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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 . . .
Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Art Preview

This week two of the city’s favorite art galleries host openings with innovative touches, including Peltz Gallery on Knapp Street and Tory Folliard in the Historic Third Ward. Starting July 25, at 6 p.m., the walls of Peltz’s vintage Victorian building will be covered in what gallery owner Cissie Peltz describes as “feminine splendor.” Peltz hosts its “18th Annual Remarkable Women Show” that includes . . .
Monday, July 14, 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 . . .
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.”