Kat Murrell
Changing of the Art

January 2010 Gallery Guide

By - Jan 5th, 2010 01:20 pm
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As I write this, I’m sitting at Alterra enjoying their Holiday Blend coffee. The festive moniker of this mug reminds me that the holidays have drifted quickly as we ride the chilly January wind into the New Year. For museums and galleries, it’s a transitional time as well. Old shows are closing, and new ones wait in the wings. A word of advance warning — mark your calendars for Gallery Night and Day — coming up on Jan. 15 and 16.

Until then, don’t let the cold get you down. Fulfill your resolutions to try something new by getting out and catching some of the exhibitions around town.
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EASTSIDE

Villa Terrace – Annin installation

Marilyn Annin’s mysterious fabric installations suggest the topography of the body and the tactile play of decoration.

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Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
2220 N. Terrace Ave., Milwaukee
Open Wednesday-Sunday
1-5 p.m.
Call for admission prices: 414-271-3656

Marilyn Annin – Materials: Reconfigured
September 16 – January 17, 2010

Iron work by Cyril Colnik
Ongoing

The current featured exhibition shows what Marilyn Annin terms her “landscapes” — though they’re like no land you’ve visited before. These are clothing-like forms that recall the angular styles of the ’60s and ’70s with playful surface details and textures created from buttons, shells, pop-top pull-tabs and plenty of hanging threads.

A permanent installation of ironwork by the illustrious Cyril Colnik (Austrian, 1871-1958) makes for delightful afternoon viewing. Be prepared to look at the details — these pieces aren’t monsterworks where the gist is to be had from several feet away. Pause, observe and admire Colnik’s dexterous transformations of iron into fragile petals and flowing ornaments.

Charles Allis Art Museum
1801 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee
Open Wednesday-Sunday
1-5 p.m.
Call for admission prices: 414-278-8295

Wisconsin Master’s Series – Emily Groom
December 2, 2009 – February 13, 2010

The companion museum to the Villa Terrace, the Charles Allis continues its tradition of the Wisconsin Master’s Series with Impressionist-flavored images of nature by Wisconsin artist and art teacher Emily Groom (1875-1975).
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Green Gallery East
1500 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee
Thursday, 4-8 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, 2-6 p.m.

Watch for the next exhibition featuring works by Tyson Reeder, opening in January.

David Barnett Gallery
1024 E. State St., Milwaukee
Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ongoing display of works ranging from the 17th century to contemporary artists.

Peltz Gallery
1119 E. Knapp St., Milwaukee
Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ongoing display of works with emphasis on 20th century artists.
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DOWNTOWN / THIRD WARD / FIFTH WARD

It’s a small price to pay for years of art-viewing pleasure as Dean Jensen Gallery hosts Big Bangs, Small Bucks 2.

It’s a small price to pay for years of art-viewing pleasure as Dean Jensen Gallery hosts Big Bangs, Small Bucks 2.

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Dean Jensen Gallery
759 N. Water St., Milwaukee
Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Big Bangs / Small Bucks II: An exhibition for the post-bust economy
December 11, 2009 — January 30, 2010

If the economy’s got you down and you need some art to brighten your life (yes, it works!), drop in to Dean Jensen’s for this exhibition featuring works for sale under $1000, with many well below that mark. It was reviewed by TCD’s Judith Moriarty.

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DeLind Gallery of Fine Art
450 E. Mason St., Milwaukee
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ongoing gallery display of 19th- and 20th-century work, currently featuring Schomer Lichtner (American, 1905-2006).

Elaine Erickson Gallery
207 E. Buffalo St., Marshall Building, First Floor, Milwaukee
Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jeff Darrow and Katie Musolff
November 14 — January 6

These are the final days for this exhibition of works by the exceptional painters, Jeff Darrow and Katie Musolff.

Grava Gallery
207 E. Buffalo St., Marshall Building, First Floor, Milwaukee
Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ongoing installations of paintings and works on paper.

Gallery 218
207 E. Buffalo St., Marshall Building, Second Floor, Milwaukee
Call for hours: 414-643-1732

Gallery 218 celebrates 20 years of showing art with their Winter Showcase.

Portrait Society Gallery
207 E. Buffalo St., Marshall Building, Fifth Floor, Milwaukee
Friday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m.

Portrait Society currently features mixed media by Rudy Rotter (1913-2001), and will open with works by Boris Osterov, and the collaborative installation titled, “Winter Chapel,” on the upcoming Gallery Night.

Katie Gingrass Gallery
241 N. Broadway, Milwaukee
Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, 12Noon-4 p.m.

Light and Shadow
January — March

Katie Gingrass Gallery rings in 2010 with Light and Shadow, a display of works by some of the gallery’s top artists.

Tory Folliard Gallery
233 N. Milwaukee St., Milwaukee
Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Introductions
January 8 — February 6

Tory Folliard introduces Introductions this week, featuring Sofia Arnold, Nick Olson and Paula Swaydan Grebel.
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Walker’s Point Center for the Arts features an interesting and eclectic display of photography. Mary Farmilant (Chicago, IL) received the Best in Show award for her piece featured above, titled “Room 1107.”

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts features an interesting and eclectic display of photography. Mary Farmilant (Chicago, IL) received the Best in Show award for her piece featured above, titled “Room 1107.”

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts
911 W. National Ave., Milwaukee
Tuesday-Saturday, 12 Noon-5 p.m.

CoPA 3rd Annual Juried Photography Exhibition
December 4 — January 16

WPCA rolls into the New Year and the final weeks of their exhibition, featuring the work of CoPA (Coalition of Photographic Artists). This energetic and eclectic display includes 47 pieces by 34 artists.

 

 

 

 

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Haggerty Museum of Art
530 N. 13th St., Marquette University, Milwaukee
Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran
October 14 — January 17, 2010
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Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran is the first survey of Iranian photography to travel to the United States. Pictured: Sadegh Tirafkan, Persepolis.

Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran is the first survey of Iranian photography to travel to the United States. Pictured: Sadegh Tirafkan, Persepolis.

This haunting exhibition features images of Iran that draw poignantly from past history and present conditions. It is the first survey of contemporary Iranian photograph to travel to the United States.

Pairings: The Haggerty celebrates 25 years
October 14 — January 17, 2010

There’s nothing like mixing things up a bit, and the Haggerty has done that with illuminating juxtapositions of works from multiple time periods and styles, and forge new connections through shared themes. Art history timelines be damned.

Grohmann Museum
1000 N. Broadway, Milwaukee
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, 12 Noon-6 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Call for admission prices: 414-277-2300

Ongoing display from permanent collection.

Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee
Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Call for admission prices: 414-271-3656

Green Furniture Design
November 12, 2009 — March 14, 2010

Now that Andy Warhol is packing up to leave town (the crowds on the final weekend were impressive to say the least — some of the largest I’ve seen at MAM), don’t forget that there are plenty of other things to see at our winged institution.

One of the most unique exhibitions is Green Furniture Design, which inspires all sorts of new ideas in home decoration and the form and function of interior furnishings. Chairs are gorgeous and comfy when created from reclaimed tires, and paper exerts super strength when fashioned into a table/stool. On Saturday, Jan. 30, MAM will host the Green Fair with a day of activities and events highlighting sustainable and eco-friendly ethos.

Fifty Works for Fifty States: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection
December 17, 2010 — March 25, 2010

This unassuming couple was a powerhouse in the New York art world, amassing an amazing collection of more than 4,000 works from contemporary artists, while keeping to a shoestring budget. Recently the subject of the extraordinary documentary Herb and Dorothy, the Vogels have gifted institutions in each of the 50 states 50 works for their permanent collection. This exhibition welcomes the Vogels’ gift to the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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0 thoughts on “Changing of the Art: January 2010 Gallery Guide”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Be sure to visit the Grohmann Museum during Gallery Night and Day. Enjoy free admission and the opening of the newest exhibit, “Foundry Work: A View of the Industry.” The photographs of Michael Schultz give a rare glimpse inside some of the world’s largest foundries with vivid, captivating photography. The exhibition features 22 large-format color photographs that depict rarely seen industrial settings captured beautifully and naturally. Michael Schultz will give an opening gallery talk at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15. The exhibit will be on display Jan. 15-April 5.

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