CURRENT 2018-2019 EXHIBITION


Joseph Mougel    Herbarium
September 4 – October 20, 2018

Artist Reception: October 12, 2018 • 5:30 – 8:00pm
Artist Dialogue @ 6:30pm

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.


UPCOMING 2018-2019 EXHIBITIONS


Kelly Frederick Mizer    Traces & Threads 
October 29 – December 8, 2018

Artist Reception: November 9, 2018 • 5:30 – 8:00pm
Artist Dialogue @ 6:30pm

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. The images that repeat themselves (bobby-pins, cherry pies, igloos, scissors, string) in her work are all tied to the concept of home: what it is, and how we can ever manage leaving it.


Timothy Haglund
January 7 – February 16, 2019

Artist Reception: February 15, 2019 • 5:30 – 8:00pm
Artist Dialogue @ 6:30pm

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. 


Melissa Dorn & Kate E. Schaffer    The Everyday Feminist: Fine China
February 25 – April 13, 2019

Artist Reception: March 15, 2019 • 5:30 – 8:00pm
Artist Dialogue @ 6:30pm

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.


Jon Horvath & Hans Gindlesberger    Street Scene
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.


James Barany    Amalgamated Anthropologies
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.”


THANK YOU TO OUR 2018-2019 PLOCH ART GALLERY SPONSORS!

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