2017 Exhibition Dates
FJG Inaugural Exhibition
featuring new works by Tony Conrad, Dale Knaak,
Rob Neilson, Melissa Dorn Richards, and Sara Willadsen.
April 1 - May 6, 2017
Angle of Incidence : New Paintings by Dale Knaak
May 13 - June 17, 2017
The paintings in this exhibition directed his choices. Light, shadow and surface quality confined to the interior boundaries of the painting and a narrow timeline, were his only limitations. This work is the culmination of hours of solitary observation. Through the control of light, the arrangement of the objects and the making of his own paint Knaak immersed himself in the process. The drawing, perspective, application and subtraction of paint and color all hold equal importance in the end results.
Street Artists of Milwaukee Group Exhibition
This exhibition will feature the works of a select few artists whose outdoor murals and markings have made a difference in the Milwaukee urban landscape in recent years. Kowalczyk participated in Black Cat Alley, Czarnecki in the Bay View Street Canvas Project, and Fred Kaems in the Beerline Trail Mural project. Artists were chosen based on their unique take on what street art can be, and for their unique voices. One of the artists will produce an indoor mural measuring 8 feet x 8 feet to be exhibited at the gallery.
Co-curated by Frank Juarez & Stacey WIlliams - Ng of Wallpapered City
June 24 - August 5, 2017
Reception: June 24, 5-8pm
Featured in Milwaukee Independent - click here to read article.
Credo Quia Absurdum: New Work by Rob Neilson
August 12 - September 16, 2017
Reception: August 12, 5-8pm
In this new body of sculptural works, Rob 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.
Cadence: New Paintings by Tony Conrad
September 23 - October 28, 2017
Reception: September 23, 5-8pm
also open during Gallery Night & Day, October 20 & 21
In Cadence, Tony Conrad explores his deep interest in pattern, repetitive mark making, and layering of color. Drawing from various cultural and historical movements, his process of reinventing the hash mark over and over again searches for a place where chaos and harmony coexist. The meditative nature of this process and consequent imagery describes a journey – not a destination.
Artist in Residence Program
featuring new works by Sara Willadsen
November 4 - December 16, 2017
Closing Reception: December 16, 5-8pm
During this residency, Sara Willadsen will continue to explore formal aesthetics using handmade collage materials and a variety of mark-making techniques inspired by existing spaces in Sheboygan County. By combining these methods with re-appropriations of her own past work, new environments will emerge throughout the gallery to result in an extensive installation that exhibits her intuitive and spontaneous work process.