The back-to-school season is in full swing, and shows at MIAD and UWM serve as interesting primers on art trends.
The Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a Year of the Arts. Continuum 2012: Alumni Exhibition is among the opening events. This sprawling exhibition comprises invited submissions from art and design alumni of the last five decades.
The notion is an intriguing one and certainly inclusive; painting, photography, sculpture, fiber works and more are on view in the UWM Union Art Gallery and the Arts Center Gallery. But Continuum needs more curatorial shaping. Just a couple of works represent most of the artists. The show has a good deal of breadth, but offers no overarching ideas. It would have been fascinating to discern trends or philosophies prominent in the program’s past, but they are undetectable in an exhibition heavy on visual data but short on analytical conclusions.
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