Charles Munch - Out of the Woods

April 19 - June 1, 2019

Opening Reception: Gallery Night, Friday, April 26 from 5-9pm


Charles Munch's striking paintings of Wisconsin's Driftless Area and Northwoods explore the relationship between humans, animals, and the natural world. By removing superfluous detail, Munch allows luminous color and simplified drawing to convey emotion, showing humans and animals as both friend and foe in rich combinations.

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Craig Blietz - Herd

January  19 - March 2

Opening Reception: Gallery Night, January 18, 2019 
Feb. 9th 1:30pm Gallery Talk – Graeme Reid and Craig Blietz 

Craig Blietz's impressive new work, Herd, combines beautifully rendered cows with abstract images of agricultural icons of barns, corn stalks, and tractors, resulting in boldly patterned compositions of shapes and colors. The artist's monumental paintings display recognizable Wisconsin scenes, giving each work a distinct sense of place. 

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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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Mark Forth

December 1 – 29

Delving into a realm of stillness and shadow, Mark Forth's paintings portray antique furnishings, austere architecture and eerie lighting. These objects become interpreters for mute figures that stand, crouch, or recline impassively in softly lit, cinematic scenes of private reflection and the surreal.

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30th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

July 13 – September 8

For thirty years, Tory Folliard Gallery has brought exceptional artwork to Milwaukee. In celebration the Gallery is mounting the 30th Anniversary Exhibition, highlighting the outstanding artwork from its stable of artists. This blockbuster exhibition includes up to 150 works in painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography.

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Ron Isaacs

April 20 - May 26

Contemporary tromp l'oeil techniques continue to surprise viewers in Ron Isaac's beautifully painted wood sculptures. The artist’s convincing representations of vintage clothing, plant materials, and time-patinated found objects come together in visually rich, and often surprising combinations to suggest metaphors for the relationships of human life and nature, memory, and the passage of time.

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Michael Noland

March 24 – April 14
Artist's Reception: Saturday, March 24, 1:30-4pm
Artist's Talk: Saturday, March 24, 2-2:30pm

Influenced by traditional American scenes and Chicago Imagism, Michael Noland's gouache paintings mold a vision that is uniquely his own. His paintings of unique animals and plants seem both darkly surreal and amusing as they pulsate with reverberating colors, exaggeration of form, and repetition of line.

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Cathy Martin

March 24 – April 14
Artist's Reception: Saturday, March 24, 1:30-4pm

A Wisconsin farmer by trade, Martin's photo-realistic paintings recount a long history of early mornings on the family farm. Her work tells the story of a subtle longing for life little changed from generation to generation.

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