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Art@Noon

August 25, 2017 -
12:00pm to 12:30pm
James Watrous Gallery • Overture Center for the Arts • Madison
Join us for a lunch time tour
Friday, August 25, 2017 -
12:00pm to 12:30pm

Location

James Watrous Gallery
201 State Street, 3rd Floor Overture Center for the Arts
53703 Madison , WI

A casual lunch-time tour led by artist Douglas Bosley and exhibitions coordinator Angela Johnson, with time for questions and dialogue.

Douglas Bosley’s large-scale prints lure viewers into a mysterious world of the artist’s construction. His finely detailed mezzotints present a future version of earth where the familiar environment has been eclipsed by engineered ecosystems and mechanical creations run amok. Dramatic tonal contrasts and delicate line lend gravitas to Bosley’s fantastic imagery.

Trained as a printmaker, these days Scott Espeseth works primarily with the simplest of art materials: pencil, pen, and watercolor. His small, meticulously wrought images present places and things that seem animated by a lurking consciousness. These mundane, unpeopled spaces—a backyard, an empty room, a kitchen counter—take on a heightened reality, or a hallucinatory unreality. 

 

Contributors

Douglas Bosley graduated from Western Washington University in 2009 with a bachelor’s of fine arts in printmaking and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2012.  His work has been included in numerous shows nationally and internationally in Australia, China, Ireland, Italy, Japan and New Zealand.  He is the recipient of an Illust

Scott Espeseth (b. 1975) earned an MFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he worked with storied print artists such as Frances Myers and Warrington Colescott. His work has since evolved to focus mainly on drawing, usually with commonplace media such as graphite pencils and ballpoint pen.

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James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-265-2500