Featured Member Exhibition: Joe Couture

Please join us in the unveiling of our new Featured Member Exhibition featuring Joe Couture on Friday, July 25, summer Gallery Night, 5-9 pm.

The exhibition runs though October 4.

Couture’s work finds its inspiration from the ways in which emotions impact human behavior.  In particular, he’s drawn to the tragedies that result from the inability to understand and communicate emotions, and to be emotionally available to others.  Couture employs various media to capture moments of emotional intensity and psychological tension in a manner conducive to initially accessing that intensity and tension.  Inside these moments, he pushes the limits of empathy and questions what it means to be emotionally intelligent.

Joe Couture, "Portrait of Hardship and Loss", colored pencil, pastel on paper, 2013

About the 2013-14 Featured Member Exhibition Series

Each year, four artists are selected by a juror during the annual Members Show to exhibit their work in a solo exhibition.

2013-2014 Featured Member Juror: 

Katherine “Kat” Murrell is a lecturer in art history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, and other area colleges. She has written for a variety of Milwaukee area publications, including Third Coast Daily (now Urban Milwaukee Dial) and Shepherd Express.

2013-2014 Featured Member Exhibition Artists:

William Mueller
October 18, 2013 – January 4, 2014
Opening Reception: Fall Gallery Night, Friday, October 18th from 5 – 9pm

Williaml Mueller, "The Ascension"

William Mueller, “The Ascension”

Paul Matzner
January 17 – April 5, 2014
Opening Reception: Winter Gallery Night, Friday, January 17th from 5 – 9pm

Paul Matzner, "These 2 Guys", photography, 2010

Paul Matzner, “These 2 Guys”, photography, 2010

Leann Wooten
April 18 – July 12, 2014
Opening Reception: Spring Gallery Night, Friday, April 18th from 5 – 9pm

Leann Wooten, "Untitled", mixed media mosaic, 2013

Leann Wooten, “Untitled”, mixed media mosaic, 2013

Joe Couture
July 25 – October 4, 2014
Opening Reception: Summer Gallery Night, Friday, July 25th from 5 – 9pm

Joe Couture, "Portrait of Hardship and Loss", colored pencil, pastel on paper, 2013

Joe Couture, “Portrait of Hardship and Loss”, colored pencil, pastel on paper, 2013

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