Friday, March 27, 2009
Frankie Martin @ Green Gallery West
April 3rd - May 3rd 2009
Opening Reception Friday April 3rd 8 - 11 pm
Frankie Martin will have work in the main gallery, the John Riepenhoff Experience and Club Nutz.
Erica Somogyi will be showing an animation in the Video Arcade
Frankie will be showing new video works as well as some painting, and stills. Who Died? is a 5 part, two channel, non-linear narrative video that reinterprets popular representations of death and the transcendence of the human body.
Frankie will also present part of her series Left Behind which features paintings and mobiles based on the idea of what gets left behind. To do this she stretches her drop cloths as paintings, and gathers things from her neighborhood, or from her own garbage can. The idea is that these 'things' become non-things, then become re-contextualized as 'things' again.
In the John Reipenhoff Experience, Frankie will exhibit Born Again, a video in which Botticelli’s Birth of Venus is reborn into the format of video. The video is a 3 minute loop in which Venus is born again and again. This piece speaks to the recycling of ideas with in art history and the merging of painting and video.
Freakout, her live act which has morphed from comedic dance to dark comedy will be performed in Club Nutz.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
For this, our second exhibition at Green Gallery East, we are pleased to present new silverpoint drawings by Michelle Grabner with a mobile by Brad Killam. Grabner's paintings and silverpoints index the essentialism of time. Created with lines, marks, ticks, points, and dots Grabner's compositions are simply organized, accumulated, and sequenced, directing the viewer's focus to formal concerns and away from associations and referent. As Michelle writes "thus leaving virtually no space for the imagination or invention." There is nothing signified or expressed - nothing to be interpreted - only a methodical indication or trace of time's passage. Grabner's works underscore the poetics of constraints and sameness.
We are also honored to be the first gallery to show Spanish born artist, José Lerma, in Milwaukee. Lerma will be exhibiting new work in the back room. His mumbling brush strokes and muted pastels articulate a sophisticated and honest contribution to contemporary painting.
Exhibition will run from March 14th until May 3rd
Gallery Hours: Thurs, Fri 4-8 PMSat, Sun 2-6 PM
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
jw lawson FINE ART has now relocated to a new space at 414 E Homer Street in Bayview, and is now having events under a new name, War Room. You can find more information about the new space and upcoming events at their WEBSITE or BLOG.
The Green Gallery's original space on Center Street in Riverwest has now officially become The Green Gallery West with the recent addition of The Green Gallery East. The newest Green Gallery spot is located on the East side of Milwaukee on Farwell Avenue. Visit their new webiste HERE.