Featured Member Exhibition: Kevin Wrencher

July 24 – October 3, 2015
Opening Reception: Summer Gallery Night – Friday, July 24, 5–9 pm


We are honored to present our last (most certainly not least) 20142015 Featured Member Exhibition featuring artist Kevin Wrencher. Join us for the unveiling of his new work from “A Story of A Shadow Boy” series, which explores self-identity and self-realization using mixed media of intaglio, fabric, paint and scratching.IMG_8212
ARTIST BIO
Born in Chicago, IL, Kevin Wrencher considers himself an interdisciplinary emerging printmaker and writer. Wrencher is currently in his senior  year of study at Milwaukee institute of Art & Design, where he also has an emphasis in design and advertising, with addition to his major in Integrated Studio Arts.

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Kevin Wrencher’s one of two entries in last year’s Annual Member Show, where he was awarded a Featured Member Exhibition.

ARTIST STATEMENT
Seen.
Yet ignored
Shadowless shadow.
Yet a person.
Exist, to exist
Who is he?
“Living within his shadow.”
I say.
“Jealousy?”
“Envy?”
You said.
“Overshadowed with your words.”
I say.
“I have them!”
“I have them!”
“Talents!”
I scream.
The opportunity.
To exist.
“Allow me to shine!”
I scream.
Allow me.
To be me.
“Allow him to be him.”
I say quietly
Unshadow.
Shadowboy.
“I will not!”
You screamed forward
And I said nothing back…

The creation of A Story of A Shadow Boy series contextualizes who we are as individuals and if we are truly ourselves, and also the process of realizing  that we are not who we are, but that we’re the product of someone else’s idealisation.

Through forms of intaglio medium and mark making, I began to further this concept of self identity and self realization. This body of work was motivated by my childhood, growing up, where I began question who I was. Through forms of printmaking and mark making, I began to further this concept of self identity and self realization.

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Visit Kevin Wrencher’s website for more information: http://www.alexanderkevinwrencher.info


About 2014—15 Featured Member Exhibition Series

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.

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