2017 Exhibition Dates

 
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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.

Willadsen will be working at the gallery on Saturdays from 11am - 4pm. The public is invited to stop by and get to know the artist. 

Press: She Came from Sheboygan Falls: Up-and-coming artist Sara Willadsen takes a thoughtful approach to her paintings and collages by Brendan Murphy, Urban Milwaukee

Video by Cate Elsbernd

 

2018 Exhibition Dates

 

Mopping Up featuring new works by Melissa Dorn Richards

January 6 - February 17

Reception: February 3, 5-8pm 

Also open during Milwaukee Gallery Night & Day

January 19 from 6-9pm

January 20 from 11am-4pm

 

In 2015, Melissa Dorn Richards began obsessing over mops.  Mopping Up, heavily influenced by industrial mop heads, comments on issues around labor, women’s work, and abstraction. The exhibition features drawings, paintings and sculptures as well as an altering of the gallery space.

 

 

Exchanging Glances featuring works by Raeleen Kao and Zach Mory

February 24 - April 7

Reception: February 24, 5-8pm

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 we view artistic works, artists also glean inspiration from one another on those platforms as well. 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, Mory’s mark-making personified drawings and Kao’s anatomically based references to mortality silently share internalized conversations with one another. These works are used as vehicles to represent the body/person and by putting them next to one another is like having an unsaid conversation between objects, which represent people in varied forms.

 

New Paintings by Michael Davidson

April 14 - May 26

Reception: April 14, 5-8pm

Also open during Milwaukee Gallery Night & Day

April 20 from 6-9pm

April 21 from 11am-4pm

 

Michael Davidson’s new paintings focus on the specific and evocative. They can be experienced as tense turning points unfolding on the stage of the small canvas. They are moments of uneasy stasis pregnant with potential, they are situations amplified by their contrasting humble scale. Inspiring prolonged contemplation, these moments on the picture plane function as one act plays. Exploring the possibilities of painting’s convincingness, these subtly evocative paintings are simultaneously straightforward and cryptic, abstract yet remotely figurative. Richly visceral in seductive visual language - unconventional compositions, enticing chromatic maps, and finessed viscous transitions- these new works are arenas elusive of any definitive narrative and they remain steadfastly open arguments.

 

365 Artists 365 Days Project Group Exhibition

co-curated by the Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery

June 2 - July 14

Reception: June 9, 6-9pm

Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery continue their collaboration with a 365 Artists 365 Days Project Group Exhibition. What began as a one-year project transitioned into a two-year project, which ended in 2015. Three years later, the duo will co-curate an ambitious exhibition featuring local, national, and international artists from this project and bringing it to Milwaukee.

 

The Book Club: What Would We Do With Lynne Tillman?

July 20 - September 1, 2018

Reception: August 4, 5-8pm

Also open during Milwaukee Gallery Night & Day

July 20 from 6-9pm

July 21 from 11am - 4pm

featuring works by Peter Beck, Lois Bielefeld, Melissa Dorn Richards, Kate E. Schaffer, and Jaymee Harvey Willms

What happens when five artists ask the question What Would Lynne Tillman Do? They choose, of course, to read the book What Would Lynne Tillman Do? by Lynne Tillman.  Then, they find out that they don’t know what to do with Lynne Tillman.  Book Club: What would we do with Lynne Tillman?  is the book club’s way of processing the book and conversing with Lynne Tillman, each other, and you.

 

New Works by Sara Willadsen

September 8 - October 20

Reception: September 8, 5-8pm

Also open on Milwaukee Gallery Night & Day

October 19 from 6-9pm

October 20 from 11am - 4pm

 

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.

 
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featuring new works by Ryan Woolgar

October 27 - December 8

Reception: TBA

During this residency, Ryan Woolgar continues on his quest to simplify. With this as a theme, the artist hopes to provide just enough information for the viewer to form a more complete image of their own. Ultimately, the work will offer the audience a moment of personal reflection.