In Light We Trust
exhibition of alternative and analog photography
April 1 – May 14, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, April 1, 5–9 pm
Artist Talk: Friday, April 15, 6 pm.
Press Preview: Analog Photographic Technique Yields Striking Effects by Tyler Friedman for Shepherd Express. March 29, 2016
We are excited to announce In Light We Trust, an alternative and analog photography exhibition featuring artists Carissa Heinrichs, F. Martin Morante, Hal Rammel and Vicki Reed. [Download Press Kit]
This artist collective baring the same name, In Light We Trust, remains true to the hands-on experimentation essential to the discovery of photography itself. The riches of these long lost and rediscovered techniques remind us that there are many ways to see the world, to celebrate its shapes and places and light.
While digital technology at times plays a minor role in this work, this exhibition will focus on the many fresh possibilities remaining in the realm of analog photography. The various processes include pinhole , cyanotypes, lumen prints, Van Dyke, CMY gum bichromate and palladium prints, and some cameraless processes like photograms and cliché verre.
Addition to the artwork, artists will display their homemade pinhole cameras and other image capturing mechanisms.
Featured Member Exhibition: Brad Krause
April 15 – July 9, 2016
Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, April 15, 5–9 pm (spring Gallery Night).
We are honored to announce the opening of our third Featured Member Exhibition of the 2015–16 season, featuring illustrator, animator and painter Brad Krause.
Brad’s artistic style weaves mystical surrealism with a nod to classic comic book illustration. His influence include master comic book artists Mœbius, Bernie Wrightson, Michael Golden, American Golden Age Illustrators like Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth, as well as classical master painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Caravaggio. His work takes from those artists, not only the expressiveness and narrative of their work, but also the impeccable techniques in creating texture, contrast, dimension, motion and light. Brad’s subject matter often plays off of traditional folklore, reinvented.
Brad Krause is mostly a native of Wisconsin, moving here from Michigan via Minnesota when he was 13 in 1974.
He didn’t start doing art until he was 16, and is self-taught in all aspects of picture-making.
After 3 years in the U.S. army (1982 – 1985), he attended U.W. LaCrosse, and then graduated from U.W. Eau Claire with a degree in graphic design in 1988.
About this time he switched from acrylic, oil, pencil, ink and watercolor to Airbrush, while he took a long series of menial art production jobs from 1988 to1996.
In 1996 he bought his first computer with the express intention to create illustration using 3d, since the focus of his work had always been realistic, volumetric shapes in believable space. This gradually raised his computer expertise in 3d and other programs, and from 1996 to 2004 his primary work focus was 3d illustration and animation. During this period, he did no traditional art of any kind.
In 2004, due in part to a gift from a late relative, it was possible to quit full-time employment and work as a freelance illustrator and animator, and this is what he did from 2004 until 2015. During this time he co-founded the Milwaukee Animation Group.
Around 2012, Brad Krause began painting and drawing again, after discovering that digital illustration and animation were not fulfilling the personal creative aspects that motivated him to become an artist in the first place.
He still works freelance as an animator illustrator He has been in a number of shows over the last 3 years, including at Art Works Gallery in Kenosha, Bridgetown Gallery in Wauwatosa, Hot Pop in Milwaukee, and he has won awards from The Wisconsin Museum of Art in West Bend and Walkers Point Center for The Arts member shows.
He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
(Check out his work in animation below. Click here for more on his artwork)