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 Artist Dialogue and reception with complimentary wine courtesy of Reception Sponsor Parkside 23.
The Ploch Art Gallery is free and open to the public. Thirty percent of proceeds from artwork purchased in the Ploch Art Gallery will be donated to the Wilson Center to support our arts education programs! For more information, or to schedule a tour of an exhibition, please call 262-373-5037.
CURRENT 2018-2019 EXHIBITION
Melissa Dorn & Kate E. Schaffer
The Everyday Feminist: Fine China
February 25 – April 13, 2019
What does it mean to be a feminist? What does it mean to be a feminist every day? The exhibition will explore this question through installation, paintings and sculpture. The work of Melissa Dorn and Kate E. Schaffer revolves around commonplace objects, those often overlooked, just as women’s work is often overlooked. The exhibition includes an interactive installation that encourages people to make two objects: one that grows the exhibition so it becomes more democratic and another to take home as an everyday reminder of what it means to be a feminist.
UPCOMING 2018-2019 EXHIBITIONS
Jon Horvath & Hans Gindlesberger
April 22 – June 8, 2019
Artist Reception: May 3, 2019 • 5:30 – 8:00pm
Artist Dialogue @ 6:30pm
Photography, cinema, and newer technologies like Street View share a relation as mediums that have been used as surrogates for travel and a way of augmenting our lived experience. While serving a similar impulse, each platform delivers its own unique perception of reality. In choreographing a mashup of content that offers varied perspectives of a place, artists Jon Horvath and Hans Gindlesberger overlay iconic images with the virtual landscape.
June 17 – August 3, 2019
Artist Reception: June 21, 2019 • 5:30 – 8:00pm
Artist Dialogue @ 6:30pm
Through a compendium of interdisciplinary and time-based means, artist James Barany attempts to embrace the emotion and memory of the human condition. His newest studio works are a return to the human form, offering an infusion of visceral media and a new platform to investigate time and empathy. This group of static-based portraits is a collection of specific individuals visually compressed into one hybrid image, creating a composite of their collective identity; the only caveat is that they consider themselves to be a “family.”
PAST 2018-2019 EXHIBITIONS
Nocturne: Landscapes of the Milwaukee River
(January 7 – February 16, 2019)
Artist Timothy Haglund strives to capture the world of nature at night: a dramatic, mysterious, and magical time wherein senses are heightened, sounds and temperature become more distinct, and one’s presence in the landscape is often solitary. With this exhibition, Haglund emboldens viewers to come to know their landscape and go beyond viewing beauty to be enveloped in nature’s nuances.
Kelly Frederick Mizer
Traces & Threads
(October 29 – December 21, 2018)
When Mizer's youngest son was four, he asked, “Mom, you know that voice in your head? Who is that?” Her work is an attempt to answer that question, exploring the idea of memory and identity as they relate to relationships—particularly the relationships that must change in order to grow. For Mizer, drawing and painting give voice to hurt, intrigue, and betrayal, examining those parts of the past that continue to reside in the present.
(September 4 – October 20, 2018)
Herbarium reveals the desire to capture and preserve things that comprise a place. The subjects include botanical specimens native to the prairie, as well as introduced varieties that now encroach upon the landscape, and the components describe narratives of transition, colonization, and exploration of the prairie ecosystem. In these photographs by artist Joseph Mougel, both ideas exist in harmony to portray an environment through its artifacts, filled with mysteries for curious individuals to explore.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2018-2019 PLOCH ART GALLERY SPONSORS!