Current Tendencies: Ten Artists from Wisconsin
The Haggerty Museum in Milwaukee will present works in diverse mediums by emerging, mid-career and established Wisconsin artists. The featured artists include; Jennifer Angus, Peter Bardy, Anne Kingsbury, Colin Matthes, Shana McCaw, Brent Budsberg, T. L. Solien, Sonja Thomsen, George Williams Jr., and Xiaohong Zhang. For this exhibition, the lower level of the Haggerty Museum will be divided into 10 separate galleries, giving each artist (or pair of artists in the case of McCaw and Budsberg) his/her own space. Site-specific installations will be created for Current Tendencies by McCaw and Budsberg, Matthes and Angus. Never before seen large-scale stainless steel sculpture by self-taught artist Peter Bardy will also be featured. In addition, the exhibition will showcase photography by Thomsen; paper-cuttings by Zhang; fibre/bead work by Kingsbury; and paintings by Solien and Williams.
In conjunction with the exhibit, the Haggerty will hold a forum titled The State of Art on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. Discussion leaders will be: Debra Brehmer, arts writer, owner of Portrait Society Gallery and art history instructor at MIAD, Polly Morris, Director of Development, Marketing & Outreach at UWM Peck School of the Arts, Milwaukee Arts Board member, Jane Simon, Curator of Exhibitions, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, George Tzougros, Executive Director, Wisconsin Arts Board