Gallery artists, Tony Conrad and Rob Neilson talk about Public Art in Appleton on WHBY.com. Click here to listen to some of the projects that they have in the Fox Valley as well as the importance of community involvement.
Congratulations to gallery artist, Tony Conrad. His work is currently featured in the September issue of Fox Cities Magazine (page 10) and of the front cover.
This magazine is available at most coffee shops, restaurants, libraries, and businesses throughout the Fox Valley.
Conrad’s paintings explore visual components of social stereotypes and oddities from popular culture. In his most current work, Conrad confronts the small town ideologies he remembers from growing up in rural Wisconsin with humorous and ironic depictions of trophy hunting. The hybrid paintings exhibit cross-cultural references with use of vibrant colors and patterns influenced by Persian textiles, wallpaper, doilies, camouflage, and 1960s psychedelic rock posters. The pulsing embellishment present throughout the work speaks not only to the mania surrounding many hunting circles, but also to the decadent nature of American culture. Metaphorically, the paintings represent the complexity of idealized beauty, cultural identity and the euphoric rush of the outdoorsman experience. This work synthesizes these symbolic elements, resulting in a hybridized reality where delicate domesticity and wild outdoor ruggedness all coexist.
Visit his website to view more work at www.tonyconradart.com
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The Frank Juarez Gallery is proud to announce “Then/Now: A Survey of Indiana Green artists (2010-2014)”. “Indiana Green” is a regional group exhibition co-curated by Frank Juarez and Melissa Dorn Richards. This year marks its 7th exhibition in Wisconsin. To date it has featured 58 artists living and working in Wisconsin and Illinois. “Then/Now” highlights 12 artists who have participated in Indiana Green since its inaugural exhibition in 2010. This exhibition will show how these artists’ works have developed over the course of 2 to 6 years and features new works, including video, installation, photography, printmaking, drawing, painting and sculpture.
“Then/Now” runs from July 1 through August 31, 2016 at UW-Sheboygan Fine Arts Gallery, One University Drive, Sheboygan 53081 with a reception scheduled for August 11 from 5:30-8pm.
Exhibiting artists are Pamela Anderson (Milwaukee), Andrea Avery (Sheboygan), Tony Conrad (Appleton), Kay Jelinek (Sheboygan), Tonia Klein (Milwaukee), John Kowalczyk(Milwaukee), Leah Schreiber Johnson(Milwaukee), Melissa Dorn Richards (Milwaukee),Rafael Francisco Salas (Ripon), Christopher Willey (Milwaukee), Dean Valadez (Milwaukee), and William Zuback (West Allis).
Gallery artists, Rob Neilson & Tony Conrad, and gallery owner, Frank Juarez, travel to Bushwick for a weekend of checking out exhibitions, networking, and studio visits.
For the past two years, one of our studio visits has been to visit Rob de Oude. Frank met Rob two years ago with gallery artist, Melissa Dorn Richards. Since then they’ve stayed in touch. He was in a show called I Listen to Color (June 2014) at the gallery. It is always great to catch up.
Going to Bushwick is starting to become an annual tradition. A great excuse to see what is happening in NY and meeting other artists either by appointment or by spontaneity. One artist that we finally met was Paul D’ Agostino. We walked into Studio 10 owned and operated by Lawrence Greenberg and there he was. Talk about a small world.
Galleries visited were Lesley Keller Workspace, Robert Henry Contemporary, HG Contemporary, The Curator, Margaret Thatcher Projects, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Bruce Silverstein, McKenzie Fine Art, Inc., Transmitter, TSA NY, Art 3, Betty Cunningham Gallery, Stephen Romano Gallery, Luhring Augustine, Gagosian, James Cohan Gallery, Pace, Studio 10, Galerie Richard, De Buck Gallery, Victori + Mo, Andrea Rosen Gallery, and much more. Not to mention all of the fabulous murals throughout our visit.
Here is a glimpse of what we experienced.
The Frank Juarez Gallery is happy to announce that it will be celebrating its 5th year in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. A huge thanks to all that have supported FJG since its inauguration at Landmark Suites and to those that have started to support us since the gallery’s move to downtown Sheboygan.
Here is a video highlighting some of the gallery happenings since 2011.