Past Exhibitions


2017

 

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

 

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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.

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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.

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Kelli Hoppmann: Dirt and The Clear Blue Sky

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Group Show: Thirty Artists for Thirty Years

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In the Cooler: Richard Jones -Only Connect

 
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Randall Berndt: The Romance of Unruly Dreams

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Group Show: Exquisite

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In the Cooler: Building the Future
Curated by Ann Orlowski

 

2016

 

January 8th - February 21st

Tom Jaszczak and Tom Sargeant:
New Work

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

Angler's Lair - John Ribble John Ribble: A Good Drive Spoiled   Madison artist, Ribble, is dedicated to recording the vanishing landscape of rural southwest Wisconsin. Working en plein air, his work retains a spontaneous and authentic connection to the land.

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John Ribble: A Good Drive Spoiled
 

Madison artist, Ribble, is dedicated to recording the vanishing landscape of rural southwest Wisconsin. Working en plein air, his work retains a spontaneous and authentic connection to the land.

Briony Morrow-Cribbs Group Show: Contemporary Printmaking This show will include formal and beautiful depictions of the countryside as well as surreal visions of wildlife. Featuring the work of Barry Roal Carlsen, Audrey Christie, S.V. Medaris, John S Miller, Briony Morrow-Cribbs, and Nick Wroblewski.

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Group Show: Contemporary Printmaking

This show will include formal and beautiful depictions of the countryside as well as surreal visions of wildlife. Featuring the work of Barry Roal Carlsen, Audrey Christie, S.V. Medaris, John S Miller, Briony Morrow-Cribbs, and Nick Wroblewski.

Stack - Delores Fortuna In The Cooler: Delores Fortuna A Nontraditional Approach to Clay Fortuna's newest work explores unconventional ways to work with porcelain; creating nonfunctional sculptures from very traditional materials.

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In The Cooler: Delores Fortuna
A Nontraditional Approach to Clay

Fortuna's newest work explores unconventional ways to work with porcelain; creating nonfunctional sculptures from very traditional materials.

 

April 15th - May 29th

Jonathan Wilde:
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

In The Cooler: Privacy Policy
Libby Rosa and Aaron Granat

Privacy Policy is a multimedia collaboration between two artists with a similar interest in the aesthetics of intimacy and private contexts. The art on display resulted from a particular process developed by the two artists in 2014 in which they would travel to strangers’ homes and render them on site, intimately posing in their private spaces in various forms of undress. 

 

 

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.

Debbie Kuppinsky - Predation

Debbie Kuppinsky - Predation

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
False Idols

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

Karen Halt

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.

 

Peter Pincus

Peter Pincus

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

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Alex Mandli and Diane Washa

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.

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Group Show: Small Works

This annual show features an impressive array of media, techniques, and subject matter on a small scale.

Nick Wroblewski: Wake Up, Island

This show is the culmination of months of effort by Nick Wroblewski to create the prints for a children's book, "Wake Up, Island."

 

2015

Karen Halt

Karen Halt

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"

William Lemke

William Lemke

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

Peter Pincus

Peter Pincus

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

 

2014

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January 10th - February 23rd

Ryan Myers; More Human Than Human

Group Show: Dog and Pony Show

In The Cooler: Joachin Knill and Janice Ho: Cultivar

April 11th - June 1st

Karen Halt, Tom Sargeant, and Sandra Peterson: New Work

Group Show: Food and Craft

In The Cooler: ReStore

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February 28th - April 6th

Deb Gottschalk: Moments in Place

Contemporary Figurative Ceramics

In The Cooler: Lisa Gralnick: The Nightmare of Enduring Bliss

June 6th- July 20th

Alicia Czechowski: New Work in Oil

Group Show: On and Of Paper

In The Cooler: Exquisite Corpse

 

July 25th- September 7th

Vernacular Architecture: Jonathan Wilde and Ann Orlowski

Group Show: Boxes

In The Cooler: Don Kauss

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September 12th - November 2nd

Kelli Hoppmann Hungry Ghosts

Group Show: 11th Annual Ceramics Invitational

In The Cooler: Carol Chase Bjerke

November 7th - December 31st

S.V. Medaris In Dog Years

Group Show: Small Works

In The Cooler: Ted Lott Temporary Residency

 
 

2013

January 11th - February 24th

Emerging Talent : Ted Lott, Kelly King, Nita Moore, and Thor
Group Show: A Murder of Crows 

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March 1st - April 14th

Briony Morrow-Cribbs: Scienta Carnalis

Group Show: Painting Invitational

In the Cooler: Carol Chase Bjerke - Hidden Agenda: ARTiculating the Unspeakable

April 19th  - June 2nd

Gerit Grimm : New Work in Ceramic

Group Show: Flora and Fauna

In The Cooler: ReStore

 

June 7th - July 31st

Jose Sierra: From the Earth to the Fire

Group Show: Ancient/Modern

In The Cooler: Under the Influence

 

July 26th - September 8th

Approaching Line: New work by Theresa Abel, Mary Hood (detail pictured), and Mark Golbach

Group Show: Wood

In The Cooler: Toys

September 13th - November 3rd

George Shipperley: New Work in Pastel

Group Show: 10th Annual Ceramics Invitational

November 8th - December 31st

Karl Borgeson: New Work in Ceramic

Group Show: Small Works

 
 

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