Credo Quia Absurdum: New Work by Rob Neilson at the Frank Juarez Gallery

For Immediate Release

The Frank Juarez Gallery

207 E. Buffalo Street, Ste. 600

Milwaukee, WI53202

frankjuarezgallery@gmail.com

 

Credo Quia Absurdum:

New Works by Rob Neilson

August 12 – September 16, 2017

Reception: August 12, 5-8pm

 

Rob Neilson, Make it with Anyone Anyhow, MDF and milk paint, 24” x 16” x 11”, 2017

Rob Neilson, Make it with Anyone Anyhow, MDF and milk paint, 24” x 16” x 11”, 2017

Milwaukee, WI (July 27, 2017) — The Frank Juarez Gallery is pleased to present Credo Quia Absurdum featuring new works by Rob Neilson. This will be Neilson’s first solo show with the gallery.

Join us on August 12 from 5-8pm for our artist reception. This exhibition runs from August 12 – September 16, 2017. The Frank Juarez Gallery is located at 207 E. Buffalo Street, Ste. 600, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202. An exhibition catalogue will accompany the exhibition and be available for purchase at www.fjgmke.com and at the gallery.

In this new body of sculptural works, Neilson concentrates on the exchange between the idiosyncratic and collective connotations borrowed from the individuals depicted. Exploiting the traditional genre of the portraiture bust in a way which combines iconography and incongruity, Neilson creates art constructed from layered MDF (medium density fiberboard) and finished with handmade milk paint to consider the space where the iconic encounters the absurd.

About the artist

Rob Neilson is the Frederick R. Layton Professor of Art and Associate Professor at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Born and raised in Detroit, he received a BFA in Fine Arts from the College for Creative Studies. A professional artist since earning his MFA in sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rob has exhibited his sculpture, installations, and drawings at galleries, museums, and alternative spaces nationally and internationally.

Neilson has created public art commissions throughout the United States, including projects in California, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Illinois, Michigan, Virginia, and North Carolina. In 2006 Rob completed a 6-month residency at the Kohler Arts/Industry program where he fabricated 54 iron castings for a public art project commissioned by the Los Angeles Metro Transit Authority.

Equal parts artist and educator, Rob has been a visiting artist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Virginia Tech University and Longwood University (Virginia), Dickinson College (Pennsylvania), Millikin University (Illinois) and California State University.

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. FJG exhibits and promotes the works of artists who value innovation, technical discipline and artistic excellence in their chosen medium. 

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

  •  Indiana Green, June 24 – August 4, 2017, Arts Mill, 1300 14th Avenue, Grafton, WI 53024
  • Cadence, New Paintings by Tony Conrad, September 23 – October 28, 2017, Frank Juarez Gallery
  • Artist in Residency with Sara Willadsen, November 4 – December 16, 2017, Frank Juarez Gallery

For further information on the Creo Quia Absurdum exhibition, please email frankjuarezgallery@gmail.com or call 920.559.7181.  

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Indiana Green 2017 Reception at The Arts Mill

Here are a few photos from last night's Indiana Green reception at the Arts Mill. The Arts Mill is located at 1300 14th Avenue in Grafton, Wisconsin 53024. Gallery hour are Tuesday - Thursday from 11am-5pm, Friday from 11am - 7pm, and Saturday from 11am - 5pm.  

On exhibit until August 4, 2017.

Indiana Green features works by Wisconsin artists. Exhibiting artists include: Cristian Anderson (Oshkosh), Stephanie Barenz (Milwaukee), Ray Easley (Fall River), Nina Ghanbarzadeh (Milwaukee), Kevin Miyazaki (Wauwatosa), Rob Neilson (Appleton), Jared Patton Plock (Milwaukee), and Kate E. Schaffer (Jackson). Indiana Green is co-curated by Frank Juarez and Melissa Dorn Richards.

Photo by Sara Risley

Photo by Sara Risley

In its 8th season, Indiana Green is an annual group exhibition featuring 2-D and 3-D works by artists living and working in Wisconsin. This exhibition introduces a diverse body of work by artists ranging from such as but not limited to: paintings to mixed media, sculpture to printmaking, and installation to photography. This exhibition represents personal exploration of materials, media and ideas in a contemporary art practice. Past featured artists were Pamela Anderson, Reginald Baylor, Rory Burke, Jon Horvath, Dara Larson and Rafael Francisco Salas.

To view more photos click here. 

Street Artists of Milwaukee Reception

Thank you to all that came out to to see the Street Artists of Milwaukee. The exhibition runs until August 5, 2017. Gallery hours are Saturdays from 11am-4pm. The Frank Juarez Gallery is located at 207 E. Buffalo Street., #600, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Also, thank you to M Magazine and The Shepherd Express for their support in promoting this exhibition. 

Here is a snapshot of yesterday's reception at FJG. 

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The Shepherd Express can be found around the City of Milwaukee especially in the foyer of The Marshall Building, 207 E. Buffalo Street in the Third Ward. 

The Shepherd Express can be found around the City of Milwaukee especially in the foyer of The Marshall Building, 207 E. Buffalo Street in the Third Ward. 


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