Surreal … So Real

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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Wallflowers

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 BerenzMary BeroChris BertiDerrick BuischMarion CoffeyTerrence Coffman,Laura DronzekBeth EdwardsPatrick Farrell, Joshua Huyser, Ron IsaacsClare MalloyNancy MladenoffMark MulhernCharles MunchDennis NechvatalMichael NolandMelanie ParkeBill ReidJeffrey RippleJan SerrBrook SlaneT.L. SolienNathaniel SternFred StonehousePaula Swaydan GrebelStephanie TrenchardMichael VelliquetteMary Alice Wimmer, and James Winn.

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The Salon Show

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 BerenzMary BeroChris BertiCraig BlietzMark BrautigamDerrick BuischMark ChatterleyMarion CoffeyTerrence CoffmanBen GrantDoug HatchKathy HofmannLaurie HoginMark HortonBreehan JamesEd LarsonClare MalloyCathy MartinNancy MladenoffMark MulhernCharles MunchDennis NechvatalWilliam NicholsMichael NolandJennifer PriceBill ReidJeffrey RippleJason RohlfJan SerrElizabeth ShreveBrook SlaneT.L. SolienNathaniel SternFred StonehouseStephanie TrenchardTom UttechRuss VogtMary Alice Wimmer, and Betsy Youngquist.

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The Beast Within - "Images of Animals in Tattoo and Contemporary Art"

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

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