Featured Member Exhibition
October 17, 2014 — January 3, 2015
We are proud to present the 2014—2015 Featured Member Exhibition series, and opening the season with artist Nova Czarneck. The opening reception will be on Friday, October 17, 5—9 pm.
I work with oil paint, creating vibrant life-sized images of figures in motion, emotional portraits, and amped-up nature. My paintings explore the human experience in colorful explosions of alternate reality, using lyrical movement and design to make the unseen seen.
In my earlier work, I have represented elaborate cityscapes, structured patterns, and the earthly elements with realistic clarity, and investigated organic life, sometimes dripping or swirling with playful fantasy.
Currently I am focused on depicting the human form emerging from the tangles of tree branches, bursting with birds, or cascading with floral creations and oceanic structures to visually describe a memory, experience, or moral. I find inspiration in nature and consider the connection between what can actually be touched and what is transcendent.
Visit Nova Czarnecki’s website to see more of her work.
Each year, a juror selects four artists from the Annual Members Show to exhibit individually in their own Featured Member Exhibition. Each exhibition opens on Gallery Night and runs for 10 weeks. This year’s juror is Michael Davidson, Chair of Fine Arts at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. The 2014-15 Featured Member Artists were announced during the opening reception of the Annual Members Show on Friday, September 5, 2014.