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 2017-2018 EXHIBITION
Cynthia Brinich-Langlois • Water Sheds
March 3 – April 19, 2018
The lithographic prints that comprise Water Sheds present a variety of landscapes altered by drought, with small figures moving through panoramic compositions. The environments depicted are drawn from deserts and boulder formations that evoke regions of the Southwest, to references to agriculture and livestock that speak to uses of the Midwestern landscape.
UPCOMING 2017-2018 EXHIBITIONS
Robin Jebavy • Glass Utopias
April 28 – June 7, 2018
Artist Reception: May 18, 2018, 5:30-8:00pm
Artist Dialogue @ 6:30pm
For years, artist Robin Jebavy has been making densely layered paintings of glassware arrangements with a focus on fusing the unbounded expanse of the inner, intuitive world with private, domestic environments. Glass Utopias, experiments with glassware imagery to reference our fragile and often precarious human condition and ask questions about our intimate relationship with the external world.
Nina Ghanbarzadeh & Ethan Krause
June 16 – July 26, 2018
Artist Reception: June 30, 2018, 5:30-8:00pm
Artist Dialogue @ 6:30pm
In a celebration of printmaking, artists Nina Ghanbarzadeh & Ethan Krause will draw inspiration from each other’s process. Krause’s current screen printed work uses four-color process printing to enter into dialog with print culture, scanning and photographing old material, (re)arranging it digitally, and returning it to print. The recent focus in Ghanbarzadeh’s work has been the intersection of text and image and the potential of using text to create movement and texture.
PAST 2017-2018 EXHIBITIONS
Ephemeral Forest • A UW-Milwaukee Immersive Media Lab Augmented Reality Project Led by Creative Director Christopher Wiley and created by Sarah Wright, Adam Wertel, Christian Holland, and Maggie Franzen
September 7 – 22, 2017
Through the use of 3-D animation, projection mapping, and augmented reality, this project will demonstrate how new technologies can provide meaningful experiences and new forms of storytelling.
Jessica Meuninck-Ganger & Marna Goldstein Brauner • Wall Paper
October 3 – November 11, 2017
Milwaukee-based artists, Jessica Meuninck-Ganger and Marna Goldstein Brauner combine technologies of printmaking with fibrous materials such as paper and fabric to create new visual representations of space and site. Both artists explore cultures through traveling and making, through examining the environment via mediation, process, and materials.
Pacia Sallomi • Above & Below
November 26, 2017 – January 4, 2018
Artist Pacia Sallomi paints as a way of exploring the spiritual qualities of lived life. It is an intuitive process that is informed by experience, research, and journaling. She works in series; each exploring an idea that comes to completion when the underlying questions have been resolved and/or another question becomes more compelling.
Kristen Bartel • Water Works
January 13 – February 22, 2018
Water Works is an exhibition of prints and photographs that look at the incongruous relationship we have with our landscapes. Looking at both the large and small aspects of constructed landscapes, this exhibition is an inquiry into how we understand the natural.