Jim Rose - New Structures

December 1 – 29

Primarily working with steel found in scrap yards across the Midwest, Jim Rose employs furniture-making techniques to create beautiful Shaker design and Gee's Bend quilt influenced work. The Gee's Bend quilts, known for their pattern and narrative qualities, were made by women in Gee's Bend, Alabama, beginning in the early 20th century. Unique to Rose is his sensitivities to boundaries between fine art and craft, resulting in striking structures and furniture that is both utilitarian and artistic.

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Jim Rose - New Work

March 18 - April 15, 2017

Artist's Reception: March 18, from 2 - 5pm with an artist talk at 4pm

Jim Rose combines timeless American traditions in beautifully hand crafted contemporary steel furniture and sculpture.  Inspired by the colorful quilt work of the Gee’s Bend Quilters, Rose employs fine woodworking techniques to create furniture made from sheets of steel and scrap metal. Like remnants of cloth that preserve family memories in quilts, the discarded scraps of metal add rich color, texture and history to Rose’s highly functional designs.

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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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 January 11 – March 9th, 2013

Color is the wavelength composition of light and usually determined visually by measurement of hue, saturation, and brightness. In COLOR!, paintings and sculptures challenge the limits of our visual perception as regional and national artists analyze and confront this subject.

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