Land•scape: Redefining Landscapes in the UWM Art Collection

Land · scape: Redefining Landscapes from the UWM Art Collection explores the subjectivity of landscapes in art through four lenses. The exhibition engages with concepts of the deconstructed landscape, the ephemeral landscape, landscapes and power, and bodies as landscapes. Through
these different explorations and their unique experiences in the space, visitors will be challenged to view landscapes in new ways and to view the gallery itself as a landscape.

Opening Reception: Thursday April, 18th from 5-7pm, 2019

Curated by the Graduate students of Museum Studies II

In the beginning area of the exhibition we had created an addition due to the recent fire of Notre Dame as an ode to its legacy with a selection of three prints from the UWM collection. It was deeply emotional for the graduate students and the art history department to witness this level of devastation of our time as it created a call to action both here and around the world showing the value of culture an art for humanity, as well as revalidates our role of importance as a field.

The section I had co-curated with Danielle Patterson was titled Bodies as Landscape which was the fourth and final lens of re-defining landscapes in this exhibition. We had a wide range of notable work from Alexander Calder, Kathe Kollwitz, and Marc Chagall. The section, body as landscape invokes phenomenology theory to place the viewer in the context of texture, body, place, and environment.

We had also produced an audio tour of the exhibition to compliment the theme of landscapes to aid viewer experience.

Lastly you can download a digital copy of our exhibition catalog for free to enjoy.

UWM MA Art History – Up Close and Personal!

Here is a fun little insight to what we get to do as MA Grad Students! ( I’m in the yellow sweater) I’ll be presenting on two objects later in the semester, on David Siqueiros Nude of 1931 and Andre Derain Seated Nude ca. 1925 which are both in the UWM Art History Collection!

 

Pike Trickfoot

For those of you that follow me on social media you would have already seen this, but for those that do not I wanted to share with you!

Here’s the finished version with Pike Trickfoot & gold detailing. SHES A MONSTAH
(She is a D&D Gnome Cleric character from Geek&Sundry’s show Critical Role)

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Krita Digital Art App-Free-Review Soon!

Hey to all of my art friends that are short on funds for paid programs to make art with, I have discovered yet another free digital painting program for MAC and PC!
It is called Krita.
It’s open source software for concept artists, digital painters, and illustrators.
https://krita.org/en/
I plan on playing around with it for awhile and giving my review,
I want to see what you guys can do after playing with it for awhile!
Have fun!

“Now What”: The Question Every Artist Asks Once in their Life

Let’s get real here.

I know I don’t post often or much about myself personally and for good reason…
It’s mostly due to a deep depression in my art and fear of health issues that was hard to emotionally navigate and get through for several years during my undergraduate career. Since I have graduated in December, and also have been unemployed for about 6 months a strange form of irony seemed to creep up on me.

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Good Days Comic

Good Days Comic

Good Days Comic, India Ink on Comic Board, Graphic Illustration course 2014

This was one of our first assignments for the class and one of the first times seriously trying out a comic format in a traditional media. I had a lot of fun especially drawing the puppy. (But of course I would) One of the most challenging things was trying to depict the public bus transportation and not make it look too detailed.

Skeletal structure on top of anatomy

Visibility

This was a piece I did in my own time to work out some of my frustrations. I even forgot it and left it unfinished for over a year and picked it back up and finished it within the day. This is one of those pieces that I can continuously come back to and add more and more. It might evolve later in my life but for right now this is where I like it to be.

Below are some of the process images I took while painting this piece ( when I was fully expecting to finish it within the week but that didn’t happen)