I found myself doing something unexpected at the opening for the Mary L. Nohl Fellowship show recently. Involuntarily, it seemed, I was separating the seven artists into groups, the optimists and the pessimists.
It was a natural, if ironic, response. So much of the work in this year’s exhibit is about the ways we separate ourselves from one another, whether because of politics, history or geography.
Or maybe it was simply because of Sarah Gail Luther, whose idealism seems impossibly true blue, but absolutely is not. It’s a quality that infuses her work and that makes Luther easily underestimated, too.
Read the full article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.