With the long anticipated spring finally arriving, WPCA is excited to welcome you to join us for TWO exhibition opening during Spring Gallery NightFriday, April 25 from 5 pm – 9 pm.

Structure and Flow: Everyday Life

Milwaukee artist Gregory Klassen and L.A. based artist Tony Brown collaborates on this exhibition that gives recycled items of various media new life in the form of art. Klassen, a trained painter of the Gerhard Richter‘s studio in Dusseldorf, Germany, often creates fluidity and dimension with melding colors and textures — you would swear that the paint should be bleeding off of the canvas. Brown’s “Inlay” series (left) reinterprets newsprint images by subtle addition/subtract. Both artists uses surprisingly common items in our surroundings and give us a alternative way about looking at them.

The exhibition can be seen through May 31.

photo 4photo 1Tony Brown

photo 4_1photo 1_1Gregory Klassen

 


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

Spring Featured Member Exhibition – Leann Wooten

Formerly a painter and in love with texture, Leann Wooten began adding objects to her canvases to create a dynamic composition with physical depth.  It was a natural transition for her to move into mixed media, with a strong emphasis on mosaic.  Wooten feels it is necessary to have a variety of materials available to convey her thoughts.

A found object triggers her creative process.  She works in a semi-abstract manner, allowing herself and the viewer touches of both the familiar and the unfamiliar.  Wooten’s approach to art is spontaneous, never preconceived, and tends to explore the world around us by molding it into something new.

This exhibition will be shown through July 12.

Wooten is one of 4 chosen for a individual member exhibition during the 2013 Annual Members Show by juror educator and arts writer Kat Murrell.