With a decades-long career exhibiting both nationally and internationally, Milwaukee-based painter and printmaker Jan Serr presents a new body of work: her photographs. An avid scholar of India and its cultural, political, religious, and artistic histories, Serr traveled to Northern India in 2009 and later Southern India in 2016. The images featured at The Warehouse depict her stays in India and show painterly passages of line, color, and light through photography. While a shift in medium by an artist well established in her career, these photographs reflect Serr’s confident, trained, and inquisitive eye.
“Discarded” demonstrates the continual lifecycle of objects in the world as two Chicago-based artists, Marvin Tate and Spencer Hutchinson, execute masterful up-cycled assemblages from tossed, lost, and gentrified rubbish saturating Chicago’s urban landscape. Tate recovers shoe insert refuse, coalescing them into bountiful displays, reminiscent of floral bouquets or Cameroonian Juju Hats. Hutchinson amasses remnant articles abandoned along the streets and gutters of Chicago, embedding them into conceptual assemblages that force the viewer to interject meaning or deal with the lack thereof. Come behold the impressive repurposing of life’s most mundane, ditched objects into spectacular visual compositions.
A one night only pop up Art Gallery. Milwaukee’s finest painters, illustrators, sculptors and performance artist’s come together to transport you into a living color wheel .This interactive event will feature 17 national and international artists. Food truck by Drift. Live music. Free event. All are welcome. Curated by MIAD graduate Amanda Stein and outsider artist Anna Rodriguez.
Check out the H-D Museum’s special new exhibit, “Building a Milwaukee Icon: Harley-Davidsons Juneau Avenue Factory.” Between 1910 and 1920, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company went from a Milwaukee startup to a global success story. When the dust settled at the end of that formative decade, Harley-Davidson stood tall as the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world.
As Milwaukee celebrates Gallery Night around the city, Imagine MKE highlights artists in the Amani and Metcalfe Park neighborhoods at our first Gallery Night. The festivities take place at three venues at the intersection of Fond du Lac, Center, and 27th Street. Join us at any time on Friday: The Center Street Library will highlight emerging Milwaukee artists’ work all day and feature poetry programming from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. From 5:00 to 9:00 pm, explore exhibitions from over 25 artists at Wisconsin Black Historical Society (2620 W. Center St.) and the BRIC Building (2741 W. Fond Du Lac Ave) while enjoying snacks and refreshments.
Local artists, performers and musicians celebrate animation and the African American culture.
Like many Wisconsin artists before him, Wolfgang Klein was born in Germany and immigrated to Milwaukee. A student of German Expressionist master Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Klein was an educator in Berlin before relocating to the United States in 1954. Working in advertising, he taught for many years at Alverno College, Marquette University and the YWCA. Klein’s woodblck prints reveal both Kirchner’s stylistic influence and Klein’s own deep connection to Milwaukee as the longer he lived in the United States the more his work revealed an inspired artist appreciative of the urban and natural landscapes that were so different from those he knew in Europe.