Last Reel, Times Cinema

A buzz always hits the entertainment world around this time of year, the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Science rolls out the Red Carpet for the A-listers to shimmer, pop culture mavens to swoon, and buffs to admire from afar. This year a solemn hum vibrates the Milwaukee art news, as the Times Cinema,Continue reading “Last Reel, Times Cinema”

Kristopher Pollard, Art vs Craft 2011

Hip-hop, oh hip-hop, how is it to be the talk of the town and yet so passe, like garage rock turned to disco, some still did it true. This phase too, shall pass. Not trying to go Shakespeare, on the other hand I will say Kristopher Pollard makes fun of the hip-hop while ironically maintainingContinue reading “Kristopher Pollard, Art vs Craft 2011”

Piqued Canvas, Jenie Gao

Walking into Studio Lounge, large canvases covered in artistic expression offer salutations, bizarre and gripping. On the canvas lay familiar forms, a profile of a face, the appendage of an animal, a human body clothed. The forms meld together, a technique exquisitely conveyed by Jenie Gao. Featured on Gallery Night at Studio Lounge, Jenie GaoContinue reading “Piqued Canvas, Jenie Gao”

Mostly Mammals and Minds, J.M. Kohler Art Center

An hour jaunt up I-43 will land you in Sheboygan, WI, a stylish lakeside neighbor with maritime charm. John Michael Kohler (Gilded Age Wisconsin industrialist and famed namesake of fine toilet and faucet fixtures) felt Sheboygan, at population of 15,000, had too many people a decade into the 20th century to have room for hisContinue reading “Mostly Mammals and Minds, J.M. Kohler Art Center”

Gallery Night Spring 2011, Studio 420b

With significant inspiration present, growing an idea requires little space. Mark David Gray curator and resident artist of splashing new Studio 420b whips up his creative gumbo with this recipe. Born of a workspace less than 300 square feet, the gallery’s loosely carved and ample surface area now allows for nooks amenable to his artisticContinue reading “Gallery Night Spring 2011, Studio 420b”