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Fall 2018 Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri  |  9 am-4 pm  |  Or by appointment 
Closed weekends and holidays
 
 
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Together: Racine Kenosha

Aug 28-Oct 16  |  Fine Arts Gallery

Art transcends borders and unites communities when artists connected to Parkside’s two hometowns display work of various mediums in Together, a juried exhibition in the Fine Arts Gallery. This survey of contemporary artists working in Racine and Kenosha is presented as part of UW-Parkside’s 50 Years celebration. Read more about the exhibition. 

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Herman Aguirre: Chunks

Sep 5-Oct 16  |  Foundation Gallery

Chicago-based artist Herman Aguirre’s exhibition, Chunks, is composed of eleven paintings created over the last four years. These paintings take a compassionate look at difficult subjects and grapple with the fragility of human existence. Thick impasto and dried skins of paint are applied to these physical paintings. The subjects and the material application are gutteral; paint becomes a building material, the subjects are felt.

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Robert Ellis: Proverbs

Sep 5-Oct 18  |  Mathis Gallery

Proverbs is a solo-exhibition by Irish artist Robert Ellis. This ongoing body of work uses photographic images and audio recordings that engage with the contemporary landscape of Uganda while exploring its layers of memory. While the proverbs themselves exist as a result of concentrated wisdoms based on experience, the images here do not attempt to portray the age-old wisdoms. Rather, they seek to create a platform which might allow them to be re-imagined. Wandering through this unfamiliar landscape, Ellis’ photographs linger on the people and its landforms. Fluid in approach, there are no fixed stories to tell, or no conclusive outcomes to communicate, rather an overarching narrative considers how place is experienced, in terms of its aesthetic values, and for the layers of memory and history that it holds.

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Diane Levesque: Penny Dreadfuls

Oct 23-Nov 16 |  Foundation Gallery
Reception Nov 1  |  5-7 pm

Diane Levesque’s Penny Dreadful Series is inspired by themes found in Staffordshire, figures that commemorated common lower class idealized pastimes of 1810-1835 England. Levesque exaggerates the implied violence and sexuality of these objects through the amplification of the often random application of color and gaudy decorative motifs. She also removes the quaint aura and sentimentality of the original figures resulting in a tumultuous and comical social commentary.

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FAKES

Oct 30-Dec 14 |  Fine Arts Gallery
Reception  Nov 1  |  5-7 pm

FAKES is an exhibition of four artists who make reproductions and counterfeits that consider authorship, authenticity, copyright, economics, and relationships between high and low.

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Art Party

Nov 1-15  |  Mathis Gallery
Reception  Nov 15  |  4-6 pm

Celebrate a longstanding commitment to creativity and innovative expression at the Art Department's annual party showcasing th enext generation of studio art and graphic design talent. Enjoy open gallery exhibitions, hands-on workshops, lab tours, and live music. 

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Together Award Winners

Nov 26-Dec 14  |  Mathis Gallery

This group exhibition features work from the five artists who received a prize or honorable mention for Together, a juried exhibition of Racine and Kenosha artists. Juror: Christa Story, Collections Manager & Exhibitions Coordinator, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College.

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AIGA - Holiday Pop Up Shop

Nov 21  |  Foundation Gallery

Students who have joined the Parkside Chapter of AIGA use the Fine Arts Gallery as a one day pop up shop for your holiday needs. Stop by to support the members and get a gift for you or your loved ones!

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Senior Showcase

Nov 26-Dec 14  |  Foundation Gallery

Every semester seniors that will be graduating with an art major gather together to show off the skills they have acquired in the years they have spent at UW-Parkside.


2018 Fall Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri  |  9 am-4 pm  |  Or by appointment 
Closed weekends and holidays


Also available by appointment by emailing gallery@uwp.edu

For More Information:
UW-Parkside Galleries
, 262-595-2342 or gallery@uwp.edu
UW-Parkside Rita Box Office, 262-595-2564

 

UW-Parkside Galleries are located in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha WI 53144.

NOTE:  During regular gallery open hours, visitors should park in a metered spot in lot B or C. Meters are 25 cents for fifteen minutes. When attending a gallery reception or special event, free parking is available in lot B or C in an unmarked, unmetered space. For additional parking information, please follow the directions on our visitor parking page.

Thank you for visiting our galleries, please join our mailing list to keep up to date with our future shows.

UW-Parkside Galleries are educationally-driven with thematically-focused, interdisciplinary exhibitions. Although we do not have the staff to actively review exhibition submissions, we invite artists to introduce themselves by sending an email with a link to a website address. We are always on the lookout for new and interesting work, especially if it intersects with our educational mission.

 

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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