The Pfister Hotel is proud to announce Nykoli Koslow as our 12th Artist in Residence. Koslow is a conceptual abstraction artist who uses painting and drawing to fuse figuration with abstraction to explore notions of gender, sexuality and agency. We invite you to come meet Koslow and see their artwork.
David Barnett Gallery will be opening a new show for Milwaukee African- and Native American artist Reginald K. Gee. A self-taught artist, Gee is inventive in his use of color and composition. His brightly colored works examine daily life through their playful titles and juxtapositions. Even when looking at serious subjects, his unique sense of humor shines through.
African American Art The spotlight on African American art continues in the pop-up gallery 1SW with art by local and nationally recognized Black artists such as Sam Gilliam, Della Wells, and Francis Annan Affotey.
Christopher Winters’ new collection of photographs traces the toil and travels of a pair of ironboats on the Great Lakes Superior and Michigan. Most notably, it is an artistic and visual record of the Wilfred Sykes—the largest vessel on the Great Lakes at the time of her launch in 1949—and the Edward Ryerson—one of two remaining straightdeckers on the American Great Lakes.
Tara Bogart’s A Modern Hair Study is a series of portraits of women’s torsos photographed from behind. These portraits focus on what makes these women unique and how they express their personal identities through visual cues, such as hair style, hair color, hair ornaments, jewelry, tattoos, and body language. In July of 2019, Bogart set up her portable studio in one of the hotel rooms at the Saint Kate, and she photographed a series of 61 women throughout the day. This exhibition shows a selection of the portraits taken at the Saint Kate. During this exhibition, Bogart will set up her portable studio at the Saint Kate again and continue to add to A Modern Hair Study series.
Spring Awakens Rumi Dreams: mixed media on canvas by Carol Zippel. Live music and appetizers.