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 living Wisconsin artists each season. Each exhibition includes a free reception with complimentary appetizers and an Artist Dialogue.
Interested in exhibiting in the Ploch Art Gallery? We are now accepting proposals for our 2017-18 season. Learn more here!
Ploch Art Gallery Hours:
Monday - Saturday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Ploch Art Gallery is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 262-373-5022.
CURRENT 2016-2017 EXHIBITION
Michael Borowski • Home Reports
September 11 – November 5, 2016
Artist Reception: September 16, 2016, 5:30-8:00pm
Artist Dialogue @ 6:30pm
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.
UPCOMING 2016-2017 EXHIBITIONS
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.
January 11 – 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. When asked why she chose to paint nature Karri responds, “Nature is a constant inspiration to me. I’m fascinated how everything in nature is so complex and yet simple at the same time. It has a certain magic and energy to it that I’m always trying to capture in my paintings.”
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. Themes of figurative presence in space, perspective shifts, layered and simultaneous experiences, and dualities are explored using repetition, accumulation, scale, and medium manipulations.
May 14 – July 8, 2017
PAST 2015-2016 EXHIBITIONS
Tonia Klein • Mythologies
(July 10 – September 3, 2016)
Tonia Klein's screen prints are influenced by fairy tales and world mythology. She uses these as a basis for sharing personal stories and investigating the role of women throughout history. In this way her work addresses and represents the social and political spheres of women.
Digging Deep • Exploring Process & Presentation
Curated by Lena Vigna, Curator of Exhibitions at the Racine Art Museum
(May 22 – July 3, 2016)
Seven artists were asked about what motivates them and how they work through ideas. This exhibition is the result of visits to the artist’s studios and in-depth conversations with them regarding their interests and their process for making work.
Lynne Railsback • Wild & Wonderful
(March 5 – April 23, 2016)
Lynne Railsback doesn’t paint roses or orchids. The plants that grow in Midwestern woods and prairies are her subjects. Her unique watercolors have been exhibited in botanical gardens, galleries, corporations, libraries, and museums throughout the United States and Europe.
Stacey Steinberg • Camouflage
(January 9 – February 27, 2016)
Stacey Steinberg’s recent work explores the glory and decline of the honeybee. Her mixed-media images camouflage them in beauty and remind viewers of the power and vulnerability of these insects.
(November 7, 2015 – January 2, 2016)
Influenced by apocalyptic novels and real-time disasters, Knight’s paintings have begun to comment on our society’s collective fear of defeat. In the paintings, houses are destroyed beyond rescue. Left behind are colorful pieces of structure remnants. These fractured parts become the residue of our past, as well faceted patterns of light reflecting a brighter future. Rebuilding is still possible.
Peter Ciesla & Skye
(September 12 – October 31, 2015)
From fashion-driven, one-of-a-kind clothing and couture jewelry to two-dimensional decorative textiles, this multi-dimensional exhibit features works by 2011 and 2013 Hidden River Art Festival “Best in Show” winners Peter Ciesla and Skye of Bazyli Studio.