The Wisconsin Triennial recently opened at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) in Madison, Wisconsin. The artists were selected through a rigorous jury process undertaken by MMoCA's curatorial team. The final roster of artists represents a range of individuals at all points in their careers and highlights what is current in the Wisconsin art scene. This year the paintings of Tory Folliard Gallery artists, Ben Grant and TD Brenner were selected for this exhibition. The Triennial continues through February 16. 2020.
Ben Grant, is an abstract painter based in Milwaukee. His work explores complex combinations of color, shape and texture. Grant received a BFA from the Cooper Union in New York City and an MFA at the University of Wisconsin Madison. He is currently a Lecturer of Art at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh and Parkside.Read More
Briefly describe the work you do.
My paintings explore the potential for meaning in simple, bold, and colorful combinations of shape and dimension. I look at my paintings as an evolving whole whose constituent components will continue to shift, drop out, or be added to as I explore the boundaries of my process. I paint the modular units that make up the pieces separately and then combine them in the studio to create strings of information that take on the form of a visual syntax. As I combine the elements of my pieces, I am building relationships that speak not only to the internal logic of the single piece, but also to the larger structure of the abstract language that is present in the whole body of work.Read More
If January is any indication, expect 2014 to be an exciting year for the arts in Milwaukee. The Tory Folliard Gallery, for its part, is welcoming the new year with a cluster of new exhibitions.Read More