September 14th - November 4th
Opening Reception, Friday, September 14th, 5 pm - 9 pm.
Wild & Tame by Charles Munch
Esteemed Wisconsin artist, Charles Munch, will hold his first solo show at Abel Contemporary Gallery. Munch is renowned for his bold use of color and line in his iconic style which reduces figures and landscapes to their most basic forms. His paintings examine environmental issues and man’s place within nature and often imagines a utopia where the two exist in harmony.
The 15th Annual Ceramics Invitational
For the 15th Year, Abel Contemporary Gallery welcomes new works by gallery staples: Rick Hintze, Ryan Myers, Delores Fortuna, Gerit Grimm, Sandra Byers, Debbie Kupinsky, Paul Jeselskis, Tom Jaszczak, Maggie Jaszczak, Charlie Olson, Ani Kasten, and George Lowe. This year will also include pieces by artists new to the gallery: Noel Bailey, Noah Riedel, Joseph Pintz, Judit Varga, Juliane Shibata, and Melanie Sherman.
In the Cooler: Vigil by Katherine Steichen Rosing
Rosing’s installation is inspired by a hike through the Van Vliet Hemlocks State Natural area -- one of the largest, old-growth hemlock-hardwood forests in this region. Trail markers lead through a quiet cool forest inhabited by pale ephemeral spirit trees, past towering delicate drawings of tree trunks adorned with leaves ending at a large painting of a deep blue night forest. This project is supported by a grant from Dane Arts.
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