Exchanging Glances at the Frank Juarez Gallery


The Frank Juarez Gallery

207 E. Buffalo Street, Ste. 600

Milwaukee, WI  53202

Artist Reception: Saturday, February 24 with an artist talk at 4pm followed by a reception. 


Exchanging Glances featuring works by Raeleen Kao and Zach Mory

Milwaukee, WI — The Frank Juarez Gallery is pleased to present Exchanging Glances, an exhibition of woodcut prints by Raeleen Kao and drawings by Zach Mory.

This exhibition runs from February 24 – April 7, 2018, with an artist talk from 4-5pm followed by a reception on Saturday, February 24, 5-8pm. The Frank Juarez Gallery is located at 207 E. Buffalo Street, Ste. 600, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202.

Raeleen Kao and Zach Mory are two artists with sore eyes and hands, who fell into a deep mutual love with drawing. As social media has taken precedence in how they view artistic works, they also glean inspiration from one another on those platforms. Having known one another for years and then having watched each other’s work evolve specifically through Instagram and Facebook, Kao and Mory’s drawings, cut pieces and assemblages are externalized documentations of their pasts. Through their use of personal and historical symbols, Kao’s anatomically based references to mortality and Mory’s mark-making personified drawings silently share internalized conversations with one another. These works are used as vehicles to represent the body and person and by putting them next to one another is like having an unsaid conversation between objects, which represent people in varied forms.

 About the artists

 Kao is a drawer, printmaker, and amateur competitive eater aka glutton residing in Chicago with a Charles Brand etching press, a red tabby, and too many plants. She operates Frozen Charlotte Press, a printmaking studio specializing in multi-plate etching and woodcut, and teaches printmaking at Evanston Art Center.

Her prints and drawings have been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries across the country most notably at Awagami’s Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper Museum in Japan, the International Museum of Surgical Science, the Monmouth Museum of Art, Bert Green Fine Art, the Smith College Museum of Art, Tory Folliard Gallery, and Normal Editions Workshop. Her work has been represented at SELECT Fair New York, the Editions and Artist Books Fair in New York, the Cleveland Fine Print Fair, the LA Art Show, and Aqua Art Miami. Her work has been published in four volumes of Art In Print and featured in Printed Editions: Online catalog of the Print World.

Raeleen Kao, Breeding Ball (Sexual Cannibalism), woodcut, 27 x 108 inches, 2018

Raeleen Kao, Breeding Ball (Sexual Cannibalism), woodcut, 27 x 108 inches, 2018

Mory comes from the small town of Cottage Grove, WI, a few miles southeast of Madison, Wisconsin. Initially trained as a life drawer, his work slowly turned towards the abstract and non-objective possibilities of art making as his undergraduate schooling continued at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In the spring of 2008, he received his MFA from UW-Madison with a concentration in drawing.

Since his graduation he has taught various courses throughout Wisconsin and Illinois at UW-Madison, Carthage College, Lawrence University, Ripon College, Waubonsee Community College and most recently at the College of DuPage in their graphic design program.

Zach Mory, Waves, graphite on paper, 17 x 15 inches, 2016

Zach Mory, Waves, graphite on paper, 17 x 15 inches, 2016

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. 

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Upcoming Exhibitions

·   New Paintings by Michael Davidson. April 14 - May 26, 2018

·   365 Artists 365 Days Project Group Exhibition. Curated by the Frank Juarez Gallery and  Greymatter Gallery. June 2 - July 14, 2018

·   The Book Club: What Would We Do With Lynne Tillman? July 21 -  September 1, 2018

·   New Works by Sara Willadsen. September 8 - October 20, 2018

·   Artist in Residency Program with Ryan Woolgar. October 27 - December 8, 2018

For further information on the exhibition Exchanging Glances please email frankjuarezgallery@gmail.com or call 920.559.7181.