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Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Street Gallery

As vintage posters become a more sought-after collector’s item, more and more galleries have dedicated exhibits to these elaborate, colorful historical artifacts. To set its vintage poster show apart from other recent ones, the Milwaukee Street Gallery has focused its display on posters from . . .
Monday, Aug. 11, 2008

Today @ the Walkers Point Center for the Arts

If the human body is a canvas, then tattooing and piercing deserves the status of art. Fittingly, then, human canvases and body art are the focus of a new exhibition called “Flesh. Metal. Ink,” now on display at the Walkers Point Center for the Arts. Curated by Gene Evans of Milwaukee’s Luckystar Studio, the . . .
Thursday, July 24, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Art Museum - 5:30 to 9 p.m.

The Milwaukee Art Museum goes all out tonight with an extravagant soiree in conjunction with their exhibit on British multi-media artists Gilbert and George from 5:30 to 9 p.m. There will be a handful of Express Talks on the exhibit, but the event will also be fittingly flamboyant: There will be male belly dancers, a program . . .
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Milwaukee’s small galleries

When Mike Brenner threatened last winter to close Hotcakes Gallery and leave town if funds were raised to erect a bronze statue of The Fonz, a lot of people accused him of being whiny, or worse. But at the heart of his complaint was the fact that, despite easily raising $85,000 for the Bronze Fonz, people just aren’t walking into local galleries and purchasing art, which makes it hard for those galleries to stay in business. Milwaukee loves art, though, right? Gallery Night is heavily attended, so much so that it’s sometimes hard to actually enjoy the art on the walls through the cheese-nibbling crowds. But galleries, particularly those showing emerging artists, come and go . . .
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Art Museum

British artists Gilbert and George met at St. Martins College of Art in London, 1967, and have remained creative partners ever since. Their current exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum displays more than 40 large-scale photomontages that use a combination of body art, performance art, photography, printmaking and . . .
Monday, July 21, 2008

Today @ the Katie Gingrass Gallery

Sculptor Joel Hunnicutt and fellow artist Jody dePew McLeane are both obsessive and meticulous builders; the former with bits of wood, the latter through staccato strokes and layers of pastel. It is the relationship between form and material where the artists' bodies of work differ, and where the tension . . .
Monday, June 16, 2008

Today @ the Paper Boat Boutique and Gallery

Through June, the Paper Boat Boutique and Gallery will be featuring the work of San Francisco artist Catherine Ryan. She creates imaginative charcoal and acrylic pieces that combine incongruous images of nature (often wild animals) with tranquil images of human civilization, often to whimsical (and occasionally to melancholy) . . .
Monday, June 9, 2008

Today @ the Paper Boat Boutique and Gallery

Through June, the Paper Boat Boutique and Gallery will be featuring the work of San Francisco artist Catherine Ryan. She creates imaginative charcoal and acrylic pieces that combine incongruous images of nature (often wild animals) with tranquil images of human civilization, often to whimsical (and occasionally to somber) . . .
Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Art Review

When photography's advent eclipsed pen and ink as a means of reproduction, the city—representations of which dotted the landscape of art history for centuries—became a symbol of modernity, most famously with Atget's photographs of fin-de-siècle Paris. In Gingrass Gallery's “Urban Perspectives” show, a group of artists use the city, its essence and architecture, as a point of departure for myriad ways of interpreting the natural habitat of industry and contemporary Western culture. The harsh angularity of the modern city attests to a human mastery of engineering; of man's struggle to impose civilized geometry upon nature's organic sinuosity.
Friday, May 23, 2008

Tonight @ Spackle Gallery - 6 to 10 p.m.

In a pre-emptive strike by five UW-Milwaukee grads tackling the uphill battle facing most artists—getting galleries to exhibit their work—earlier this year Bay View’s Spackle Gallery (2674 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) burst onto the Milwaukee art scene. Tonight from 6 to 10 p.m., the gallery celebrates the opening of its second . . .

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