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Monday, April 16, 2012
Spring Gallery Night and Day arrives in Milwaukee April 20-21, featuring works of art at 60-plus venues throughout the city. In addition to galleries, Milwaukee colleges and universities use this opportunity to present top student works...
Monday, Feb. 6, 2012
During his lifetime, Bernard Gilardi produced wild paintings in the basement of his Milwaukee home, paintings that have gained notice only since his death in 2008, after which Portrait Society Gallery in the Marshall Building brought them into the light...
Monday, Feb. 14, 2011

Art Review

Draw the blue curtain open and walk into the Portrait Society Gallery’s second space, Gallery B. Envelop oneself in the space, surrounded by ivory walls, and notice how creamy-white porcelain bones line glass shelves while monks chant in the background. The Portrait...
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010

Art Review

The work of Milwaukee architect Phillip Katz inspired the symmetry, shadow, light and seating for a space in the Portrait Society Gallery that invites the public to pursue serenity. His experience directly influenced the spiritual vision in the gallery’s “A Winter Chapel,” a project that introduces...
Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fresh perspectives on portraiture

Despite the fact they’ve helped immortalize countless historic figures we want to remember (and many we’d rather forget) and have furnished art history with some of its most iconic works, one can’t help feeling portrait artists have had a bit of a rough deal...
03.12.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Peggy Sue
Debra Brehmer's petite Portrait Society Gallery expands on the 5th Floor of the Marshall Building in the Historic Third Ward. Once a one room gallery Brehmer established two years ago, today the Portrait Society fills three rooms on the same floor that focus on Brehmer's niche in the art world: Portraiture. Her recent exhibit "Nicholas Grider: Men in Suits" explores the modern meaning of the power portrait by staging these pictures in domestic tranquility, which included photographing men (and women) dressed in suits but sitting in their unique home environments. The show closes Saturday, March 14 with a reception from 6:00-9:00 p.m. that exhibits the 28 new portraits recently completed by Grider. Brehmer stands in her gallery facing the wall of these photogenic Milwaukee men and women to discuss her project.

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