Frank Juarez Gallery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2016
Contact: Frank Juarez, 920.559.7181
Emerging Wisconsin Artists Show
The Frank Juarez Gallery is proud to announce “Kick A Hole in the Sky” Exhibition. This exhibition features the works of five emerging artists from South East and North East Wisconsin.
It runs from September 1 through September 25, 2016 at UW-Sheboygan Fine Arts Gallery, One University Drive, Sheboygan 53081 with a reception scheduled for September 8 from 5:30-8pm.
Exhibiting artists are Ray Easley (Madison), Rachel Hausmann (Milwaukee), Ross Severson (Waukesha), Sara Willadsen (Sheboygan Falls), and Ryan Woolgar (Milwaukee). Curated by Frank Juarez.
Easley was raised in N.W. Arkansas, received his B.A. at the University of Houston, and graduated with his M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014. He currently works out of his studio in Fall River, WI.
Ray Easley, Gail Bell, oil and acrylic on canvas, 36″x36″, 2016
Hausmann is an artist and coordinator living and working in Milwaukee, WI. She received her BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (2015). Her practice focuses on discovering the validity of painting in a contemporary world. Hausmann has exhibited work at various venues in Milwaukee, including The Netherlands, Usable Space, The Pitch Project Platform Space, Var Gallery, and most recently; a solo exhibition at Chamber. Hausmann is one of eight emerging artists in After School Special, a semi-nomadic artist collective based in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee. She was part of a group show with After School Special at the Boor Sculpture Studio in Albany, NY and will be exhibiting again with After School Special in Philadelphia, PA, for their upcoming exhibition, VARSITY.
Rachel Hausmann, Green Painting with Screen, Two acrylic paintings, hand braided rope, digital screen with looping video, 21″ x 42″ x 2″, 2016
Severson was born in Milwaukee, WI in 1984. He has been working as a self-taught artist for the last 15 years, primarily doing minimalist color field paintings on raw canvas to create subtle and organic abstractions. The main focus of his work the last few years has been to compliment his interests in the aesthetic of Mid Century Modern design. As the co-owner of the Waukesha home furnishings store, Brew City Salvage, he displays and sells his art amongst the restored vintage furniture.
Ross Severson, Worn #2, mixed media on raw canvas, 25″ x25″, 2016
Willadsen was born in Sheboygan, WI in 1987. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Northern Illinois University in 2014 and her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Graphic Arts from Lakeland College in 2010. Working mainly with paint and various site-specific found materials, Willadsen’s work explores concepts of abstract spaces and structures guided by her surroundings. She has had work featured in New American Paintings and Fresh Paint Magazine and spent a semester as Artist in Residence at Sheboygan North High School. Willadsen currently has work in the New American Paintings Midwest Edition exhibition at the Elmhurst Art Museum in Elmhurst, IL and is working as a visual artist in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.
Sara Willadsen, Black Chapter, graphite, paper, acrylic, canvas on panel, 25.5″x26″, 2015
Woolgar is a painter currently living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received his BFA from the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His most recent work narrows the viewer’s focus to the subject’s current state of mind by simplifying the environment the figure occupies.
Ryan Woolgar, Trick or Treat, acrylic, graphite, charcoal on canvas, 36″ x 48″, 2016
UW-Sheboygan Fine Arts Gallery hours are Monday- Thursday 8am-9pm and Friday 8am-6pm.
Open to the public.
Contact Frank Juarez at 920.559.7181 for availability or email@example.com for further information about this exhibition.