Thursday, July 31, 2008

Spackle Gallery Opening: August 1st

Spackle Gallery proudly presents Redefining Pattern, an exhibition featuring fashion, prints and paintings by Milwaukee based artists Alexander Kain, Daniel David Kaiser and Steve
. This show opens Friday, August 1st with an artists' reception from 6-10 pm featuring hair designs by Lara Haefele and music by DJ Macabre. Show runs through August 31st. Spackle Gallery is located at 2674 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue, Milwaukee in the Bay View neighborhood.

Fashion is dominated by different forms of pattern. Surface pattern, pattern in construction, the pattern of trends and pattern in display. Within these patterns of fashion, society has created a standard of beauty and design unique to our time, place, and modern culture. To push these standards, these artists have deviated from and redefined the idea of fashion and pattern to create new, fresh and progressive designs and concepts. Kain creates unique and custom fashions for dolls pushing ideas of design and collection on both an intimate and tangible scale. Kaiser and Sorrentino mirror themes of fashion, pattern, model, and beauty in their work to celebrate and criticize the contemporary fashion industry and to comment on the relationship between the pattern and the model by integrating and dissolving them into each other. These artists demonstrate both how art influences fashion and how fashion influences art.

Paper Boat Gallery Opening: Friday, August 1st

We are so very excited to welcome Providence based artists Leif Goldberg and Erin Rosenthal who are driving across country to install their show and also share their music with us at the opening party Friday night. Please swing by to check out the event, all are Music will be outside weather (and neighbors) permitting.

The event will start at 7pm and the music will begin around 8:30 with Leif & Erin's band CRUDE HILL, then Milwaukee based WOODEN ROBOT will play a short set. We will be passing the hat to assist with gas money for the artists.

Hope to see you.......

August 1st Gallery Opening

Gallery Opening August 1st: LIVE MUSIC

P.S. This may be Wooden Robot's last show with Eilis the accordion player for quite some time. Come send her off with love....

x, the Paper Boat Ladies

Thursday, July 24, 2008

"Fledgling Galleries Band Together"

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel art critic Mary Louise Schumacher just posted a sneak peek of tomorrows cue section featuring a front cover story about MIGA! You can read (and comment) her article online HERE.

Also check out the interactive Gallery Night & Day page where Milwaukee residents were asked to call in with their favorite pick for Gallery Night shows. MIGA founder Jessica Stee
ber gives a shout out to Paper Boat and local filmmaker Andrew Swant hollers at the Armoury and Green Gallery! Check it out it's techonology at its finest!

"Off the Beaten Path" writer Mollie Butler wrote a great article "Off the Beaten Path" about the small galleries in Milwaukee and their struggles to stay open. MIGA and many of it's galleries were mentioned in the article HERE.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bill Daniel at Paper Boat Gallery

Paper Boat presents: "Sunset Scavenger"
Work by Bill Daniel
Curated by Faythe Levine
Summer Gallery Night, July 25th 7-11pm

9PM Enjoy a special FREE screening of "Who Is Bozo Texino?" a documentary film by Bill Daniel (outside weather permitting)

Sailvan in Arizona, 2004, Bill Daniel
"Sailvan in Arizona" 2004
Sunset Scavenger is a project supported by Creative Capital Foundation.

Paper Boat is pleased to be showing the varied work of artist, filmmaker and photographer Bill Daniel. "Sunset Scavenger" will feature a variety of wall based work, based around Daniel's most recent romance with houseboat culture. There will be mural-sized Xerox blow-ups which are a way to turn the imagery into wheat-pasteable graffiti, and some new digital murals, as well as some traditional b/w photography.

Also available throughout the duration of the exhibit will be Daniel's new book "Mostly True" published by Microcosm, a companion to his documentary "Who is Bozo Texino?

"Who Is Bozo Texino?"
The secret history of hobo graffiti
Directed, photographed, edited by Bill Daniel
2005, 56 min, B/W, 16mm and Super 8, mastered on Digibeta NTSC

Shot on freight hopping trips across the wild West and 16 years in the making, this is the mostly-factual cinematic account of the epic search and unlikely discovery of hobohemia's most legendary boxcar artist.

Full Press Release HERE
Media Contact: Faythe Levine (414) 483-8462

Paper Boat Gallery 2375 S. Howell Ave Milwaukee, WI 53207

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


"We Are All Always Moving"
a mixed media installation

"I would have told them if I could"
A book of short stories and illustrations

a collaboration of hands.
Between Sarah Luther and Joe Riepenhoff

opening reception july 25th 7:00pm - 11:00am
Gallery Located @ 631 E Center 3B

LA Based Artist Linda Lay has conducted an interview with Joe and Sarah on their up coming show
check it out on her fabulous web page

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Leah Kwarciany at Fasten Collective

Join us Friday July 25th from 6-9pm for a reception for "Stitched, Painted and Put on Display: Drama Rama" work by Leah Kwarciany at Fasten Collective, 2224 S Kinnickinnic Ave, in Bayview. The artist will be in attendance, and refreshments will be served.

This Southeastern Wisconsin native has won several scholarships and awards for her multi-media work, and has shown in several exhibitions, including the current show in the Schneider Gallery in UW Stevens Point, where she currently studies. The body of work showing this month at the Fasten Gallery includes bold canvases adorned with mashed-up textiles, glitter, farm animals, iconic imagery, and bright synthetic color.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Hidden Exposure @ the Armoury Gallery

The Armoury Gallery is pleased to announce Hidden Exposure, the third exhibition for the new gallery, with an opening reception to be held Summer Gallery Night, July 25th, from 5-10pm.

Hidden Exposure includes works by three artists, Jackie Hoving (philadelphia), AOM III (madison) and Allison Heape (mke), all using decoration and distortion in their works to expose elements of life often looked over. Using this method of disguise to contradict first impressions and seemingly pleasant compositions, an honest and somewhat cynical message about contemporary society can be found.

Jackie Hoving


Friday, July 11, 2008

MIGA postcard

This is the postcard we've created for the upcoming Summer Gallery Night. This is the first venture for MIGA and hopefully there will be much more to follow.

Each MIGA gallery will have access to this blog and the opportunity to post their gallery related events and images. You can also get more information at our website.