Fine Line, BVGN, Hide House, Nick Ludwig

Mirroring the image of a seasoned Olde World guild craftsman’s workshop, a studio space exudes consummate attention to detail. Jars and wooden vessels store troves of pens, like scaled-down silos stuffed full. Straight edges and obscure stencils of great variety each have their place, arranged meticulously. Tiling the tables and walls, the flourishing offspring ofContinue reading “Fine Line, BVGN, Hide House, Nick Ludwig”

Stormy Surfer, BVGN, Hide House, Tegan Andrich

In the undergrowth of the Hide House, creative spores germinate in a first floor alcove, a respite for a few recent MIAD products. Spring Gallery Night in Milwaukee gave them a chance to showcase their toils, carving dedicated display space into sections for each studio mate’s work. Bay View Gallery Night may prove more ofContinue reading “Stormy Surfer, BVGN, Hide House, Tegan Andrich”

Portrait Society, Niki Johnson, Eggs Benedict

The full blown quakes shaking the current discourse surrounding Niki Johnson’s Eggs Benedict, reached me as a mere tremor aftershock, a rumor of spectacular occurrence. I witnessed the aftermath of Johnson’s creatively seismic work during the day session of Gallery Night Spring 2013. Astounded, I expected to like the piece not to have my afternoonContinue reading “Portrait Society, Niki Johnson, Eggs Benedict”

Model Space, Portrait Society Gallery

Breaking in its newly reconfigured space, the Portrait Society Gallery’s latest opening went easy as a Saturday afternoon whistle Friday night at the Marshall Building. At least that’s the way feels when you just get to be one of the many enthused patrons. An Enclave, Rarified For several years prior, the Portrait Society’s raw 5thContinue reading “Model Space, Portrait Society Gallery”

In Bloom, Reincarnation, Nadia Smale

It’s her first, but highly unlikely that it’s her last. Nadia Smale has an art show coming up at Orcanine Abbey this Friday night titled Reincarnation. ¬†She has moxie and a proclivity for making cool stuff, as all artists do, with an eye for aesthetic and guts to take chances. How can you blame her?Continue reading “In Bloom, Reincarnation, Nadia Smale”