A parade of cows from Sister Bay has been making an impact in West Bend.
In what is being described by the staff at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) in West Bend as a midcareer breakout show for Sister Bay artist Craig Blietz, his latest body of work encompasses what the artist refers to as the symbols, signs and emblems of where he lives. The exhibit of 23 new works is called Craig Blietz: Herd. Read More
The Mystery of Nature
The still life paintings of Jeffrey Ripple experiment with light, color and texture.
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Known for his paintings of home interiors, artist Mark Forth switches gears with his exhibit “New Paintings,” on display at the Tory Folliard Gallery through January 14. Focused on exterior settings, “New Paintings” features six solitary suburban landscapes in muted color palates, set against foreboding gray skies. Read More
In this video put together by the Museum of Wisconsin Art, Craig Blietz talks about his Herd exhibition. Read More
The small yet potent exhibition, A Home for Surrealism: Fantastic Painting in Midcentury Chicago at The Arts Club of Chicago, features the work of eight artists from the 1930s through the 1950s. The title does double duty, referring broadly to the city’s embrace, by collectors and institutions, of European Surrealism, and specifically to a group of artists who shared the same aesthetic sensibilities, often using the home as subject matter —Gertrude Abercrombie, Ivan Albright, Eldzier Cortor, Harold Noecker, Julio de Diego, Dorothea Tanning, Julia Thecla, and John Wilde. Read More
Five of Janica Yoder’s photographs have been acquired by the Katzen Museum at the American University, Washington DC. Read More
MAKING WAVES, HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART: June 14, 2018 - Feb 03, 2019 "Making Waves is the first of two exhibitions highlighting the important role of women artists in the Museum's contemporary collection. In this show, the works by international and Hawai'i based artists all have a relationship to water." Read More
The impact colors have on the psyche has been well-documented. Different colors can evoke emotions and affect moods: Reds incite excitement (and appetite, which is why many restaurants are painted that color); greens convey peace and tranquility; certain shades of blue are calming and invite introspection.
Artist Mark Mulhern uses a wide and vibrant color palate to move his audience and enliven his paintings in his latest exhibit, “Mostly People,” on display through November 24 at the Tory Folliard Gallery in the Third Ward. Read More
Door County artist Craig Blietz, who has chosen the beloved bovine as the focus for his latest exhibit, “Herd,” on display now through January 13, 2019 at West Bend’s Museum of Wisconsin Art (the works are on loan from Milwaukee’s Tory Folliard Gallery). Read More
Herd, the artist’s first solo exhibition at MOWA, features a new body of work of twenty-three paintings that depict his beloved cows. Created specifically for MOWA’s white cube gallery, Blietz’s heroic cow parade is the perfect marriage between barnyard chic and SoHo hip. As seen in Helianthus, Blietz places his impeccably drawn cows front and center, allowing them to float in a depthless background of muted agrarian symbols, such as sunflowers, corn stalks, and barns. Read More