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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Flora Langlois – Paintings

September 11 – October 10, 2015
 
Flora Langlois is a native of Costa Rica whose first inspiration is the natural world. Her Magic Realist paintings depict creatures amidst intensely detailed tropical fauna and suggest mystical tales and magical places. Langlois’s enchanting paintings seek to enter the natural world and explore “the spiritual connection of things natural to us and how all creation is united.” It is the rainforest’s complexity that influences her tangled and exuberant compositions.

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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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