The David Barnett Gallery is proud to present Deirdre Schanen: The Past Two Decades, an exhibition of artworks by Wisconsin artist Deirdre Schanen. Influenced by artists like Helen Frankenthaler and Mark Rothko, Schanen’s work often avoids identifiable subject matter, instead emphasizing the atmosphere and texture of the painted surface. Born in Port Washington, Schanen traces this fascination with space and texture to the natural scenery of Lake Michigan. Combined with emotionally charged titles like “All That Vast Yesterday” and “Must This Be,” Schanen’s work provides a deeply personal exploration of the intersection between artistry, process, and identity.
The exhibition The Railroad and the Art of Place: Photographs by David Kahler traces industrial rail lines across America’s Appalachian coal country. Once thriving economic centers, Kahler’s view of small-town West Virginia and Kentucky illustrates the ebb and flow of communities dependent on railroad traffic amidst the decline of the once powerful coal industry. Desolate, yet beautiful, Kahler’s photographs expertly capture the raw emotions attached to the railroad industry.
Join us on Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, for a Saint Kate Arts Open House! Enjoy our featured complimentary cocktail and small bites in the galleries with Saint Kate Curator Samantha Timm and Director of Experiences Lorna Steele. Guests can meander through the variety of artwork on display, from MacArthur Fellow Judy Pfaff’s prints, to Milwaukee-based artist Anwar Floyd-Pruitt’s heavily layered and collaged self-portraits, to our newest exhibition co-curated with David Najib Kasir. We hope to see you there!
Join Nykoli Koslow and fellow artists for “Art n’ Out MKE,” an art auction raising funds for Diverse and Resilient, a Wisconsin based LGBT+ organization that supports the queer communities and people in Wisconsin. Nykoli, along with 20 other artists, will be displaying and auctioning off a variety of artwork. Gallery goers can make their rounds, meet new artists, bid on their favorite pieces, and/or purchase a variety of artworks. 50% of all proceeds will go directly to the LGBT+ org and 50% back to the artist. Support artists, the local Queer community, and take home some fabulous artwork.