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James Watrous Gallery

Helen Hawley, Come If You Won’t Stay Long [installation shot], 2017, artist’s book 11 1/2” x 9 1/2” x 1/2”, ed. 40; litho on rubber cover, inkjet on polymer paper, aluminum slipcase, rain jacket made from TPU fabric
solo exhibitions
September 13, 2019 to November 3, 2019

Coming Soon

Coursed conversation immersed in art
October 27, 2019
Craig Blietz, Lupulus (detail)
solo exhibitions
November 15, 2019 to January 26, 2020

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SV Medaris, G.O.S. Sow (detail). Hand-colored and reduction linocut, 8 x 10 inches.

When people think of Wisconsin, they think of farms. While farms both large and small dot our pastoral lanscapes, images of cows, barns, and cornfields are almost as ubiquitous.

Kerry-Harlan in her home studio, 2019. Photo by TJ Lambert/Stages Photography.

Whether she’s working in textile, collage, or photography, Sharon Kerry-Harlan makes art that buzzes with life and energy.

While scientists are tracking how Wisconsin’s plant communities are affected by climate change, artists, too, are observing and recording these changes.

Maggie Sasso, Semaphore-1-Y (from Y.H.W.), 2018. Handwoven cotton, mahogany, photographic documentation, 6 x 5 feet. Photo by Ben Dembroski.

Milwaukee-based artists Maggie Sasso and Nathaniel Stern use somewhat unconventional means to achieve their artistic ends.

Nathan Pearce • Untitled, Fairfield, Illinois, 2015. Copyright @ 2018 by Nathan Pearce. No reproduction without permission.

It’s taken me a while to realize it, but I’ve come to see that the Midwest is actually a perfect place to make a creative life.

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Madison, Wisconsin 53726
Phone: 608-733-6633

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