Last night the Frank Juarez Gallery hosted an artist reception for Sheboygan-based artists, Liz Ann Lange and Sara Willadsen. Thank you to all that came out to show your support.
If you missed the reception, we have scheduled a panel discussion with Liz and Sara on June 13 from 3-4pm. To attend this special event please RSVP here. Free.
In Tandem ends June 13, 2015.
Here is a snapshot of Liz and Sara’s reception.
Frank Juarez Gallery is pleased to announce “In Tandem” featuring new paintings by Liz Ann Lange and collages by Sara Willadsen.
Join us for an artist reception on May 16 from 5 to 8pm with an artist talk at 6pm. The gallery is located at 1109 North 8th Street in Sheboygan. This exhibition runs from May 9 – June 13, 2015.
In Tandem will feature works from two artists who share similar formative backgrounds, influences, and environments expressed through varying degrees of interpretation. While attending Lakeland College from 2006 to 2010, Liz Ann Lange and Sara Willadsen both began incorporating architecture and views of Sheboygan County within their studio practices.
Working primarily in oils, Lange has continued to build upon her direct explorations of the community’s hidden spaces and unglorified tableaus, documenting her observations without bias or pretenses.
Willadsen employs mixed media to indirectly reference these same scenes by breaking them down to their formal parts and putting more focus on the physical materials that make up the work itself, resulting in suggestions of invented spaces.
Through color, composition, and perspective, Lange and Willadsen both create works guided by structural characteristics and ephemera encountered in the Sheboygan area.
Gallery hours are Saturdays from 10am-4pm and by appointment. Open to the public.
Contact Frank Juarez at 920.559.7181 or frankjuarezgallery(at)gmail.com or further information about this exhibition.
Last night we had our reception for Zina & Rachel at the gallery. Considering it was Easter weekend and the Badgers playing in the Final Four we had a good turnout and a great time.
About This Unknown Exhibition
It is a paradox that in a time where there is instant and unequalled access to information there is also ever-increasing uncertainty and angst. Answers only lead to more questions, and there are always unknowable realities that seem to remain just beyond human comprehension. In this exhibition, Zina Mussmann and Rachel Quirk consider these areas of vagueness and ambiguity. Through mixed media works the artists embrace absurdity, and urge the viewer on into this unknown.
Exhibition ends May 2, 2015.
Frank Juarez will be presenting at the 2015 National Art Education Association National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. His presentation titled, “Connecting Visual Literacy with Textual Literacy”.
This presentation is designed to expose, educate and engage student learners into the world of contemporary art practices found throughout the United States and beyond. Interconnecting the Gradual Release and Responsibility Model and the 365 Artists 365 Days Project into the curriculum presents art students, grades 9-12, the opportunity to read and connect visual literacy to textual literacy with a variety of artistic styles and genres. Through collaborative works they will point out the main idea and details of the artists’ work with specific examples that exists within specific genres, which will compliment the teacher’s current project. As a result, they will develop a platform that enables them to delve into the creative process with the outcome being influenced with ideas based on originality, creativity and individualism.
Here is a gallery of images from the Wisconsin Art Education Association Fall Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.