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Painting a new Era: the artwork of Min Hyung, Wil Murray & Erik Olson

Engulfing and entrancing the new exhibition of artwork from artists Min Hyung, Wil Murray and Erik Olson at the UWM Union Art Gallery is both striking and brilliant.  Organized and structured these three artists present in unique ways a new perspective and layered approach to traditional painting.   Greeting the viewer with bright colors and articulate design are the meticulously arranged paintings by Wil Murray.  Building upon layers of construction these paintings take on a form of their own as they project themselves outward from the wall.  An explosion of thoughts, detailed patterns,...

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Laura Nova – The Absurdity of Endurance

Taking an idea and running with it is exactly what artist Laura Nova does for a living. The New York City based artist gave a subtle, smart, and witty talk on Wednesday night to open the University of Milwaukee’s Artists Now! Lecture series.  Showing a selection of example artwork dating from the present back to her undergraduate years Nova provided great insight and reflection to her vast body of conceptual work.  Influenced by art juggernauts; Marcel Duchamp, Bruce Nauman, and Marina Abramović, Nova is inspired by everyday life, objects, and our own physical boundaries.   Humor...

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A Marathon not a Sprint

Put your head down, push through, and stay the course.  Those are the sentiments often heard stated in the middle of a project.  Just around the time when that sense of doubt starts to creep in.  It’s those occasions when you tighten the laces, dig in deeper, gather all your strength, believe in yourself and your vision, and remember that in this race it is a marathon not a sprint.   These ideals of perseverance prevailed over the various exhibitions I encountered during my recent gallery visits.   Starting off at the Marshall Building the new artist owned Greymatter...

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The Launching Point: Current Tendencies II – Artist in Milwaukee Review

Greeted by a wonderfully intricate and precise explosion of ideas at the entrance to the new exhibition Current Tendencies II- Artist from Milwaukee at the Haggerty Museum of Art, I knew what I was about to witness was something special and to keep a keen watchful eye on what I was about to experience.   The organic and graffiti inspired sculpture and paintings by Julian Correa at the entrance to the Museum shook me to the core and set a perfect theme and tone for the show.  As an ex-graffiti writer his piece got my mind racing immediately.  The potential for a new conversation about...

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