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Interior shot of installation at Garver Gallery

Listen to the artists and exhibition curator share ideas and images from the Vulnerable Bodies exhibition.

Photo of installation in Garver Gallery space

Meet the artists and curator and celebrate the Vulnerable Bodies exhibit on its final weekend. 

A 1995 photo of the artist Arthur Kdav in Lake Geneva, Illinois. Photo by Heather Swan.

My dad, the artist Arthur Kdav, didn’t tell anyone when he noticed the first signs of his disease.

Photo of Ruth DeYoung Kohler II

Ruth DeYoung Kohler was a long-time supporter of the Academy and its arts programming.

Vulnerable Bodies features six artists —Erica Hess, Masako Onodera, Yevgeniya Kaganovich, Demitra Copoulos, J. Myszka Lewis, and Valaria Tatera — whose work speaks to the paradox of fragility and resilience.

Sharon Kerry-Harlan, Earl (left) & Lyla (right)

Sharon Kerry-Harlan explores pattern, rhythm, and the human figure in fabric and mixed-media collage.

Will Pergl, The Most Boring Day of the Twentieth Century, 2011. Digitally carved wood, paint, 40 x 76 x 4 in.

Two sculptors with a wicked sense of the absurd.

Karen Ann Hoffman and Melanie Tallmadge Sainz share their perspective on supporting and promoting Native art and artists.

If a tree falls in the Northwoods, does anyone hear it? I’ve often thought of how this philosophical question applies to a visual art practice, and it often makes me wonder what kind of artwork occurs in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

Peter Krsko stands amidst Renewal (with collaborating artist Katie Schofield’s Turkey Tails), one in a series of bio-inspired art installations on view at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison. Photo by TJ Lambert/Stages Photography.

Wonewoc-based artist and educator Peter Krsko works at the intersection of science, art, and nature. 

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