PLOCH ART GALLERY
The Ploch Art Gallery, located in the upper level of the Wilson Center's Kuttemperoor Grand Hall, is proud to display the work of regional professional artists each season. Each exhibition includes a free reception with complimentary wine courtesy of Ploch Art Gallery Reception Wine Sponsor Parkside 23 and an Artist Dialogue.
The Ploch Art Gallery is free and open to the public. For more information, or to schedule a tour of an exhibition, please call 262-373-5022.
CURRENT 2016-2017 EXHIBITION
All Strings Attached • The Eisner Guitar Collection
Photography by Jay Filter
July 24 – September 2, 2017
Opening Reception: August 11, 2017, 5:30-8:00pm
Dialogue + Instrument Demo @ 6:30pm
Aural innovation and visual beauty combine as award-winning photographer Jay Filter captures the craftsmanship and ubiquitous influence of the guitar. This premiere photographic exhibit of The Eisner Guitar Collection celebrates such rare and one-of-a-kind instruments as the 1933 Slingerland Cathedranola, 1938 Wilkanowski/D’Angelico, 1964 Danelectro Pro 1, 1964 Echo, Vega Stereo 2000, the Jens Ritter Black Dragon, and more.
PAST 2016-2017 EXHIBITIONS
Michael Ware • Traversing the Transformed
(May 14 – July 8, 2017)
Michael Ware focuses on the tremendous forces that shape the landscape, concentrating primarily on the geologic transformations that occur in the natural world. Rather than an actual depiction, Michael’s sculptures suggest the essence of transformation—the movement, energy, and life.
Nirmal Raja & Leslie Vansen • Accumulation
(March 12 – May 6, 2017)
Accumulation is a mixed media exhibition featuring current and recent works by Nirmal Raja and Leslie Vansen. This show has evolved from their shared interest in accumulation and complexity, and investigates their understanding of the present moment.
Karri Jamison • Whimsical Nature
(January 15 – March 4, 2017)
Karri Jamison is the 2015 Wilson Center Hidden River Art Festival Best in Show award winner. Her current series of paintings feature the birds and woodlands of the Midwest.
EXHIBIT SPONSOR • Lois Clementi and Karleen Haberichter
Tyler Meuninck • The Harbor Estuary
(November 13, 2016 – January 7, 2017)
Tyler Meuninck creates paintings of overlooked, regional panoramas of cityscapes in transit from Milwaukee to neighboring locations and states. The series is sourced from a visual journal of photographs and drawings, and includes modern candid and traditional painting configurations. Each work is infused with a curiosity and appreciation for the industry, community and landscape surrounding Lake Michigan.
Michael Borowski • Home Reports
(September 11 – November 5, 2016)
In Home Reports, Michael Borowski digitally collages material from recent data reports, published by IKEA, on household rituals across eight global cities. The resulting digital images disrupt ideal representations of home in advertising, abstracting the photographic space with strips of color and pattern, and highlighting poignant gestures.