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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Leo Saul Berk’s art about ‘Enclosure’ at Inova

 Artist Leo Saul Berk suggests that you can go home again. In fact, doing so may prompt a rich body of work as seen in his exhibition “The Uncertainty of Enclosure
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

20th-century art from Europe and Milwaukee at local gallery

 So it’s 1896, you’re about 30 years old and an associate professor of law at Moscow University. Sounds pretty stable, yes? That is, until you encounter paintings by Claude Monet and a Richard Wagner’s opera
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Portrait Society examines lives through the objects we keep

Portrait Society Gallery is not a big space but it tends to happily sprawl. Its current configuration reaches out with tentacle arms into hallways and before you know it
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Outdoor paintings on display at Riverwest tavern

 “We Came We Saw We Painted” is an exhibition by Wisconsin Plein Air Painters Association artists on view at Art*Bar in Riverwest. Plein air is the lovely French term
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Artist draws the viewer into personal memories

 The last word from Charles Foster Kane’s lips was “rosebud,” a clue that set the mystery of Citizen Kane in motion. For artist Tyanna J. Buie, her large-scale prints on view in “Playing Favorites” at Dean Jensen
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

More than just flowers in a vase

 Artists like Jeffrey Ripple display extraordinary technical chops with oil paintings that breathe with warm sun and luscious fruit that looks like it could happily be plucked
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Deep convictions on display at juried Midwest exhibit

 Voice is a potent term. Literally, it is sound emanating from oneself. Metaphorically, it encompasses perspectives, ideas and opinions. The artists in “Raise Your Voice,” on view at Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts, home base of the
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Nine artists display sculpture and ceramics at Katie Gingrass

The nine artists in From Heaven to Earth travel from one realm to another, from airy sentiments of spirit to the raw physicality of earth. Ceramics and sculpture bring them
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Photographs of ‘A New Life’ at Alfons Gallery

 I confess, and maybe you do the same, to having a keen curiosity about other people’s lives. What are their experiences? Where do they live? “A New Life: Portraits
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Villa Terrace’s cabinet of wonders

 A cabinet of curiosities displays a bunch of various collected things, often from the natural world. “Species & Specimens,” on view at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, is like walking through one of these cabinets in large form. It is a series of wonder rooms where contemporary artists take