In the Realm of Innocents: an exhibition of mysticism and lore
January 30 – March 7, 2015
Open Reception: Friday, January 30, 5–9 pm.
Old stories live on through the retelling in each generation and are given new life from reinterpretation. We often learn about our own virtues through characters portrayed in folklore and fairy tales. In our exhibition In the Realm of Innocents we present six artists and their artwork that takes on classic iconography. The visual narrative can be seen as introspective of the artists, just as we often see ourselves in stories in which we are most drawn to.
Artists: Gina Litherland, Jean Roberts Guequierre, Claire Stigliani, Andrea Guzzetta, Kristen Ferrell, Linnea Bergstrom.
The exhibition is curated by Michael Flanagan and Kimberly Storage.
Featured Member Exhibition: Kevin Giese
January 16 – April 4, 2015
We proudly continue our 2014–2015 Featured Member Exhibition installment with artist Kevin Giese‘s “Glass House” and “My Buddhist Cave” series. The “Glass House” presents the overlapping and divide of the inner self and the outer world through ambiguous boundaries created of sharp incised lines and ghostly shadows in black and white landscapes. “My Buddhist Cave” represents the inner world and the different states of mind as they come and go. Kevin was one of three artists in the 2011 WPCA exhibition “Quiet.”
Join us for the opening reception on Winter Gallery Night.
Kevin Giese received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1992 and Master of Fine Arts degree in 2007, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has exhibited throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest in solo and group shows. Some highlights include the Dean Jensen Gallery, Cardinal Stritch University, Northwestern Mutual Life, and Lawrence University. Kevin’s installation “Ancestor” was 2014’s featured Winter Chapel at Portrait Society Gallery.
Kevin’s choice of imagery and materiality in his artworks reflect his affinity with the natural world. The conceptual framework and working process that began during the early period of his career has matured for his present drawing and installation work. Kevin is an associate lecturer at the Peck School of the Arts UW-Milwaukee, where he teaches courses in drawing, sculpture and advanced woodworking.
More information on Kevin’s career and artworks can be found at www.kevingiese.com.
Click here to learn more about Kevin Giese and about the Featured Member Exhibition series.
2015 exhibitions are supported in part by grants from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Fund, CDBG Milwaukee, Milwaukee County Arts Fund, and grants from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.