Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

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.

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Aug
4
5:00 PM17:00

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.

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Sep
8
5:00 PM17:00

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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Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

Milwaukee Gallery Night: 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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Dec
8
5:00 PM17:00

Frank Juarez Gallery Artist in Residency Program with Ryan Woolgar

October 27 - December 8

Closing reception: December 8, 5-8pm

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. 

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May
16
10:00 AM10:00

Off Site: Indiana Green 2018 Exhibition

Indiana Green: A Wisconsin Group Exhibition

June 9 - July 21, 2018

Artist Reception: June 16, 5-8pm

Parts Unknown Studio, 1035 S. 5th Street, Milwaukee, WI  53204

 The Frank Juarez Gallery is happy to announce the 9th segment of Indiana Green: A Wisconsin Group Exhibition. Featured artists include: Lois Bielefeld (Milwaukee), Kendra Bulgrin (Algoma), Michael Davidson (Milwaukee), Jaymee Harvey Willms (Milwaukee), Trent Miller (Madison), Nirmal Raja (Milwaukee), Jeff Redmon (Milwaukee), LaNia Sproles (Milwaukee), and Lisa Wicka (Marinette). 

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, installation to photography, and video to drawings.

Parts Unknown Studio is located at 1035 S. 5th Street, Milwaukee, WI  53204. Gallery hours are Saturdays, 10am-2pm. Indiana Green is co-curated by Frank Juarez and Melissa Dorn.

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Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Milwaukee Gallery Night: 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.

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Apr
14
5:00 PM17:00

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.

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Feb
24
5:00 PM17:00

Exchanging Glances featuring works by Raeleen Kao and Zach Mory

February 24 - April 7

Reception: February 24 with an artist talk at 4pm followed by a reception

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.

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Feb
3
5:00 PM17:00

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.

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Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talk with Melissa Dorn Richards

Melissa Dorn Richards works between painting and sculpture. She draws from common everyday objects, things often over-looked or past by, as subject matter and infuses them with humor and expressive color. Dorn Richards is a Milwaukee-based artist, who holds a BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. A practicing artist for 20 years, she is represented by Frank Juarez Gallery in Wisconsin.

Her work can be found in many corporate collections including Tax-Air, Northwestern Mutual, Mandel Group, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, Littler Mendelson and Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.

Select exhibitions include: Detroit Biennale, Museum of New Art; Wisconsin Artists Biennial, Museum of Wisconsin Art; Preservatif, Stockholm Gallery; Forward 2014, Charles Allis Art Museum; Up, Down!, River Edge Gallery; Moving Mountains, Frank Juarez Gallery; Schematic, UW-Sheboygan; Eight Counties, John Michael Kohler Arts Center; Art Chicago and Aqua Art Miami, Hotcakes Gallery.

Dorn Richards is also active in the local arts community through her work co-chairing the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) advisory council and as a board director and previous lead artist for Artworks for Milwaukee. Her newest adventure is as co-managing director of Material Studios + Gallery, a space for artists to create, produce and develop their entrepreneurial practice.

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Jan
19
9:00 PM21:00

Milwaukee Gallery Night: 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.

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Dec
16
5:00 PM17:00

Reception for Sara Willadsen

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.

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Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Milwaukee Gallery Day

Cadence: New Paintings by Tony Conrad

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.

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Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Milwaukee Gallery Night

Cadence: New Paintings by Tony Conrad

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.

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Sep
23
5:00 PM17:00

Cadence: New Paintings by Tony Conrad

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.

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Aug
12
5:00 PM17:00

Credo Quia Absurdum: New Work by Rob Neilson

 Rob Neilson,  The Trinity , MDF and milk paint, 24” x 26” x 14”, 2016 – 2017

Rob Neilson, The Trinity, MDF and milk paint, 24” x 26” x 14”, 2016 – 2017

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.

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Jun
24
5:00 PM17:00

Reception for Street Artists of Milwaukee

This exhibition will feature the works of artists who have participated in Black Cat Alley, the Bay View Street Canvas Project, and other public art installations around the city of Milwaukee. Street art is much a part of our daily lives as any type of art. This show will feature a diversity offering in different types of street art. Also, one artist will be selected to produce on on-site mural measuring 8 feet x 8 feet at the gallery.

Street Artists of Milwaukee will be co-curated by Frank Juarez & Stacey WIlliams-Ng from Wallpapered.city.

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May
20
5:00 PM17:00

Reception for Dale Knaak: Angle of Incidence

Dale Knaak's work focuses on still life objects. Specifically, how light illuminates different surfaces. Knaak had few preconceived ideas or thoughts of what it was he wanted to do for this show. The paintings 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.

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Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk with gallery artist, Melissa Dorn Richards

You are invited to spend an evening with gallery artist, Melissa Dorn Richards.


Melissa will be talking about her work currently on exhibit as part of Inaugural at FJG.


About:
Melissa Dorn Richards works between painting and sculpture. She draws from common everyday objects, things often over-looked or past by, as subject matter and infuses them with humor and expressive color. Dorn Richards is a Milwaukee-based artist, who holds a BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. A practicing artist for 20 years, she is represented by Frank Juarez Gallery in Wisconsin.


Her work can be found in many corporate collections including Tax-Air, Northwestern Mutual, Mandel Group, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, Littler Mendelson and Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.


Select exhibitions include: Detroit Biennale, Museum of New Art; Wisconsin Artists Biennial, Museum of Wisconsin Art; Preservatif, Stockholm Gallery; Forward 2014, Charles Allis Art Museum; Up, Down!, River Edge Gallery; Moving Mountains, Frank Juarez Gallery; Schematic, UW-Sheboygan; Eight Counties, John Michael Kohler Arts Center; Art Chicago and Aqua Art Miami, Hotcakes Gallery.


Dorn Richards is also active in the local arts community through her work co-chairing the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) advisory council and as a board director and previous lead artist for Artworks for Milwaukee. Her newest adventure is as co-managing director of Material Studios + Gallery, a space for artists to create, produce and develop their entrepreneurial practice.

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