With the super-abundance of Winter Gallery Night exhibitions Friday, unless you’ve got the power to stop time and free up parking spots, you’ll have to prioritize.
TCD’s newest art writers, Jessica Sattell and Mary Overman, offer their top three suggestions:
Mary Overman’s Gallery Night Picks
Portrait Society Gallery. Friday, 5-9 p.m., Saturday noon-5pm, 207 E. Buffalo Street, 5th Floor.
Walsh’s paintings are methodically structured and subtly light-based. His images are active despite the fact that he paints stagnant objects: the shadows, colors and lively brushstrokes create an almost arbitrary movement in the image.
Giese’s gentle and undemanding character reflects in his sculptures and installations, which emerge from his interest in Buddhist philosophy, nature and traditional wood-joining techniques. Giese has been known to create outdoor installations, but when he exhibits pieces of nature in the gallery, his work is wistful, poignant and accessible. The Winter Chapel is an annual exhibition in which an artist or collaborative artist team are invited to “explore how a space can be fashioned to enhance quietude and spiritual reflection via the secular language of the artist rather than the established vocabularies of formal religions.”
These exhibitions will be displayed at the Portrait Society from January 18 – March 3, 2013.
2. Makers In Print
Inova/Kenilworth, Friday 5-9 p.m., Saturday 12-5 p.m., 2155 N. Prospect Ave.
Featuring the work of internationally acclaimed artists from Mexico, South Africa, South Korea. The eclectic and playful William Kentridge will be included in this exhibition, and if you need an introduction to the medium and to his work, take a look at the wonderfully produced William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible on Art:21’s website.
Makers in Print will be at Inova — UW-Milwaukee’s Institute of Visual Arts — Jan. 18 – March 24.
3. Dark Blue, The Water as Protagonist
Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University Campus, 13th & Clybourn
Water rejects all cultural barriers: it’s a universal. It is pervasive as a necessity and literally and metaphorically reflects the very diverse and distinct lives we live. The photographs in this exhibition articulate all of this visually.
Dark Blue, The Water as Protagonist will be showing at the Haggerty from January 16 – May 19, 2013.
Read the full article at ThirdCoast Digest.