Richard Taylor in Two Person Show at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

Strata & Cipher: Barbara Manger and Richard Taylor

June 15th, 2017 - September 10th, 2017

Strata & Cipher: Barbara Manger and Richard Taylor brings together two artists who work closely with color and layering, and have developed a process-oriented studio practice that transforms surprising source materials into metaphors for their experiences. Manger uses monoprinting techniques to create richly composed images that reference the textures of moving waterways, and Taylor collects found materials to inform his use of shape, color, and surface, creating sculptures reminiscent of weathered urban artifacts.

The exhibition will place special emphasis on the artists’ practices – their ideation, material explorations, and craft. Viewers will likewise have the opportunity to engage creatively by spending time in our special Reading Room perusing a selection of books significant to the artists, or by making a collaborative paper collage in our Play Room – a space formerly used by the Smith family children for creative endeavors of their own.

Transforming Materials: A Monotype Workshop with Barbara Manger
Friday, September 8, 2017, 10:30am-2:00pm, $75 (special rate in conjunction with exhibition), limited to 8 participants
Location: Barbara’s print studio in the Marshall building, 207 E Buffalo St, Studio 405 (4th floor, across from the elevator)

This workshop offers the opportunity to create several prints using the monotype – a surprising and rewarding printmaking method. Found flat items such as lace, leaves, cut paper, or mesh are placed on an inked plate and rolled through the press. The inks are luminous, the process is spontaneous, and the results are almost guaranteed to be successful and gratifying. Open to beginning and experienced artists alike!

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Behind the Scenes with Richard Taylor: A Saturday Studio Visit
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00am, FREE
Location: 3829 N Weil St, Milwaukee WI 53212

Join the exhibition curators and fellow art enthusiasts at sculptor Richard Taylor’s Riverwest studio for an informal tour of his work space and conversation about his process and influences. Bring a sense of curiosity; this is your chance to immerse yourself in the artist’s (often private) creative space! Coffee and pastries will be available; the visit will end in time for brunch! No sign-up necessary; simply meet at Richard’s studio located at 3829 N Weil St, Milwaukee WI 53212.

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