson, Tara Austin, Kim Benson, Tom Berenz, Mary Bero, Chris Berti, Derrick Buisch, Marion Coffey, Terrence Coffman,Laura Dronzek, Beth Edwards, Patrick Farrell, Joshua Huyser, Ron Isaacs, Clare Malloy, Nancy Mladenoff, Mark Mulhern, Charles Munch, Dennis Nechvatal, Michael Noland, Melanie Parke, Bill Reid, Jeffrey Ripple, Jan Serr, Brook Slane, T.L. Solien, Nathaniel Stern, Fred Stonehouse, Paula Swaydan Grebel, Stephanie Trenchard, Michael Velliquette, Mary Alice Wimmer, and James Winn. Read More
July 11 – September 5, 2015
Artists’ Reception on Gallery Night, Friday, July 24 from 6 to 9 pm
The Salon Show is the Gallery’s biggest exhibition of the year. Featuring new work by many of the top artists from the Midwest. Participating artists are: Tom Berenz, Mary Bero, Chris Berti, Craig Blietz, Mark Brautigam, Derrick Buisch, Mark Chatterley, Marion Coffey, Terrence Coffman, Ben Grant, Doug Hatch, Kathy Hofmann, Laurie Hogin, Mark Horton, Breehan James, Ed Larson, Clare Malloy, Cathy Martin, Nancy Mladenoff, Mark Mulhern, Charles Munch, Dennis Nechvatal, William Nichols, Michael Noland, Jennifer Price, Bill Reid, Jeffrey Ripple, Jason Rohlf, Jan Serr, Elizabeth Shreve, Brook Slane, T.L. Solien, Nathaniel Stern, Fred Stonehouse, Stephanie Trenchard, Tom Uttech, Russ Vogt, Mary Alice Wimmer, and Betsy Youngquist. Read More
July 12 – August 31, 2013
Curated by Fred Stonehouse
The heraldic nature of tattoos has historically tied its imagery to the symbolism of animals. If one could argue that tattoos constitute a sort of “psychic armor” then this imagery and symbolism seems to make complete sense and the pervasiveness of it in tattoo design is understandable. Of course, artists are drawn to animal imagery for a host of reasons, but for this exhibition we decided to focus on animal imagery in the art of tattooists and other artists as a way to think about the possible correlations and overlaps between related practices.
This exhibition will bring together the work of a diverse group of artists, linked primarily by the fact (other than the common subject matter) that I know them all. Large scale pieces from the renowned tattooer Don Ed Hardy, the exquisite hand-colored etchings of Briony Morrow Cribbs, the boldly graphic paintings of New York tattooist Bert Krak and the Japanese inflected works of Milwaukee’s own Jon Reiter will all be part of the mix. – Fred Stonehouse Read More