Following the success of Foundry Work (2010) and Forge Work (2015), Electric Steel helps to complete the story of metal forming, from furnace to finish and back. This exhibition includes many photographs from Mike’s recent work—both nationally and internationally—in a variety of electric steel mills. These are not the mills of Hilla Becher, Charles Sheeler, or David Plowden—traditional, integrated mills with some of the largest industrial apparatus ever created. Here, electric arc furnaces supplant the hot-blast stoves and furnaces of the large mills. Ore, charge, and flux are replaced with scrap and charged electrodes in this spectacle of industry. Don’t miss the Artist’s Reception on April 15th from 6 to 8 pm.
“Rene Magritte: Color Lithographs” is on display at the David Barnett Gallery, marking the first exhibition of the works of Magritte in Wisconsin. The limited-edition lithographs were produced in partnership with the artist’s estate. Each printing plate was hand-drawn, and some prints have over 20 colors to achieve the desired effect. The plates were destroyed after printing was complete. Our “Photography from the Collection” exhibit highlights photographers in the collection, including Murray Weiss, Robert Kawika-Sheer, Jessie Spiess, Thomas Ferderbar, David Barnett, and many more!
Join us on April 17th for a combo of in-person and virtual events! Visit in person between 12pm-1:30pm for art tours with the Curator and Saint Kate Gallery Conversations with Rafael Francisco Salas to speak with the artist about his current exhibition In Flowered Fields in MOWA | DTN. Don’t miss our Virtual Saint Kate Curator Talk on The Money $how at 5:30pm with guest curators Frank Juarez and Ric Kasini Kadour. In The Money $how, the guest curators invite us to consider cash, labor, and capital, and their profuse influence in contemporary life. Reserve your spot on Eventbrite.
Behind the colorful paintings and highly detailed drawings is a world of personal experience and research. Nykoli Koslow will share who they are as an artist, their studio process and the stories behind their paintings. Queer myth and religion, Sci-fi, abstraction and their identity as a Trans* person, are just a few things that go into their art. Nykoli will also show elements of their studio practice such as journal entries, books they reference, sketches, digital work, as well painting tools and pallets. People can interact and ask questions in person as well as virtually via Instagram @nykoli.koslow.