Archive for the ‘milwaukee’ Tag

Conspicuous Consumption Opening Reception


Conspicuous Consumption opens today!

This is an art exhibit opening today (Sept 24th) through October 15th featuring videos by Patty Chang, Photographs from Mark Menjivar’s “You Are What You Eat” series, and John Riepenhoff’s performance piece “Physical Pizza Networking Theory” at the opening tonight (4pm) and every Thursday for the duration of the exhibit.

Tonight there is also a gallery talk by Patty Chang at 4pm.  If you are in the cream city be sure to stop by this exhibit!

Visit the UWM Union Art Gallery website for more details here:

George Goundie Memorial Scholarship Exhibition and Silent Auction opens July 9th!

From July 9th through July 23, the UWM Union Art Gallery will host the Biennial Goundie Memorial Scholarship Exhibition and Silent Auction.  All art work in the exhibition will be available for purchase through silent auction-style bidding.  The opening reception will be held from 5-8pm on Friday, July 9th. The closing of the auction will be at 8:00pm on Friday, July 23rd.

This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Professor Emeritus George Goundie and is a silent auction to raise money for student scholarships in the Peck School of Arts Sculpture Department.  In George Goundie’s 26 years of distinguished service at UWM, he served as Chairman of the Art Department, Chairman of the Knapp Bequest Committee, a member of the Faculty Senate and the former UW System Faculty Assembly.  He also served on a wide variety of arts councils and exhibited extensively in major regional and nation exhibitions.

This exhibition will include a variety of artworks in various mediums with all pieces being available for purchase through a silent auction held concurrent with the show dates.  Artist contributors include some of PSOA’s finest faculty—past and present—and art students.  All proceeds will benefit the George Goundie Memorial Scholarship Fund.  These scholarships are awarded to UWM students pursuing sculpture in the Department of Visual Art.

Gallery Hours are Monday through Wednesday 12-5pm, Thursday 12-7pm and Friday through Saturday 12-5pm.  The gallery is located on the Campus Level of the Union in room W199.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery (UAG) is an art space dedicated to the exhibition of diverse, contemporary art.  The UAG presents a broad range of visual art by exhibiting work in all mediums by local, regional, and national emerging and established artists.  In addition, the Union Art Gallery prides itself on being an accessible space for UWM student artists to exhibit and learn.  For more information, visit us online at

37th Annual Juried Art Show Opens tonight! 5-8pm

This year’s 37th Annual Juried Art Show at the UWM Union Art Gallery has some fantastic artwork from students as far as Whitewater!  We hope to see you at the opening tonight, but in case you can’t here are details on the show:

Juried Exhibition: 37th Annual Juried Show

April 22 – May 21

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 22,

In this year’s 37th Annual Juried
Art Exhibition, Milwaukee student
artists present work in a variety
of mediums. This exhibition will
be juried by local art
professionals who will award
prizes to exhibiting artists. This
exciting annual event showcases
the best work of local emerging
student artists

Some information on the jurors:

Della Wells is a nationally recognized artist whose work is shown in Europe and throughout the United States. She is the president and founder of the artists’ advocacy group ABEA (African American Artists Beginning to Educate Americans about African American Art).

Fold artist Jose Chavez’s work has been exhibited at the Mexican Fine Arts Museum in Chicago, Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. He is on the Board of Directors at Redline Milwaukee and serves on the Education and Public Programs Committee at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Steve Vande Zande received an MS in the area of leadership with emphasis in the arts from Banks Street College of Education in conjunction with the Parsons New School for Design. he is the President of Redline Milwaukee and an education programmer for the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Collective Memory – Atrium Space

The current Atrium show in the UW-Milwaukee Union will be up for only a couple more days so if you haven’t seen some of this awesome student work yet be sure to stop through.  A description of the work is below and beyond that is a portion of the work in the show:

The works reference mass media visual culture in the manner of contemporary painter Johannes Kahrs: the students were to appropriate from any form of televisual, be it movies, television shows, videos, etc.  They then had to remove the original context and supply a new one by combining these varying images.  They also had to share their televisual pictures through my Classroom without Walls wiki, doubling the theme of ecology and collective constructs.  Issues dealt with also involve Roland Barthes’ essay on the Death of the Author, whereby the original intentions of the depicted films or shows were reinterpreted and recontextualized. A full project description is posted on the Atrium Space’s walls.

Atrium – Clark Stamm

Clark Stamm is a Milwaukee based artist whose drawings and paintings are inherently stunning in color, form, and craft. A selection of his works are currently being shown in the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Union Atrium space. His work will be up until the 30th of october. Here is a sample of the work on display: