Contemporary Art

Video and Reception Photos: Indiana Green 2019 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center

Indiana Green 10 Year Anniversary

Video by Robby Antonio Alcazar of RAA Films. Follow @raafilms

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Photos courtesy of Pat Ryan

Row 1:Melissa Dorn, Frank Juarez
Row 2: Lisa Wicka, Christine Style, Jessica Zalewski, Michael Kautzer, Sara Risley, Ann Baer, Christian Sis, Eddee Daniel, Erica Huntzinger, Nina Ghanbarzadeh
Row 3: Jeff Redmon, Kate Schaffer, Tiffany Knopow, Christopher Willey, Nirmal Raja, Jenie Gao, Rafael Francisco Salas, Dean Valadez, Tony Conrad
Row 4: Todd Mrozinski, John Kowalczyk, Jared Patton Plock, Serena Weits, Cristian Andersson, Kendra Bulgrin, Jaymee Harvey Willms, Dara Larson, Pamela Anderson, Kay Jelinek
Row 5: Brandon Minga, Daniel Fleming, Ariana Huggett, Chris Niver, Dale Knaak, Dave Watkins, Sara Willadsen

On July 31st, Indiana Green celebrated its 10th Year Anniversary at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. This exhibition runs through August 25, 2019.

Indiana Green is an annual group exhibition featuring 2-D and 3-D works by artists living and working in Wisconsin.

The first Indiana Green was organized by Frank Juarez in 2010 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and featured artists from IL and WI. What was suppose to be a one-time exhibition slowly grew into 10 years of working with amazing artists. In 2016, the focus has transitioned to exhibiting and working with Wisconsin artists.

Indiana Green introduces a diverse body of work by artists working from paintings to mixed media, sculpture to printmaking, and installation to photography. This exhibition features works that are meaningful and significant today in Wisconsin's contemporary art landscape. This exhibition is co-curated by Melissa Dorn and Frank Juarez. Organized by the Frank Juarez Gallery.

Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62N546 Washington Ave, Cedarburg, WI 53012. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm. 


Reception Photos

Press Release: Dual Nature featuring new work by Tony Conrad and Clint Fulkerson at the Frank Juarez Gallery

“Dual Nature”

Tony Conrad and Clint Fulkerson

March 16 - May 11, 2019

The Frank Juarez Gallery

207 E. Buffalo Street, Ste. 600

Milwaukee, WI 53202

 

Press Release

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin (February 11, 2019) - The Frank Juarez Gallery is pleased to present "Dual Nature”, an exhibition featuring new work by Tony Conrad (WI) and Clint Fulkerson (ME). 

In “Dual Nature,”the works of Conrad and Fulkerson clearly share an affinity to pattern as they reference various complex visual systems inspired by nature both physically and metaphorically. More importantly, the paintings and drawings in this exhibition are telling of two artists heavily concerned with process. Conrad’s pattern centric paintings exhibit a relentless commitment to the making and remaking of seemingly similar marks while evoking the nature of meditative states. Fulkerson’s hypnotic detailed disc drawings are influenced by science, math, and systems of organization which manifest a curiosity of an ever-evolving world. 

This exhibition runs from March 16 – May 11, 2019, with areception on March 23 from 5-8pm. The Frank Juarez Gallery is located at 207 E. Buffalo Street, Ste. 600, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202. 

Tony Conrad received his MFA degree in painting and drawing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2009. Currently, Conrad is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Conrad’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States in various solo, group, and invitational exhibitions and has won a number of awards including the Lawrence Rathsack Scholarship and the Frederick R. Layton Fellowship.  

Clint Fulkerson lives in Portland, Maine with his wife Kate and daughter Karina. He holds a BFA in Metalsmithing from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, but has been primarily a 2D artist since 2005. In Maine he has shown his work at Corey Daniels Gallery, Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, Space Gallery, Stonewall Gallery at the Yarmouth History Center, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Ocean House Gallery, Think Tank, Waterfall Arts, Susan Maasch Fine Arts, the University of Maine at Farmington, and the Portland Museum of Art. His work is in numerous private collections, as well as the collection of M.I.T. He has painted murals for Maine’s Percent for Art Program, and for Facebook and Google offices. 

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 the Milwaukee community. The Frank Juarez Gallery exhibits and promotes the work of artists who value innovation, technical discipline and artistic excellence in their chosen medium. 

 For further information on the exhibition,"Dual Nature”,please email frankjuarezgallery@gmail.com or call 920.559.7181.  

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"Misplaced Math of Homes & Families” at the Frank Juarez Gallery

"Misplaced Math of Homes & Families” 

January 12 - March 9, 2019

The Frank Juarez Gallery

207 E. Buffalo Street, Ste. 600

Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53202

Artist Reception: Saturday, January 12, 5-8pm with an artist talk on January 19, 2-3pm

Milwaukee, Wisconsin — The Frank Juarez Gallery is pleased to present "Misplaced Math of Homes & Families”, an exhibition featuring new work by David Najib Kasir and Alison Ruttan

This exhibition runs from January 12 – March 9, 2019, with a reception on January 12 from 5-8pm. An artist talk is scheduled for January 19 from 2-3pm. The Frank Juarez Gallery is located at 207 E. Buffalo Street, Ste. 600, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202. 

War alters societies and art can document the lives lived and lost as well as gauge the change. The Middle East has been involved in war for centuries, but for nearly the past eight years, Syria has seen bombings, bloodshed, destruction, fatigue and the fragmentation of homes and families that have not been seen in the modern age of civilization. The Misplaced Math of Homes & Familiesbrings artists, David Najib Kasir and Alison Ruttan to collectively bring their paintings and sculptures, respectively, to convey the turmoil of a country in chaotic conflict. Kasir introduces the viewer to the bloodied and tired people and their shattered families. Ruttan invites you to the homes they abandoned with the ghosts of loved ones lost within the ruins.

David Najib Kasir is an Arab American artist born in 1977 to immigrant parents of Iraq and Syria. Kasir's work is comprised of personal narratives and surrounds the act of coming to terms with the challenges of life, family, love, war, home and loss. His work transcends the basic conversation of the issues surrounding Syria and the Middle East and gives you something truly palpable that you feel you are able to emotionally connect with as a subject matter to create a better understand. Kasir has exhibited regularly throughout the Midwest as he lives and paints in Milwaukee's Walker's Point.

David Najib Kasir, “ Bleeding Refugee Man from Aleppo” , Acrylic on canvas, 28 X 28 inches, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.

David Najib Kasir, “Bleeding Refugee Man from Aleppo”, Acrylic on canvas, 28 X 28 inches, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.

Alison Ruttan is an American artist who was born in 1954. Ruttan investigates characteristics of human behavior through insightful works that reveal our propensity aggression. Her work invokes lost places of homes and invite us to revisit the suffering of the people who remain in the aftermath of the destruction. Ruttan has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art and at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, showing both nationally and internationally. Ruttan is an Assistant Professor in Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Alison Ruttan, "Blue Hulk" an "e" f rom the series Gone , Ceramic, 9 x 11 x 18.5 inches, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.

Alison Ruttan, "Blue Hulk" an "e" from the series Gone, Ceramic, 9 x 11 x 18.5 inches, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.

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 the Milwaukee community. The Frank Juarez Gallery exhibits and promotes the work of artists who value innovation, technical discipline and artistic excellence in their chosen medium. 

For further information on the exhibition,"Misplaced Math of Homes & Families”,please email frankjuarezgallery@gmail.com or call 920.559.7181.  

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Welcome Reece Howell to the Frank Juarez Gallery

The Frank Juarez Gallery is happy to announce Reece Howell, as our newest gallery assistant. We look forward to working with him in 2019.

About Reece Howell

Reece Howell is a traditional and digital painter residing in Milwaukee. Growing up he spent much of his summers with his father exploring the northern woods of Wisconsin, fishing, hiking, camping, the same experiences many Midwestern kids have. His mother had a career in the medical field, he remembers copying anatomical drawings from her medical textbooks by her side as she worked from home. Now in adulthood looking back those are some of his most cherished memories. In his work he explores relationships and shared moments of the human experience. 

He is Interested in trauma and healing processes of the body and mind. He is also affected by nostalgia, always seeing how the good memories seem to shine through the bad.

Reece knew at a young age that all he wanted to do was pursue a career in art, after high school He attended the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in the spring of 2015. During his undergraduate studies he learned about digital tools and their relationship to contemporary art making. He aims to incorporate digital components to bring the traditional media of painting into new dimensions.

Today Reece is a painter working in the mediums of traditional oil, digital painting, and also mural. He has participated in group shows around Milwaukee, as well he assists and heads on projects creating murals around the city. He continues to pursue his interests in the human experience and pushes to connect with his audience at a deeper level through his work.