On Your Mark
Oct. 13th – Nov. 20th, 2016
Charles A. Gick
Slow, Children at Play hangs from a rusting post near the railroad tracks. The sign is from the not so distant past. The figure is indeed fragmented yet still holds its curvilinear articulation. A running silhouette conjures up notions of innocence, life, youth, energy, and the joy of human movement itself. The field of cracking yellow paint, rock chipped and scarred by bee bees and bullets, signals an awareness and poses questions to our own human nature and culture past – present – future. This experimental body of work is informed in part by Fra Angelico’s use of the fragmented figure as symbol and narrative in his 15th-century frescoes that occupy the walls at the monastery of San Marco in Florence, Italy. This work is also inspired by my love of running, the language of the road, and by the exploration of small towns throughout the landscape. Charles A. Gick is an interdisciplinary artist, combining and moving between painting, video, performance, photography, sculpture, and installation art. He was the first recipient of the Purdue University Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. He has exhibited nationally and internationally in countries such as Varna, Bulgaria, and Kansk, Russia. He was also selected as the only US representative to be included in “Curated Special Selections from Videoholica,” which was exhibited in Belgrade, Serbia, Milan, Italy, and Copenhagen, Denmark. Gick received his BFA Degree in Painting and Printmaking from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA Degree in Painting from Northwestern University. He is currently a Professor of Art at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. His work can be found at his website: www.CharlesGick.com
Stories of the Heart
Woodcuts by Christine Style
Sept 6th – October 11th, 2016
The woodcuts in this series, created between 2010-2013, represent visual stories with layered images and meanings. The stories resonate from a universally personal place. The earlier works in this series focus on depicting interpretations of the inner body, incorporating my interest in anatomical medical illustrations and Indian miniature painting. The series started with ‘Intake Nation: The Heart’ (the rst piece in this show). The later works drew on Renaissance religious and classical portrait painting postures and gestures. Stories and meaning form when words are placed together, visuals do the same. I embrace opportunities to visually layer forms, subjects, gestures, gazes, and stories and viewers are invited to weave in their own interpretations and thoughts - each title should help you get started. The works are visual conversations that I hope extend out to include you, the viewer.
‘Bird Explosion’ and ‘The World Deserves a Hug’ are large scale extensions of this series. Printmaking is a process. The visual composition for these woodcuts began as drawing that were researched, drawn in pencil and red nk at least four to five times before the physical carving of the wood began. One block takes about four to five days to carve if working twelve hours a day every day. I generally can’t devote that much time to carving and still have a life and a job so the blocks took varying amounts of time. Warrior Heart sat 1/5th carved for over a year as my time was needed elsewhere. Four of the blocks were carved in 2 months - Benevolent Heart I and II, Discerning Heart, and Empathetic Heart. Originally the printed images were hand-painted in selected parts using multiple colors but as more in the series were completed I found using one-color addition to the block on all the prints worked better. I’ve been embracing less toxic materials and used Caligo (oil-based soap and water clean-up in) for the printing of the block. They are then hand painted using a light green I call “Fra Angelico Green” - it is a blend of Akua inks (also soap clean up) made transparent using a blending medium. Style has other prints that can be seen on her website: www.chrisinestyle.com
Christine Style received her MFA in printmaking from UW-Milwaukee and her BS in Art from UW-Madison. She is a full professor at UW-Green Bay (1987-present) where she teaches printmaking and design courses. Style maintains a studio near her home in Green Bay. Her work has been included in numerous regional, national and international exhibitions.
May 16th - June 10th, 2016
This exhibit, Entangled, features the multi media prints of Ina Kaur. Kaur uses a variety of printmaking methods in addition to paper making to explore her own complex identity with consideration to "binary oppositions such as past/present, East/West, local/global, ancient/modern, oriental/occidental, and how they coexist”. She explores these themes through the use of abstracted organic forms, often circular. Kaur says "Abstraction for me also acts as a point of nothingness, which also encompasses everything I come in contact with. With the help of simple forms and using the print medium I am drawing, engraving and revealing all the mysteries within my mind."
This exhibition features a portfolio of 16 unique prints with a hand made paper installation.
Art + Words 2016
April 18th – May 11th, 2016 This exhibit features UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus student at coupled with creative writing. The writing is in response to the art; writers are asked to pick a piece of art from the gallery and use it as inspiration for their creative writing. This exhibition showcases the many ways we at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus embrace and encourage creativity and its collaborative power. Reception and Awards: May 11th, 2016 at noon in the Art Gallery. Refreshments will be served.
Latoya Hobbs Art Exhibit
March 28th through April 15
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Latoya Hobbs uses mixed media printmaking and the female figure “to challenge past notions of identity concerning the black female body, deconstruct them and resurrect an ideology grounded in positivity,” explained Hobbs. On display is a selection of large-scale relief prints and an installation that comments on the “The Brown Paper Bag Test,” a form of discrimination in the 1900s-1950s among intra-racial social organizations. Hobbs said her work is meant “to cut away negative ideologies imposed by others to expose or embrace their true selves.” A native of North Little Rock, Ark., Hobbs received her undergraduate degree in studio art with an emphasis in painting from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She earned her master’s in fine art in printmaking from Purdue University. Her work has been displayed at several national and international exhibitions, including the Tulipamwe International Artists’ Exhibition at the National Art Gallery of Namibia, Africa, Prizm Art Fair, Art Basel Miami and the Black Creativity Exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.
Vacation Nation Exhibit:
by David Wischer February 2 - March 18, 2016
Wischer's works, which use printmaking and new media, are heavily influenced by his personal observations of The Absurd. From current events to overheard conversations, Wischer finds the world around him to be a constant source of inspiration. Reception and Artist Talk on March 17 at 12:15 p.m. in the Art Gallery. Digital Art Workshop will be held on March 15 and 17 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. in Room T-139.
Make An Impression Exhibit:
December 7, 2015 - January 29, 2016
This exhibit featured a selection of national and international print exchanges including a print exchange by UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus ART 100 students.
Nikki Painter Exhibit:
Site Cycle: Movements & Versions by Nikki Painter October 26 - November 26, 2015
Painter's works portray scenes from a world in flux and feature image fragments from architecture, demolition sites, and the natural world, which are remixed to create terrains that seem both alient and familiar. An artist's reception was held on Friday, Nov. 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus 50th Anniversary Exhibit:
Celebrating 50 Years of UW-Campus, Marinette Campus September - October, 2015
This exhibit featured memorabilia celebrating the rich history of the UW-Grene Bay, Marinette campus.