Yesterday, we spend the day building a wall inside the new Frank Juarez Gallery in the Third Ward in Milwaukee. A BIG thanks to gallery artists, Rob Neilson, Tony Conrad, and Dale Knaak for helping build the wall. In a few weeks we will announce our 2017 exhibition schedule. We are looking forward to bringing you a great roster of artists, exhibitions, and programming.
The new gallery will be located inside Material Studios + Gallery, LLC., 207 E. Buffalo Street, Ste. 600 inside the Marshall Building on the corner of Water and Buffalo Streets.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about this exhibition.
Frank Juarez Gallery is pleased to announce its newest exhibition titled, “Unfamiliar” featuring photographs by New York based artist, Juan Juarez.
Join us for a Skype Artist Talk on August 16 from 1 to 2pm. The gallery is located at 1109 North 8th Street in Sheboygan. This exhibition runs from August 2 – September 6, 2014.
Unfamiliar is a photographic index, which examines the morphology of subjective objects. These objects are part of a collection, which is motivated by personal memory and distinctive form. Most of these objects have been discarded or sold. They have a function, which may or may not be currently practical. Some of the objects may have metaphoric resonance.
Juarez writes, “Objects exist within a specific cultural context whether mundane or extra-ordinary. As willing participants in culture, it becomes difficult to separate perception from preconception. Preconception governs how we perceive cultural objects and often dictates interpretation. Unhinge these cultural objects from preconceived notions imbedded in social or political context. What remains?”
These relatively mundane objects are specimens for examination. Examination requires time for analysis and conclusion. Visual perception is factored by time. This becomes a motivation for viewer interaction with Unfamiliar. My intention is to present these objects as pure form unencumbered by preconception. The presentation is designed to trigger valuation of how perception allows us to gather knowledge on a given subject. If left with only form, how does this affect our response to cultural objects? Do the specific details or parts of an object registered via visual perception lead to the same preconceived notions held before examination?
Gallery hours are Saturdays from 10am-4pm and by appointment. Open to the public.
Contact Frank Juarez at 920.559.7181 or email@example.com for further information about this exhibition. Visit us at frankjuarezgallery.com.
Thank you to all that came out to support William Zuback and Paula Swaydan Grebel at the Frank Juarez Gallery.
If you were unable to attend the reception, their exhibitions run until November 16th. Gallery hours are Saturdays from 10am – 4pm or by appointment at 920.559.7181.
In the meantime, here are some photos from last night’s reception.