Boundaries: New Work by Sara Willadsen at the Frank Juarez Gallery

Frank Juarez Gallery

207 E. Buffalo Street, #600

Milwaukee, WI 53202

Artist Reception: September 8, 5-8pm

September 9 – October 20, 2018

Boundaries: New Work by Sara Willadsen

Milwaukee, WI — The Frank Juarez Gallery is pleased to present Boundaries, an exhibition of new work by Sara Willadsen. This will be Willadsen’s inaugural solo show at the gallery.

With this series, Willadsen’s work deviates from environments and structures to focus on curated, contained objects. By carefully arranging collage materials within specific parameters, she is able to analyze her visual language as well as use this act of simplifying as an agent for clarity. Each composition is made with restraint and reveals an organized, deconstructed view that can typically only be seen early on in her creative process.

This exhibition runs from September 8 – October 20, 2018, with a reception on Saturday, September 8, 5-8pm. The Frank Juarez Gallery is located at 207 E. Buffalo Street, #600, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Gallery hours are Saturdays from 11am-4pm and by appointment. An exhibition catalogue accompanies the exhibition and is available at and at the gallery.

  Inner Life , installation; acrylic, ink, graphite, canvas on panels, 32 x 32 inches, 2018

Inner Life, installation; acrylic, ink, graphite, canvas on panels, 32 x 32 inches, 2018

About the artist

Sara Willadsen was born in Sheboygan, WI in 1987. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Northern Illinois University in 2014 and her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Graphic Arts from Lakeland University in 2010. Working mainly with paint and various collage elements, Willadsen’s work explores concepts of abstract spaces and objects guided by her surroundings. She has had work featured in New American Paintings and shows frequently in regional and national exhibitions. She is currently works as a visual artist and graphic designer Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. Willadsen is represented by Frank Juarez Gallery.

About the Frank Juarez Gallery

The Frank Juarez Gallery is committed to supporting artists working in painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation, and mixed media works. We aim to create an accessible, educational, and engaging exhibition space for our artists, audience, and community. The Frank Juarez Gallery exhibits and supports the works of artists who value innovation, technical discipline and artistic excellence in their chosen medium. 

For further information on the exhibition Boundaries: New Work by Sara Willadsen, please contact the gallery at or call 920.559.7181.  

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Reception photos: Rob Neilson at the James Watrous Gallery

Congratulations to Rob Neilson. He has a solo show at the James Watrous Gallery in Madison titled, "Pataphysical Portraits". His exhibition ends August 19, 2018. 

In this body of sculptural works, Neilson exploits the traditional genre of portraiture busts in a way which combines iconography and incongruity. Concentrating on the exchange between the idiosyncratic and collective readings of each figure’s image, Neilson explores the construction of identity and the space where the iconic encounters the absurd. His work asks what this reveals about how we see ourselves, what we value, and the meaning we give to individual narratives.

The James Watrous Gallery is located on the 3rd floor of the Overture, 201 State St, Madison, WI 53703. Gallery hours are Saturday 12–8PM, Sunday 12–5PM, Monday & Tuesday Closed, Wednesday & Thursday 12–5PM, and Friday 12–8PM. For more info click here.

Here are some photos from his reception.