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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Elizabeth Shreve – The Mysteries of Flight Revealed

January 8 – February 6, 2016

Magic Realist painter, Elizabeth Shreve, describes her work as a meeting place of her psychological background and her artistic identity. The Wisconsin artist’s second solo exhibition with the Gallery consists of many curious narratives such as birds giving humans the gift of flight. Her paintings express compassion, empathy, struggle, transformation, and human vulnerability.

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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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Summer in Wisconsin

July 12 – September 6 , 2014

Exuding the energy of our favorite time of year, this comprehensive, triennial exhibition features new work by our many talented Wisconsin artists in a diverse collection of contemporary styles that range from abstract to realist.

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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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Tory Folliard Gallery 25th Anniversary Exhibition!

Tory Folliard opened her gallery in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward in 1988. Since then, the gallery has been an important part of the art scene in Wisconsin as well as throughout the Midwest. Please join us on Gallery Night, April 19th and Gallery Day, April 20, 2013 as we celebrate this special occasion with the opening of our biggest show yet! Sixty-seven artists have been invited to participate. Be prepared to see the very best work these talented creatives have to offer. Meet the artists and enjoy an extraordinary exhibition!

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