January 6th - February 19th
Rick Hintze and Allan Servoss
Allan Servoss has chosen colored pencil and casein as his preferred media to depict the quiet, serene landscapes of the driftless area. His work is wholly from his imagination, but based in his awareness of the region, lending a familiar aura to these illusory landscapes. Hintze employs carved line work and textural ochre slips sprayed over the exterior of his pors, as well as ash glazes that pool within the surface markings. This brings forth a mixture of pristine and ancient, the direct and subtle into his complex surface. These two artists share an affinity in atmosphere and tone, as well as an exacting craftsmanship.
Group Show: Anthropomorphism
Imbuing human attributes upon entities which are non-human, be it animals, or objects, is a device that has been used in art and literature throughout history. This group show features work which focuses on this enduring theme.
Participating artists include: Tom Bartel, Randall Berndt, Jessica Calderwood, Audrey Christie, Stephanie Craig, Karen Halt, Mary Hood, Kelli Hoppmann, Ali Kauss, Do nKauss, S.V. Medaris, Wendy Olson, Charles Munch, and Jonathan Wilde.
February 24th - April 16th
Briony Morrow Cribbs and Don Kauss - Vestiges of Beauty
Group Show: Imagined Landscape
In the Cooler: Dayroom 1
John S Miller: The spaces In Between
Madison artist John S Miller’s solo show will feature prints and paintings of the natural world that highlight his skill in multiple media. Attempting to depict what he knows, not just what he sees; Miller explores the territory between familiarity and understanding and the great spaces between those two ideas.
Group Show: Surface and Structure
The artists in this group show share an interest in construction and composition, creating refined work that focuses on texture and form; leaving evidence of the hand of the artist.Participating artists: Nathan Hatch, Maggie Jaszczak, Jay Jensen, Brian Kluge, Lauren Markley, Barry Newstat, Beth Novak, Ann Orlowski, Matt Repsher, Erica Schlueter, Zac Spates, and Diane Washa.
In the Cooler: Meghan Sullivan
Sullivan uses ceramic sculpture and projected images to reflect upon the ephemeral aspects of life, memory and memory loss. She explores these themes through the lens of Eastern philosophy. "Swamp of Delusion" is a reference to Krishna's description of the physical world in The Bhagavad Gita. In order to pass beyond this swamp, one must realize that our physical reality is temporary and we must attempt to have discipline and understanding in our actions.
January 8th - February 21st
Tom Jaszczak and Tom Sargeant:
Mark making tells a story about both the artist and the material; for these two artists their chosen process is evident in the finished product. Ceramicist Tom Jaszczak applies milky slips to red earthenware forms then adds pops of bright color to draw attention to the movement in each piece. Painter Tom Sargeant builds depth in his work through layer upon layer of acrylic paint creating inky washes to explore the weathered, worn and impermanent.
Images included: Tom Jaszczak & Tom Sargeant
Group Show: Nocturne
Group Show: Nocturne
Exploring the theme of dusk, dawn, evening and night, this group show will feature artist’s interpretation of this enigmatic part of each day. Artists include: Randall Berndt, Carol Chase Bjerke, Kay Brathol-Hostvet, Rick Christianson, Chris Gargan, Karen Halt, Kelli Hoppmann, William Lemke, Ben Peyer, Lori Schappe-Youens, Allan Servoss, Gregory Schulte, Mary Ulm Mayhew, Paul Nitsche, Diane Washa, and Jonathan Wilde
Images included: Kelli Hoppmann
February 26th - April 10th
April 15th - May 29th
Trees, Streams, and Birds
Wilde is an ardent witness to the natural spaces of the northern United States. His precise painting style pays tribute to the woodlands and farmlands he portrays in his work, as well as the animals that inhabit these space.
Group Show: Functional Ceramics
A Sampling of the wide breadth of forms in the world of functional pottery. This exhibition features work by: Winthrop Byers, Nick DeVries, Pete Scherzer, Mark Skudlarek, and Zac Spates
Libby Rosa and Aaron Granat
June 3rd - July 17th
Mary Hood - Small Stories and Other Adventures
Hood's narratives allude to themes within contemporary culture that express a political or social point of view. She uses animals as a metaphor for human behaviors and modern events.
Group show: Narrative
This show features some of our best storytellers in several media.
Participating artists: Theresa Abel, Randall Berndt, Jessica Calderwood, Stepanie Craig, Gerit Grimm, Kelli hoppmann, Debbie Kupinsky, and Gregory Schulte.
In the Cooler: Ryan Myers
Modern culture imbues ancient objects with meaning; whether intended by that civilization or misconstrued through interpretation. Myers' work adopts the lexicon of these ancient objects and redefines them to create a new dialogue.
September 14th - October 30th
Gessoed panels and fabric are the welcome mats for the varied cast of birds and animals found in my work. My mind invites them in from their natural settings of fields, trees, and water. They are gracious visitors who bring joy and dazzle me with their beauty, inspiring work and images that attempt to bridge the gap between what is natural and what is civilized. Their feathers and fur seek to soften the hard edges of our dwelling places and our fact-filled lives. We are encouraged to ask questions that would lead us to the very edge of a new way of being.
Group Show: 13th Annual Ceramics Invitational
Each year we showcase the work of new ceramic artists alongside the exceptional work of our gallery artists.
Participating this year we have: Karl Borgeson, Sandra Byers, Paul Donnelly, Delores Fortuna, Stephanie Galli, Gerit Grimm, Rick Hintze, Tom Jaszczak, Joanne Kirkland, Brian Kluge, Debbie Kupinsky, Marlene Miller, Rachelle Miller, Ryan Myers, Peter Pincus, and Joese Sierra.
New for 2016: Christa Assad, Jimmy Clark, Julia Galloway, Didem Mert, Matt Repsher, and Taylor Robenalt.
In the Cooler: Craig Clifford
Wisconsin Bird Project
Craig Clifford describes the act of birding as a way to draw out hidden elements within the landscape. His ceramic sculptures include portraits of the many birds he finds on his excursions and serve to mark a moment on time when a particular bird was found in a specific place.
November 5th - December 31st
Mandli's vessels have a soft, smokey surface which perfectly compliment the gestural elegance and muted palette of Washa's plein air paintings. Her newest work is inspired by the harmony and grace found in Wisconsin's Watersheds. Mandli's work reflects over thirty years of experience with the saggar fire process. He creates an environment of combustible materials that use fire as a painter uses a brush.
This annual show features an impressive array of media, techniques, and subject matter on a small scale.
January 9th - February 22nd
Joanne Kirkland: "My Midwestern Home"
Group Show: Wild and Domestic
In The Cooler: Chris Gargan "18 x 24"
February 27th - April 12th
Lori Schappe-Youens + Richard Jones: finding where i need to be + on the way to the garden
Group Show: Cups
In The Cooler: Jeffrey Clancy "Wares"
April 17th - May 31st
Kay Brathol-Hostvet: Still - New Works in Pastel
Group Show: Sterling
In The Cooler: Victoria Nieman "Reiteration"
June 1st - July 20th
George Shipperley: Visions of Landscapes and Still Lifes
In The Cooler: Jessica Calderwood "Fictitious Florals"
Group Show: Surface
July 24th - September 6th
Porcelain: Sandra Byers, Dolores Fortuna, and Peter Pincus.
Group Show: Contemporary Landscape
In The Cooler: Ariel Brice "Questionable at Best"
September 11th - November 1st
Gregory Schulte: Beyond the Pleasure Principle
12th Annual Ceramics Invitational
In the Cooler: Stitch by Stitch: Circles of Memory, Appreciations in Thread
November 6th - December 31st
Barry Roal Carlsen: Distant Shores
Group Show: Small Works
In The Cooler: Brian Kluge, Collective Confluence
September 12th - November 2nd
Kelli Hoppmann Hungry Ghosts
Group Show: 11th Annual Ceramics Invitational
In The Cooler: Carol Chase Bjerke
March 1st - April 14th
Briony Morrow-Cribbs: Scienta Carnalis
Group Show: Painting Invitational
In the Cooler: Carol Chase Bjerke - Hidden Agenda: ARTiculating the Unspeakable
September 13th - November 3rd
George Shipperley: New Work in Pastel
Group Show: 10th Annual Ceramics Invitational
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