featuring new work by Sara Willadsen
September 8th - October 20th, 2018
Gallery Night & Day - Friday, October 19th & Saturday, October 20th
Artist Talk - Saturday, October 20th, 4pm - 5pm
Frank Juarez Gallery
With this series, Willadsen’s work deviates from environments and structures to focus on curated, contained objects. By carefully arranging collage materials within specific parameters, she is able to analyze her visual language as well as use this act of simplifying as an agent for clarity. Each composition is made with restraint and reveals an organized, deconstructed view that can typically only be seen early on in her creative process.
Cut & Paste: The Art of Collage
September 21st - October 12th, 2018
Opening Reception - Friday, September 21, 5-8pm; artist panel at 7pm
Life is often spontaneous, full of inspiration and endless possibilities.Collage is not simply attaching a sea of images together but instead is about changing a seemingly random collection of things into cohesive works of beauty. John Kowalczyk explores concepts of myth, math and magic in his mixed media pieces creating an almost shrine-like assemblage of color and shapes. Della Wells uses her collage art to tell stories frequently incorporating her own folklore which hints at themes of civil rights, specifically for women. Sara Willadsen designs pieces to feed her own curious nature for mapping structures, environments and spaces. Each unique in their own way, these three artists explore the unlimited potential of collage in this group exhibition.
LIVE/WORK OPENING CELEBRATION
September 22nd, 2018
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
During this event I will be doing live painting and collaging as well as sharing various processes and aspects of my studio life. Other artists include Cooper Diers, Erica Huntzinger, Terry Meyer, and Bill Weidner.
Urban Milwaukee Interview
My interview with Urban Milwaukee about my studio practice and my residency at the Frank Juarez Gallery.
Collage Artist Trading Cards
I am one of fifteen collage artists featured in a pack of Collage Artist Trading Cards. This is the 7th pack curated and produced by Kasini House Artshop and the Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory.