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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Today @ the Museum of Wisconsin Art

Man and woman have long chosen to adorn their bodies, be it with paint, metal rings or exotic fabrics. This theme of body ornamentation, from the imaginatively extravagant to the utterly sublime, pervades the exhibit Museum of Wisconsin Art’s exhibit, “Frippery: Peculiar Bijoutery or Curiously Adorned?,” which ends . . .
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Art Review

When an artist is successful, the assembled whole is greater than the sum of its parts. When a curator is successful, the whole is not necessarily greater, but creates tension and visual dialogue among artists seeing the same formal element in different ways. At Katie Gingrass Gallery, pastel artist Jody dePew McLeane and wood sculptor Joel Hunnicutt use the classical corpulence of the empty vessel—perhaps the world's oldest and most universally functional art form—to create “Relative Spaces.”
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Milwaukee native Vince Gallo grew up on the East Side, where he graduated from Shorewood High School.Now semi-retired and recuperating from surgery, this self-taught artist focuses on what has been his hobby for 25 years: wood-burning. Gallo says he envisions teaching wood-burning at an educational center...
Monday, June 30, 2008
The 21st-century landscape and how artists choose to represent it is continually being transformed. Two intimate exhibitions this week use landscapes to document changing urban and rural environments. Both shows cultivate serious questions through their thought-provoking images...
Monday, June 30, 2008
We are proud to announce that our new studio space located at 1300 W. Fond du Lac, in collaboration with Running Rebels, is now open. The summer program runs through August 7, Mondays-Thursdays. 12:30-3:30 PM. To Register please call the Express Yourself Office at (414) 272-3498.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Art Preview

Arthur Thrall prepares for his upcoming exhibition from his second floor studio on Milwaukee’s East Side. With sure footsteps he walks from his printmaking room where his motorized press and English engraving tools rest, to his painting room where an unfinished watercolor patiently waits on a wooden easel. Thrall, a printmaker and painter for 60 years, faithfully produces new artwork that will be on view beginning July 2 at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MWA) in the exhibit “Arthur Thrall: The Sensuous Line.”
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Art Review

A new exhibit at Tory Folliard Gallery explores wildlife in the African Serengeti. The portraits showcased in “Marion Coffey: Kenya and Tanzania Safari” unleash the untamed and vibrant personalities of wild animals that roam on foreign soils yet are rarely seen outside of cages in America. Through broad applications of textural paint, Coffey captures the essence of these animals in a procession of colors displaying sunset oranges, flamingo pinks and royal purples. Brave brush strokes create the lines of the giraffe’s mouth, an irregular set of circles on the cheetah or a curve of an elephant’s tusk . . .
Wednesday, June 25, 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 names are never separated, they coordinate their clothes and they speak in a dialogue that appears to be scripted. And now Gilbert and George have brought their provocative . . .
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Today @ the Museum of Wisconsin Art

Man and woman have long chosen to adorn their bodies, be it with paint, metal rings or exotic fabrics. This theme of body ornamentation, from the imaginatively extravagant to the utterly sublime, pervades the exhibit Museum of Wisconsin Art’s latest exhibit, “Frippery: Peculiar Bijoutery or Curiously Adorned?,” which . . .
Monday, June 23, 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) . . .

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