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contemporary art

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. 

Gina Litherland, Bird Funeral, 2015. Oil on panel, 16 x 24 inches.

Gerit Grimm and Gina Litherland are contemporary Wisconsin artists inspired by the imaginations of long ago.

Espeth image, title here

Side-by-side solo exhibitions: mezzotints by Douglas Bosley and drawings by Scott Espeseth.

Gerit Grimm, Gardener, 2012. Stoneware (reduction cone 6), 39 x 23 x 25 inches

Side-by-side solo shows by two artists who draw on myth and folk tales. 

The collaboration behind Leslie Iwai's Daughter Cells: Inheritance, Separation & Survival.

Leslie Iwai, from the installation "Daughter Cells," 2016.

Leslie Iwai’s installation for the James Watrous Gallery, Daughter Cells: Inheritance, Separation and Survival, is an investigation of family relationships at both the cellular and emotional level: what we inherit, how we separate, and what we choose to retain and pass on. 

Valerie Mangion: "Giraffe Deer," 2015. 12 x 16 inches. Oil on panel.

My Night Vision series evolved out of a strong desire to learn more about the wild creatures that share my 58-acre farm.

Kupinsky and Welch Opening Reception

Solo shows by two artists exploring memory and identity through narrative experiences.

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